Monday, 11 December 2017

Pumpkin & Sun Dried Tomatoes Pain D'epi/Pumpkin Wheat Stalk Bread with Sun-dried Tomatoes

Pain d'épi is known as the wheat stalk bread which calls for an impressive twist on the classic French baguette. Epi de Blé is the name given to the bread which looks like wheat stalk or the ears of wheat. This bread is often baked during special holidays and celebrations, this bread calls for an easy preparation and sounds almost like French baguette. Apart from cutting the dough to resemble as much as like wheat stalk, this bread calls for easy ingredients. Since its fall season here, pumpkins are showing their head in farmer's market. Obviously i want to try this famous French bread with those fall fruit.Pain d'epi is definitely a piece of art to shape and bake at home.

Pumpkin Pain D'epi With Sun dried tomatoes

Friday, 8 December 2017

Easy Apple & Chocolate Chips Strudel

Apple Strudel is a traditional Viennese popular pastry which is quite known in many countries in Europe. Wiki says that Apple strudel dough is a thin, elastic dough, the traditional preparation of which is a difficult process. The dough is kneaded by flogging, often against a table top. Dough that appears thick or lumpy after flogging is generally discarded and a new batch is started. After kneading, the dough is rested, then rolled out on a wide surface and stretched until the dough reaches a thickness similar to phyllo. Cooks say that a single layer should be so thin that one can read a newspaper through it. The dough is also stretched carefully to make it large enough to cover the kneading table. Since the strudel dough calls for a difficult kneading and stretching process, i opted for an easy method. And the puff pastry sheet is a better one to replace the traditional Apple strudel dough.

Apple & Chocolate chips strudel

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Custard Powder Yogurt Cake

Yogurt cake is a popular French sponge cake i usually bake at home with usual ingredients. This cake is a fantastic spongy cake, which suits absolutely prefect for a teatime snacks. And this cake is very easy to prepare as its needs a simple yogurt pot. Yes a storebought yogurt pot is quite enough to measure this cake. Its almost like our Indian 7 cup cake, a traditional sweets we make during Diwali festival. And this cake is completely butter free, oil and yogurt replace very well butter in this cake. I have baked couple of yogurt cake with different variations and here comes an another trial. Yes my today's post is definitely a new try for me as i included vanilla flavored custard powder in this yogurt cake.

Yogurt cake with Custard powder

Monday, 4 December 2017

Eggless Garlic Butter Bread Sticks

My H's recent favourite is Domino's garlic bread sticks and he was pestering me to bake some at home. While i was planning for this year's Bake-a-thon, the first baked dish came to my mind was this Bread sticks, obviously i didnt forget to make note while doing my list of baked goodies for this yearly event. Though i didnt replicated the same popular Domino's bread sticks, i went with my favourite garlic butter loaded bread sticks topped generously with some grated cheese. Bake this ultimate aromatic bread sticks with less efforts as this dangerously addictive sticks gets ready with less efforts if you have a basic pizza dough sitting in your fridge.