Monday, October 08, 2012

Bread...




 I've been meaning to put this recipe down for quite some time, it's been more than two months!!

Guess Im not yet done getting over my habit of procrastination....but I guess better late ....

Anyway, so I've always struggled with bread, never really got down to making awesome bread except for the pizza bread variety....so I decided to give it one more try with a lot of trepidation...But the bread gods did decide to finally smile upon me and the results(and recipe) are below...
 
 

Ingredients:

All purpose flour 1.5 cups
Wheat flour 1 cup
Warm water 1/4 cup
Milk(warm) 1/2 cup
Yeast 1.5-2 tbsp(crumbled)
Sugar 1.5 tbsp
Olive oil 2 tbsp

Pinch of salt

In a mixing bowl add the flours ,crumbled yeast, sugar and salt. Make a well and add the oil, and milk and start kneading , adding water as required. Knead for about 8-10 minutes until dough is warm. Leave covered with a damp thin cloth in a warm corner(I normally put mine on top of the fridge) for an hour, until dough rises to almost 2ce its size.

Punch the air out of the dough and lightly knead into the shape required(I put mine in the loaf tin), and leave covered for half an hour. Brush the top with milk/whisked egg and bake at 175 deg C for half an hour(or until base of the pan sounds hollows to tapping), in a preheated oven.

 

 




Tuesday, July 17, 2012

An attempt at making fondant..



I had been meaning to try making fondant for quite some time now, but due to a moody oven, and different websites telling me fondant doesn't taste good I had kept putting it off for quite some time.
However, a couple of weeks back I finally picked up a bag of marshmallows, and decided to give it a try...

To cut the taste of the fondant, I decided to make a slightly bitter cake, by adapting my "Tiramisu cupcake" recipe that was featured on "Savour the senses" here

However, in this recipe Ive added a bit of Cocoa.
(Note: I don't remember all the recipes exactly, I just generally dump stuff and end up forgetting exact measures. The following recipes are an approximation)


Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Back to baking....



It's been a difficult few months, to put it mildly...I am struggling with a lot of things, and at this point of time, I cant say if the stress is going to get better, or if the struggle is going to cease any time soon...

But with every such phase in life, I become stronger, and understand myself better, and I believe thats a good life's lesson learnt :)

But let's not get all deep and serious, not when there's a weekend where I finally decide to reward myself with a happy break, and indulge in my favorite activity...baking.

I made Baklawa this weekend, which was to my surprise, quite a simple thing to do! The only part I didn't really care for was the cleaning up afterwards!!

Steps for making Baklawa:

Thursday, March 08, 2012

The destiny of friendships.....

It's funny...I was scrolling through my phone list, and there are these thousands(who am I kidding)... 100s of people in it, that were at one time so important to me, that I would sleep in front of a bus or a train for them.
And now as I scroll through, they are just memories from the past, of times shared, moments stolen from destiny. The people I rely on now, are not those from the faraway past, but those from my recent now.

It's strange how we believe in the eternal moment, how we believe that time wont move on, and neither will we.
But that is hope, hope of a future where we are still happily comfortably enclosed in our equations, relations and friendships. Hope that even if things change, there will be that one friend you can call on and share your life with...hope that makes me skip through a whole list of numbers to reach those 3-4 that are happy to share my life.....

Thursday, January 26, 2012

My first guest post!!


Ive written my first guest post, and it's about the two things I love, coffee and cream cheese!