Eggless Coffee Beans Cookies

I am a coffee aficionado and have been experimenting with using coffee in my recipes. And one of the best results has been these Eggless Coffee Beans Cookies. When I made them for the first time, I wasn’t sure whether both my daughters would like them, but these beautiful delights were a superhit! Both my angels loved them so much that now I make them regularly on their demand!

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Zebra Cake with Whole Wheat Flour

Zebra cake is a vanilla and chocolate cake with stripes like that of a Zebra. It is one of the most beautiful Tea Cake I have made so far. I started baking (eggless) cakes in the lockdown only and since then have made a few cakes with plain/ all-purpose flour. Post the first 3-4 cakes, once confident, I started making cakes with whole wheat flour (aata).

This beautiful Zebra cake is one of the most favourite cake of my family and friends. When I made this cake for the first time I was totally chuffed and gave myself a pat when I looked at my beautiful cake.😍

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Bread Pizza

Bread Pizza is perhaps the all time favourite and super hit snack/lunch/dinner for kids and adults (who just love pizza, like me 😉 ). Bread pizzas satiate your craving for pizza when you don’t have enough time to make your own pizza dough. You can make this Bread Pizza with your choice of toppings. You just need a loaf of white bread, pizza/pasta sauce, butter, cheese and your choice of vegetables. It is a really easy recipe and tastes awesome! Both my angels (daughters) love bread pizza preferring it over the regular one from the pizza shop. In fact they request (more like demand) this bread pizza every fortnight 😀 .

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Eggless Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Cake

My baking journey started in this year’s lockdown (March 2020). And the full credit for my baking goes to my  darling daughters – I took up baking just because of them. My first cake was for my elder angel’s birthday (end of March), as she just wanted a homemade cake for her birthday. Though I was a bit nervous, I took the plunge and baked the birthday cake and by God’s grace it turned out to be yummy and beautiful!

And that’s how I started, and got the courage to continue my baking journey. From then on I have tried many different cakes using multiple ingredients, dabbling in variety, taste, size etc.,

This Eggless Whole Wheat Eggless Banana Chocolate Cake is my hubby’s favourite. I made my first loaf and he loved it so much that he requested me to make it again on his birthday! The birthday cake was also a super hit and vanished in 5 minutes; everyone (adults and children) just loved it!

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Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot Muffins

Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot Muffins

With Christmas being just around the corner, the whole environment has turned real Christmassy. Just observing the whole festive spirit/theme, I simply cannot stop myself to be a bit merrier and feel enjoyed with some good cakes and muffins. So, my dear friends, let’s start rolling in this spirit with freshly baked Eggless Whole Wheat Carrot Muffins !

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Baked Pinwheel Snacks/ Baked Samosa Bites

Baked Pinwheel Snacks/ Baked Samosa Bites

Back to my love for street food/ similar savoury snacks – I would like to admit that this is pure experiment borne out of the love for taste :), and something which I have named as Baked Pinwheel Snack / Baked Samosa Bites / Samosa Bhakarwadi. The best point of such snacks is that they could be enjoyed in most of the seasons, and without much of a guilt. Now if the season is of winter, then nothing could beat them with a hot cuppa tea/coffee.

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Whole wheat Herbs Crackers

Whole wheat herbs crackers

This is in continuation of my previous post on Pistachio Crackers. The same experiment also resulted in herbs based whole wheat crackers, in alignment of my requirement for healthy winter snacks. Do note that these whole wheat herb crackers are my regular item as I make them often. These herbs crackers are quite easy peasy, healthy and quick to prepare. I prefer to make crackers with whole wheat flour, so that I could afford to snack in an healthy, guilt-free way 🙂

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Pistachios Crackers (whole wheat)

Pistachios whole wheat crackers
The sudden drop in temperature this week here in London looks like the end of autumn / arrival of the cool winter.  Winter, as all of you know, is the season for eating more (as compared to summer), eating rich foods, and keeping warm. With the same intentions every year, I do prepare a lot of items with the so-called warm ingredients e.g., ghee, sesame seeds, pistachios, almonds, and figs.

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Baked Bhakarwadi

Baked Bhakarwadi

Bhakarwadi is a fried savory snack that has a spicy and tangy stuffing, rolled into a dough and, sliced into small pieces that look like pinwheel cookies. Bhakarwadi is a quite known in Western India, particularly in the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. The best part of this snack is that it has a very good shelf life – it can be stored at room temperatures for around a month.

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Healthy Snacking – Wheat Nankhatai

Wheat Nankhatai

For the benefit of all, Nankhatai is a tea time snack that originated in the city of Surat, Gujarat. Essentially, it is an Indian short bread / cookie / biscuit.

The name Nankhatai is a combination of the Persian word ‘Nan’ (meaning bread) with ‘Khatai’ (meaning 6). A bread which made up of 6 main ingredients – semolina, chickpea flour, all-purpose flour (maida), sugar, butter/ghee and, nuts (almonds/pistachios). But nowadays there are many different versions of Nankhatai.

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