Sunday, 28 October 2012

Chocolate Ganache


  • 180 ml heavy cream                                                
  • 220 grams chocolate
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp ram or brandy (optional)


  1. Put chocolate in a heat proof bowl
  2. Heat cream and butter on medium heat and bring to a boil (just)
  3. Pour cream and butter onto the chocolate and let stand for 3 minutes
  4. Gently stir till all is mixed and thick and glossy


  • Warm and liquid used as a pourable glaze
  • Cooled (at room temperature) as spreadable filling and frosting
  • Refrigerated as whipped filling and frosting

Fresh orange cake

"This is the best orange cake recipe, i have found to date, tried lots with orange juice, with zest etc.  but none of them were orangy enough for me, this one where we chop a whole orange with peel and all is fabulous, do give it one try and you will be converted ..."

Servings - 10 large pieces 


  • 1 unwaxed orange,washed
  • 150 gms Butter 
  • 1 1/4 cups castor sugar 
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3 tbsp plain yogurt 
  • 2 tbsp superfine or granulated sugar for topping Or to taste 


All ingredients should be at room temperature
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit / 170 degrees Celsius  
  2. Butter a cake tin- loaf and put in fridge
  3. cut the orange in half, save the other half for the topping
  4. Cut the half in 8 pieces removing pips , process the orange into very small pieces 
  5. Beat butter, sugar and chopped orange for 2 minutes till fluffy, with an electric beater, do not overbeat
  6. Sieve flour,baking powder,soda and salt
  7. Break the eggs into the bowl  add the flour mixture , add the milk and the yogurt and beat on low speed for 1 minute till  well mixed
  8. Put the mixture in the buttered baking pan
  9. Bake for 50 minutes till done ,test skewer is clean when inserted in the middle of cake
  10. make topping - squeeze out the juice from the other half of the orange, add sugar (to taste) and stir to make a thick glaze
  11. While the cake is still hot prick the entire loaf with a toothpick,spoon the orange syrup over the whole cake
  12. Cool completely and take out of tin


For a chocolaty twist , fold into cake batter chocolate bits (100 grams)before putting the mixture in the oven. i.e. after step seven.

Marble Cake - Chocolate & Vanilla

"This is one yummy moist cake, top with chocolate ganache for a more decadence..."

Servings - 12 large pieces


  • 2 1/2 cup / 310 grams flour                  
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 200 grams Butter
  • 75 grams chocolate (chopped to bits) 
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cup hot milk
  • 1 3/4 cup / 350 grams sugar
  • 4 eggs 
  • 2 tsp Vanilla essence 


All ingredients at room temperature
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit / 160 degrees Celsius  
  2. Butter a cake tin- bundt / ring / loaf and put in fridge
  3. Whisk flour,baking powder,soda and salt
  4. Melt over hot water - 2 tbs spoon butter, cocoa and chocolate till smooth
  5. Beat butter and sugar for 3-4 minutes till fluffy, with an electric beater
  6. Beat in eggs one at a time,take care do not over beat , beat only till eggs are incorporated 
  7. Add vanilla extract and stir gentle or beat once
  8. On low beater speed or fold flour and hot milk alternatively starting and ending with flour (flour - milk - flour - milk - flour )
  9. Take half the mixture and put it in the buttered baking pan
  10. Fold chocolate to remaining mixture and pour over the white mixture in pan
  11. With a knife gently swirl through pan twice not more 
  12. Bake for 40 minutes till done ,test skewer is clean when inserted in the middle of cake

Variations :

For a Red velvet- Vanilla Marble cake, delete the chocolate pieces substitute with one tbsp Red color. 

Friday, 26 October 2012

How it all started

Just the other day my mom had asked me to go and find one of the recipes of a molten lava cake she wanted to bake.She has a number of fat books which are filled with pages and pages of recipes, it took me a long time to find the recipe she wanted. During this time i thought it would benefit a lot of people if they knew all those recipes.So this is why i started this blog in which my mom and me are going to upload a lot of the recipes which are our personal favorites.All of them are tried and tested and are yummilicious....

 My mom is providing the recipes and i am managing this blog.We hope you enjoy our recipes and if you have any doubts don't hesitate to post them in the comments.

Later on we will even get our huge extended families to publish their favorite recipes.

A small message from Mom
"Hi all, we hope you enjoy this blog, its great fun writing it. This collection of recipes is for our families, friends and any of you who enjoy good food. It will be an eclectic collection, covering our favorite desserts, savory experiments and our regular food which we make at home, some of which has been handed down over the generations.

So combining my huge enthusiasm for food,cooking, eating and my Son's huge enthusiasm for blogs and all computer related activities, we hope that this translates into a blog, which we can keep alive with our favorite foods...

All recipes are tried and tested , and have been put together after many tweaks and a lot of research and cooking, so hope you all enjoy them :) "