Feb 27, 2016

Lemon Cranberry Cake Recipe

This Lemon Cranberry cake is a hit with my family. It doesn't last a day! It has a great balance of sweet and tart. And makes a perfect snack with a cuppa tea.



1/3rd cup butter
3/4th cup sugar
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp lemon zest
2 eggs
1/8th tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup milk
1 cup cranberries


-Preheat oven to 175 degrees celcius
-Cream butter and sugar till nice and fluffy.
-Add lemon juice, zest,eggs and vanilla. beat to mix.
-Alternatively add flour and milk in two batches. Mix each time.
-Fold in the cranberries.
-Bake for 30-40 mins. Once done, cool in the pan for 15 mins and then remove.

Feb 25, 2016

How To Make Chocolate Medallions

Chocolate Medallions are a super easy treat to make. And they look stunning! You can make them your own by adding any selection of toppings you want.



100gms chopped dark chocolate
Your choice of toppings

I used-
dried cranberries
dried blueberries


-Melt choc over a double boiler or in a microwave.
-Set a sheet of parchment paper or waxed paper on a cookie sheet.
-Place spoonfuls of melted choc on the paper an inch apart. do three at a time.
-Place your choice of toppings on the choc before it sets.
-Repeat until you use up all the choc.
-Refrigerate for 15 mins.
-Carefully remove the discs from the paper. Store the discs in the fridge until ready to eat. Enjoy!


Feb 23, 2016

Swiss Meringue Buttercream Recipe

We all know how essential it is to have a buttercream recipe in our repertoire. And a Swiss Meringue Buttercream is silky, smooth and fluffy in a way regular buttercream can never be. This is my ( dare i say foolproof) recipe for a delicious Swiss Meringue Buttercream.



4 egg whites
1 cup granulated sugar
250 gms butter, softened and cubed
1 tsp vanilla extract


-Add the sugar to the egg whites in a large heat proof bowl and place on top of a double boiler.

-Whisk constantly to avoid the eggs from scrambling.

-Take it off the double boiler once the sugar has melted completely.

-Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer , beat the egg-sugar mixture until you get stiff peaks.

-Then add the first cube of butter and blend really well. Add the next cube of butter only after the first cube has blended in completely. Continue in the same way with the rest of the butter.

-Once all your butter has been added, add the vanilla and give the mixture a final blend. The buttercream is ready to use. Enjoy!

Note- The buttercream can be stored in the fridge for about one week and in the freezer for upto a month. Bring to room temp before using.

Feb 21, 2016

Banana Bread Recipe

Banana bread is one of my favourite things to bake. It's so easy and so customisable! I make this recipe plain, with walnuts or even chunks of chopped chocolate thrown in. And it delights each time. This Banana Bread recipe is a keeper!



3  ripe bananas
1/3 cup melted butter
1 cup of sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour


-Preheat the oven to 175°C and butter and flour a 4x8-inch loaf pan.

-In a bowl, mash the ripe bananas with a fork until smooth. Add the butter and mix.

-Mix in the baking soda. Stir in the sugar, beaten egg, and vanilla extract.

-Add the flour in two batches and mix well.

-Pour the batter into your prepared loaf pan. Bake for 45 mins or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean.

-Remove from oven and cool completely on a rack. Remove the banana bread from the pan. Slice and serve. Enjoy!

Feb 19, 2016

Red Velvet Cake Recipe

This Red Velvet Cake Recipe is a simple one bowl recipe and its rustic naked cake finish is easy to achieve. Click to watch the video for this Red Velvet Cake.



¼ cup room temp butter
¾ cup sugar
1 egg
3 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp red food color
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ cup buttermilk/ yoghurt
1 cup all purpose flour
½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp vinegar


-Preheat oven to 175 degrees C and butter and flour an 8 inch round pan.

-Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl.

-Add egg. Mix.

-Add cocoa, red food color and vanilla. Mix until well combined.

-Add half the buttermilk and half the flour. Mix. Add remaining buttermilk and flour. Mix.

-Add the baking soda and vinegar and mix on high speed for two mins.

-Pour the batter into the pan and bake for about 35 mins. If the cake is not done after 35 mins, bake for another 5-10 mins.

-Cool for 20 mins, remove from pan and frost as desired. Enjoy!!