October 21, 2019
What is leavening?

The word Leaven means to cause to rise. A leavener is something that modifies or lightens a baked good. We take light cakes and tender biscuits, springy breads and airy…

October 18, 2019
Victoria sponge

A favourite tea cake of Queen Victoria.

September 9, 2019
What’s Black, White and Red and loved by Indians?

Schwarzwäld Kirsch Kuchen. That’s quite a tongue twister, isn’t it? For those of you that don’t speak German, I’ll give you a clue. Chocolate, cherries and cream. What’s not to…

September 5, 2019
The importance of Gluten

Gluten is a collection of proteins (the long amino-acid chains gliadins and glutenins) that make bread rise and give the characteristic chewy texture to baked goods.  These proteins are vital…

September 2, 2019
The Strange Case of Thoothukudi Macaroons

Did you know? Of the strange case of macaroons of Thoothukudi? All of us have eaten macaroons before. The shaggy, chewy, coconut filled cookies that seem to be the country…

August 19, 2019
All about Flour

There are a ton of flours out there—all-purpose, bread, cake, pastry, whole wheat, semolina, self raising. And we’re just talking about wheat based flours right now.  They’re all slightly different…

August 12, 2019
Sugar free Christmas Cake

My last cake for 2017 was a last minute request.  A refined sugar free cake.  Since Christmas is around the corner, and fresh cranberries are on the shelves, I decided…

August 12, 2019
Of Plum Cakes and Kerala!

Did you know why Plum cake and Kerala are synonymous? How did something so British become a Kerala staple? In 1880, a young man named Mr. Mambally Bapu returned from…