Braided Strawberry Cream Cheese Danish

Even a great store bought danish will never taste as fresh as the one you’ve baked. Now imagine it warm, emerging from your oven, extremely buttery and fresh. This cream cheese danish is so easy to make and also beautiful as we are making a braided danish instead of a regular one. Difficulty: Moderate Prep…

Indian Curry Puff

From small towns to big cities, almost all the bakeries in India would have vegetable puffs. These are a popular street snack in India and an absolute must in school/office cafeteria. Making Curry puff is a three-step process – preparing puff pastry sheet, preparing the veggie stuffing and baking the puff. Preparing puff pastry is…

Know your Leavening Agents

Have you ever wondered why some recipes call for baking soda while others call for baking powder? Or why some bread use yeast? These questions can undoubtedly give you a pause. These leavening agents are the key ingredients that make our baked goods rise, without which the dough or batter becomes flat and crisp. Not…

Guacamole

Guacamole is a healthy dip and a must when we have taco nights! It is meant to be easy to make and delicious. Plain and simple. It’s a blend of a few quality ingredients with flavors that meld together beautifully. Difficulty: Easy Peasy Prep Time: 10 mins Yield: 1 Cup Ingredients 2 Avocados – Peeled,…

Types of Sugar for Baking

Every pastry recipe calls for a different type of sugar – white sugar, brown sugar, confectioners’ sugar. If they are all sugar, what’s the difference? Sugar is not only a sweetener, but it also plays a role in the development of taste, texture and appearance of baked goods. We will review some of the common…

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana muffins are the perfect go to recipe for ripe bananas. Don’t throw away the over ripe bananas sitting on the counter. Bake these simple yet delicious banana muffins and I promise you that you would let them ripe to bake these muffins. You need 3 ripe bananas and basic kitchen ingredients to get started….