Every year we do a mega marathon during April and I enthusiastically signed up for it. It was my most favourite theme, A-Z bakes around the world. I had my list ready before 6 months, and started baking before three months and was done with nearly 13 dishes. But everything doesn’t happen as you plan. Infact, nothing happens as planned for me, so due to some personal hurdles, I couldn’t participate in this BM which I am still sad about. I have been so disinterested in blogging this month and have been in some kind of zombie mode for the past four weeks. I hate to do anything. And somehow I got my brain working and wanted to blog today. So here is my post which was supposed to be done for the first of this month. I hope to regain all my confidence to blog again.
After starting my paleo diet, the one thing I crave for is watermelon. Being in a weight loss diet, even fruits are prohibited, but if you are in for a life style change, then there is no issue with eating fruits. And for this summer, water melon can be the best fruit. So many times I see this combination of feta cheese and water melon, I used to wonder how it would taste like. And one fine day I had both the home made feta and some water melon and thought why not try it.
Developing a vegetarian fondant has been in my to do list for long and I am so happy to say that I have finally perfected the recipe. I have put together the recipes for both veg fondant and a veg chocolate fondant in an eBook which is available on amazon. If you don’t have a kindle, you can mail me on email@example.com to know how to obtain a pdf of the same book. This fondant is so good, so elastic, so pliable and works so much like the normal fondant. Colouring is also easy and you can see the effect of the fondant in this below video.
For all those who are wondering what happened to me, I am still not back to regular blogging but I am fine. I was supposed to do the month long BM this month, but even after preparing nearly 13 posts, I opted out. I think this is called as the blogger’s block. I just don’t want to bake for now. But as I had so many recipes ready, I thought why not do one post atleast for Bread Bakers. For this month, the host Anshie of Spice Roots selected Bread sfrom Italy as the theme. As I had already made a bread but had it in drafts, I felt that it would be good to post it for this occasion.
It has been a while since I posted recipes here. I have been quite busy and there were some problems regarding my network connection and I couldn’t check my blog for nearly 8 days. Yesterday the problem was resolved and I was so happy to be back online. My life has become so much dependent on internet connection. I have completed three months successfully in my paleo diet and from the past 2 weeks, I have been on intermittent fasting too. I have gone down by nearly 9 kg and have reduced so many inches. They say I look younger. Yay!!
A good news to share. Sruti has completed her junior school and she is going to high school. Nowadays it is so normal to conduct graduation day for students going from class fifth to high school and it was also conducted in Sruti’s school. They made their graduation day caps and it was a lovely sight watching all the kids walking the stage with their caps on. We had a wonderful time at her school and to celebrate it, I made a graduation day cake for Sruti.
For the final day of the easter treats, I made this golden egg. What is easter without an egg. Most traditional breads have coloured eggs placed in the braids of the breads. And they also make chocolates in egg shape. Some chocolates are made so huge and they are filled with more chocolates so that when you break the egg, the treats flow out. I just wanted to keep this simple.
For the second day, here is one more easy breezy dessert you can put together in around fifteen minutes. I am not going for any traditional recipes this week, but am just giving you some good ideas for any party you will be doing for easter or some other occasion. Ever since I bought a pack of dried rose petals from Delhi, I have been using it to top my desserts. My daughter loves it and being the only one who is trying out the desserts, I am quite happy to add the rose petals on them. They look so good and tastes great too.
Here comes the next week of Blogging Marathon and I have chosen Easter treats as the theme. At first I was planning for some breads, but I couldn’t make them ahead and on the day of posting, I didn’t want to go for any complicated recipe. When I was browsing through recipes for easter desserts, they are mostly chocolates and I came up with one of my own. I put this together with all the ingredients from my pantry. You can go for any filling you like as this is so versatile.