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.
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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.
Halloween is just a week far and I wanted to make a cake specially for that. Conceiving a cake idea is really hard. When I am not very sure what to make, I ask my daughter. She usually gives an answer which will form the foundation of my project. So when I asked her for Halloween ideas, she mentioned spooky witches’ fingers. I have it already on the blog so I said no. But after a while, I thought why not make a cake with the spooky fingers. I couldn’t find a single cake made with finger cookies, so decided to make it.
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.
After four weeks of different categories, I am at the final week of Cooking Carnival for which I chose Frozen treats as the theme. I do make popsicles often. And my daughter loves them. Do check my Ice Cream page for more interesting recipes for ice creams. Before even deciding upon the frozen treats, I made this beet popsicle but as no one loved it except for me, I just kept it in my draft folder. Once I decided on the theme, I thought of featuring it here. I am sure there are so many beetroot lovers out there and this is indeed a nice treat for them.
The two months of my daughter’s summer vacation was spent mostly in our house and I had the tough task of finding her the snacks daily. I didn’t buy anything outside and tried to make all her snacks at home. As mango season was at its peak during holidays, I made so many dishes with mangoes. Popsicles and milkshakes were made in so many avatars. After making mango popsicle with milk and cream, here is one more made with curd. I first thought of making mango lassi but at the final moment went on preparing this popsicle as I know popsicle would be more inviting for my daughter than a glass of lassi.
For the third day of potato recipes, I tried an artistic recipe which is so simple but looks beautiful. I saw this idea while searching for new potato recipes. The original one was baked in small bowls. I wanted to bake these in ramekins but as I used my peeler to slice the potatoes, the slices were too small and they were at the bottom of the ramekin. That is when I decided to bake in muffin mould. Today has been so hectic and I didn’t even cook the dish until 4 PM. So to hasten the process, I made just one serving just for my daughter. As the shaping of the rose takes time, I did only one.
After so many regional dishes this month, I just wanted to post something tasty as well as easy in the baking category. I so miss baking and my daughter misses it even more as she has been living without cakes for a month now. I really pity that poor girl. So one day when she wanted a cake for her snacks, I tried this easy MW chocolate cake for her. Many of my readers have been asking for MW recipes as I only post recipes done in OTG. By MW, I mean baking in microwave and not the convection mode. So if you have a basic microwave oven or a solo MW, you can bake this. The technical term would be cooking as MW cooks where as a OTG bakes. But the cake turned out just awesome and was completely done in 2 minutes.
Rava idli / Ravai idli is my choice for the alphabet R in the A-Z Tamil cuisine recipe marathon I am doing this month. This is a really simple dish to make and makes a filling breakfast. I have done Barnyard Millet Rava Idli two months back but never tried the authentic rava idli. When we were newly married, my hubby used to hate upma. That too, if it is made with rava, then he just wouldn’t touch it. So when I made rava idli during the early marriage days, he said that it tasted so much like rava upma and didn’t try it after the first bite. So I just stayed away from all types of rava dishes until recently. Now he has taken a liking to rava upma and he also praises the rava upma which I make in front of his sisters and dad. I felt so proud hearing that.