23 Nov 2016

Neapolitan Cake

Today, November 23rd marks my blog's 3rd anniversary! This year my blogging has been very poor and I remembered late last evening that today is the blog anniversary!! So I decided to post this beautiful cake to celebrate my blog :)

I made this cake for my husband's birthday which was about 9 months ago! I know I've been terribly slack this year but I'm glad I somehow got to write down this recipe. 

I always look to bake something special for my husband's birthday. Although he's not a big fan of cakes and sweets, a birthday is a special occasion which I believe, must be celebrated with a fancy cake!


Neapolitan Cake

For a brief history on the neapolitan cake (which I googled), this cake was originally a frozen dessert - the neapolitan ice cream. It's presumed to have it's origin in Naples, Italy and it initially resembled the Italian flag and had many different flavors. Finally the 3 most favorite flavors - chocolate, vanilla and strawberry became the standard.

I have always wanted to bake a neapolitan cake, simply because it's a pretty looking cake! But then the recipes I looked at always had 3 different recipes for the 3 layers (strawberry, chocolate and vanilla). You can opt for such a recipe too but I prefer this kind of a recipe which uses one batter divided 3 ways. For me, this is much easier.


Neapolitan Cake


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12 Oct 2016

Uppu Elumichai Oorugai | Salt Lemon Pickle

I don't know if you've ever heard of this pickle but this pickle is very famous in our house!! We simply call it uppu oorugai. This is a simple recipe and very easy to make. We add only salt to this pickle, no spice at all. This goes very well with curd rice. This pickle is also great if you have morning sickness. The taste of this pickle relives nausea immediately.


Uppu Oorugai

You can make this pickle with fresh whole lemons pieces but what we do is, we squeeze the juice of the lemon and bottle the juice and keep the remaining skin of the lemon (with just a little juice and flesh) to make this pickle. Works very well! I love this pickle and we always have a bottle of this pickle at home!


Uppu Oorugai


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11 Oct 2016

Capsicum Pulao

We love eating pulao at home and I always choose to make a pulao over biryanis. When we went shopping for veggies, my son was very much interested in these colorful capsicums so I decided to buy them to make this delicious pulao.
This tastes really good and we had it with paneer and baby corn kurma.


Capsicum Pulao


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1 Oct 2016

30 Sep 2016

Nutella Ice Cream

Another tasty and easy ice cream is this nutella ice cream. I made this many months ago for my daughter's school friend. It was farewell time and I wanted to make her a box of ice cream since she loves to eat my ice creams! This is a simple and delicious ice cream. You can add as much or as little nutella as you wish.

I have lots of ice cream recipes here, the base is the same for all the ice creams but I keep changing the add ons/fill ins to make it interesting. You can try your own flavor too. 


Nutella Ice Cream


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29 Sep 2016

Brownie Tart

This brownie tart is an extremely rich fudgy dessert. This is the second time I am baking this tart and both times it was completely irresistible. Both times I baked this for my in laws and they absolutely enjoyed it!
I don't have a tart pan so I used my springform pan and it worked just fine. 


Brownie Tart


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28 Sep 2016

Single Serve Chocolate Chip Muffin

These single serve muffins works best for sudden cravings, especially with my kids. My kids (who are 5 and 3 years old) have not yet taken a liking to cakes, cupcakes or ice creams so somedays they suddenly ask for cupcakes and when I'm done baking a batch, they eat just one or half, frustrating me to no end! These kind of recipes work best for them!
The best part about this recipe is that, you can choose to bake this in the oven or you can make it in the microwave.

If you do want to bake a full batch of tasty chocolate chip muffins, then check out this recipe.


Single serve muffin


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27 Sep 2016

Apple Slice

As soon as I read the story behind this recipe, I wanted to try out this cake and I'm glad I did. This is a cake that we enjoyed thoroughly! The recipe is also so easy to put together with very few ingredients.


Apple Slice

I came across this recipe at Life of Clare. Clare's grandmother sent this recipe to the papers 25 years ago and a reader who has been making this particular cake for 25 years wanted to thank Clare's grandma for this awesome recipe. The recipe was re published 25 years later in The Herald Sun. 


Apple Slice

A recipe that people were raving about and baking more than 100's of times , for over 25 years....!! I simply had to try it out! And I was not disappointed! I loved the simplicity of this cake, so few ingredients and such a delightful cake! Grandma's do have beautiful recipes!!


Apple Slice


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