Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Ingredients– 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1/4 cup melted butter Pineapple rings and cherries 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup melted butter 2 eggs 1/2 cup pineapple juice 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp baking powder Method – Whisk the light brown sugar and melted butter to a smooth and…

Orange Cake

Ingredients– 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour 3 tbsp cornflour 1.5 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp baking soda 114 gm softened butter 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp granulated sugar 1.5 tsp orange zest (can be increased) 1/2 tsp lemon zest 2 large eggs 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice For the…

Strawberry and Cream

Ingredients– 400 ml Amul cream 12 strawberries 4-5 tbsp sugar Method – Blend 4 strawberries into a fine purée Chop 6 strawberries into small pieces Pour the strawberry purée into the cream Whip the cream and sugar with an electric beater for 5-7 minutes Add the chopped strawberries Decorate with the remaining strawberries Serve chilled

Black Rice Kheer

Ingredients– 1 litre milk (I used Amul Taaza) 1/2 cup black rice 3/4 cup sugar 4 cardamoms A fistful of raisins 12 cashews, chopped Method – Soak the black rice overnight In the morning, pressure cook the rice with very little water for 1 whistle. The water should be soaked up by the rice Heat…

Butterscotch Cake

Ingredients– 2/3 cup butterscotch chips 1/4 cup water 1/2 cup butter 3/4 cup sugar 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 3 large eggs at room temperature 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour 3/4 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup buttermilk Method – Preheat the oven to 180°C Grease and line…

Kheer Komola (Orange Pudding)

Ingredients– 1 litre full fat milk 200 ml condensed milk 4-5 strands of saffron 100 gm sugar 2 large sweet oranges Method – Boil milk in a thick bottom vessel on low flame Add the saffron strands Cook till the milk reduces to 1/3. This will take about 90 minutes Add condensed milk Mix properly…

Vermicelli Pudding

Ingredients– 1 tbsp ghee 60 gm fine vermicelli, broken up into 3” pieces 5 cups full fat milk 1/4 cup blanched and slivered almonds 2/3 cup sugar 8 green cardamom pods 2 tbsp sultanas Method – Heat the ghee in a wok on medium heat Add the vermicelli and stir fry till golden This will…

Chocolate Cupcake

Ingredients– 3/4 cup (95g) all-purpose flour 1/2 cup (45g) unsweetened natural cocoa powder 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar 1/2 cup (100g) packed light brown sugar 1/3 cup (80ml) vegetable oil 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup (120ml)…

Pound Cake

Ingredients– 3 large (150 grams) eggs, at room temperature 3 tablespoons milk, at room temperature 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup granulated white sugar 3/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature Method – Preheat the oven to 180°C. Butter or spray…

Eggless Chocolate Microwave Cake

Ingredients– All purpose flour – 1 cup Baking powder – 3/4 tsp Baking soda – 3/4 tsp Cocoa powder – 3 tbsp Refined oil – 100 ml Powdered sugar – 2 tbsp Salt – 1/4 tsp Vanilla essence – 1 tsp Condensed milk – 1/2 tin (200 gm) Buttermilk – 1 cup Method – Sieve…