Saturday, July 28, 2012

Baking Partners - Group of Home Bakers

Here comes an idea from a small group of passionate bakers inviting other bakers to join them in this baking journey..... Let me introduce the bakers ..
1.  Reeni
2.  Tina
3.  Priya
4.  Suja
5.  Swathi
6.  Pratibha
7. Rashmi
8.  Julie

I heard about this from Julie on her blog. Swathi is co ordinating the group members and I mailed her to be added into the group. And here is the message she sent me........

Baking Partners: A new Baking Group
Baking a homemade bread, cake or cookies will give the best outcome. However in order to achieve the best results, a  perfect recipe and  right techniques are required.

We are a small group of home baker friends, who love and want to learn more about the nook and corners of baking.  We are planning to try out recipes from books/magazines and cooking shows.  Every member gets a chance to present their choice of recipe and share important points with the rest of the group.

Main purpose of this group is to learn the techniques, critic the procedure if there are ways to improve, and to eat a delicious food.

Rules are simple, we will choose one recipe  and send it out to the group by 16th of every month and  the reveal date will be 15th of the next month . On that day we will  blog about it. A linky tool will be open during that time and each member can link their post.

First month we are going to do a recipe, 2nd and 3rd month will be a theme and the 4th month we will be back at  a recipe. By doing in between recipes, we will able to learn more.

All enthusiastic bloggers interested in baking are welcome, please email me   at

We will appreciate the use of logo or worded link that will help to spread the word.  A bunch of thanks to Tina for designing this beautiful logo
If you   want to make it a gluten or vegan free diet, you can do those modifications also.

Baking Partners are

 Julie Erivum Puliyumm
 Archana  ( Tangy Minds)
 Reshmi  ( EasY Cook)
 Prathibha ( Cook Ezee 
Priya R ( Cook Like Priya)
Vidhya (  A Portion to Share)
Usha Rao ( My Spicy Kitchen)
Divya Prakash( Divyas Culinary Journey)
Swasthi Blank ( Swasthi The Health Freak)
Sanoli Ghosh ( Sanolis Kitchen)

 This is my effort to spread the word....and help this group grow. Lets enjoy this sharing and learning experience.....  Cheers!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mango Mousse Cake

Mangoes are almost going off the shelves at the markets......and when we got our small basket, we relished our share of this King of fruits. The last three mangoes stayed wrinkled and I though the best way is to make a mousse and finish the season.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Chicken Pie

I wake up from a short nap ... & here I have my son waiting with a request for Chicken Pie. While I made a mental note of ingredients available to execute his request..........he rolls out what exactly what should go into the Pie. Hmmm......on that nice thought we made this.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Zucchini Stir Fry

I love Zucchini...........for many reasons, primarily the name sounds so classy :)) then its so easy to cook  or bake  and it tastes so good as well. And a stir fry for lunch is not just great but could be prepared in a wink.......its that easy...

Friday, July 13, 2012

Choco- Almond Cake

Am happy to be back with a Choco - Almond cake. Summer holidays and the kids got nothing much to do..........that's when they wanted a frosted cake. I haven't been baking in a while and I guess they were missing it. The idea to include Maltesers on the cake came from them......and this is the outcome.....

Friday, July 6, 2012

ACHAPPAM - Rose Cookies

It's been a while that I blogged, though have been cooking all along. A break is good but when it gets too long ,it is all the more harder to get here I am...with Achappams!