I stumbled upon her blog when searching for a Pound cake I guess,or was it Vanilla cupcakes,I am not very sure.It is hard to keep track when her blog is choc-a-bloc of goodies.Be it cakes,brownies,breads or anything related to baking,her blog is a baking bible.
It is extremely difficult for me to zero in on recipes/pictures for this feature so I am really choosing in random.
Deeba loves baking with fruits and layered cakes are her special treats.Here,she has made an Old-fashioned Chocolate cake,eggless at that and layered it with a cream filling with Strawberries and topped it with chocolate ganache with a piping style which she describes to be a simple one but takes quite a while for others to master!!
She uses ingredients easily available in India as we struggle to find exotic stuff here,or else makes her own!Her post about making different kinds of cheeses at home was a winner by all standards.Learn to make Mascarpone,Quark and Ricotta cheese at home with simple ingredients and with minimal effort.
You'd think a baking goddess like her would be willing to bake anything at a drop of a hat.But she says she's intimidated by macarons.Not those eggy coconut macaroons as I'd assumed earlier but those delicate French Macarons which takes some skills to master.She churns out different flavor combinations each month for her MacTweet blog event and I just cannot see why she's terrified-have you seen such perfect Macarons before?
It is not only sweet bakes,she is a master of savory baking too.Be it Sweet and Savoury Scones,Anzac Biscuits,Savoury Cheese&Garlic Pull-apart rolls,Garlic&Herb Whole wheat crackers or this Cherry Tomato & Onion Tartlettes.
Her birthday Cakes are a treat to look at-perfect eye candy.
Chocolate and Strawberry Cream Cake
Quark Mousse Cake with Roasted Balsamic Strawberries
Chocolate Orange Almond Gateau
Here are some of the recipes I tried out from her blog.Though not as pretty as hers,these treats turned out to be fabulous and I regard her as my baking guru as PAB was the only reliable baking blog I found when I took baby steps in baking!
Chocolate Orange Gateau
Chocolate Buttermilk Pound Cake
Mango Buttermilk Pound Cake
Strawberry Vanilla Bean Conserve
Lime Buttermilk Pound Cake
Eggless Chocolate Walnut Cake
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