Homemade Yogurt & Kesar Pista Shrikhand - with the Daring Cooks!

Homemade Yogurt & Kesar Pista Shrikhand – with the Daring Cooks!

  Yogurt making was something I started doing when I was ten. I am not kidding. While we cleaned up the kitchen after dinner, my Grandmom would put the leftover milk from the day to heat gently. And then it was my job to check the temperature and add the starter, and let the yogurt […]

Watermelon Mojito - Ina Garten Friday

Watermelon Mojito – Ina Garten Friday

  “Write drunk; edit sober.” ― said Ernest Hemingway, the man associated with the creation of Mojito. According to Hemingway & Bailey’s Bartending Guide, the mojito was invented at La Bodeguita del Medio in Havana, Cuba. At the La Floridita, one of the watering holes he used to frequent in Cuba , hangs Hemingway’s signed quote: […]

Baked Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze

Baked Doughnuts with Chocolate Glaze

Once in a young lifetime one should be allowed to have as much sweetness as one can possibly want and hold. ~Judith Olney I had never thought I would make doughnuts at home. Really! The thought never crossed my mind. I was content with letting the kid enjoy it from Krispie Kreme. So this month’s […]

Chicken Pot Pie - Ina Fridays

Chicken Pot Pie – Ina Fridays

“When you have come to the edge of all the light you have And step into the darkness of the unknown Believe that one of the two will happen to you Either you’ll find something solid to stand on Or you’ll be taught how to fly!” – Richard Bach This post for Ina Friday’s is […]

Bialy - Bialystok Kucken # Project We Knead to Bake - 5

Bialy – Bialystok Kucken # Project We Knead to Bake – 5

  Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world. Susan Libberman ,New Traditions Until I got down to baking this month’s bread,  Bialy to me,  was the mighty Bagel’s fancy cousin – stuffed with toppings and looking all pretty. It’s […]

Malpua with Banana & Ricotta Cheese

Malpua with Banana & Ricotta Cheese

    Let’s count the reasons why the Malpua with Banana & Ricotta Cheese is Sinful. It is filled with whole milk Ricotta cheese, it is deep fried in ghee and then dipped in a sugar syrup.  All those things make it sinful. Now let’s see the reasons why it is oh so delicious.  Well.. all […]