Monday, September 1, 2008

A Zebra Striped Cake N Few Food Pics



Zebra Stripes Cake welcoming new month, September 2008, and a nice way to feed my blog what it loves the best...'FOOD' - has been pretty loooooooooong since I last posted an entry!

This cake comes from Farida, posted by her in Feb '08 and bookmarked and forgotten, until Deeba, Divya baked n blogged :) Its butter free, moist and tastes great, for people with liking towards bittersweet delicacies, its just right. For those who want it more sweet can add half-a cup of extra sugar.



Thanks Farida for sharing and updating minute details every time you bake it! Pretty useful for bake-lovers like us!



One Common Breakfast, Upma, turned into a Veggie Delight by combing Vermicellis with frozen veggies (corn+peas+carrot+beans)







The precious tiny hands, which demand macaroni with tomato sauce!

What to do with the excess boiled and cooled Elbow Macaronis??



Turn them to ' Mac-Pakoras' and Kissi Ko Pata Nahi Chalega!


Sanjay Thumma of Vahrehvah.com fame with his cookery videos on Youtube has simplified the dishes and I had prepared few of the common dishes with his techniques and must say that they tasted absolutely heavenly. The cooking time is reduced incredibly with the shortcuts that he advises.

I have no pictures, but made 'Paneer Butter Masala', ST's way, thrice in the same week on demand by family members! Its absolute must if you are a paneer lover!

Matar Paneer : Made from fresh - 'Melts in mouth' Paneer for lunch







Corn Pakodi : A fast snack, great treat!








And lastly to end the post, the very best of cakes that I keep baking over and over again-


Deeba's (Passionate About Baking)- Vanilla Muffins...this time topped with Whipped cream, decorated with M&M's..mmmmmm yummm



And also Shilpa (Aayis Recipes) Eggless Dates Cake topped with almonds.

(sorry, but displaying the only pic which shook...as much as the taste of this cake shook the family members! )




Both these cakes were absolutely loved by my folks back in my homeland, on my vacation.


Thanks Deeba and Shilpa for blogging about and sharing these absolute crazed over n always in demand recipe for cake!!


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16 comments:

david santos said...

Excellent posting and very good food.
Congratulations.

Divya said...

The zebra striped cake looks so pretty! I have been wanting to make it for so long and was hunting for the recipe!
Finally...

notyet100 said...

everythin looks so yummy,..specially the cakes and muffins,..goodto ceeu back,...happy bloggin,.:-)nd ya missed u...and ur posts,.;-)

Arundathi said...

Lovely zebra cake - isn't it so much fun to make!

farida said...

Purnima, thank you so much for trying my zebra cake. Your pic looks great! Aren't zebra stripes cute::)

Meera said...

What a feast!! Loved those cute hands the most!!

Am so glad that you are back!!

Passionate About Baking said...

Welcome back Purnima...you've been away for long!! Glad you had a great vacation. Great pictures & loads of food. You've been busy again...the Zebra sure looks good; always a winner! Love the chubby little hands too...lov Deeba

Lavi said...

Missed Your Posts Purnima!

wow..how much new recipe idea's here..i love the idea of MAC-Pakora's. Zebra cake looks delicous...

Divya said...

Hey Purnima'di...welcome back!!Misesd you so much..!!!Your stripey cake looks so pretty...and thanks a bunch for the link-my name featuring in your blog by itself is a great pleasure for me..thanks so much!!once again,thanks for the encouraging words you left on my blog-you know you are a special person for me,don't you!!Next on my list is muffins..gonna try truckloads of recipes from your blog;-)Love ya!!

Purnima said...

David --> Thanks!

Divya --> Try the cake,it won't fail ur tastebuds!

Priyanka --> Lets trade my baked goodies for ur yummy n fast dished out curries! :D

Arundathi --> You bet!

Farida --> Its been a superhit on food blogs! Now at my place too! Tks so much for sharing!!

Meeraaa --> Tks and Hugs to you! Son on left side frame,daughter on right-both wanted the same bowl!! LOL
I m so glad to recieve such a welcome, doesn't feel less than a Princess!! :D

Deeba --> Tks for your lovely words, am sure not as busy as you always are! Tks for sharing ur gorgeous feasts and details with us!

Lavi --> Thanks so much!! How very sweet of you!

Divuuu --> Ur 'Di' makes me feel like I belong to Mangeshkar family :D
You are also very special, the more I read from you, the more I keep visiting you..yeh dil maange more!:)

arundati said...

this zebra cake is tantalising me with its appearances all over the blogsphere..... looks lovely

Swapna said...

Excellent post Purnima!!! everthing looks so delicious!!!!

Sireesha said...

Happy Vinayaka Chaturthi dear:))Everything looks awesome and lovely .

Paru ... said...

zebra cake looks creative and cool...Lovely post

Maya said...

Wow, am late here, but nevertheless, can't stop drooling at the food..Looks like you are back in full swing in the kitchen..Welcome back Purnima, missed you ...

Swati Raman Garg said...

hey pur... u know main na fantasycooking.blogspot karke dhoondh rahi thi ... and finally u came urself... thanks buddy... :) kaisi ho.... and thanks for that link .... amma kya gati thi woh line to hai nai .. guess it has many versions... but so so so sweet of you that you searched for it....

achcha the cake loooks perfect.. pata nai main kab bana paungi...