A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent
Last month when Amanda sent me my blog assignment for this month’s SRC. I literally did a happy jig, it was one of my favourite blogs after all… Hold your breath darlings it was a blog which is almost my baking bible. A blog I turn to when I want to bake something new, a blog I know will never fail me. My dear friends its none other than Passionate About Baking by dear friend Deeba.
And I spent so much time on her blog this time, generally browsing instead of looking for a particular recipe, bookmarked many of them and made I think atleast 3 or 4 things from her blog in the last month. However this morning I sat and thought which one should I post, I wondered. I was confused and unable to decide when I asked my son which did you like the most. He said the cheese bites inspite of being a guy with a sweet tooth and hence the decision was made
I had made this cookies just before diwali, when in general everyone including us were oding on sweets and desserts and this was such a welcome change so refreshing.
I made double the quantity of what she has mentioned in her post thinking that may be I will keep some for the diwali day when we might have many guests coming over. But before I knew the cookie monster had his way to the jar many times and they vanished in thin air.
The cookies were melt in the mouth soft kinds with the sesame seeds adding the necessary crunch and texture. I also made some with sprinkling shah jeera on top but I really liked the ones with sesame seeds better.
Recipe – Savoury Cheese Bites (or mini cookies) Adapted from Passionate about Baking
What I used
How I made them
I got about 6 dozen mini cookies with this quantity and yes they did get over in two days I made another batch of double the quantity for my Diwali basket giveaway too and so many people called back saying how yummy the cookies were
I also take this as an opportunity to congratulate Deeba on being featured in blog of the month in just launched BBC GoodFood Magazine in India. You truly deserved it deeba… and next time in Delhi we will make sure we meet, will we not
An ex-IT person and a corporate slave, now a food entrepreneur, I run Sin-A-Mon which does food consulting and home baking. I love eating and love cooking even more. I enjoy experimenting in the kitchen and trying out new recipes, and sometimes adding something new to the age-old recipe to give it a twist. Cooking and baking is an art and hobby that resulted in my blog Sin-A-Mon Tale and later let to a food enterprise called Sin-A-Mon 1.5 years ago after quitting my 11 year corporate stint in software development and management. Through my home-based boutique baking setup my goal is to bring home baking to everyone. At Sin-A-Mon we also take on food consulting projects like dessert, menu designing and some amount of food writing. We also offer training to restaurants, cafes and individual enthusiasts. Sin-A-Mon also brings workshops to kids to encourage their creativity and pass on an important life skill to them.
Apart from the food part, I also like to do my bit for the society with an online Child Sexual Awareness campaign I run every April http://csaawarenessmonth.com
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