Baker’s Seven

I haven’t been baking much these days. The few bakes that I tried seem to falling flat like the 4 batches of naankhatai I tried last month.

To add to that, our holidays have resulted in a lot of weight being put on. Any thing I bake, will only end on my hips. Back in Leeds, and in India, I had friends to pass it on to. Here, I am yet to make new friends. So I don’t even have the option of sharing the calories 🙂

So I haven’t been baking. But that doesn’t stop me from wish-listing what I want to bake. I could happily spend hours on baking websites. The only reason I stop myself these days is that at the end of a session of drooling over delicious looking bakes, I would need something, at least a piece of chocolate to satisfy myself with.

So here are the top seven on my list.

1. One successful batch of Naan khatai. Whatever I try, it is turning out too crumbly. I so need to make this, I have a promise to keep. Anybody with a fail safe recipe? The ones I tried were fail safe ones but something goes wrong every single time.

2. Baked doughnuts. Daughter loves doughnuts. Actually all of us love it. So baked ones seem like a better option, doesn’t it?

3. Caramel Custard – Just thinking of it makes me want to have some. Maybe I should make just two pots, one for husband and one for daughter, so that I don’t get tempted. At the very least, I will only taste a bite or two 🙂

4. Angel Food cake – Also known as Chiffon cakes. This has been on my list for ages. The only thing stopping me is that I can’t seem to get hold of the pan. A couple of weeks back I saw the bakers in the Great British Bake Off asked to bake them. I almost cried with frustration. I so want to bake them.

5. Danish pastries – The mere thought of them makes me drool. One day…

6. Choux Pastry – This has been on my list for ages as well. One of these days, I am going to give it a try.

7. A Decadent Chocolate cake – No matter how many chocolate cakes I bake, I think I will always lust after a gooey, rich, chocolate cake. Just thinking about it makes me want a slice now 🙂

So do tell me do you have a wish-list of bakes or things you want to cook?

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29 thoughts on “Baker’s Seven

  1. I love to bake and was especially proud of the zebra cake topped with blue frosting I baked my son for his birthday. I tried worrying about calories and found it made me miserable and helped my waist line little…so I quit worrying and started baking. Having a lot more fun!!

  2. I am drooling all over my keyboard now. And my waist does not need any more fattening! 😦

    I would love to bake a plain sponge cake and a batch of cookies, actually. I recently tried out a lemon cake and it turned out beautifully. 🙂 Wish you were there to share the calories. 😀

  3. Hi, You had me at the nankhatai which reminds me I havent made them in ages. I had a Sharp combi-microwave which was wonderful (10 yrs) and then had to change to Panasonic which is useless as the stuff that came out wonderfully baked is now burnt at the top in just a few minutes..
    Anyway, the following link was my failsafe recipe and I tried various combinations of flours too!
    Hope it works for you. I will send you my address so you could post some to me..:)

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