Baking banana bread

Nadia’s favorite snack is Banana bread from Starbucks…she doesn’t like the nuts though…so now she has decided to make her own nut-free version.

We put all the ingredients together…

She blended them…

Really well…

And here it is ready to go into the oven

Note: if this becomes a regular thing I need to buy her a bread pan.

It turned out great…showed her how to prick with a toothpick and make sure it’s all cooked.

The chef sampling her own creations and giving it a thumbs up too!

She baked enough for 2 days and saved a piece for her Baba too.

Cheers,

Aruna

Baking cupcakes

Nadia baked chocolate cup cakes this weekend with Ms. Amanda…

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Cracking the egg…

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Pouring the oil…

 

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Beating the batter and pouring it in…

Oh aren’t they heavenly…so happy

Let’s taste our own creation…

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And a testimonial in hindi too!

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Thank you Amanda for clicking every moment of this. Nadia loved it!

Have a great week.

Cheers,

Aruna

Summer fun in India

I would have loved for Nadia to spend her entire summer in India, enjoying as I did when we were young. Traveling to Kolkata, fishing, picking fruit and just wandered in orchards all day!

She had to make do with 2 weeks…

Eating a lot of mangoes…

 

Plucking her own mangoes…

 

A lot of fun and fights with her cousin brother…

Attending a wedding and eating an endless supply of ice cream in the hot night…

 

Some quick dips in the pool…

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Staying cool for some casual dinners…

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And this tops it all…spending precious moments with her great-grandmother 🙂

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Here’s hoping she gets to do this every year while I swelter in the Indian heat 🙂

Cheers,

Aruna

Monkey bread

I am sure all of you must have seen the video that’s been floating around of a delicious recipe for Monkey Bread. Ever since I showed that to Nadia, she has been wanting to try some. So we got started. I rolled the dough and Nadia stuffed the balls with chocolate bits. We tossed it into a mix of cinnamon and butter and here they are.

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Nadia glazed them with a mixture of heated butter and sugar.

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Have a great week.

Cheers,

Aruna

Baking a cake

After the cupcakes…Nadia’s very interested in baking. So Chocolate cake next…in goes the flour, eggs, milk etc.

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Nadia stirred it all.

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Chef’s given the approval.

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Batter ready…in the oven it goes.

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Cake is ready…

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Alas…the chef made mincemeat of it while turning it upside down.

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No worries, frosting will do the trick. And add on sprinkles…those always help.

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It tastes great…who cares how it looks 🙂

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Happy baking!

Cheers,

Aruna