It’s a fact that I love baking but at the same time I can’t eat every single bit of it. We are taught sharing is caring since we were in kindergarten. So obviously I share all my preparations with friends and family. Another universal fact is, we all have that one friend in our group who keeps counting calories and fats in everything. So, this recipe is dedicated to that friend of mine who always asks the quantity of butter and sugar first before tasting the delicious food offered, because this recipe does not have any sugar and butter. Yes, you read that right! These delicious banana muffins which are topped with dark chocolate chips are a treat for your diet freak friend. Read More
By this time, reading my all previous baking related blogs, one must have got how much I love combining fruits in baking. Here is a new recipe of strawberry cupcakes, which is definitely unique since it does not involve jell-o but actual strawberry puree. Read More
I had a very bad start of morning. The first thing I check in the morning is my home garden. Last week, I planted few seeds of sunflower and zinnia flowers, which were seedlings, and I was so happy seeing their rapid growth. But today morning, it was a disaster. Birds that wake up before humans, they found their morning treat in my sprouts and destroyed my garden. I was very upset but somehow I maintained the remains and planted new seeds. Starting from zero again. Nothing was uplifting my mood. But baking is my stress buster, mood uplifter, everything. It gives me immense pleasure to see that something is rising from flowing batter. So, I decided to prepare banana blueberry muffins today. And to choose this combination, another reason is banana offers serious mood up-lifting power, with their combination of vitamins, fiber, potassium, phosphorous, iron, protein and healthy carbohydrates. Best reason to categorize these muffins as breakfast. Read More
I have come across many people who are fascinated by Red Velvet Cupcake and that include my husband and me too. But when I thought about it neutrally, what is it in that cake exactly that fascinates us? Does it taste different in better way? Does it have a different texture unlike other cupcakes? No, it’s definitely not. It’s the color that fascinates us. And again it’s the color, which gives illusion of velvety texture.
If color is the only apt thing then I thought why not use color which is blessed by nature. Beetroot cupcake does not give the exact red velvet feeling. Yeah, but it has its own unique color and definitely nutritive value. Read More
Today, I have tried another recipe from the book “Baking – from my home to yours” by Dorie Greenspan.
It is basically breakfast muffins. I personally suggest to have it for breakfast on a Monday. Many of us suffer from so called “Monday Blues” almost every Monday. Antioxidants from blueberries and the tangy taste of orange early in the morning will make your Mondays happening. The aroma of baking orange zest will turn your Monday blues in to oranges, very vibrant, enthusiastic with a subtle hint of freshness. Read More