Baking without oven is an interesting technique and it has been so popular in India. In fact my mom used to bake her cakes in a cast iron pan filled with sand which creates the required temperature inside needed for baking the cake. But after we got our first oven, we completely forgot about it. Once I started posting videos, I have had so many readers asking me to do recipes without oven. So I started baking with pressure cooker again. My first recipe Eggless Red Velvet Cake was a hit among viewers. So I made these soft and tender pav buns in pressure cooker for all those who love baking but don’t have access to oven.
Brioche is an enriched French bread with a very soft, tender crumb. Traditionally, it’s made with a good quantity of eggs and butter, but for those who don’t eat eggs for any reason, this recipe is definitely a keeper. And to make it more interesting I have used wheat flour or atta to make these buns. You can use it a sandwich/ burger bun or just taste it slathered with nutella or butter or jam. However you serve this it tastes so buttery and yum. This month’s Bread Bakers host Pavani of Cook’s Hideout wanted to make us healthy breads. So I used wheat flour in this recipe but I couldn’t skip butter as the whole recipe depends on butter.
After the two chocolate cupcakes in a row, here is a different one which is a favourite for most of the people I know. Red velvet is is my favourite too. Even though some are not very keen on the food colour used, I don’t mind tasting this once in a while. But still I need to try a recipe using beetroot for those who wants the all natural cupcake. These red velvet cupcakes are made with oil and so these can be decorated with cream frosting and can be refrigerated without loosing the moistness. And like most of the eggless cakes, this is a one bowl recipe. Mix everything in a bowl and bake.
Bread Bakers host Stacy wanted us to make sweet Holiday yeast breads this month. This Finnish Nisu / Nissua is a cardamom flavoured sweet bread which is also known as Pulla. This is a enriched dough with butter and eggs. And as usual, I tried it making egg free. This is one bread which is common in Finland and Sweden. In Finland it is called as Pulla or Nissua whereas in Sweden it is known as Kardemummabröd. This is also topped with a sugar glaze and almonds. I made it plain and toasted it while serving.
As I mentioned in my last post, candy is testing my patience. Yesterday, I had planned on a vegetarian marshmallow. The mixture turned out beautifully and I let it set for 2 hours. But even after the setting time, my marshmallow didn’t set and I found that the problem was with the veg gelatin I used. So I just skipped posting yesterday as I was so frustrated. But I couldn’t skip it today also. I was searching for a foolproof easy breezy recipe when I stumbled on white chocolate fudge. There are too many versions of the fudge, some were even complicated, but I stayed away from those recipes. I went for a microwave version of an easy recipe. This recipe is so easy that even a kid can do it.