Eggless vegan

Mango and cinnamon jam

‘I hope not. I intend to marry Agatha myself. She may be a thousand years old, but she makes an incomparable jam tart. Beauty fades, but cooking is eternal.” –  Cassandra Clare (Clockwork Angel). Hey guys – a quickie post for a quickie recipe ! As a kid, i loved mangoes and they were probably the …

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Cakes Eggless vegan

Vegan vanilla cake

“One great use of words is to hide our thoughts.”- Voltaire. With alternative baking ( egg free, vegan , gluten free etc) , I think the most difficult thing to get right is the vanilla cake. You see chocolate has this amazing ability to mask a lot of things ( except the increasing waistline ) …

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Cookies Eggless

Marble cookies

“Life is not an exact science. It is an art.”- Samuel Butler. So one fine day , not very long ago, I sat browsing Pinterest and saw a gorgeous picture of some gorgeous checkerboard cookies. And I immediately thought – why haven’t I made these until now . The answer was evident the next day …

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French ! savoury bakes

Chicken tikka quiche

“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.”- Elbert Hubbard For a while now , I have been wanting to dabble in savoury baking – and after a few nudges and pushes from others, I have been wetting my feet in this different baking zone . I know my …

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Ghee cake

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. “- Samuel Beckett. My mum is not a very big cake person. But this last Christmas , when she saw a promotional ad for Cochin bakery in the paper , she said she had heard a lot about their ghee cake. I picked …

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Cakes layer cakes

Praline and cream cake ( Butterscotch cake)

“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”- Carl Jung Sometimes an idea for a blogpost leads to a bake which leads to me taking photographs of the bake !  And sometimes a photograph leads to a blogpost idea ! My phone was pleading with me to clear some space on it since eons . …

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