When I was looking for some brownie variations, I came across this cocoa brownies at Cafe Delights. Usually we melt butter and chocolate and use in brownies, but this recipe is different. It uses cocoa powder. It also has a little bit of oil in the recipe which gives the fudge texture to the brownies. I converted the recipe to eggless and halved the recipe and baked a small batch. And all the slices were shared with the guys in our office. I didn’t even show it to Sruti.
Though I was not satisfied with the yesterday’s photos, I am so happy with my today’s brownie recipe and the photos. When I made Eggless Brookies, it gave me an idea for brownies but I never tried it. When the theme brownies was announced, I thought of trying this recipe for a day. I know that the combinations work, but in the brownie pan baked in a tin, I was a little sceptical. But all my doubts cleared when I sliced it and I was so happy to see perfect squares. This went to my daughter’s friends today and she came back with so much of positive feedback from friends. Daughter happy, mom also happy.
This month’s Bread Baker’s challenge is special to me. Yeah, I am hosting it this month and while selecting this month’s theme, I didn’t want to go for any recipe based or ingredient based theme. The artist in me selected braids. I am sure everyone loves braided breads. Though it may be challenging, they are so beautiful to look at. Starting with a simple two strand braid, you can do a really complicated twelve strand bread or do a beautiful looking knot just like I have done. I am eagerly waiting for all the beautiful breads the members are going to come up with.
For the second day of vegan sweets, I wanted to make a cake. How can I avoid a cake? Before five months, I was believing that wheat flour is so good for health. But after reading all those problems it creates, and advice from our group to stop feeding kids with wheat, I have stopped making anything with wheat or maida for Sruti. I am not a doctor or a nutritionist, so I couldn’t explain you in detail of what harms come by consuming wheat, but if you search the web, I am sure you will find many articles. I know so many of you will not agree, but it is a fact. I don’t mean to bore you with my diet details, but I feel that whatever I learn I need to pass it on to my readers. May be some of you can change your way of life.
Peynirli Cicek Pogaca literally translates to Cheese Flower pastry. Pogaca are savoury pastries filled with cheese, olives and potatoes and available all over Turkish bakeries. They are enjoyed as breakfast or tea time treats. When I saw the shape of the breads, I just immediately decided to make it for this month’s #BreadBakers theme. The theme was to make a Mother’s day inspired flower bread. There are so many ways to make beautiful shaped breads and this is one of the easiest methods.
Empanadas are pastries or bread stuffed with meat or any other filling. This is a dish common in Spain and Latin American countries. It is either baked or deep fried according to the region it is served. These are so easy to pack and so makes a great snack to take on picnics. I am doing picnic hamper recipes for this week’s BM and this recipe is a part of the theme. As I mentioned earlier, you will be seeing international dishes this week.