Walnut Chutney

Today I have a chutney with a nut that is usually not considered for preparing chutneys. I was skeptical about this chutney but still went ahead with the preparation. This recipe evolved as I prepared. The nut of the day is walnut. I started preparing this walnut chutney similar to this peanut chutney. When I […]

Cranberry Walnut Bread

For the last day of this month long baking marathon, I have a sweet bread with cranberries and nuts. Couple of weeks ago I was looking for muffin recipes for my third week theme and found this one. Later I found strawberry muffin recipe and opted to bake that instead. This weekend as I was […]

Banana Nut Bread

When the theme for this BM was finalized, I made a list of recipes I want to bake and also made a list of cakes & muffins I could bake in India during my stay there. My older nephew like any child of his age loves cakes and muffins. The plan was to bake at […]

Chocolate Chunk Blondies

As I mentioned in my last post, starting today I am doing a month long baking marathon, Monday to Saturday taking a break on Sundays. The only criteria that has to be met for this baking marathon is that all the baking/cooking has to be done in the oven. There are no sub themes and […]

No Bake Chocolate Biscuit Squares

Today I made no bake chocolate biscuit squares. I adapted Joy of Baking recipe and these squares are perfect to munch on anytime of the day. I made this in the evening and by the time the squares were set, it was dark and had to take the pictures in my kitchen. The picture is […]

Chocolate Canapes

Today was a disastrous day in the kitchen. I had planned on making chocolate pizza for day 4 of the marathon. I bought pizza dough yesterday and I was all set to bake this afternoon. I made myself a veggie pizza for lunch with half of the dough and for my dessert, I planned chocolate […]

Chocolate Mixed Nuts Brownies

For day 2 of the marathon, I have another rich, chocolate treat, a nutty brownie. The recipe is from Joy of Baking and these brownies have a dry flaky crust and a moist texture inside. I used walnuts & pecans to make these brownies a little healthy. I followed the recipe as given except the […]

Indian Cooking Challenge: Varo

The recipe for October’s Indian cooking challenge is  Sindhi sweet called Varo, a dry fruits or nuts brittle.  Nuts brittle also called chikki, is made of jaggery in South India, unlike varo which is made of sugar.   Valli gave us two recipes and I adapted both the versions to make my varo.  Madhvi gave grams […]

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