All posts tagged: Ingredient

Olive Foccacia-Hot off the oven

Dear son’s request for dinner tonite was some cheese Ravioli(store-bought).I haven’t yet tried my hand at making fresh pasta from scratch.One day,some day is what I keep saying.Certainly on my “to try out”list though.I thought a nice garden salad with some black olives would go well with the pasta.Actually I saw a fair amount of the olives and wondered if it was that time of the year again to get down some bread baking. I love baking this Olive foccacia and its been awhile since I made it.One of the best breads you could possibly eat.This one’s a family favorite.You could always play around with the ingredients and use some variations: Sun dried tomatoes and herbs Garlic and Rosemary Green olives and garlic I personally love black olives…so Olive foccacia it is.If you do use garlic please be careful with the amount you use and it can make the bread pretty pungent.Olive paste is a good alternative,however fresh olives just gives it a wonderful fresh flavour. This post is actually dedicated to a very dear friend Rohini.Thanks Ro …

Chocolate Cake: This one’s for you JD

Today I got down to baking this moist and gooey Chocolate cake.I’d rather call it “THE ULTIMATE CHOCOLATE DECADENCE”.The best ever chocolate-y cake ever.Quite an easy one to put together.This one’s actually the celebration cake in our home.Sure enough for very Birthday,Anniversary and now even on Valentines,I land up baking this one.No special day today….just thought to myself…well chocolate needs no occasion right? Also given the fact that everyone in my family is a Chocoholic this one won’t last that long. The icing is a smooth,dark and velvety one.I’ve used dark chocolate(70%) cocoa.Lindt makes a good one for the icing.I’ve used some roughly chopped walnuts over the icing(that’s just me,love walnuts in practically everything) And then dusted it with some icing sugar…  Love at First Bite…. Irresistible Chocolate decadence….I’m going to have to join the Chocoholics anonymous soon.Hope you find an occasion in your homes to bake this gorgeous cake. INGREDIENTS: 9 tablespoons Cocoa powder 11/2 cups All Purpose Flour 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 4 ounces unsalted butter 11/2 cups sugar 2 eggs …

Cinnamon Streusel Muffins

I would like to call them Sinful Cinnamon Muffins…They are simply amazing and oh so moist.What I love about them is the texture which is more like a coffee cake than a muffin. These are spiced just right.I love the crunchy streusel…especially with the addition of the chopped walnuts that give it that nice crunch. A good tip would be to add some of the streusel in the middle of the muffin batter as well.Also the addition of honey gives it a nice gooey texture. These muffins are quite a hit with my family and I bake them quite often.I enjoyed baking them and hope you will give them a try INGREDIENTS: 2 Cups all-purpose flour  3/4 cup white sugar   2 teaspoons baking powder   1/2 teaspoon salt   1/3 cup vegetable oil    1/2 cup orange juice    1/2 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract   2 eggs           DIRECTIONS:  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 12 cup muffin tin, or line with paper liners.    In a BOWL stir …