baking Archive

  •   Baking excites me to the point that I feel de-stressed whenever I tried something different, learnt something new in the process, just like this cake. Till date I have never tried or tasted a yeasted cake before.  Yeast to the best of my knowledge  is good for making breads, and in that too I sometimes failed. So when Natalia of Gatti Fili e Farina  challenged us to make a traditional Savarin cake, I was not sure that I would love to […]

    Savarin in saffron- pineapple syrup and Chantilly cream – Daring Bakers April challenge

      Baking excites me to the point that I feel de-stressed whenever I tried something different, learnt something new in the process, just like this cake. Till date I have never tried or tasted a yeasted cake before.  Yeast to the best of my knowledge  is good for making breads, and in that too I sometimes failed. So when Natalia of Gatti Fili e Farina  challenged us to make a traditional Savarin cake, I was not sure that I would love to […]

  • Carolina is finally warming up and between the hot seasons,  a cold spell of day makes it more pleasant. Though the beauty of cherry blossoms are hard to find here but we have our own Dogwood tree, native to Carolina and it bloomed this spring to paint the landscape in white. Time is just apt for planting some home-grown vegetables, so we planted some radishes, cherry tomatoes and chilli peppers. It gives me much high to notice that the plants […]

    Summer lemon star cookies and a winner

    Carolina is finally warming up and between the hot seasons,  a cold spell of day makes it more pleasant. Though the beauty of cherry blossoms are hard to find here but we have our own Dogwood tree, native to Carolina and it bloomed this spring to paint the landscape in white. Time is just apt for planting some home-grown vegetables, so we planted some radishes, cherry tomatoes and chilli peppers. It gives me much high to notice that the plants […]

  • Have you ever wondered how far a leaf can travel , if I say thousands of miles across the continents ? Quiet literally, the other day as I was leafing through the pages of my  year old travel diary, I found one dry autumn leaf pressed inside its pages. I have this unmindful habit of preserving the leaves pressed inside the books, not that I seriously get involved in some artistic project, but it is more an oblivious habit than […]

    Maple glazed apple cinnamon mini bundt cake – fall memories

    Have you ever wondered how far a leaf can travel , if I say thousands of miles across the continents ? Quiet literally, the other day as I was leafing through the pages of my  year old travel diary, I found one dry autumn leaf pressed inside its pages. I have this unmindful habit of preserving the leaves pressed inside the books, not that I seriously get involved in some artistic project, but it is more an oblivious habit than […]

  • I was once again at the crossroads of baking a chocolate flavoured carrot cake or an orange one or just plain and simple carrot cake with walnuts … ideas are profuse, options are endless and I have to bake just one cake !!! Can we call it challenging enough ! Ideas born with the imaginations, original ideas are just like fresh dews on mossy green leaves, brilliantly radiant and soon dissolves into something other or simply vanishes into oblivion. An idea needs a fertile […]

    Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and infused with orange flavours

    I was once again at the crossroads of baking a chocolate flavoured carrot cake or an orange one or just plain and simple carrot cake with walnuts … ideas are profuse, options are endless and I have to bake just one cake !!! Can we call it challenging enough ! Ideas born with the imaginations, original ideas are just like fresh dews on mossy green leaves, brilliantly radiant and soon dissolves into something other or simply vanishes into oblivion. An idea needs a fertile […]

  • Some two years back when I started to share my passion for food on my little blog, it was always about the food that I have tasted before at home or somewhere else, but not the other way round. This time things are little different. Today I am going to share something which I had never tasted before, some thing which is completely new to me and nevertheless it becomes my new-found love too. Though I love baked goodies, and who doesn’t […]

    Cheesy popovers or yorkshire pudding for daring bakers

    Some two years back when I started to share my passion for food on my little blog, it was always about the food that I have tasted before at home or somewhere else, but not the other way round. This time things are little different. Today I am going to share something which I had never tasted before, some thing which is completely new to me and nevertheless it becomes my new-found love too. Though I love baked goodies, and who doesn’t […]

  • Slices are crunchy, gooey, sticky, fruity, fudgy, chewy, chocolatey and nutty – whatever your heart wish to and can be a great accompany to your evening coffee or you can have the freshly baked one with your morning tea. They always satisfy you, nomatter what their flavours are, easy to bake and delicious to taste. Chocolate coconut slice, is a heavenly combo of richness of chocolate mingle perfectly with the sweetness of coconut and the thinly sliced almond lends a […]

    Chocolate coconut slices

    Slices are crunchy, gooey, sticky, fruity, fudgy, chewy, chocolatey and nutty – whatever your heart wish to and can be a great accompany to your evening coffee or you can have the freshly baked one with your morning tea. They always satisfy you, nomatter what their flavours are, easy to bake and delicious to taste. Chocolate coconut slice, is a heavenly combo of richness of chocolate mingle perfectly with the sweetness of coconut and the thinly sliced almond lends a […]

  • Chocolate is one of life’s luxuries and one of the few that we can all afford. Nothing beats the pleasure of hot chocolate on a cold morning or on one of those gloomy days and is equally hard to resist the luxuriant and richness of sumptuous chocolate cakes and gateaux…with layers of oomph…that lures the temptation further…and no baking is complete without the chocolates.  For chocoholics like me, it marks the beginning and end of …everything. From simple milk chocolate to white chocolate, everyone has their fantasy weaved around this single […]

    easy breezy fudge brownies with sliced almonds on top

    Chocolate is one of life’s luxuries and one of the few that we can all afford. Nothing beats the pleasure of hot chocolate on a cold morning or on one of those gloomy days and is equally hard to resist the luxuriant and richness of sumptuous chocolate cakes and gateaux…with layers of oomph…that lures the temptation further…and no baking is complete without the chocolates.  For chocoholics like me, it marks the beginning and end of …everything. From simple milk chocolate to white chocolate, everyone has their fantasy weaved around this single […]

  • We feel extremely happy to announce that Saffronstreaks is celebrating two golden years of food and travel blogging, come and join the cupcake party !! Yes, my first ever cupcake ! just fresh from the oven !! “They are sweet, they are pretty, they are cute and adorable. They come in all the vibrant colors one can think of, in all the flavors, with personalized messages, they spread cheer and joy to the gloomiest of the soul and can bring […]

    chocolate cupcakes and two years of blogging

    We feel extremely happy to announce that Saffronstreaks is celebrating two golden years of food and travel blogging, come and join the cupcake party !! Yes, my first ever cupcake ! just fresh from the oven !! “They are sweet, they are pretty, they are cute and adorable. They come in all the vibrant colors one can think of, in all the flavors, with personalized messages, they spread cheer and joy to the gloomiest of the soul and can bring […]

  • I know baking is hot, baking is divine but for me the world of baking starts and ends with a simple vanilla sponge cake. Sounds strange enough isn’t it ?  Such creatures still exist on Earth and I am one of them. Though I have tasted many gourmet baked desserts but baking those goodies that too in my kitchen, never materialise. Never, until that day… And these food bloggers brings sheer torture to the people like me with their heavenly gorgeous […]

    super easy lemon blueberry loaf cake and a devoted page on baking

    I know baking is hot, baking is divine but for me the world of baking starts and ends with a simple vanilla sponge cake. Sounds strange enough isn’t it ?  Such creatures still exist on Earth and I am one of them. Though I have tasted many gourmet baked desserts but baking those goodies that too in my kitchen, never materialise. Never, until that day… And these food bloggers brings sheer torture to the people like me with their heavenly gorgeous […]