Sablés

Butter. An ingredient a ‘true’ baker can’t live without. I say true because these days due to various dietary requirements, we use substitutes. I sometimes feel really sorry for the people who can’t eat it because butter just tends to make everything taste better. And when it comes to baking sable cookies, there is no […]

Baked Lemon Cheesecake

  Would you believe me if I told you I’m not a birthday-excited person. I don’t know what it is but I just don’t like the attention. I also believe you should feel special or mean something to someone everyday. BUT all that said, I need a birthday cake. Give me a birthday cake everyday […]

Poached Pear Tart

Melbournians say that this is not the worst winter yet. That statement scares me because even some nights when it goes down to 2 and 3 degreees, I feel frozen. I blame Bangalore for spoiling me but I must admit that I’m learning to adjust really well. I’m going for a winter trek this weekend. […]

Ragi Chocolate Cookies

Ragi is not everyone’s favourite ingredient. Don’t even know how to describe its flavour sometimes. Saw dust? But over the years, I’ve learned to appreciate what it offers and my tastebuds absolutely love it!! No jokes, but before I left India, I would have a big bowl of ragi porridge everyday. It’s one of those […]

Spiced Florentines

Say the word ‘CHOCOLATE’ and I feel I’m in heaven. I don’t think there’s any other ingredient in my kitchen that I enjoy working with more. It’s the only thing that helps me destress. When I’m sad, angry or disturbed, I sometimes open the cupboard and munch on it. Don’t you love it too? If […]

Raspberry Doughnuts

Last blog posted was exactly a month ago. I apologise but it’s awfully difficult when you’re working out your butt in a kitchen for hours and then have to travel hours to get back home. But all this ends because I’m done with Le Cordon Bleu. It was an amazing learning experience but I can’t […]

Quiche Florentine

Being a pastry chef, you do need that break from sugar at times. My biggest fear entering this industry has been ending up with diabetes and hence as most of you’ll know, I don’t eat most of the things I bake. But as humans, we have our cravings and I must admit, all things buttery […]

Rum & Raisin Cruffins

  Growing up in a country that faces so much poverty, my mother would tell me that I couldn’t leave the table without finishing every morsel of food on my plate. She would narrate that story I’m sure most of you’ll have heard of how some children don’t even get one proper meal a day. […]

Why I want to become a pastry chef

It’s been almost a month at Le Cordon Bleu. I pinch myself everyday because this still seems so unreal but I’m giving it my everything and been pushing myself to be the best I can. I apologise for this long pending post. I literally don’t have a life anymore. My schedule is chaotic as it […]

Spiced Rum Almond Cake

Christmas is around the corner and I’m sure your kitchens must be smelling really good already. It’s been quite hard for me to bake since I recently lost my grandmother but I know she would be so happy about all that I’ve achieved these last couple of months, so well I’ve just been pushing myself […]