Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Pepper roasted Sweet Potatoes

Roast sweet potatoes with pepper.

600gm Sweet potatoes
2 tbsp olive oil
1 lemon
Few chopped coriander leaves
1 onion chopped
Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat the oven in 230 degree
Scrub the sweet potatoes with the skin very well and boil water in a pan and boil the potatoes for 10mts.
Meanwhile pour the olive oil in a shallow pan and put into oven to heat.
Finally grate the lemon rind and coriander leaves.
Drain the potatoes, put in the hot oil along with chopped onions , coriander leaves and lemon rind.
Now add salt and pepper and roast it well.
The oil should be really hot when you put the potatoes
Roast the potatoes on the top shell of the oven for 20mts until golden.
Serve hot...

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Custom Paper Bag Shop at Trivandrum

Wide Range  of  Paper Bags
Vedika Traders- Cloth, Paper Bag Store at Tvm

Brown Covers and Cloth Bag

Here's one accidental discovery - rather I should say that I spotted a new store selling paper and cloth bag in Trivandrum.

So, here's how I noticed this store. On my way back from a shopping trip from Stains at Attakulangara, Trivandrum, I noticed paper bags and covers kept outside this store. As, I keep buying these bags for my baking class, I stopped to have a closer look.

The shop owner was a pleasant young man who explained in detail all about his merchandise. This is rather unusual in this pas most shop owner or sales staff I see in Trivandrum usually appear ever busy or just flatly refuse to delve more info.

He said he can do custom printing work on the cloth or paper bag and I collected the cost and other details.

I wish him all success, goodwill on his new venture.

Pls visit this store to get more details of bags and custom printing works.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Cupcake Topper Techniques Learn Fondant Animals

Christmas Themed Toppers

Cupcake Toppers

Fondant Froggy

Cupcake Forest Theme

Learn Fondant Toppers 

Are you awed by the impressive fondant toppers you see on cupcakes? If yes, then it's time to learn how to make small designs on cupcakes and create a themed design on cupcake.

Be it a birthday part or a Halloween evening, a themed fondant cupcake figurines is sure to put a cheer on any kids face.

In this practical class, you'll advance your fondant decoration skills to the next level by making different shapes and sizes, like happy duck ducks, mermaids, lady bird, and other cute little creations.

The class will begin with tips on how to create the cupcake dome and then show the step-step process to make these signature figurines on fondant that amaze your guests.

It's time to create impressive set of cupcakes for your next party!

Beyond the Recipe and Story of the Food

Why we choose a Recipe Book 

✤Is recipe book just about the recipe? What's more in it?
✤What tempts you to pick a recipe book?
✤Does your cook book collection say something about you? (Probably nothing)
These questions ran in my mind after I spend some time gazing at my recipe book collection.
I often end up buying new recipe book for different reasons - At times, it's the story around the recipe, or after seeing a familiar name or the sumptuous food photographs.

★These two recipe books are special - The Suriani Kitchen by Lathika George takes you through the spectrum of life, stories around food and has a collection of wonderful recipes.
★ The Tried Out Recipes (Ninth Edition) published by Inner Wheel Club club of Trivandrum comes with a big list of tried and tested recipes. They were the pioneers in Trivandrum, when it comes to culinary skill training.

Many people would remember their office in University Road at Trivandrum. Kudos to all the ladies who worked as a team, veteran chefs, and instructors who did a fantastic job in running their Home Science Academy.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Cream Cheese Swirled Red Velvet Brownie

Red Velvet Brownie

Bite Sized Red Velvet Brownies

This version of red velvet brownie has the characteristic features of red velvet cake and brownie. It's rich, dense and  this cake mingles the flavors of cream cheese along with the dominant chocolate flavor.

Typically it's cut into square shape. When its cut into heart shapes, it would a perfect gift during valentine's day or it could be gifted during Christmas season.


Butter                                 113 gms  ( ½ cup)
Sugar                                 1 cup
Vanilla                                1 tsp
Cocoa                                 ¼ cup
Salt a pinch
Red Color                           1 tbsp
Vinegar                               1 tsp
Eggs                                    2
Flour                                    ¾ cup
Walnut                                 ¼ cup

Cream cheese Layer

Cream cheese      1 cup   
Sugar                      ¼ cup
Egg                        1
Vanilla essence        1/8 tsp


1. Melt butter and and transfer to bowl
2. Add sugar, vanilla, cocoa, salt color and vinegar in that order
3. Whisk the egg in a bowl and stir into cocoa mix
4. Fold the flour gently and stir in walnuts
5. Pour the batter in the pan by saving ¼ cup

Cream Cheese
1. Blend together cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla in a bowl.
2. Gently spread the cream cheese layer on top of the brownie batter in the pan.
3. Dollop the remaining brownie batter over the cream cheese.
4. Using  a skewer or knife drag the tip through the cream cheese mixture to create a swirl pattern
5. Bake the brownies for 30 mts in 180 degree.

 Try this recipe, or make some innovation to this recipe and let me see your finished goodies in the comments box._