Pastel de Tres Leches ~ Daring Bakers September 2013

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Tres leches in Spanish means ‘three milk’. This delicious sponge cake is drenched in three different kinds of milk (Condensed milk, evaporated milk & heavy cream). Tres leches is pronounced as Trey Lay-Chays. They are also called as torta de tres leches or pan tres leches.

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Idiyappam~ South Indian Breakfast

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Idiyappam or String hoppers is a popular Chettinad South Indian breakfast. It is usually served with a spicy curry or with sweetened coconut milk. Continue reading

Cro-doughnuts ~ Baking Partners Challenge September 2013

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Cro-doughnut, the name I came up with, as the actual name Cronut is trademarked. This beautiful croissant-doughnut hybrid was created by chef Dominique Ansel and was officially released on May 10, 2013. Continue reading

Mutton Biryani

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Biryani is a popular dish loved by many. In our home, a weekend isn’t complete without a biryani. Each time i make it, I try out different recipes and methods from different people. This one is from my dear friend Kathija Naseem’s Mom, who is an amazing cook.

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Swedish Almond Cake/Toscatårta/ Tosca Cake

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Toscatårta is a popular authentic Swedish cake. It is soft and a dense cake with buttery almond topping. Anyone who have been to Ikea, would have tasted this delicious cake. This cake is most loved by my dear brother. I made this cake just for him on this very special day. Yes, Happy Birthday Pradeep! Continue reading

Vinayagar Chathurthi/Ganesh Chathurthi/Pillayar Chathurthi

Vinayagar Chathurthi is celebrated on September 9, 2013. Its a day to celebrate Lord Ganesha’s birth. He is very fond of Modak(Kozhukattai) and sweets. Here are few recipes that you can try making on this auspicious day! Please click on the pictures to view the recipes.

“Wishing all my readers a Happy Vinayagar Chathurthi! May the blessings of Lord Ganesha always be upon you!”

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Moroccan Orange Cake

moroccancake3This soft and delicious cake with an enchanting orange aroma has its origin in Morocco. It is covered with lemon flavored fondant and decorated with gum paste bow and flowers! Continue reading