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Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate Frosting

Here is introducing you to the most recent love of my culinary life-Peanut Butter Cake with Chocolate frosting. Bangalore is pouring, the heavens have finally listened and bestowed upon us some relief from the horrid heat in the form of  angry lashing rains.So we are sitting duck inside our houses because to venture out would mean getting stuck in traffic with an energetic 1 year old who will really drive us crazy. I have been thinking of ways to amuse myself and make decadent stuff at home so I don’t get temped to step out.That’s a serious downside of cooking btw..especially if you can manage to make decently good food,random restaurants from swiggy don’t cut it. This delicious Peanut Butter …

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Healthy Chocolate Bliss Balls

Healthy Chocolate Bliss Balls

Yes I named these Chocolate Bliss Balls and it’s okay if you want to call me out on my nonsense. These are ladoos which we Indians have been making for only a dozen centuries.But the undeniable fact is that these have chocolate and I don’t know a lot of healthy chocolate ladoos!These are made without any added sugar(of any kind),any oil or fat and has no grain in it.Like Really! I am obviously very late to the bliss ball party but you don’t have to be! The original recipe is from chocolate covered Kate blog and I can’t tell you how amazing her blog is! It’s full of unbelievable healthy treats which I swear I can’t stop making!  If you …

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Healthy Whole Wheat Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Healthy Banana Raisin Muffins

Muffin is something we eat on the go, without thinking or spending much time on deciding its merits and demerits and that’s the reason it’s important that a homemade muffin is made with healthier ingredients than with rather more weightier and more processed counterparts.These Healthy Whole Wheat Blueberry Lemon Muffins are made with 100% whole wheat flour, the same flour used to make chapatis at home and the sweetness comes from jaggery as opposed to white or brown sugar. Both these ingredients are less processed and a whole lot more nutrient heavy that their processed cousins and hence they are my choice of baking ingredients, especially when I am making something casual and non celebertory. Though these Healthy Whole Wheat …

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Chocolate Babka – Rich sweet bread filled with dark chocolate

How to make Chocolate Babka

So lets break it up shall we first..What in the world is babka and How to make Chocolate Babka! Babka is a sweet rich bread traditionally made in Jewish households though not as loved as you would think(come on look at the picture!).That’s because the last century babka bread was dry and dairy free as opposed to the the modern day version which is a soft rich bread – cake which has the best of all worlds.It’s a love child of bread, croissant and cake, if three could produce a child that is.It’s probably best described as a sweet yeasted bread with a decadent filling. Today’s Babka has eggs, butter and milk giving it the richness a sweet bread deserves but …

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Lime and Jasmine Tea Cake

Jasmine Tea Cake

What are your thoughts on Jasmine tea?and Jasmine Tea Cake? My first memory of Jasmine flowers is when I was probably 7 or 8..I remember long long time back..when my parents used to take us to India Gate for a picnic on our trusty Bajaj scooter..Typically in the evening..We kids used to frolic around the lush garden in front of the eternal fire of the gate, gorge on orange lollys,forcing our parents to buy gigantic balloons,surreptitiously dip our toes in the water fountains(when we thought no one was looking) and my parent used to sit contentedly,probably for the whole of 2 minutes, if we didn’t fall or fight or bicker..but that’s not the point…My father used to always buy Jasmine gajra …

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French Apple Cake

Proper French Apple Cake Recipe with Rum

“A party without Cake is just a meeting” said the famous Julia Child and this cake is made to be served at a party!And I mean party party..not a little girls tea party!Though this French Apple Cake would be great for that too I recon. What makes this apple cake so special is the healthy splash of Old Monk.I keep a bottle of old monk stashed away for such recipes.Before you get all judgemental on me,the alcohol evaporates when you bake it so you have nothing to worry about. In fact,I have never appreciated alcohol much and since we welcomed our baby, I haven’t had any except in the Christmas cakes and now this.There is an old worldly charm about adding …

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Vanilla Panna Cotta with Strawberry Compote

Vanilla Panna Cotta with Strawberry Compote

Vanilla Panna Cotta is a dessert you want to make for your boy friend or girl friend when you don’t even know the K of Cooking!(there ain’t no K in cooking you dumb!)but really…All you need to do is boil some cream..That’s the extent of cooking involved in this recipe.So if you can figure out how to get that stove on and empty out a carton of cream in the pan then you can make this recipe. This is not to say it’s not sophisticated.It is an extremely dreamy dessert ,served in highly priced Michelin star restaurants around the world but it is very simple to make luscious dessert that requires very little time and even lesser skill to make..it’s …

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Homemade Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

Homemade Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

I and my husband once had a tiff at an airport.I wanted to stop and buy some Reese Peanut Butter Cups but he didn’t want to stop cause we were very late and at an unfamiliar airport.But I was in a pig-headed mode and adamant cause you don’t get these in India,I couldn’t care less about the fact that we already had tonnes of chocolate in our bags or the fact that we could potentially miss our flight home or at the least might have to run lugging up the baby and allot the gate.I forget which airport this was but it was one with those with gazillion gates and about a kilometre long walk way but that didn’t matter.I …

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Dark Chocolate Mud Cake

Chocolate Mud Cake

This cake was one of the first cakes I ever baked and it holds a special cozy little place very close to my heart.I have made it on countless occasions, when I am feeling sad, when I am feeling extra happy, when I am celebrating a special day and also when I don’t have the time and patience for elaborate recipes but I want something AAAMmmazing! It’s my fall back recipe for balmy endless days when chocolate cravings clench your heart till you don’t eat something dark, decadent and melty.Yeah Those Days I know! It’s also the cake I made when my Son turned 1 month old.Which speaks volume in itself cause I didn’t have the time or brain space …

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Healthy Chocolate Self Saucing Pudding

Healthy Self saucing Chocolate and Oats Gluten Free Pudding

Self saucing pudding is such a hypnotic name for a dish that it will creep in your sub conscious and tugs at your heart strings till you end up sleepwalking to the kitchen and making it. At least thats what happened to me..Thought It was 10 in the morning when I made this but I was utterly sleep deprived and needed a chocolate hug very badly. I read this recipe somewhere and ended up muddling the proportions(I did make note of it though) and ingredients and to my utter delight this is what came out of the oven.A chocolate pudding mixed together in my mixie jar which literally envelopes you in a warm comforting cloud the minute you eat it. …

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Eggless Dark Chocolate Mousse

Dark Chocolate Mousse a Cotta

Have you ever had a hankering for dark chocolate which you curbed cause “diet” and then the next day it’s still there nagging you endlessly?Forcing you to do something quickly about it or things will get out of hand? This is the answer to one of those yearnings. The recipe is from passionateaboutbaking.com and is a sure shot winner. It’s dark,indulgent and absolutely melting in mouth spirit lifting chocolate dessert. If you have had a bad day then this is the answer.. If you are pmsing then this is the answer! If you are tired then this is the answer.. If you don’t know the question then this is still the answer!!!! This so simple that there is a real …

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Poached Pear Frangipane Tart

It feels like I have grown leaps and bounds in the past one year.Not just because I have become a mother..That is the biggest part of it but also how much I have learnt and discovered about food. This tart is the best example of how far I have come in my food journey since I started this blog. Here is my old post of a Pear Frangipane Tart and the difference between the two couldn’t be any further apart.The most stark is the photography.There is no major change in the equipment I am using now but the change is in the time I now invest in learning about photography.Cant say I am a Pro at it but I have …

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Baked Pear with Homemade Almond Butter

This recipe deserves a separate post!! It might not look so pretty but it’s absolutely divine!! I decided to make almond butter after seeing a few recipes online…I can’t believe it’s that simple!!! It’s just three steps to heaven!!TOAST—BLEND—EAT!!! Well almond butter is ready..But what to eat it with?? Search the fridge..Come up with one pear…well…ammm..Let’s bake it!!! So slice slice slice , a few drops of ghee and bake for 20 minutes…drizzle with almond butter and devour!!! I was so impatient to eat this that I hardly plated it..And while taking the pictures my phone fell on the plate! I hope nobody saw me licking almond butter off my phone.. Almond Butter INGREDIENTS Almonds-1 cup RECIPE Toast the almonds …

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