Boterkoek ~ Dutch Butter Cake

Dutch Butter Cake, Bake-a-thon, International Food Challenge

For this month’s International Food Challenge, Saraswathi challenged us with some Dutch delicacies. I wanted to do a bake that I can use for today’s bake-a-thon. Today happens to be the last day of the bake-a-thon and I am ending it on a sweet note. I was debating between a cookie and cake and when […] more

Pigs in a Blanket ~ Mini Hot Dog Rolls

Mini Hot Dog Rolls,

Few years ago I use to watch Food Network a lot and in one of the episodes Paula Dean had made these hot dog rolls or pigs in a blanket. Do not ask me these are called pigs in a blanket. Sausages or links are rolled in dinner rolls dough and and then baked. Those […] more

Alfajores ~ Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies

Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies

Alfajores are sandwich cookies popular in many Latin American countries. I had bookmarked Gayathri’s recipe when she had posted it during the month long International Cuisine back in September. She made it eggless and I followed the original recipe which had egg yolks. Cookies are sandwiched with Dulce de Leche. Dulce de Leche is condensed […] more

Honey Oats Bread

Honey Oats Bread 1

Veena had suggested this honey oats bread for this month’s blogging marathon theme, tame the yeast. Though I am not part of this month’s blogging marathon, I wanted to bake the bread. Veena had made the recipe from Bakingdom and I followed that recipe. Veena had pretty much followed that recipe to T and so […] more

Oven Roasted Vegetables

Oven Roasted Vegetables, Bake-a-thon,

Today I have an easy breezy recipe. I make this once in a while as a side dish when I grill some meats and also when I do not have a vegetable dish to go with rice, such as yesterday. I served these vegetables with some Indian fried rice and some grilled fish. These roasted […] more

Spicy Petite Popovers

Popovers, Bake-a-thon, CCChallenge

Few month ago I made rosemary popovers and both of us liked them. I made them again with various herbs and flavors. When I made those popovers, I bought a Nordic Ware petite popover pan. Today’s recipe came with that pan. I made this recipe couple of weekends ago when my 4 year old nephew, […] more

Salted Chocolate Chip Quinoa Cookies

Chocolate Quinoa Coconut Cookies, Bake-a-thon,

Today’s, bake is a vegan quinoa cookies prepared with flax egg and coconut oil. I used regular chocolate chips and can be made vegan replacing it with vegan chocolate. These cookies have a very soft texture and crumble very fast. This is the first time I used Quinoa flour and loved the nutty flavor. Source: […] more

Apple Cake

Apple Cake, Apple Cake in Bundt Pan, Bake-a-thon

In one of FB groups, whenever someone requests a recipe for apple cake, one of my virtual friends V always recommends Padma’s apple cake. I never got an opportunity to bake the cake until 10 days ago. The made 1/3rd of the recipe in my mini bundt pan and it was delicious. The cake is […] more

Besitos de Coco ~ Venezuelan Coconut Cookies

Bakeathon

The above picture is for Varada’s photography event. She asked us to pick one picture and share it with her. She also wants us to tell why this is one of the best pictures of all the pictures I posted from Nov 17th to this 17th. If you are into food blogging and are interested […] more

Masi Samoa for Food of the World

Masi Samoa 1

This month Food of the World is in Samoa, a country in the South Pacific Ocean. I made masi samoa, Samoan coconut shortbread cookies. Coconut milk is used extensively in Samoan cuisine and the magic ingredient in these cookies is coconut milk. From what I read about these cookies, these are very popular in Samoa […] more