Category Archives: Baking

Cookies for the boy.

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The story of Whole Wheat Almond Cookies.

With high hopes of feeding the baby some dry fruits, among other things, I bought some almonds as well. You plan something, your toddler would have plotted a totally different plan in his mind already, I tell you. And guess what. Izahak refused to eat them. Not even tiny flakes of them. So I thought I’d trick him into eating them as something like Almond Milk or Almond Shake. But that didn’t help either. And then I started searching online for more recipes because the Mommy Me was so determined to make him eat them somehow. That’s when I came across this very simple Whole Wheat Eggless Almond Cookies recipe.

I made few variations to the original recipe to suit my liking. I doubled the quantity of almonds and halved the butter and wheat flour, which worked very well. The original recipe is posted below.

  • Sliced Almonds – 1/4 cup
  • Wheat Flour – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Salt – 1/4 tsp
  • Cardamom Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Unsalted Butter – 1/2 cup
  • Milk – 2 tbsp

Izahak loves baking with me. So I decided I’ll make him join me right from the start itself, though it calls for flour clouds all over the place, dough sticking everywhere and double the cleaning.

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He loved crushing the almonds. Other than eating the cookies, this was his favorite part.
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Almonds, Flour and Sugar that strangely made a Mickey Mouse face, which nevertheless the boy enjoyed :O
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Little helper
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And in goes. 

 

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TADA ! There you have it !!

This recipe makes around 15 to 20 cookies.They taste yum, plus they are whole wheat and eggless. And above all that, they are so easy to make. And if your toddler hesitates to eat almonds, maybe you should try this too 😉

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Izahak Turns Two !!

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Our son turned two last month. And we had a small gathering with the family at our hometown. More excited than the baby, it was me and my husband crazily planning since weeks for the same. While the husband took care of the decorations and invitations, I was busy planning the birthday cake. For Izahak’s first birthday I had made a Smash Cake for him, a simple rosette cake which luckily came out pretty well, even though it being my very first baking experiment. So this time I thought why not bake him my own cake ?! And to decide on a theme was just a cake walk 😉

WHEELS  ON  THE  BUS

Because that’s one song he could keep playing all day long…

Being a self taught home baker, I was really anxious about making a bus shaped cake  because that was going to be totally different from the usual square, rectangle and round cakes that I have baked before. But thanks to YouTube ! After religiously going through numerous tutorials, I finally figured out the steps and tricks. As for the Icing, I decided to go for cream cheese frosting since not everyone in the family likes butter cream frosting.

After having all the ingredients and steps sorted, we decided to bake the cake a day prior to the party. You know, just in case the bus fails :O You never know. The tension ended up in too  much self doubt. So we started the work on the day before. When I say we I mean my husband, okay. Though the only thing he knows about cakes is how to eat them perfectly, he was on this right from the start.

We baked two rectangle cakes, cut them in shapes and placed one on top of the other to make the basic bus shape. For the wheels we used Oreos. Never had Oreos been such lifesavers before 😀 The crumb coating and the final cream cheese frosting took more time and effort than we expected and wasn’t that easy for the beginner me. Five hours on my feet but hell yeah, WE DID IT ! Insert Dora song in the background. we did it, we did it, we did it. YAAY !

 

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Not perfect as the store bought ones, I know. But please don’t judge me on that. Am just taking my baby steps. Way to go in terms of looks and perfection.But hey, it tasted pretty good. In fact, everyone liked it. Morover, the birthday boy was thrilled and overjoyed to see the cake Amma made for him. Hence, Mission Accomplished ! 🙂