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October 26, 2020

Ombré Cakes and childhood memories

Posted on August 12, 2015 by in baked goods

Ombré Cakes

Ombré Cakes are one of the the latest trends in baking. Maybe because fashion and food is so integrated and ombré hairstyles did the rounds a while back. Ombré describes the gradual blending of one color shade to another, usually moving from light to dark. I learnt about ombré hairstyles before I learned about ombré […]

Sticky Toffee Date Cake

Posted on July 8, 2015 by in baked goods

Sticky Toffee

Sticky Toffee – imagine if I had coined or patented the phrase. I would have been a very wealthy cook, living on some exotic island, serving friends and family the finest of food at my long table. The world goes crazy for stick toffee pudding, sticky toffee fudge, bread and butter pudding, you name it, […]

Red Velvet Cheesecake for Valentine’s Day

Posted on February 12, 2015 by in baked goods

Red Velvet Cheesecake

Red Velvet Cheesecake – Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I will give in to the pressure of baking something so trendy and overrated. Red Velvet Cheesecake, mom please! Said my son as he scoffed down the cake in four, maybe five bites. Carrot cake yes, chocolate cake yes, but red velvet […]

Carrot Cake – A revised recipe!

Posted on January 13, 2015 by in baked goods

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake is healthy! You don’t agree? Well, this is how I’ve worked it out! Carrots are vegetables and vegetables are healthy. So…… carrot cake must be healthy, right? Carrot Cake is not healthy, sadly! So the secret is in moderation! You can still have your cake and eat it, but in smaller portions. Therefor […]

Baking Cakes – conquering fears one layer at a time!

Posted on August 11, 2014 by in baked goods

baking cakes

Baking cakes should be left to the professionals! I have such admiration for the art of baking light and airy cakes. Baking Cakes became a little easier with the arrival of the hand mixer in 1856 and a total blast when the standing mixer hit the shelves in 1908. I do remember how my mom […]

Meringue Torte with Hazelnuts and toffee apples

Posted on May 26, 2014 by in baked goods

meringue torte

Meringue Torte? You most probably think Nina has gone all pretentious and fancy-schmansy on you! It seems odd that I would post a recipe for something so “complicated” and “expensive” on a blog called My easy Cooking! Meringue can be tricky to make, but if you follow a few simple rules, you can master it, […]

Apple Crumble Cake

Posted on May 19, 2014 by in baked goods

apple crumble

Apple Crumble with its golden crown of crumbly glory and a big spoon of semi-soft vanilla ice-cream, is hard to beat. Apple crumble must be one of the most popular desserts or cakes in the world. It is such a simple dish, made with simple ingredients such as apples, flour, oats, butter and sugar! I […]

Red Wine Chocolate Cake

Posted on April 22, 2014 by in baked goods

red wine

Red Wine in a chocolate cake seemed like such a strange thing to do, yet I must have been sleeping under a brick or something, because the internet is flooded with recipes for a red wine chocolate cake! Red Wine belongs in a glass, a stew or a dreamy mushroom risotto! A delicious jous with […]

Easy Chocolate Nutella Cake with Vanilla Mousse and Hazelnut Praline

Posted on August 2, 2013 by in Uncategorized

easy

Easy Chocolate Nutella Cake with Vanilla Mousse and Hazelnut praline! I can see you shake you head in disbelief, thinking, what on earth is easy about that? First of all, what  is a praline? What is easy in making a vanilla mousse and I am not a good baker, these are just a few questions […]

Ginger and Apple Upside down cake!

Posted on July 18, 2013 by in baked goods

ginger

Ginger Rogers and Fred Astair were  perfect partners and graced many dance floors and movie screens  with elegance, electricity and vivacity of their pairing. They moved and danced together as one, a “perfect pair” some people called them. Ginger and apple are perfect partners too! Ginger being the warm one in the relationship while apple […]