French Chocolate Macarons

Macarons are pretty, haina? I have always wanted to make macarons. I tried some yesterday. Macarons look so delicate and elegant that I thought it would be very hard to make them.Macarons are very technical. Making macarons involves whipping up egg whites to the right stiffness, removing any clumps from the dry ingredients, then folding … Continue reading French Chocolate Macarons

Peanut Butter Cookies

The other day I was going through my recipe collection, and I noticed I mostly note down cakes and the likes. I have so few savory dishes written down, that if I had the responsibility to feed my family on a daily basis, all they would eat would be cakes, brownies and cookies with an … Continue reading Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Biscotti

Hello world! (That comes from the first lines of code I ever wrote doing BSCS). I have been AWOL for long. Business school was hectic (or so I pretend it to be), I wasn't cooking at times when taking pictures would be feasible, mostly I wasn't cooking or baking at all. Now that business school … Continue reading Chocolate Biscotti

Surprise cookies

Ok, everyone, may I have your attention please? Ah, that's better. Here is a surprise cookie, which like a desi twist on the cookies. My mom made some gajar ka halwa (carrot halwa) yesterday. And I filled up that in my cookies! I am kind of over excited, let me take a deep breath.... aah, … Continue reading Surprise cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Aah, finally I gathered the courage to try my favorite cookies, the chocolate chip one. If you remember from a few posts back, my cookies did not turn as good as I wanted them to. Sometimes they were crumbly and sometimes they were too soft. And a couple of times they got too brown, which … Continue reading Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sugar cookies

I am back after another long break, with more vows to be regular on the blog. After a very hectic Eid, and much more hectic days at the university, I finally have found time to blog about my very satisfying experiment with sugar cookies. I made these cookies as a gift for relatives for Eid … Continue reading Sugar cookies

Shortbread Cookies

Another cookie experiment. I am always trying to perfect my cookies. This is the second time I made these shortbread cookies from Bake Fresh. I didn't decorate my cookies, because I used a cookie maker to pipe out the cookies.The cookies turned out really good, melting in the mouth kind. These cookies can be textured … Continue reading Shortbread Cookies

Gingernuts

Dried ginger has very nice and tangy flavor. And when it comes to cookies, ginger imparts the most exotic flavor to cookies. Throw in cinnamon and you have the most heavenly flavored cookies.I adapted this recipe from the " The Big Book of Beautiful Biscuits" from "Women's Weekly". I got this book recently and am … Continue reading Gingernuts

Thumbprint cookies/ Naan Khatai

Back after a long break. With lots of activities going on at my institute, I could barely find time to carry on with my kitchen experiments.I tried thumbprint cookies today. The recipe looked somewhat familiar. It was something similar to Naan Khatais we make in my country, and that's what it turned out to be. … Continue reading Thumbprint cookies/ Naan Khatai