Category Archives: Dessert

BienenstichKuchen/ German Bee Sting Cake.

IMG_5057Since baking for We Knead to Bake I have come across different breads. Most of them something I never knew existed. It’s been an amazing experience.

For We Knead to Bake this festive season we are baking BienenstichKuchen/ German Bee Sting Cake.    

Bienenstich is not really a bread but a traditional German sweet yeasted cake baked with topping of crunchy almond toffee-like layer and filled with a vanilla pastry cream. Bienenstich is traditionally eaten as dessert and also served with tea or coffee.

Its name Bienenstich in German means “bee sting” and probably got its name from the honey flavoured topping that it typical of this yeasted cake.

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Egg less Tort Pina Colada/ Pina Colada Cake


This is a celebration time. Two things to celebrate Diwali and a birthday!


Happy Diwali to all!!

Little Ayan, my nephew has become 2 yesterday and since he was busy visiting all the giraffes in the zoo I decided to post this late.

Ayan is a naughty bundle of mischief and hence adorable! Since Ayan and his parents, Kshitij and Pooja do not eat eggs this is a virtual present to him.  They will love it!!

Happy Birthday Ayan!!! 

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M for Mangane


Go to any Hindu religious ceremony in Goa there are 90% chances that you will be served Mangane!

A delicious fragrant payas traditionally Goan made in coconut milk. With the abundance in coconuts that we have coconut milk is used in almost all the Pasayam or Kheer.

Milk I believe was scarce and was hardly used. After all traditional cooking is making use of nature’s blessings! Honestly Goans generally do not like curd or milk. For a person like me who cannot think about not using milk this continues to be a shock. Continue reading

J for Jackfruit Cake or Dhonas

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My friend Sangeeta rang me up and asked me if we like jackfruit. She told me that she had 2 from her father’s orchards; one of them she said is kappa and the other rasal. Will I be interested in them both!

For uninitiated kappa phanas, phanas is what a jackfruit is called in Marathi and Konkani, kappa is where you get lovely jackfruit, and the fruit is firm not sticky and can hold its shape. Rasal is, you guessed right all the opposite, it’s sticky and tends to be slimy!  There is little wonder that kappa phanas is in great demand.

But out of rasal phanas you can make phanas poli and dhonas. The two things i know of! And So I agreed.  I got the recipe from Sangeeta herself she told me the methodology and the measures but then I forgot all the measures. So who else do you turn to? My Google friend and i found this recipe at the site .

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Fruit Salad

fruit salad

The moment I announce the making of fruit salad the girls disappear.

The reason being they do not like a mixture of fruits in the custard or ice cream. Give them plain fruits and plain custard or ice cream and jelly separate they are willing to eat it. In fact they relish it! Not surprising hence fruit salad hardly ever features on our menu.

This one glass of fruit salad contains the leftover fruits because I wanted it desperately and I am fed up of fruit salads served in restaurants.

What I have used here is what I had at hand even the custard but you can use any fruit of your liking. I will suggest adding papaya just before serving as at times it gives a bitter taste.


  • 3 segments of oranges
  • ½ a chikoo
  • ½ slice of papaya
  • ¼ slice of apple
  • ½ cup of strawberry custard (prepared as per the instructions on the packet)
  • 1 tblspn of rose syrup (optional)


  • Mix all the fruits and chill them
  • Add the chilled custard.
  • Drizzle the rose syrup on top.
  • Click a picture.
  • Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!

Linking this to Priya’s Health Salads guest hosted by me.


Kid’s Delight hosted by Pavani 

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Gajar Ka Halwa

Gajar Ka Halwa anyone!

Gajar Ka Halwa anyone!

One of my favourite sweets (there is only one sweet that I do not like rest are all my favourites) is Gajar Ka Halwa. There is nothing that beats the delicious halwa that just melts in your mouth like butter under hot knife, snow in sun…. get the idea.

The moment we start getting these carrots which are called as dilli ka gajar I just fantasizing about this halwa or gajar kheer.  In fact when I start making this halwa till I finish the making I never know if it will be making halwa or kheer.  The reason being since I am the only person who is going to eat both these I never stock up or buy mava. The day I decide that the craving for gajar sweet cannot be ignored anymore I commence making this delicious gajar halwa. In case I have time( also patience to wait ) it ends up as halwa else I finish it as kheer.

This is my breakfast but that does not mean that you cannot have it for lunch,tea or dinner followed by dessert! It will taste awesome with ice cream, vanilla ice cream!

This is my Blogging Marathon entry for  the month long Marathon under the theme” Seasonal”!

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Chocolate Cheese Cake for Baking Partners

Irresistible Chocolate Cheesecake !!

Irresistible Chocolate Cheesecake !!

Every month on the 15th the baking partners post a bake.  The brainchild of Swati Iyer  and an excellent baker she chooses some fantastic bakes.

Since joining this group I have tried out  Shaped Bread Rolls, Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcake , Ultimate Chocolate Cream Cheese Cookies, The best Chocolate cake that I have ever tasted Reine de Saba avec Glaçage au Chocolat: Chocolate Almond Cake  and now this month cheese cake.

Now every recipe I have read asks for cream cheese and since it is expensive in India and then there is no guarantee that I will use the entire tub I never ventured in the area. My daughter, the elder one this time (rolling my eyes) asked for cheese cake sometime ago. She is a sweet non-eater; even after she ate this cake she told me she liked the crust better than the cake. Mind you this was after they (both my daughters) had finished the cake.

Well it takes all kinds … anyway please do try this awesome cake and sink in a delightful bliss!!  Diet ko maro goli yaar you do need a break!!

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