Sweet Treats

Thirunelvelli Halwa

Thirunelvelli Halwa

An authentic halwa from tamil nadu , nellai district which very popular for its delicious taste and made with wheat berries From the original site: Thirunelveli halwa is my all time fav , as a kid i used to love the jelly like transparent halwa which my friends used to share with me at school . Thirunelveli halwa is a famous halwa from thirunelveli, tamil nadu . The one shop which sells this famous halwa with per…

Orangish Chocolatish Cinnamon Rolls

Orangish Chocolatish Cinnamon Rolls

Cinnamon rolls were in my baking list from a long time but don’t know why I never made them though I really really love them, in my opinion they are one of the perfect treats to enjoy with coffee and they fit in so well in the breakfast, brunch and tea time menu, they are soft, fluffy, buttery and full of cinnamon. Ingredients: For the rolls: 1 ¾ Cup all-purpose flour 1 Cup whole wheat flour 3 tbsp granulated…

Pastry Creme Layered Orange Marmalade Cake

Pastry Creme Layered Orange Marmalade Cake

With some Nagpur Oranges in hand and a bottle of orange marmalade lying in the fridge for a while the first and the obvious choice was an Orange Marmalade Cake, tanginess of orange, sweetness of pastry cream and bitterness of marmalade make this cake a perfect tea time treat. This Pastry Cream or you could say custard cream is quite a versatile cream, fold in some fresh seasonal fruits and berries and you have…

Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

Gajar Ka Halwa (Carrot Halwa)

Some dishes never lose their glory nor they are ever out of trend, one such classic desert is Gajar Ka Halwa, winter specialty of Indian households though carrots are available all round the year but only during winters market is flooded with those juicy, sweet and long deep orange carrots. These winter carrots have all together different taste and texture than the regular small carrots; with a hint of nat…

Strawberry and Apple Crumble

Strawberry and Apple Crumble

With Strawberries in season and winter at it’s peak nothing is more comforting than Crumble for desert. So this is the first desert I made in the new year, wish the year is also full of colors and freshness. Ingredients: Ingredients: 2 firm apples, peeled and chopped ½ Cup strawberries, chopped (or more if you like) 2-3 Tbsp lime juice ⅓ Cup castor sugar For the crumble topping: 2/3 cup all purpose flou…

Spiced Almond Cookies

Spiced Almond Cookies

Smart cookies are strategic about holiday baking. These Spiced Almond Cookies are a classic holiday favorites and are great for gifting, it’s quick to make and turn out delicious and distinctive cookies, all sure to hit the sweet spot with family and friends. Their generous size makes them especially festive but they can be made into smaller cookies also. Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup alm…

Traditional Christmas Fruit & Rum Cake

Traditional Christmas Fruit & Rum Cake

I can’t believe it’s almost end of the year and finally I am baking the most awaited cake of the year, the traditional Christmas Cake, which is one of my favorite cakes from my childhood days but I baked this for the first time and it is simply decadent. Ingredients: Candied Fruits to be soaked in rum: 25g black seedless raisins 25g white raisins 25g dried candied ginger 25g dates, chopped 50g can…

Christmas Themed Pumpkin Cake

Christmas Themed Pumpkin Cake

With Christmas just a few days away and my traditional Christmas Cake yet not gone into the oven, all thanks to my winter laziness and with the beginning of holiday season lot of friends drop by to wish us early Christmas before leaving for holidays and also winter break started for many of the kiddies in the block and they also drop in sometime to play with Momo and surprisingly Momo love their company more tha…

Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles

Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles

As already winters started everywhere, after Thanksgiving market is flooded with different variety of Pumpkins, whether it is Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Bread, Roasted Pumpkin Soup or Pumpkin Cheesecake, dishes with Pumpkin are always an all time classic. After making trifles I had some Pumpkin Puree in hand so I made Mini Pumpkin Cakes and decorated it with Christmas theme, will share the recipe soon. Ingr…

Whole Wheat Coffee Chocolate Cake

Whole Wheat Coffee Chocolate Cake

As a home baker, I always try to substitute All Purpose Flour with whole grains, especially in breads or muffins but sometimes it is inevitable to replace All Purpose Flour to get the perfect end results. Many a times my friends complain about denser texture of whole grain cakes, breads and muffins, what I learnt from my baking experience, if the right amount of moistening and rising agents are used, result…

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