Rich Christmas Fruit Cake

Merry Christmas and Season’s Greetings to all. Christmas (rum soaked) Fruit Cake is a traditional cake prepared during Christmas.Its best if the dry fruits are soaked in Rum/Brandy several weeks/months prior to making the fruit cake, as this allows the fruits to become moist, juicy and absorb all that Rum. I soaked mine for just 5 weeks. I only know one thing, my home smelled amazing while baking this cake and the taste was so sinfully yummy, as it had an exotic flavor from the spices and the rum soaked moist and juicy fruits just melted in your mouth. In…

Orange and Poppy seed Cake

Juicy and sweet and renowned for its concentration of vitamin C, oranges make the perfect snack and add a special tang to many recipes; it is no wonder that this is one of the most popular fruits in the world. Oranges are generally available from winter through summer with seasonal variations depending on the variety. Sweet, juicy oranges make a delicious and healthy snack or addition to a meal.Oranges not only boost our immune system and improve our skin; they also reduce the risk of respiratory diseases, certain cancers, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcers and kidney stones. Orange juice is also packed…

Baked yogurt Cheesecake with chocolate toppings

This baked Yogurt cheesecake is so close to my heart . It was that time of the year when you feel loved, pampered by your loved ones. It’s a celebration in the family and where you are the center of attention…who will not feel top of the world. The tiny hands which had once encircled around Mama’s finger has now grown up to be a handsome young man who takes all the effort in the world to make mama’s day a memorable one. Yes indeed. It was really emotional for a mother to see before her eyes what a nice…

Coffee Cupcakes with vanilla Cinnamon Frosting

“There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.” As winter starts approaching, it brings with it a whiff of freshness in the air, the rich aroma of freshly brewed coffee , the dew drops on the grass and the colorful blooms around. Not to mention the cold Cozy nights,warm blankets and hot chocolates.Winter is the perfect time for comfort, good food , warmth and of course its the time for home and family. When you think of winter and family how can you not think of the aroma of freshly baked bread and cakes in the Kitchen….

Cumin Shortbread Biscuits

Shortbread is a type of biscuit traditionally made from one part white sugar, two parts butter, and three parts flour (by weight). The use of plain white (wheat) flour is common today, and other ingredients like ground rice or cornflour are sometimes added to alter the texture. Also, modern recipes often deviate from the pure three ingredients by splitting the sugar portion into equal parts granulated sugar and icing sugar (powdered sugar) and many further add a portion of salt.Shortbread is baked at a low temperature to avoid browning. When cooked, it is nearly white, or a light golden brown….

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