Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Everyone who knows me knows my passion for food. It's not just trying out different cuisines but creating them myself is what I thoroughly enjoy! Food is something I can talk about endlessly.

As a kid I remember I used to sit with my granny (we used to call her Amma Aaji) in the kitchen and roll chapaatees. She had bought two small polpaat-laatana (rolling pin and board) for myself and my little sister. I think that's when my training for cooking started.

Amma Aaji was a great cook. She was a vegetarian so most of the delicacies that we tasted in our childhood were all veg. My sister and I were her Laadkyaa Naati (darling grand daughters) which is why we got to taste a variety of Maharashtrian dishes right from starters to desserts.

My love for baking started much later. We had a small, Bajaj oven at home. Back then microwaves had not even launched in the market, forget the fancy big ovens. One day we were invited at a family friend's place for dinner. His daughter who had joined a baking class had baked pineapple cake. I was quite surprised as it tasted as good as or even better than the one which we used to get at the pastry shops. I guess that was the day when I got inspired to bake.

A couple of years later when I was working in an advertising agency a colleague of mine was very kind to give me the recipe of Black Forest cake. I couldn't wait to rush home and bake it. It's impossible for me to describe the feeling when I saw and later tasted what I had created.. My first baked dessert! That's how I started baking and continued doing so along with tasting and cooking different dishes from round the world!

We baked Bundt Cake!!!

After ages I'm posting something on my blog and enjoying doing it so much!! I had the recipe of Bundt cake saved in my recipe file and the Bundt cake mold locked in the cupboard for a couple of years. Finally decided to pull both out and you can see the yummy results!!