Monday, 30 December 2013

Black Forest Gateau {Cherry + Kirsch + Vanilla}

Yet another beautiful year is coming to an end! December is a month of joy and celebrations for most people around the world. In my house this month is quite special as its around Nikhil's birthday :) This year I baked a decadent Black Forest Gateau for the birthday boy and he loved it :D
The soft, moist chocolate sponge layered with whipped cream and kirsch'ed cherries with a liberal spread of chocolate shavings are nothing short of a celebration cake. The fresh cherries on top scream out the awesome combination with just the right amount of chocolatyness drenched in fruity glory!!! 

Black Forest Gateau
Recipe adapted from Ria's Collection

As I had trouble hiding the decorated cake, there was no element of surprise for Nikhil this year. He was basically getting pretty impatient, waiting for the clock to strike 12 that night ;) Cake was wiped off clean from the cake stand by the next day, leaving me not a piece to share with my neighbour! It was indeed a gorgeous cake both in and out... Hope you would try this too for a special someone on a special occasion!!

Above pic is clicked in daylight during my prep phase. Later I did not get the opportunity to shoot better photos as the cake was long gone...
And that's us (below pic)! clicked during the midnight cake cutting session :D

Friday, 27 December 2013

Christmas Cookie!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas. We celebrated Christmas this year with our friends, Nishima & Ajin. A beautifully decorated & well lit X'mas tree, glamorous garlands and ornaments added all the glory to the festive spread on table. Oh! it was non-stop entertainment from the time we dug out our stockings at midnight and pealed out our gifts till we hit the bed the next day :) All thanks to the wonderful hosts :D

It has been quite busy for the past few weeks, we had a beautiful winter get-away just before Christmas. So I had been baking lemon drizzle loaves and batches of these cookies for our friends, neighbours and colleagues. Must say was quite happy to get amazing feedback from Nikhil's office and others alike. I enjoyed baking them as well as packing them away... they made really cute lil gifts!!!

Christmas Chocolate Cookies {snow dusted}
Recipe adapted from Entertaining with Beth

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

☁ Fruit Crumble ☁

Fall is here... along comes the shorter days and chillier nights! It is a common sight to spot the vents from heaters smoking out, while they warms up everyone's homes. People should have pulled out their winter clothing from storage by now!

sun setting @ 4 pm!

Baking is good all year through but is the best in these frosty months. It warms up your kitchen and fills up your home with nice fresh aroma of baking as well :) There is something very comforting about baking a crumble though. 

fruit crumble

Well! this gorgeous bake is all crisp n crunchy on top, with all the fruity goodness underneath. Give it a try, you sure will love it :D

☁ Fruit Crumble ☁
Recipe adapted from Abel&Cole

Tumble Crumble

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