Sunday, November 24, 2013

Christmas Cake Fruit Mixing Ceremony - 2013

Had a wonderful Christmas cake fruit mixing ceremony at my residence Cake Baking Class Bangalore today in Bangalore, this occasion gives an opportunity to bring people together. Everyone rolled up their sleeves, wore disposable gloves and dug into the chopped dry fruit mixture.

White and black currants, chopped raisins, ginger chips, orange peel, candied fruits, glazed red cherries, dates spices of ground cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves were heaped on a big bowl and hand-mixed with rum and caramel sugar, it turned over and over again amidst lot of cheering..

The sloshed dry fruits were carefully put away in porcelain jar and sealed with cloth to rest till a week before Christmas. The containers will be turned once in a fortnight to allow the liquor to coat all the fruits, a portion of it was taken home by the students.

We also baked a Christmas cake with the fruits which was already soaked for 8 months.

The Wine making session also went well with lot of energy from the students while crushing the grapes, even this was stored in the porcelain jar for it to ferment for 42 days.

Merry Christmas!!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

South Indian Thali Meals Cooking Class Bangalore

Indians are known for having elaborate meals and the Swiss just loved the south Indian Thali meals. 

I had four swiss and one Indian who came in for a typical south Indian Thali meals cooking class.

They want to learn how to make Sambar, Dal, Rasam, 2 types of vegetables, lemon rice, pickle and payasam. I had a nice time with them, enjoyed seeing them eating the meal which they had cooked.

One my student Arianne after the cooking session wrote about her experience in her blog which is in German Language. 

Live Hands at Cooking Indian Dishes

Happy With the Outcome

At the Table 

Enjoying Thali Spread 

Just After the Class - Happy Lot

South Indian Thali

Work-in-Progress - Making Roti

Small wonders in life - Baking Competition Judge

Had a chance to be the Judge for baking competition conducted by Inner Wheel Club of Bangalore.Good experience with all the wonderful participants, amazing dishes and really talented and creative crowd.