Roasted Strawberries

Have some excess strawberries in the fridge that are calling out to be used and going to rot very soon? One way to use up or preserve strawberries is roasting them. This gives an extra week to consume the berries. This is a great recipe to preserve or extend the usage of berries by few […]

Vanilla Cake ~ 1-2-3-4 Cake ~ Birthday Cake

Vanilla cake or 1-2-3-4 cake is an age old cake recipe that is easy to bake and very popular. This recipe is often use for special occasions cakes. Cake is soft, fluffy and light. 1-2-3-4 stands for the measure of the four main ingredients used in this vanilla cake. This is a centuries old recipes […]

Hyderabad Fine Biscuits, 3 Ingredient Recipe

Hyderabad fine biscuits are sweet, flaky biscuits made with puff pastry sheets. These fine biscuits are popular in Iranian cafes in Hyderabad and are as big as a hand. This 3 ingredient biscuit is great to munch on or to serve with some tea. Though I am from Hyderabad, I never heard of these biscuits […]

Baked Mathris

This is the last post for this year and this Bake-a-thon. Today’s bake was one of the bakes for last month’s Home Baker’s Challenge. I chose a savory bake. I already have a baked mathri on the blog and today’s mathris are made with 2:1 ratio of whole wheat to all-purpose flour unlike the other […]

Baked Kakarakaya ~ Bitter Gourd Chips

As the name suggests, bitter gourd is a bitter vegetable and is one of the most despised vegetable by many people. But I like it and do not mind the bitter taste of the vegetable. Baked bitter gourd chips has been on my to bake list for some time and finally got to bake them […]

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

For this week’s Cooking from Cookbook Challenge (CCC), I baked a recipe from Wall Street Journal. This is the last recipe I baked for the bake-a-thon, that I can use for CCC as well. This recipe calls for refrigerating the dough for up to 4 days. I baked a small batch of cookies to take […]

Broiled Spicy Shrimp

It is amazing how our food preferences change over a period of time. The food that you despised for almost 20 years of your early life suddenly becomes your favorite food. Back then if someone told me prawns/shrimp would one day become one of my favorite seafoods, I would have laughed. Back then I could […]

Baked Poha ~ Baked Atukulu ~ Savory Flattened Rice Cake

Couple of months ago when I saw baked poha recipe in Tarla Dalal’s email newsletter, I bookmarked the recipe, keeping this Bake-a-thon in mind. I was skeptical about the recipe but wanted to give it a try as I had some thick poha on hand and it is an easy recipe. To my surprise, it […]

Roasted Potatoes with Zaatar

Today’s bake is again a Food52 contesting winning recipe. Potatoes are baked with zaatar, a Mediterranean spice mix. I used some commercial Zaatar that I bought to prepare Manakish. The first time I made these potatoes, I used medley of baby potatoes and used 1 ½ – 2 tbsp. of Zaatar as the recipe called […]

Spicy Baby Back Ribs

For this bake-a-thon I baked/roasted lots of vegetables, meat and seafood. I already posted baked broccoli and I have two more vegetable bakes coming up in the next few days. Today it is pork baby back ribs. I like grilled meats, unlike husband who prefers curries. Second, baby back ribs have very little meat and […]

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