About Me

Shalini
A stay at home mom...seriously out numbered by three boys:hubby ,son and dog!
The only thing that makes sense most of the time is FOOD!
 and when it smells like heaven, it makes most of what is wrong ,right!
The smell of vanilla,warm chocolate,fresh bread......should be classified as cardinal sins...they make the flesh willing and the spirit weak..... but to resist temptation takes real strength of character..... which many of us conviniently choose to ignore... and the constant struggle to locate ingredients not available in a small town.... by now I am the queen of substitution.
This is the story of my journey into baking....not as much for myself......appreciating the bouquet while resisting the wine.... I hope these images entice you ,and encourage you to try out your oven....filling your homes with the most delicious aromas and getting you that wonderful sticky ,messy kiss of appreciation from your children.... join me as I introduce you to my passion....BAKING......and hence baketitude!!!!!!!

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

nice......will read ur posts when m not in hurry:D.....gud1 keep it up:)

Sweet said...

hey...thanx for stopping by, wont you letme know your name.....

Anonymous said...

wel m vineeta:)avid reader ....food lover n now days my new love for baking compelled me to read different blogs....while exploring recipes i found ur blog....liked ur passion for baking n different recipes.....m residing at joshimath(very small place) uttarakhand where i fight constantly for d ingredients...but still love d aroma coming out of my room....i bought car full ingredients, moulds from my short delhi trips....hihihihi....enjoy:D

Sweet said...

hi vineeta...hope u find all u want and more here....I know joshimath and can understand ur fight follow my mantra when u cant find Substitute and beg your relatives and friends to provide stuff whenever they are anyplace good
cheers!

Kasturi said...

Hi Shalini,
I came to your blog through a dear childhood friend of mine, Manika (Uniyal) Bahuhuna and boy!! was I amazed! You cook and bake and write with the flair of all these other amazing US based Indian gals but you are based in Ranchi, without many of the conveniences that we take for granted...amazing. You mentioned Trader Joes, which is a chain only in few select places in USA and got me confused at first:). I am from Trader Joe's country and its akin to your corner pansari for me, I cook, I bake, live in an all boys household identical to yours but I don't blog (not yet at least). I found your methods and ways to get the right feel/texture/smell even with substitutes the most clever part of the blog. Atta chicken replication on a hunch!! Kudos. Keep up the good work and happy cooking.

Sweet said...

hi kasturi...Thanx a ton...
trader joes and all stuff firangi is courtesy my sister who brings stuff back for me....
And the blogging...now I wonder how I survived so many years without blogging.
Maybe because earlier I had wonderful friends like manika bahuguna around so never felt the need of blogging...all the chatting was verbal...now I need to let it all out but a limited audience awaits me here...
keep coming back for more...
and spread the word
cheers!

Pr@cz said...

loved your blog.
I too love to experiment and landed on your blog via a friend who herself taught me baking after marriage. hope to learn a lot from you too.
Love the name and the way you expressed it, and i too have a small blog hope to get inspiration from you.

Sweet said...

hi thanks for visiting and thanks for being inspired....
cheers!!

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Anonymous said...

Hi shalini, I am trying to shop some online mould cutters like a ring, square and more shapes, not able to find it here in India, can you help me pls, can reach me at deepachav_1@yahoo.co.in, byc reading your blogs
regards
Deepa

Sweet said...

hi deepa...I got most of these made...from a shop that does aluminium stuff for local bakeries...standard stuff is available...the rest...just pay and get made ..
cheers

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