Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Learn Eggless Baking

I get frequent call from individuals in Bangalore asking me for eggless cake baking classes. As most of my cakes recipes taught in the class are with egg, I keep telling then that I have very few eggless baking classes. So, with repeated class, I decided to look around for eggless bakes and cooking sessions in Bangalore.

So, this is what I found. Here are the list of popular bakers who conduct egg-less baking classes regularly in Bangalore

1) Cook and Bake with Deepali http://www.deepalisawant.com/)

Deepali's Cooking Class ( Sarjapur)

A treat and numerous choices for individuals looking for eggless bakes, Deepali Sawant's class covers popular baking lessons and seasonal treats. Visit her website to browse through the classes offered by her. 

2) Manju's Cooking Class ( Manju's Cooking Class)

Manju's Cooking Class ( R T Nagar)
Located at RT Nagar, Manju's Cooking class has a wide assortment of cakes, cooking and short-eats. Visit her website for the upcoming class and information on other bakes and cooking classes..

3) YummyWhipsByVaishali ( https://www.facebook.com/YummyWhipsByVaishali/)

Eggless Bakes & Fondant Creations by Vaishalii

This baker specializes in bakes, pastries and fondant cakes made without egg. She also takes orders in fondant cakes for b'days and other occasions. This place is located at Basaveshwaranagar, 8th main. Contact # 9886320404 for class details or to order fondant b'day cakes, etc.

4) Anjali Cooking School

Anjali Cooking School

Anjali cooking school(ACS), is one of the pioneering cooking school dedicated at imparting knowledge and training in vegetarian cooking lessons. It's started by Mrs. Pushpa Tated in 1987. It has a wide range of eggless bakes and vegetarian dishes are covered in the class. The courses offered here range from sizzlers to Thai cuisine.

Located at 5th Block, Near Karur Vysya Bank, Rajajinagar, Bangalore, 560010

For details, pls call 080-23405032, 9448925759

Best Way to Learn Baking - Try New Recipes

Like any skill, baking can be learnt with practice and repeated experiments. Well, as you begin, don't get too disheartened with the failures ( sticky cake, or dry cakes). Take the imperfections as the stepping stone on the path of perfection. And, as always stick to the recipe. Don't skip any step or add a new method, which is not mentioned in the recipe. Well, you can do tweaks when you become more confident with your baking.

So, start learning by reading recipes from food blogs, watch videos on YouTube, or buy a recipe books from popular bakers.

If you're looking for an egg less recipe, here's one posted on my blog. It's a recipe of whole wheat egg less chocolate cake posted earlier.    

Bread Aroma at Cantonment Railway Station

Recently, I started travelling by Kochu Veli Express, instead of the green Garib Rath Train from Kochu Veli, Trivandrum. One reason I switched is that it reaches B'lore earlier than Garib Rath. Moreover,  Kochu Veli stops at Cantonment station, where it's easier to reach the entrance of the station. Also, hiring cabs ( Ola) or the pre-paid counter is right at the entrance.

Charming Cantonment Station 

This station has a old charm - probably it's the granite arches, the big clock, the low platform, or the easy access to the entrance. Apart from these good old feeling, I love the bakery unit running inside the station building.

Bakery World - At Cantonment Railway Station
It's one-of-the-kind bakery unit which is running in this station. If you come to this station by evening time then you can buy fresh loaf, and pastry cakes that are out from the bakery. If you're curious, then you can take a peek inside the bakery and get a glimpse of the activities going inside. Isn't great!

First thing you'll notice inside the unit is the bread baking racks, super big oven, large size mixing bowl ( big brother of kitchen aid ) and such kind.

So, far I haven't seen such a well run bakery unit inside a railway station. And it crosses my mind that it could be a good idea to have similar unit in each station. Probably, someone can prepare a detailed plan and propose a plan to setup a bakery unit in each station.

Subh Yatra!
Bakery World ( Bakery in Cantonment Station)

Peek inside the bakery 

Pic Collage  ( Bakery inside a railway station)

Cantonment Station ( People moving towards the entrance)

New Bakes This Week!

Welcome NEW YEAR 2018 with fantastic bakes, Arty decoration!

Hello Enthusiastic Bakers!

Let's kick-start this new year by learning new recipes, and build skills to make own cupcakes and breads at home!

In this month, I've scheduled basic recipes for beginners and few new classes, such as bars, cakes and icing. For more details, pls call me at 9379398865 or 9961389165

Bakes this Week!

May, Thursday 22/3/18 ( 10:AM to 2:PM)

Buttercream Icing for Beginners

Buttercream Icing for Beginners 
Advance your cake decoration skills by gaining a solid foundation in piping and cake decoration. This course on 22/3/18, 10:AM to 2:PM will give you the confidence to start making buttercream icing creations.
Moreover, you'll learn the different icing consistency, pressure control, piping and learn to apply icing on cakes, and make basic cake borders, shells, border designs, etc
For more details about tomorrow’s buttercream icing class, pls call 9379398865 or 8861389165

Fee Rs 3,900

2:30 to 6:PM
Cookies ( Eggless Cookies)

Cookies Lessons

On May, 22/3/18, 2:30 to 6:PM, be ready to learn 5 types of egg less Cookies:
1. Choco-chips cookies
2. Masala Cookies
3. Coconut Cookies
4. Peanut Butter Crinkles
5. Short Bread Cookies

( This is a beginner level class where you'll how to make these cookies and take the cookies you make in the class.

Fee Rs 1,700

23/3/18 ( 10:AM to 1:PM)
Dessert Class - Cheese Cake and More

Cheese Cake Class for Beginners ( 10:AM to 1:PM)

About Time You Tried: New York Cheesecake!
Baked New York Cheesecake is one of the world’s most popular cakes and, if made using the right process and quality ingredients, its one of the most delicious.
This class on ( 23/3/17, 10:AM to 1:PM ) will teach you using simple steps to make richly flavored, creamy, sweet and tangy, cheesecake, and other popular desserts.

1. Cheese Cake
2. Creme Brule
3. Strawberry Souffle

P.S Creme Brulee is the perfect make-ahead dessert that will impress your guests! A silky, smooth vanilla custard topped with a layer of brittle caramel, that is easier to make at home than you think.

Pastry Class - Croissant 

23/3/18, Time: 2:30PM to 6:PM,

Red Velvet Brownie


 A hands on croissant class where you make your own croissants to take home!

In this 3 hr class you'll learn to make 3 pastries:

1. Croissant
2. Red Velvet Brownie
3. Danish Pastry

24/3/18 ( 10:AM to 1:PM).
Cupcake for Beginners

If you're new to baking or have trouble baking cupcakes to perfection, then here's a class to gain a solid knowledge on baking.

Date: 24/3/18 ,
Time: 10:AM to 1:PM
Cupcakes you'll learn:

1. Vanilla Cupcakes
2.Orange Marmalade Cupcakes
3.Strawberry Cupcakes
4.Chocolate Cupcakes
5. Dry fruits Cupcakes

The class on 24/3/18, 10:AM to 1:PM will  a solid foundation, plus, you'll get the confidence to bake perfect cupcakes. For details, call 9379398865 or 8861389165.
Rs 1,600

24/3/18, 2:30 to 6:PM

Homemade Chocolate for Beginners

Chocolate Making Class - Beginner Level

Go a step further with homemade gifts – learn how to make homemade, rich, flavourful chocolates.

If you have a passion for chocolate and have been thinking about starting up your own business then this course is definitely for you!In this 3 hr class, you will also learn important techniques such as melting chocolate/tempering chocolate at the right temperatures for making chocolate bars and all sorts of delicious chocolate recipes!

Fee Rs 1,800
Sunday ( 25/3/18) 2:30 PM to 6:PM

Fondant Icing ( Cake decoration class)
Gain confidence and skill to decorate the cake based on the theme. This class is for freshers who are looking to venture into the beautiful world of cake decoration.

In this 4 hr class, you'll learn to:
  1. Make fondant icing from scratch
  2. Color fondant icing
  3. Prepare the cake - Learn ganache
  4. Spread the fondant on cake
  5. Make designs as per the theme
  6. Make a figurine 
  7. And finally decorated the cake as per the theme 
And, don't forget to carry the decorated cake with you!

Fee for this session is Rs 3,900

Fondant Cake Decoration - Level 1 For Beginners
In this class, you'll be given a cake and a fondant modeling tool kit, which you can carry with you.

Start with basic designs on cake!

Fondant - Themed cake 

Fondant for beginners ( Level 1 ) Time: 2:PM to 6:PM

At the end of the session, you can take home to proudly display after the class is over!

( Weekend is also the time to stock your kitchen with baking and cooking ingredients. Here're the list of shops in Bangalore, selling baking accessories and ingredients)