When I first heard of brookies, they used to be very different from what we know as brookies now. The first version of brookies used to have a choco chip cookie base and a brownie top. When basked together they form a delicious dish which combines both the texture of cookies and brownies. But after Harry made brookies in Master Chef Australia, the brookies took a new form. They look like cookies but when you take a bite, you will taste a brownie. I noted down Harry’s recipe and wanted to make an eggless version of it. The recipe had three eggs and very little flour. I am sure it would be a tough job to make it eggless. But still I ventured into it and should say after a slight hiccup I succeeded.
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This month has been very bad so far. I have been failing in many of my experiments and I am feeling so low nowadays. But still I couldn’t keep away from trying new things. Though I share my success stories here, my failures doesn’t make to the blog. But they are surely lessons learnt and I will never be repeating those mistakes again. I selected candies for this month and it is testing my patience too much. First I tried making honeycomb. The result was awesome, but I poured it into a smaller tin and it oozed out. Somehow I contained it inside the tin, but the paper I used for lining stuck to it. I had too waster all those paper stuck honey combs but still Sruti loves those bits and pieces which I recovered after breaking it. Next I tried making peanut brittle. This time I oiled the paper, the mixture came out perfect but again the brittle stuck to the paper. I tried a lot to remove the paper but couldn’t even remove a single bit of it. That is it, the whole batch got wasted.
I am in love with this golden loaf. Look at the beautiful crust. This is one of my favourite bread recipes. Though I don’t repeat them often, I have some favourite breads in my list. Potatoes usually give breads super soft texture. I learnt about it when I made potato rolls for Bread Bakers event. So I chose to make this recipe as I was so confident that it will turn good. But I didn’t know that it would be this good.!
Cream Cheese has been a rare ingredient for me as I don’t get it even in supermarkets at my place. So when I saw a recipe for making it at home, I immediately tried it. And it has been my go to recipe for a few years. But recently I found that there is a simpler recipe which produces the most smoothest cream cheese ever at home and I have already made two batches of it. So what do I do with all those cream cheese? I made cheese cakes, cup cakes and three different type of frostings ( video coming soon) and now I don’t have any of the cream cheese left. I think I will make it after two months. It has been an overload of cream cheese last month.
Battenberg cake also known as Domino cake, Neapolitan Roll or Church Window cake is made of two sponge cakes, one pink and one yellow, arranged so that it forms a 2*2 checker pattern. Usually apricot jam is used to stick the cakes and marzipan is used to cover the whole cake. The origin of this cake is England and it is said that it was named in honour of the marriage of Princess Victoria, grand daughter of Queen Victoria to Prince Louis of Battenberg. The cake is made with almonds and I have tried my hand at an eggless version earlier. You can read about it here.
This is one recipe which I made long back but never made it to the blog. And for all my readers who love my eggless bakes, I am sorry as this has eggs. I am also planning on an eggless variation of this cake but it will take some time. This is a classic cake which is both tangy and super soft and moist. When Priya brought me some poppy seeds during a meet, I had planned this cake immediately. At that time I was taking orders and was also using eggs in my cakes. So I didn’t have problem baking this. But now I am avoiding eggs completely and so I think there will never be any cakes with eggs in the future. And I also haven’t taken any step wise photos. I had only one photo for this cake and so this is going to be a recipe with just a photo. This cake needs a day before slicing. That helps in intensifying the flavour of lemon. The juice we use to brush the cake adds a nice tang and keeps the cake very moist. So do not cringe on using the juice. If you don’t really want a tangy cake, then go for simple syrup. Boil equal quantities of sugar and water and cool. Use it to brush the cake. The poppy seeds give a nutty texture to the soft cake. The recipe uses cake flour. If you don’t have one, then for every cup of maida/ all purpose flour you use, add one tablespoon of corn flour and mix well. Then use it in the recipe. As it was long back, I have completely forgot the source of the recipe. I have been trying to trace it back to the original recipe but I haven’t yet got the link. Once I get it, will surely update the post with the original link.
When I was in college, in Mysore, we used to visit bakeries during free hours, and the only cake I would order was honey cake. With syrup oozing out of the cake, it was such a tasty delight. And after finishing college, I stopped eating eggs and so never went to a bakery after that. It has been nearly 18 years since I stopped eating eggs and it has been that long since I tasted a cake from a bakery. I used to be so crazy about cakes and I think it is the only reason I started making cakes at home. And I never ever dreamed that I would be in a position of advising others regarding baking. It is really so hard to guess life.
After non stop blogging last month, I have become lethargic this month. As Sruti is home for holidays, I feel super lazy and though I have some videos shot, I haven’t edited them. I would like to share with you all some good news. My YouTube channel is picking up slowly. It is not too fast and not too slow. Last year I had just 500 subscribers and now, it has crossed 5500, which is so great, thanks to you all my readers. I am planning on growing the channel within the end of this year and if you all give me some love by subscribing, the subscriber count will surely cross 10000 by the end of 2016. The link is given at the end of the post. Make sure to click on it and subscribe. And also add your comment and like and share my videos.
This is one of the most important points to be learned before you start baking. If you have started baking cakes, then you must be familiar with the cakes sticking to the bottom and coming out of the tin in pieces. A very simple technique to make your cake tin non stick is by greasing, lining and dusting the tin before adding the batter. Every baker has a method which works out for them and these are the methods I use which gives 100% results. Some use oil, some apply butter and some go for store bought pan release spray. In this post I will talk about two methods, one with butter, flour and parchment while the second one is with home made pan release. If you are a regular reader, then you might be familiar with my home made pan release post. In this post I will show you how I use it practically. I have made a video for both the methods. Take a look. If you like it, then give a thumbs up for my video, subscribe to my channel and share it with friends.
After a long time, I am back with a Baking Basics post. This one is strictly for beginners. If you are searching for a chocolate cake recipe which is butter based and which needs to be so delicious, then this one is for you. After trying hundreds of cake recipes, I have zeroed in on four recipes, two of them are oil based and two are butter based. These recipes are so versatile and I can create any flavour using them. I have already posted the oil based Eggless Vanilla Cake and Eggless Chocolate Cake and butter based Vanilla Cake Recipe. The butter based chocolate cake have not yet featured here. Though I posted it for a decorated cake post, I don”t have a separate post for the cake. So here comes the chocolate cake recipe.