Hi, I’m back with another fabulous recipe from our Bake Along group. For last week, Subhashini chose an Almond Streusel Cake adapted from one of Martha Stewart’s recipes. Wikipedia describes Streusel as “a crumbly topping of flour, butter, and sugar that is baked on top of muffins, breads, pies and cakes“. It is a wonderful addition to cakes and takes the taste and texture to a whole new level.
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Everyone is afraid of working with Yeast and I am no exception. But lately, I have embraced the fact that yeast is something I will have to get used to working with. As you get good dishes out of it, it will become easier because we are gaining confidence slowly but steadily and once we conquer the so called “Beast” there is no turning back, because bread baking is one of the most satisfying baking there is. All the hard-work we put into kneading, waiting and waiting for it to rise and when it does rise, oh what joy! I still have not conquered the art of working with Yeast but slowly learning and processing.
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Hi all. Today I am gonna show you guys a cake that was a Huge hit in my house. Every one from the kids to adults, ALL loved it. The cake has a wonderful taste and it is made from Homemade Caramel Syrup. This is the first time I made anything like this.
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Its been long since I blogged. Its not that I didn’t want to, and certainly not cuz i didnt make anything, but I just cant tell why I just cant get myself to blog! Argh! Anyways, I have been somewhat active on Fondbites Bake Along
group run by Subhashini on Facebook. I will try and update the bakes I have made till date in the days to come.
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I cant believe its been so many months and i still haven’t written another post! Actually I’m not surprised. I am lazy like that. I have been cooking and occasionally baking too for all these months, but like i said, I’m lazy. Moving on..
I attended a Buttercream Decorating classes because I felt the need to decorate my cakes more professionally (ahem!), I scoured Facebook and zeroed in on Subhashini who bakes and teaches under the name of Fondbites and she blogs too. You can check out her wonderful blog here or check her Facebook page here. I also found out that she has a bake-along group in Facebook where she posts a recipe every week and challenges the members to bake that recipe within the week and post pics. If at all u read my other 2 posts you would know that i started a blog inspired by Daring Bakers but i am yet to bake even one challenge (yes, please refer to para 1). Maybe I’m intimidated, i don’t know. Anyway, bottom line of this rant is that i was graciously accepted by Subhashini into Fondbites Bake Along group and i have successfully completed 2 challenges.
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I have had my first “real” post in the drafts for quite some time now. It was supposed to be my first post because its something I baked when i had just started baking, Nigella’s Madeira Cake. I came across the recipe in the very first book i bought on baking- How to be a Domestic Goddess
. But it looks like I have lost or rather misplaced the photos. So I am moving on and posting something I enjoyed baking, also by Nigella. The recipe is available online on Nigella’s website.
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For as long as I can remember I have been very interested in the world of blogging, rather, intrigued by it. But I was always skeptical about starting my own because I would wonder “What will I write about?”. I was never really interested in creating an online diary, so a personal blog was out of question!
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