Its well established that i love cooking for others... drop in home and give me an hours notice and i will whip you a four course meal... but ask me to cook a simple dish and eat myself, i ll hunt for a curd tub and eat it up with rice... well thats me... oh yeah, i eat like a pig when i eating out, just can't eat my own cooking sigh...
ugh ugh, i am digressing... anyhow, i love to cook... and i LOVE to bake... yes!! cakes, muffins and etc etc... it started way back during my school days... my dad's friend who owned a Swiss bakery came by our house.. i was intrigued when he baked cookies in under 15 mins... really, sigh!! moist and chewy... yummy cookies.. i miss those days.... ugh i am digressing again... so anyhow, he taught me to bake cakes, cookies and of all things a pizza base... yeah you read it right.. a pizza base... i am one of those species who can whip out a pizza right from the scratch at home... no need to go in search of pizza buns at midnight when you crave for this delicacy from Italy, umm or was that from Naples... oh never mind, the point is i can bake a pizza.. tra la la la :-D
When parents where at native and sister was alone with me on her birthday in 2001, i baked her a cake, not one but 4... but there was a minor technical glitch though... we being at our parents home, i didn't know which floor was where... so i baked cakes out of chakki fresh wheat flour... only the trash can knew of my efforts... and now you through this blog :-D
When i returned back to Chennai last year, rented this place and secured myself a gas connection (cooking gas i.e., ahem) my baking passion returned to me... :-D Voila... i started with a simple Chocolate cake with chocolate chips...
|Chocolate Cake with choco-chips|
|Strawberry Mug cake in my fav. Mug|
and after that baking a cake became a norm... baking a chocolate-marshmellow cake for sister's colleague (which was a disaster), chocolate cakes and strawberry cake and so on... the recent one is Banana cake with banana cream filling...
|Banana Cake in the making|
And voila... the best cake i ever baked!!
|Banana Cake with Banana Cream fill|
Well you will have to take my word, because not a single crumb is left now... Burrrp!! oopsie, excuse moi!! :-D
Note: All these are baked in a cooker :) hence the texture won't be the same as baked in an oven