Plain bun. Plum bun. Bun without a plum.
Now say it really fast:
If you didn’t say “bum”, “blum” or “plub”, you deserve two slices of this cake. With the ice cream.
Where, you might ask, did I come across this epic waste of time, but oh-so-fun tongue twister? We had a good friend over this weekend, and as we ate some phenomenal food and gave the vineyards in Nashik a ton of business, he made us take turns saying that. Needless to say, we all failed.
Unlike this cake.
There’s just one bad thing about a vacation: coming back. Last week, after nine days of eating, drinking and generally doing nothing productive, reality hit me hard. And the blog took the beating :) It’s been a bit silent around these parts, but I’m back now!
With a healthy muffin you could eat for breakfast: barley flour, orange pulp and almond meal. Not bad, huh?
My last name is ‘Shrikhande’. Unfortunately, or fortunately, it does not mean my ancestors made, or ate, a bucketful of shrikhand for every meal.
It does mean that everyone thinks of dessert every time they hear my name. This has been on since way before the blog :)
This is the ultimate example of desi-fying cookies. Ultimate.
I present to you, dark chocolate chunk cookies, spiked with, wait for it…Everest Tikhalal red chilli powder. I kid you not.
Before you laugh (or is it too late?), I must promise you these are awesome. When not in Mexico with access to chipotle and cayenne powder, this is what you do. And it’s a darn good substitute.
Fudgy, almost brownie-like, rich, dark cookies. With the most delightful cinnamon-chilli kick.
Topped with sea salt for some extra crunch, colour and flavour, these take a second to get used to. But it’s well worth it :)
This is part two of my adventure with yeast donuts. Part one has the story :) I made 6 of these with cinnamon-sugar topping and 6 with coloured cream cheese frosting and sprinkles. That struck me last minute, just because I had a box of cream cheese in the fridge. Love it when that happens.
Look how fun!!
There’s this term, ‘First World Problems’, that’s been floating around for a while. Seemingly trivial issues that at that moment, feel like the end of our world as we know it.
Can I just say, yeast inexplicably refusing to dissolve and construction workers sending paint dust flying all over my precious donuts, need to go right at the TOP of that list.
Because on Sunday afternoon, I really did think someone out there really didn’t like me. NOTHING would go right!! However, where there’s a dough, there’s a way.
I present to you, cinnamon sugar donuts that basically say “first world problems, in your FACE!”
This has been a crazy week. C.R.A.Z.Y
Our house got flooded twice thanks to a loose pipe. Work has been keeping us on our toes. And this summer is particularly murderous.
Thank god for brownies that are ready in a minute.