Authentic Recipes from the Kitchens of Shriya, Nithu & Arthi!

Chocolate Banana Bread

Posted by on Jul 21, 2013 in Breads | 2 comments

Chocolate Banana Bread is a nice variation from the regular Banana Bread. Chocolate with banana is a wonderful combination for making a moist bread. I have added some walnuts and chocolate chips in this bread. You can skip them if you like it plain. If you have overly ripe bananas at home then it is perfect for this bread. It is also a perfect gift to give your friends and family. Refrigerate this bread for a longer shelf life. Preparation time: 75 minutes Yield: 1 loaf  Ingredients: All purpose flour – 1 cup Wheat flour – 1 cup Unsweetened cocoa – 1/2 cup Sugar – 1 1/2 cups Baking powder – 1tsp Baking soda – 1/2 tsp Salt – 1/4 tsp Eggs – 2 Butter – 2 sticks (at room temperature) Yogurt – 1/4 cup Oil – 1/4 cup...

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Classic Baguette

Posted by on Feb 1, 2013 in Baking, Breads | 8 comments

This is an easy recipe for making delicious homemade Baguettes. The ingredients and procedure are basic and simple and the results are great. I followed this recipe from the book “Cooking Light Way To Bake”. But the amount of yeast they have used for 3 cups of flour was more than how much I have used here. The actual recipe stated 1 packet (2 and 1/4 tsp) of yeast. After I baked the bread it smelled like yeast and I didn’t like it. So I used less yeast and increased the rising time. It worked and still the results were the same. Enjoy your homemade baguettes. Fresh homemade baguettes are wonderful for sandwiches, soups or toasts. Preparation time: 3 hours Baking time: 20 minutes Yield: Two 12″ loaves Ingredients: Bread flour – 3 cups (400 gram) Active dry yeast...

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Braided Coffee Cake and Mini Rolls

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012 in Baking, Breads, Christmas Recipes, Slideshow | 4 comments

This is one of the recipe I’ve been waiting to post. Because it came out so perfect and delicious. Coffee cakes are always my favorite and anything with coffee on it I just simply love it. I’ve made braided loaves many times but this time it Came out so perfect. This is the perfect evening snack. If you are looking for some delicious and easy to make breads, this is the perfect recipe for you. Try this recipe and let me know how it came out for you. Preparation time: 2 hours and 30 minutes. No Of servings : 2 loaves or 20-30 mini rolls Ingredients: Active dry yeast : 1 package Warm water : 1/4 cup Warm Milk : 1 cup(I’ve used fat free) Sugar : 1/2 cup Eggs : 3 Unsalted Butter : 1/2 cup (sofetend) All...

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Stuffed Bread

Posted by on Aug 16, 2012 in Breads | 3 comments

First I thought of making regular sandwich bread. Then I wanted to have something little spicy. I got the idea of making this stuffed bread with Indian touch. I gave this to all my friends for tasting and everyone loved it. You can try this recipe with Nithu’s White Bread Recipe too. Time of Preparation : 2 hours 10 minutes Spice Level : 2 Yield : 1 large loaf Ingredients: For Bread: Bread Flour – 3 cups Warm water (110 F) – 1 cup Active dry yeast – 1 1/2 tsp Salt – 1 tsp Sugar – 2 tbsp Oil – 1/4 cup For Stuffing: Potato – 1 Carrot – 1 Beans – 12 Paneer – 1/4 cup (grated) Spinach – 1/4 cup(chopped) Onion – 1/2 (finely chopped) Green chillies – 4 Garlic – 4 cloves (finely chopped) Red...

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Homemade White Bread and Dinner Rolls

Posted by on Apr 28, 2012 in Baking, Breads | 6 comments

Homemade bread and dinner rolls are very easy to make. My bread is made from the scratch and it’s fresh without any preservatives. I have always wanted to bake bread at home and enjoy it for the breakfast and finally my dream came true. There are a lot of recipes online for homemade bread. I was so confused about which one to follow. Finally, I got a good recipe on youtube which was posted by Candra. It was easy and the result was amazing. I used the dinner rolls or pav buns for the Pav bhaji dish that I have recently shared with you all. Enjoy your breakfast with the fresh home baked bread and let me know your comments. Preparation time: 2.5 hours Cooking time: 20 to 25 minutes Yield: 12 dinner rolls and One big loaf Ingredients:...

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Maple Pecan Bread

Posted by on Dec 13, 2011 in Baking, Breads | 5 comments

I had Pecan bread at one of my friends’ place and I have been wanting to make it ever since. I had gotten the recipe from her and I have been wanting to try this recipe. I love maple syrup on pancakes and the flavor of maple. So I just twisted this recipe a little by adding maple flavor. If you want you can also try without adding maple flavor. It will turn out delicious either way. It came out very tasty and perfect. My husband and MIL loved it and they both keep saying it tasted just like the walnut cake they used to love from Adyar Bakery in Chennai. Try this recipe and let me know if you liked it. Preparation Time : 60 minutes No Of Servings : 20 Ingredients: All Purpose Flour : 21/4 cups...

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