This month’s Bread Bakers host Sneha chose an interesting theme – steamed buns. We usually bake buns but there is also a variation to it. I have seen so many Chinese recipes which steam the buns and so I went in search of a Chinese recipe. And as Sruti will be the one eating it, I needed to find a recipe which can fit her needs. So I was checking out some sweet recipes and I found one which was a perfect match.
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I never ever let an occasion which needs a cake skip by. Whenever I have to visit someone, I happily make a cake for them. This time, it is my sister whom I was visiting. She got married recently and had been back to Madurai. I made this for the newly weds. At first I had a flavourful cake planned but the meet got preponed and I had so little time to make the cake. I had two mangoes in my fruit basket, and the only cake that came to my mind was this Upside Down Cake. I have done upside down cakes with pineapple and pear and this is the first I am doing with mangoes. Every time I do upside down cake, I change the caramel recipe used. Once I just sprinkled brown sugar and butter in the pan before lining the pineapples. And once I made a caramel, which turned out thick.
This month’s Bread Baker’s challenge host Mireille, who blogs at The Schizo Chef, chose the theme stone fruits. Any stone fruit like mangoes, plums, peaches, apricots or nectarines can be used to make bread. In Madurai, as we get only mangoes during this season, I opted to use mangoes in bread. I read at Tutti Dolci about peach pull apart bread and used that idea to make this mango bread. I used the bread dough which I have used for Khaliat Al Nahal and used the sauce recipe from Tutti Dolci.
It has been a while since I posted videos, as I was busy with the shifting of my house. Now after everything is settled in the new house, it is time to restart all my baking. This house has a quite spacious kitchen compared to the previous house and so it is easier to shoot videos. I have also arranged a nice table set up for videos and snaps in the dining room. So this time my job was easier when compared to my previous videos.
I have already made caramel cake, but it was a detailed post with so many elements that the cake recipe was lost in other recipes. So thought I will dedicate a single post for the caramel cake. This eggless version of caramel cake uses curd and milk as the egg substitutes and turns out so soft, moist and absolutely delicious. This is not only my verdict but of so many readers who have tried it from this blog.
Makes 12 Muffins
Roasted Red Rice Flour / Samba Puttu Podi – 3/4 cup
Wheat Flour/ Atta-3/4 cup
Wishing all my readers a Very Happy New Year 2015
Let us begin this new year with a sweet note. Last year for me was a ride on roller coaster. There were so many ups and downs. The two main incidents were loosing my father and taking my blogspot to domain. When coming to my blog I am so happy that so many readers are actually trying my dishes and am getting so many positive feed backs. This year I am planning to post more video recipes in my you tube channel and hope by the next year it becomes a success too. To celebrate and welcome this new year, I made an eggless caramel cake with salted caramel butter cream and salted caramel glaze. We shared it with our friends.
If you are wondering what happened to my flax gel egg substitute and caramel syrup, then here is the result. A few days back I came across the gel made with flax seeds which can be used as egg substitute in recipes. As I am always interested in experimenting with various egg substitutes, I tried this one. When I posed about the preparation of flax gel I got mixed reviews. Some found it interesting while some found it lot of work for a single cake. But still here I am with the cake I made with the gel. Trying to replace eggs in the recipe is not cake walk. most of the times, the first try always goes to the bin or to the stray dogs in our street. This was no exception. My first cake turned out so soft and mushy inside but the outer rim was fluffy and nice.It lacked the texture of the cake and was like a gooey mess. But to my surprise, my daughter loved it. She couldn’t stop eating that cake as it had a wonderful flavour of caramel. I gave her all the pieces in the outer rim and she happily gobbled them. Bu the inner part went to our street dogs and they were happy too.