Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Swiss Meringue Buttercream Using Hand Blender/Mixer | Step By Step Tutorial for Beginners

You may aware of few recent posts like Homemade fondant figures, Wooden pattern cake board etc…Yup today’s post is related to the same birthday cake hopefully I post and reveal the jungle theme cake pictures in my next post :-). I have planned earlier to frost the cake with Swiss meringue buttercream since it is lightly

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sheermal | Shirmal | Saffron Flavored Flat Bread

Sheermal or Shirmal is a saffron-flavored slightly sweet traditional leavened flatbread that is found in various countries on the Asian sub-continent. Sheermal is a Naan-like milk bread, apparently of Persian origins, and it is suggested that the name comes from the Persian word for milk which is “sheer”. Sheermal seems to differ slightly depending on where it is made. Lucknowi Sheermal garnished with raisins, others like to use

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Chocolate Whoopie Pies

For this month baking partners challenge Anitha has suggested 2 recipes for whoopie pies, one with pumpkin and other with cocoa. I picked chocolate and this is my first try with whoopie pies. Thanks Swathi for

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Homemade Wood Pattern Cake Board | Homemade Fondant Covered Cakeboard From Scratch


It’s my 1 month plan to make round tier cakes with jungle theme for my daughter’s 5th birthday. I so planned the cake base/board to be in rectangle shape so that in front of the cake I make a pond for ducks as shown in below picture. When I looked at stores for rectangle cake boards, I felt they are expensive and then finally decided to make one at home. Fortunately the party was at home (no carry) so I used ordinary

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sundakkai Vathal Kuzhambu | Dried Turkey Berry Gravy | Kara Kulambu Recipe

I have so many recipes in draft and couldn’t find time to sit in front of lappy to make a new post. Anyways after a bit long (5 days) gap I am herewith a new post healthy dried turkey berry /sundakkai vathal kuzhambu recipe. The specialty in this curry is the turkey berry was made by my amma (mom) and she has

Saturday, November 8, 2014

How to make Animal Fondants for Jungle Theme Cake | Marshmallow Fondant Figures

Recently I made Jungle theme cake for my daughter who turned 5, before coming to the main cake post I would like to make a separate post about the fondant work in the cake. The cake cutting happened in the evening so I couldn't find time to click the cake in natural light, though I am happy that I was able to click the

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Cranberry Peanut Chutney Recipe | Healthy Chutney for Idli Dosa

For the very first time I bought cranberries recently and luckily they are organic and washed. When I tasted raw I found some similarities with south indian kalakai/ Carissa carandas, so I felt it would be great to use in chutneys. Since they are tangy I skipped tomato/Tamarind and added few peanuts that made them a great combo for this chutney and tasted awesome. What else we moms need when kids enjoy the homemade

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Kollu Horse Gram Idli Dosa Batter | Sprouts Based Idli Dosa Batter

Today everyone got attention over siruthaniyam/millets and legumes. I have few recipes with millets do check it Here. Today‘s recipe is kind off that using kollu/Horsegram/Muthira which is a very good grain that has lot of medicional values. Also you can find all kollu/horsegram recipes Here. This bean is diet and diabetic