Month: March 2011

Savoury Cheese Souffle

Featured in Zomato’s monthly newsletter CRUNCH – 23rd Nov 2011. http://www.zomato.com/crunch/cheese-souffle/ Souffle means breath or to take ones breath away. I was definitely holding my breath when I waited for it to rise in the oven. After which I was so proud of my fluffly soufflé that I moved around it in circles to figure out the right angle for the shot. That’s when I realized that a soufflé is called so because it takes one big breath and then releases it. Once out of the oven I saw the steam escaping from my soufflé and I lost some steam as well. (But I read that a soufflé holds its shape for only 3-4 mins… so that’s some balm for my wounded ego). Before making the effort, you need to ask yourself the question… “Will you appreciate a subtle dish?, Can you dive into the meal at break neck speed? Will you be happy with a really small portion? (The French I tell you!)”. If the answer to all these questions is a resounding YES… …

Dreamy Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

 Oh yes we like this one! Happy, fluffy and creamy… and if I might add, at the cost of sounding cheesy … quite dreamy!  Cupcakes bring back memories of schooldays and lazy summers, of the guilty pleasures of licking the cream off the cake and then off your fingers, of having something special just for you. Oh yes we like this!  If something can make people forget that age is pulling them in the wrong direction, then this is it. Why, I feel like a little girl of five when biting into this buttery heaven! Enjoy… Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting Prep time: 15 minsCooking time: 20 minsServes: Makes 12 cupcakes What you need:1 ½ cup all purpose Flour½ tsp baking powder¼ tsp fine Sea Salt½ cup unsalted Butter, softened¾ cup granulated Sugar2 eggs, room temperature2 tsp Vanilla extract2/3 cup whole MilkFor the Frosting: (enough for 24 cupcakes)100 gms Butter3 cups Icing Sugar3-5 Tbsps Milk1 tsp Vanilla extractFood Colouring (if tinting frosting) What to do:Make sure all ingredients are at room temperature. Preheat oven to …