Saturday, July 30, 2011

Menna's Baking and Cooking Classes

South Indian Lunch Spread
I conduct one-to-one cake baking  and cooking class in Bangalore,Trivandrum and Hyderabad. Here's the detailed list of cake baking and cooking classes.

Cakes and Bakes
1. Cup Cakes
(Vanilla, Strawberry, Orange marmalade, Chocolate and Choco chips)

2. Cakes and Pastries.
Black Forest cake and Pineapple Pastry

3. Exotic cakes-1
Truffle cake and Checkered Cake

4. Exotic cakes -2
Mocha cream gateaux, Walnut cake with American frosting

5. Exotic cakes-3
Apple cake and Strawberry/Mango torte

6. Exotic cakes -4
Death by chocolate, Coffee streusel cake and Banana bread

7. Chocolates 1 - 15 types of fillings

8. Chocolates 2 – Liquor and soft centered

9. Eggless Cakes - Cupcake, Death by chocolate, Chocolate cake, Carrot and Date cake.

Cooking Class

1. English dishes-1.
English Breakfast, Fish and Chips, English Muffins and Hash Browns

2. English dishes-2.
Pan Cakes, Cheese Mustard Scones, Apple Crepe

3. Kababs
Thandoori Chicken, Hariyali Kebab, Malai Tikka, Tangri Kebab, Fried Kabab and Seekh Kabab

4. South Indian
Dosa, Masala Dosa, Chutney, Idli, Vada, Sambar  and Upma

5. Kerala Cusine 1
Puttu and Kadala, Appam and Stew, Iddiappam and potato curry

6. Kerala Cusine 2
Kappa and Meen(fish) curry and Meen pollichathu

7. Kerala Cusine 3
Avial, Thoran, mezhakuparaty, pachadi, erriserry, pulliserry and sambar

Noodles, Mixed Fired rice, soya chilly chicken, grilled chicken wings

Apart from these list, I take customized class based on your choice. For more details on cooking class or cake baking class, please call at Ph # 93793 98865 ( Marina)

Your's in Cooking,


Mathanga payar errissery

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Death by Chocolate

Death by Chocolate - Dessert

There is something about his lip smacking cake. This delectable dessert ( chocolate decadence) aka Death by Chocolate is made from cocoa powder, flour , sunflower refined oil and other ingredients. When I first made this chocolate cake, I had doubts about its final product. But then, with the blessing of 'Cake Goddess', it came out yummy to cherish.

Check out the Death by Chocolate recipe from tarladalal. 

Coffee streusel cake

Monday, July 25, 2011

Liquor filled Chocolates

Check out the liquor chocolate which proves to be a feast for the eyes and the palate. 

Cauliflower in White sauce

Cauliflower in white sauce. Thanks to Ajay Stephen and Smrithy Vincent for making this delicious meal for us. They had a stop-over at Bangalore on their way to Coorg and Goa. Enjoy Madi. :)

This dish goes well with grilled chicken. Soon, I'll post full recipe of this dish. 

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Chocolate Fondant with Icecream

Check out this yummy chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream....easy to learn and a simple dessert. 

Jute Cottage Bangalore

Jute Bags
If you prefer natural products, then here's a must have accessory - Jute bags. If you're from Bangalore or coming to Bangalore, make time to visit Jute Cottage at Cambridge Layout, Bangalore.

I'm a big fan of Jute Cottage products. They have a wide selection of Jute products, starting from ladies handbag to cute jute pouch. I have a good collection of both and I've gifted many jute bags to my friends and relatives.

Other Jute Cottage Locations

Apart from Cambridge layout outlet, Jute Cottage has outlets in other localities, like Brigade road, Commercial street and other places. Jute Cottage is situated towards the end of Sai Baba temple road, Cambridge Layout, Bangalore.

 If you're not from Bangalore, you can order jute bags through me. Mail me your requirement for sample pics.

Happy Sunday,


Monday, July 18, 2011


It's Sunday and it's pancake day for me. Here's something that's becoming a popular breakfast dish in Bangalore.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Home Made Chocolates

Dark,white or milk compounded chocolates need to be melted and set it in the moulds with different kind of fillings. It is as simple as that. Once you learn the basics of chocolate making, then you can innovate with your ideas. Try your hand in making chocolates with unique design, different packaging and flavor.

I had a preconceived notion about learning chocolate. I felt it was close to rocket science, something I can never learn in my lifetime. But at these vanished into thin air after learning chocolate making. Now I feel it's easier than cake baking.

Chocolate Making De-mystified 
Do you like to learn chocolate? Yes, you too can learn the simple art of making chocolates.
For newbies, I take one-to-one chocolate making class in Bangalore. Reach me at #9379398865 or mail me at

You can learn over 15 types of chocolates ( fillings) in one class.  Each chocolate learning class has 2.5 hour duration. In this short span of chocolate heaven you will learn to make rich chocolate that will have you licking your lips.

Package your Chocolate Creations

Apart from making, you'll learn different kinds of chocolate wrapping to package your chocolatey creations. Finally you're ready to wrap them up to take these delicious chocolates to your home.

Chocolate making courses are currently available at Cambridge Layout, Bangalore. I also take chocolate making classes in Trivandrum and Hyderabad. Call at # 9379 398865 for details.

Are you tempted yet?