Yellow Cake Rusk

My family is obsessed with Cake Rusk; my brothers, sisters and cousins love dipping this biscotti-like-cake in tea every morning. One day, instead of driving to the bakery, I decided to bake some at home. The recipe is so simple and these rusks last for weeks (that is if I can resist them while they bake).

The texture and the baking technique is quite similar to a biscotti. In fact, if anything, I’d call it the desi biscotti. This recipe is an adaption of the Infamous Cake Rusk by Hsisters. Here’s what you’ll need: Continue reading


Orange Fork Biscuits

I am addicted to Mary Berry recipes lately. She is good, I mean, really good. She is second in line to the Domestic Goddess Throne after, of course, the lovely queen herself, Nigella Lawson. The reason I say it is because her recipes turn out great. She doesn’t explain them as well as Nigella or experiment as much as her but they work just fine. I can’t say that about Martha Stewart recipes. I haven’t yet understood her technique. Moving on, I tried the Orange Fork Biscuits by Mary Berry.

I have tweaked the recipe a little and here’s what you’ll need. Continue reading

Chocolate Crackles

Martha Stewart is the epitome of elegance and taste. I am not kidding you. Look at her website and tell me that no normal person can be THIS talented. I bet her parents sent her to a secret training center when she was young. She knows everything about a perfect home and by everything I mean EVERYTHING. I happen to have this book by her called Cookies and the best thing about it is that there are pages and pages of pictures and text that teach you how to beautifully wrap these cookies as presents. “Chocolate Crackles” was the first one I tried because they looked so good.

It is a bit of hard work but so worth it. Here’s what you’ll need.  Continue reading