Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Learn Eggless Baking

I get frequent call from individuals in Bangalore asking me for eggless cake baking classes. As most of my cakes recipes taught in the class are with egg, I keep telling then that I have very few eggless baking classes. So, with repeated class, I decided to look around for eggless bakes and cooking sessions in Bangalore.

So, this is what I found. Here are the list of popular bakers who conduct egg-less baking classes regularly in Bangalore

1) Cook and Bake with Deepali http://www.deepalisawant.com/)


Deepali's Cooking Class ( Sarjapur)


A treat and numerous choices for individuals looking for eggless bakes, Deepali Sawant's class covers popular baking lessons and seasonal treats. Visit her website to browse through the classes offered by her. 

2) Manju's Cooking Class ( Manju's Cooking Class)

Manju's Cooking Class ( R T Nagar)
Located at RT Nagar, Manju's Cooking class has a wide assortment of cakes, cooking and short-eats. Visit her website for the upcoming class and information on other bakes and cooking classes..

3) YummyWhipsByVaishali ( https://www.facebook.com/YummyWhipsByVaishali/)



Eggless Bakes & Fondant Creations by Vaishalii

This baker specializes in bakes, pastries and fondant cakes made without egg. She also takes orders in fondant cakes for b'days and other occasions. This place is located at Basaveshwaranagar, 8th main. Contact # 9886320404 for class details or to order fondant b'day cakes, etc.

4) Anjali Cooking School


Anjali Cooking School

Anjali cooking school(ACS), is one of the pioneering cooking school dedicated at imparting knowledge and training in vegetarian cooking lessons. It's started by Mrs. Pushpa Tated in 1987. It has a wide range of eggless bakes and vegetarian dishes are covered in the class. The courses offered here range from sizzlers to Thai cuisine.

Located at 5th Block, Near Karur Vysya Bank, Rajajinagar, Bangalore, 560010

For details, pls call 080-23405032, 9448925759
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Best Way to Learn Baking - Try New Recipes

Like any skill, baking can be learnt with practice and repeated experiments. Well, as you begin, don't get too disheartened with the failures ( sticky cake, or dry cakes). Take the imperfections as the stepping stone on the path of perfection. And, as always stick to the recipe. Don't skip any step or add a new method, which is not mentioned in the recipe. Well, you can do tweaks when you become more confident with your baking.

So, start learning by reading recipes from food blogs, watch videos on YouTube, or buy a recipe books from popular bakers.

If you're looking for an egg less recipe, here's one posted on my blog. It's a recipe of whole wheat egg less chocolate cake posted earlier.    

Bread Aroma at Cantonment Railway Station

Recently, I started travelling by Kochu Veli Express, instead of the green Garib Rath Train from Kochu Veli, Trivandrum. One reason I switched is that it reaches B'lore earlier than Garib Rath. Moreover,  Kochu Veli stops at Cantonment station, where it's easier to reach the entrance of the station. Also, hiring cabs ( Ola) or the pre-paid counter is right at the entrance.

Charming Cantonment Station 

This station has a old charm - probably it's the granite arches, the big clock, the low platform, or the easy access to the entrance. Apart from these good old feeling, I love the bakery unit running inside the station building.

Bakery World - At Cantonment Railway Station
It's one-of-the-kind bakery unit which is running in this station. If you come to this station by evening time then you can buy fresh loaf, and pastry cakes that are out from the bakery. If you're curious, then you can take a peek inside the bakery and get a glimpse of the activities going inside. Isn't great!

First thing you'll notice inside the unit is the bread baking racks, super big oven, large size mixing bowl ( big brother of kitchen aid ) and such kind.

So, far I haven't seen such a well run bakery unit inside a railway station. And it crosses my mind that it could be a good idea to have similar unit in each station. Probably, someone can prepare a detailed plan and propose a plan to setup a bakery unit in each station.

Subh Yatra!
Bakery World ( Bakery in Cantonment Station)

Peek inside the bakery 

Pic Collage  ( Bakery inside a railway station)

Cantonment Station ( People moving towards the entrance)

New Bakes This Week!

Welcome November with fantastic bakes, Icing and floral decoration!

Hello Enthusiastic Bakers!

Cakes for the Season ( 18/11/17, 10:AM to 1:PM)
Let's welcome November and make this month more memorable with learning and sharing!

In this month, I've scheduled new class, such as biryani, Xmas special bakes and Kerala recipes like Appam and stew, etc. Apart from it,  you'll see regular baking classes and cake decoration lessons. For more details, pls call me at 9379398865 or 9961389165

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November Class Calendar 



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Terrarium Workshop


This class is conducted by Pebbles Terrarium. It's on Sunday ( 10:30 to 12:30)

Learn how to create your own beautiful and successful glass terrarium step by step with guidance.

Level - Beginner level
Date :  Nov 19, 2017
Timing: 10.30am - 12.30pm

Fee: 2,900
Location: Domlur

This is a workshop suitable for anyone who has a passion towards this mini garden. IN this DIY terrarium workshop, you'll learn the tips and tricks on how to construct and design your own terrarium. Also, care and maintenance tips will be covered in the workshop.

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Date: 18/11/17, Time: 10:AM to 1:PM

Plum Cake and Ginger Man Cookies



Let's Bake, Dense, Richly Flavored Cake!
It's never too early to plan some baking and making this Rich Plum Cake - an age old family recipe which makes a moist, rich, dark fruit cake full of dried fruits, nuts and high on spirits.
So, If you're in mood to make one, then reserve a spot in this month's lessons:

Cakes Covered:
1. Plum Cake ( Xmas Cake)
2. Ginger man cookies

When you join this class, you'll learn few tips, techniques involved in this cake and participate in the fun and joyous activities - cake mixing, soaking and the age-old steps of cutting dry fruits, etc.

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Fondant Icing ( Cake decoration class)
Gain confidence and skill to decorate the cake based on the theme. This class is for freshers who are looking to venture into the beautiful world of cake decoration.

In this 4 hr class, you'll learn to:
  1. Make fondant icing from scratch
  2. Color fondant icing
  3. Prepare the cake - Learn ganache
  4. Spread the fondant on cake
  5. Make designs as per the theme
  6. Make a figurine 
  7. And finally decorated the cake as per the theme 
And, don't forget to carry the decorated cake with you!

Fee for this session is Rs 3,900

Fondant Cake Decoration - Level 1 For Beginners
In this class, you'll be given a cake and a fondant modeling tool kit, which you can carry with you.


Start with basic designs on cake!

Fondant - Themed cake 

Fondant for beginners ( Level 1 ) Time: 2:PM to 6:PM

At the end of the session, you can take home to proudly display after the class is over!

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( Weekend is also the time to stock your kitchen with baking and cooking ingredients. Here're the list of shops in Bangalore, selling baking accessories and ingredients)