Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies baked to perfection!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Brownies Recipe | Eggless Baking Treats | Step by step recipe | Printable recipe for brownies | How to make chocolate chip cookies and brownies | Foodomania.com

People are often intimidated by the idea of baking – let alone baking something offbeat. Let me assure you, baking is not terribly difficult, and the appreciation and satisfaction it brings are disproportionately high.

Baking – to me – is a wonderful escapade into the lands of warm and cozy goodness. My philosophy is to do things not out of sheer necessity but because they make me feel good. I love to bake. And when I am fiddling about in the kitchen, I often convince myself that there are brownies or cookies that need to be baked – stat!

Take these eggless chocolate chip cookie brownies for example. Having perfected the recipes for classic chocolate chip cookies and brownies, the next sensible thing to do is to try to bake the two of them together – right? Maybe not. What with both calling for different baking temperatures and timings, this attempt would have been disastrous. But surprisingly, a few adjustments here and there and you can successfully bake brownies on cookie crust at the same time.

The soft and fudgy texture of the brownies combined with the crunchy texture of the cookies make this one interesting dessert. You get the best of both – cookies + brownies – in one bite. And that to me is a keeper!     (more…)

Hershey’s Kisses Cookies

These simple Hershey’s Kisses Cookies are cute little sweet treats for any occasion.

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I made these cookies over a year ago! Sometime in 2014, actually. I found these pictures in my hard drive and memories came flooding back! These are gloriously tasty, easy to prepare and so much fun to eat!

Taking the concept from the basic thumbprint cookies, I stuffed a Hershey’s Kiss in the impression instead of Jam or something else. I didn’t expect it to work – honestly. I thought that the chocolate would melt while baking and become a mess. But to my delight, these cookies came out of the oven – smelling divine AND retaining their shapes.

The secret is to freeze the Hershey’s Kisses ahead of time. That way, they wouldn’t disintegrate and melt while baking. Moreover, when you remove the baking sheet out of the oven, have patience. Do not attack the cookies immediately. Give the Hershey’s Kisses a chance to set into the cookie impression. And when the cookies have cooled completely, you will have an amazing combination of Hershey’s Kisses and Vanilla Cookies.

Now – you have to admit – Hershey’s Kiss on a Cookie is wayyyy better than just a regular cookie!    (more…)

Paneer Burger

Spicy Indian-inspired Paneer Burger with veggies. A favorite among veggie lovers!

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There comes a point in every Indian vegetarian’s life when he or she stops to wonder –  Is Paneer the only substitute for meat? The answer is – mostly – Yes. Most of the fabulous recipes which use meat can be suitably modified to create healthy and tasty vegetarian dishes. And instead of the meat component, Paneer is used.

With around 18 grams of protein per 100 grams of Paneer, it is also widely accepted as an excellent protein source for vegetarians. Of course, there are many more faux meat substitutes available in the market these days. And then there is Tofu. But none of these substitutes come close to the flavor and flexibility offered by Paneer – IMO.

I created this burger recipe with leftover paneer. After having enjoyed a rich meal of Paneer Pasanda and Naan the previous day, I was in no mood for another royal meal. I wanted something light, fresh and healthy – and most importantly – I wanted to use up all the leftover paneer and grilled veggies. This burger is as healthy as it is delicious. And it hardly takes 15-20 minutes from start to finish. If you’re looking for a nice Indian-inspired veggie burger – this is a great recipe!   (more…)

Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

Decadent Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes in a jiffy to ring in the New Year!

Easy Eggless Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes Recipe with step by step pictures | Printable Recipe for Cupcakes | How to make ferrero rocher cupcakes | Written by Kavitha Ramaswamy of Foodomania.com

As usual, the year flew by and I didn’t even realize how soon 2016 came knocking on my door. I’m quite emotional as I write the first post of 2016.

2015 was rough. Don’t get me wrong. There were quite a few wins – personally and professionally. And I am incredibly grateful for that. However, it has definitely not been a smooth sail. 2015 was rife with uncertainties, chronic fevers, stress and multiple situations that I like to describe as bubbles-being-burst. But I’m not one to dwell on the past. Every bit of the journey has been worthwhile. I am glad to have not lost my mojo, and I’m excited to get a fresh start.

Yes. 2016 – for this blog – will be year of loads of fantastic (and easy!) recipes. And I’m starting off the year of fantastic food with these decadent Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes.  (more…)