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
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…

August 11, 2019
Vanilla Cake– egg free and yet delicious

A delicious vanilla cake is the cornerstone of every baker’s repertoire. It’s light and airy, and combines beautifully with a myriad frostings to make a delectable treat. But an eggless…

August 7, 2019
Will the real Red Velvet Cake take a bow?

It was a long , long time back. Dinosaurs had just about stopped roaming the earth….probably because there was no Facebook or Instagram or Snapchat….  There was however a man…

August 3, 2019
Non-Dairy “Cream”

Non-dairy toppings, What are they? Non-dairy toppings primarily consist of chemicals, including partially hydrogenated palm kernel oil, high fructose corn syrup, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, polysorbate 60, salt, polyglycerol esters of fatty…

August 3, 2019
Once upon a brownie…

A long long time back, in what seems to be another lifetime, I used to make brownies for The Corner House in Bangalore. Spurred on by my lovely friend (and…

August 3, 2019
Sugar and Candy

The very word conjures up images of M&Ms and Hershey’s kisses, gumdrops and candy canes, jujubes and gummy bears, peppermint patties, puffy marshmallows, colourful lollipops and all things tooth achingly…

July 27, 2019
A rose by any other name….

Growing up in sleepy cantonment towns all over India, with no decent shows on TV and no Internet, (and no social life to speak of), libraries were my favourite hang…