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Black and White
July 27, 2010

It has been too long, non? Not that I have not been baking – just that I have not been baking anything different. I have dabbled with candy making but my homemade marshmallows flopped, literally – taught me the importance of the candy thermometer – and my torrone/ nougat came out just alright, not a good recipe to share. Today, I will be posting my first daring baker’s challenge!

The July 2010 Daring Bakers’ challenge was hosted by Sunita of Sunita’s world – life and food. Sunita challenged everyone to make an ice-cream filled Swiss roll that’s then used to make a bombe with hot fudge. Her recipe is based on an ice cream cake recipe from Taste of Home.

We were given the creative freedom to choose the flavors of the roll and the ice cream. I attempted to make mint chip ice cream, cookies and cream ice cream, hot fudge and just the basic chocolate swiss roll with vanilla filling. Somehow, the mint chip ice cream did not set and I decided to not add it to the bombe so that I’ll be able to slice the bombe. Seeing that the mint chip ice cream did not set, I used my own recipe to make the cookies and cream ice cream. So, everything turned out black and white.

The recipe for the swiss roll, hot fudge and ice cream can be found at The Daring Kitchen website. The recipe for the cookies and cream ice cream is as follows (no ice cream maker required):

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North Indian Cuisine
June 5, 2010

What happens when you are craving for garlic naans and tandoori chicken and have too much time on your hand? You D-I-Y! As it is apparent on this site, I’m not fond of cooking. I prefer baking with its approximately precise ingredient quantities. Maybe it is just the way my mother is trying to pass down her recipes, what’s with the random throwing of ingredients into the pot.

Back to the food, naans and tandoori chicken are traditionally cooked in a tandoor – a cylindrical clay oven. Now, most of us will not have a tandoor in our kitchen – if you do, wow! So the chicken was cooked in the oven and the naans were pan-fried with the lid on. It might not taste 100% authentic what with the lack of the smokey taste but it is still “Yum!”.

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New Year, New Beginnings
January 20, 2010

19 days have passed since 2010 began. 2010 will definitely be a year of change for me. I certainly hope that my seeming addiction to baking all things sweet and savory will not change and this site will help me document this addiction of mine.

Let the baking begin.