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
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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 - 2017 with fantastic bakes and Icing

Hello Enthusiastic Bakers!

It's almost time to turn the Feb calendar and it's time to do learn and develop new skills before we march to May.

This week, I have three classes designed for beginners and those looking to improve their baking skill.

Pls scroll down to view the class details :

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Cake & Cupcakes ( Beginner Level Baking Class)


This Saturday, April 22, 10:AM to 1:PM is the beginner level class where you'll learn the fundamentals of baking, tips and techniques and three recipes.

In this 3 hr session, you'll be making and carrying back with you, these treats:

1. Vanilla cake
2. Cupcakes ( Strawberry and Chocolate)

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Learn 5 types of healthy Muffins on 22 Aprill, 2017 2:30pm 
1. Blueberry Muffins
2. Carrot muffins 
3. Cheese muffins
4.oats and raisins muffins
5. Yogurt and honey Muffins 



Healthy Bakes - Muffins on 


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Fondant Icing ( Cake decoration class)  ( 2:PM to 6:PM) 23/4/17
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

In this class, you'll be given a cake and a fondant modeling tool kit, which you can carry with you.

Fondant - Themed cake  ( 23/4/17)

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

Learn to make fresh, healthy and oven fresh bread in your home with this class. Here in this 3 hr class on Saturday, you'll learn to make bread by following the recipe and steps.

The class will provide you the knowledge on breads, it's fermentation process, kneading, shaping and how to let the bread rise.

The fee for this session is Rs 1,800

For details of classes, please call at 9379398865 or 8861389165

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( 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)