Yule log or Bûche de Noël ~ Baking Partners Challenge

Yule logYay!! Christmas time.. Myself and my family loves Christmas. Its all about the Cold weather, Holidays, Lights and Good food-Yes, who doesn’t like it. The festive mood kicks in right from Halloween for us. Thanks to Swathi Iyer of Zesty South Indian Kitchen for keeping our spirits high by suggesting many good Christmas recipes. Continue reading

Dutch Pastry ~ Koffiebroodjes/Coffee Bun

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One of the most loved pastries of Dutch are the Koffiebroodjes. Koffiebroodjes are mildly sweet, delicious buns filled with pastry cream & raisins; glazed with jam or powdered sugar. They are also called Coffee buns and it makes a perfect accompaniment with Coffee. Continue reading

Patequeta – Valencia’ Orchard Traditional Bread

Patequeta4This month Baking Partners Challenge is Patequeta- A Spanish bread! Thanks to Swathi Iyer of Zesty South Indian Kitchen for keeping this group all fun. I have learnt and still learning a lot about the art of baking from this group. Patequeta, an ancient bread with soft crumb and a firm crust has its origin from Valencia, Spain. Valencia is known internationally for the Falles (Las Fallas), a local festival held in March. In August, an annual tomato fight called La Tomatina will be held in a town called Bunol. Valencia is also used to be the location of the Formula One European Grand Prix. Continue reading