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Castle cake – Kid’s easy birthday cake

So here comes the actual much awaited birthday cake. As I am a novice in cake decorating, I wanted a simple and easy cake and something which will make my kid happy too!! I found a variety of castle cakes in the internet and that looked easy as I was able to decide how to create a shape of my own. I made 2 recipes of the basic vanilla cake which yielded- 1.One 9″square and 6″inch round 2. One 8″inch round and a few cup cakes and a loaf(which I did not use in this cake). I placed the 8″round…

 

Nombu adai- The savoury version

You must have already gone through my previous post where I had posted the sweet version – that is the adais made with jaggery or vella adai. Today I will be posting the savoury version which is called as uppu adai(uppu is for salt in tamil) or kara adai(which means savoury adais. Click here for complete details about nombu.

 

Nombu adai – the sweet version(how to perform karadayan nombu)

Nombu adai is a special sweet dish made with rice flour for karadayan nombu or Savitri nombu when married women pray for the well being and long life of her husband . You can read more about this here. I have always wanted to post this one every year. But the process of making this adai is a bit time consuming , though simple and the ritual has to be done on time, I never managed to click pictures. But this time I wanted to post a detailed procedure of the pooja as well as the recipe as I am…

 

Gobi/cauliflower Paratha

I am trying to blog every alternate days. Its not that , I have lots of time nowadays, infact I am busier now. But yes , its a new year resolution that I learn to manage my time and also my promise that I spend sometime everyday for my blog as well as some other activities which seems to have been forgotten. So thats it. I hope to continue this for the entire year. So dear friends, just give me a nudge, if I seem to go low and lazy again!! Vegetable paratha is always for the weekend brunch. They…

 

Ragi Idli!!

Schools have re opened . My son started going to a small nearby playgroup. It was me who was more excited and nervous at the same time when he stepped into the tiny colourful classroom yesterday. I could see the happiness in his face when he saw the numerous toys and colourful pictures everywhere. He got lost in his own world along with the other kids and then suddenly amidst all the noise and excitement he looked at me and said ” I like this place”. I am still a bit nervous until he settles down soon in the new…

 

Chocolate Cake – perfect and delicious

I think this was the best chocolate cake I have ever made. I was so satisfied with the recipe and the result. I made this for my friend a couple of days back and somehow kept postponing to post the recipe. But not anymore, because I want this to remain in my records before I take a break from blogging soon. I will be taking a break for a while after probably one more post. According to me , this recipe is perfect and the cake was so beautiful, spongy,moist and soft. Hope you enjoy this one!!!

 

Microwave chocolate cake- in 5 minutes

Long time since I baked a cake in my microwave. When I bought the microwave in the beginning of his year, I had tried many cakes including the carrot apple cake and eggless chocolate cake. And then when we shifted to a new house, I got an in built oven. So I started baking using the oven and got good results. I got addicted to the oven and forgot all about baking in the microwave. Later some friends wanted to know about baking in the microwave and so requested recipe for it. So I made a small cake in a…

 

Zucchini Bread recipe

After baking the buns last time, I was a little disappointed because of the crust. And somehow I could not gather courage to play with the yeast again. I had bought a zucchini almost a week ago. This was the first time I bought it as it is not so common here and I was browsing for a recipe. I came upon this Shilpa’s(aayis recipes) zucchini bread and I was tempted to try this. Indeed, bread baking is certainly addictive. So I went ahead with the recipe and it came out really good this time.It tasted delicious and was quite…