Friday, 17 July 2020

Vegan Starbucks Style Banana Bread






Ingredients 

Flour 2 cups (260 gms)
Sugar 1 cup (200 gms)
Baking Soda 1 tsp
Salt 1/4 tsp
Banana Mashed 1 cup (about 2-3 bananas)
Pecans (or use Walnuts as in Starbucks) 3/4 cup divided
Vanilla Extract 1 tsp
Oil 1/2 cup

Method of Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 175 C (350F). Grease and line a 2lb loaf tin (9*5*3 inches). Dust with FLour

2. Add all the ingredients to a mixer and beat well.

3. Pour into the pan.

4. Now the baking time is a little tricky. It depends on your banana, flour, oven etc. I have seen recipes saying from 45 min to 70 min. Mine baked for about 65 min. So please check occasionally and figure out what works best for you. 

Monday, 3 September 2018

Chocolate Chip Blondies

A super easy to make Blondie recipe. You wonder what a blondie is? Well its kind of similar to Brownie, but blonde :-). It is made without the cocoa powder. The dough has a very cookie like texture. And the finished bake is crumbly on the top and edges, and soft in the middle with an overload of chocolate chips. I had this recipe written down in my book for a while and have made it many times. Wonder what the source was. It was definitely from a TV show.







































Monday, 19 March 2018

Creamy Roasted Root Vegetable Soup - Vegan, Gluten Free

Blogging seems to have come to a stand still for me. I keep trying to revive it and try and post a few recipes. But somehow life comes in the way. Last week or so, I have been experimenting with a lot of new things and I feel some of it needs to go in my blog.. I am not sure if I have any more followers. But I have decided to post a few recipes atleast so I can go back and reference them later!

It's march and there are parts of the world where people are already talking about summer and recipes to beat the heat. Here in England, we were almost ready to welcome spring. We even had a couple of glorious days where jackets were not necessary. My spring allergies are coming back. And then out  of the blue, another snow storm came along. And for a cold cozy day, there is always soup and bread in our kitchen.

I have made many variations of this soup before. But what I liked the best about this is the oven roasted vegetables. The boys agreed it just took the soup to a new level



Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Coconut Cardamom Chocolate Cookie



To me, winter is a time to bake. You know, like mad. Friday nights as I mentioned before are soup and bread in the winter. Its so dark and gloomy outside. A bit of baking is all I need to cheer me up. I have been away for so long, it feels like I don't belong here. Am sure once I connect with fellow bloggers and friends like old days, I will feel at home.

Friday, 3 November 2017

Olive and Fennel Focaccia - Vegan

One of the things I learned and became confident as a result of my blog was baking, especially breads. I am not claiming to be Bake off standard baker. I am far from it. But I know the basics now, which I did not know a few years ago. Bread is probably one of the things I love baking the most. The beauty of kneading the dough, the rising of it, shaping and finally the smell of warm bread fascinates me.

I have been away from my blog for way too long. I almost assumed this journey was over. But then life takes many twists and turns. And today I needed to be here. I needed to bake a bread. Today's bread was served with this Butternut Squash Soup. With Autumn on full swing, and winter slowly creeping in on us, I am sure this will be an amazing dinner.