Mother’s Day Weekend

What a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend. It has been a while since I have been to my parents’ house, and even longer since I have been able to cook all weekend. Friday night, after coming home from NY, my mother made some exotic Indian fare — millet wheat roti, okra and yellow lentil soup. Very delicious. I learned how to make roti as well, although my mother is considerably better at it than I.

Almond Cake
While cleaning the dishes, she was telling me about an Almond cake she made earlier in the week that had no flour and no (explicit) sugar. But she said it came out a bit flat (later I learned it was because she got lazy and didn’t whip the egg whites! =P). I decided to whip up a batch then and there. The recipe is here at Anja’s Food 4 Thought. I think it turned out wonderfully. I only made a few small changes: added 1/4 tsp of vanilla essence and orange essence and instead of toasting and grinding almonds, I used almond powder which resulted in a finer (cake-like) texture, but no toasted almond flavor.

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More deliciousness after the jump!
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A Friday Night Dinner

This post is a little unconventional…I just took pictures of things that my parents made, which I supervised. Hehe chef varun + sous chefs veena and raj + lackey arjun. Mom made the desert first since it needed to cool down, then dad and I prepped the fish while mom prepped the chicken and we baked the two together. It was awesome.

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Angel Food Cake

A true gift from the heavens deserves its own post, especially since it can be twisted in so many diabolic ways. ┬áhehehe. In this post I am going to focus on angel food cake and will also highlight the differences between angel food cake, devil’s food cake, red velvet cake and chiffon cake.

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Read on young padawan and when you make the inevitable journey to the sky, hopefully by that time angel’s food won’t be a surprise to you — ambrosia is another story.

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