Gingerbread Cookies

Christmas tree decorations have always fascinated me.  My daughters loved the ritual of decorating the tree and getting presents which they then thought Santa had left them. When you bake all the ornaments that go on the Christmas tree, the fun doubles up because the house fills up with the holiday spirit as the sweet smell of ginger, cinnamon and cloves coming out of the oven spreads . And decorating the cookies with the icing makes you so cheerful! Continue reading “Gingerbread Cookies”

Almond Circles

Cookies are joy bundled in a bite! I hardly know of anyone who dislikes cookies. They are pretty much bite sized and very personal. They could be crispy, crunchy, soft or chewy. They can be of variety of shapes, sizes, texture and flavour creating a plethora of possibilities! Essentially cookies are like cakes except with less moisture content, smaller size and hence less baking time.  Continue reading “Almond Circles”

Pina Colada Macaroons

Coconut macaroons are an absolute delight for the coconut lovers ! But then the thing about coconuts is that you either love coconut or you hate it. Most Indians are fond of coconut as coconut is a native fruit.  However coconut macaroons are not indigenous. For that matter, macaroons itself are not from India. Macaroons are small cookies made from ground nuts like almonds, pistachios, hazelnuts or coconut.  Continue reading “Pina Colada Macaroons”

Shape of You – Cake tins and more…

In one of my earlier blogs, I had mentioned about all the tins and moulds used in bread baking. This write up will cover the rest of the moulds that could be possibly used for baking cakes, pies, tarts, cheesecakes, entremets and so many more. There are multitudes of moulds available to choose from and various factors affect the decision of choosing which one. Please refer to my earlier blog at Shape of You… -Bread moulds and tins for more on those factors.

This blog is about the variety of moulds available to bake the sweet and savoury bakery products like cakes, muffins, cookies, loaves, pies etc.  The list follows : Continue reading “Shape of You – Cake tins and more…”

Me Eat Cookie … Om nom nom !!!

I have not just one but two cookie monsters in my house unlike the only cookie monster from the famous television show Sesame Street! Both my kids are crazy about cookies. And just like Cookie Monster, they like to show their inclination to eating healthy once in a while and start talking about flourless food. To satiate their cookie mania and at the same time encourage their desire to eat healthy, I bake these absolutely gorgeous peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies for them. Of course the sugar needs to be pardoned 🙂 Continue reading “Me Eat Cookie … Om nom nom !!!”