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Baking from a book roundup!

Friday, September 24th, 2010

Champa, who can bake anything from a cake to the tastiest of breads came up with the idea of baking from a book event and I was so happy when I had a chance to host the 4th edition here.

If you are a budding baker, these books can give you an idea- from cookies to cakes! so pick up a fork and off we go to dessert world!

Jyoti’s Plum and apple crumble from the Keelings book of Fruit.

Jyoti’s Chilli Cheese toast from Anjum Anand’s Indian Food Made Easy.

Jyoti’s Marvelous Macaroons from the 101+ Hurry -Up Cookie Recipes.

Jyoti’s Blueberry Muffins from 101 Cakes and Bakes.

Shilpa from Thoughts and Pots sent in two delicious entries:

Cinnamon Rolls from the King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion:

and Apple crisp from Deborah Madison’s- Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone.

Lataji’s Eggless Ginger Biscuits from Celebrity cookbooks: Cookies Galore by Betty Saw

and Jam Sandwich Biscuits from Celebrity cookbooks: Cookies Galore by Betty Saw

Divya Kudua’s Apple Crumble with Vanilla Custard Sauce from Mallika Badrinath’s 100 Excellent Puddings

Champa’s Cumin Onion Bread Sticks from Land O Lakes book!

Lastly my Baked Kebabs from Marut Sikka’s Indian flavors.

Needless to say, Jyothi takes the cake(!) for sending in the most number of entries and she gets a award from us. Thanks to everyone who participated in the event.

Announcing Event: Baking from a Book

Monday, August 16th, 2010

I remember the time when I was a little girl pestering my mom to bake cookies and cakes when we did not have an oven. She somehow managed to do so with her tava and cooker turned in to a baking dish! But given the kitchens we have now with built in ovens we all love baking and posting about it don’t we?

In the past few months whenever I want to bake something new or even bake a bread, instead of running over to food network website, I hop to Champa’s blog. You need recipes for no knead breads? She’s got it! Vegan cakes?? Sure! How about cake decorating? Yup, you can find that too, with step by step instruction. So Versatile is her Kitchen, I could only say yes when asked to host the event, baking from a book this month!

The rules:

Bake anything, I mean anything but it has to be from a book. That includes breakfast(cereals, breads, muffins) to pizzas to Naans to Italian (Eggplant Parm/ Baked Pasta/Bisctotti) to Cakes to everyone’s favorites- cookies.

Think about it, any recipe that you saw in a book that you tried successfully for your loved ones? Surprised hubby or daughter? Any recipe that you saw in a book but never had the chance to bake? Or your baking attempt was a disaster but you fixed it on your own the next time and feel proud about it? Great- Then share the story with me :)

The Baking From a Book event runs from today, August 16th to September 16th.

All entries(multiple entries welcome) must include a link to this announcement page as well as champas’s blog along with source of the recipe( feel free to write more about the book if you want to as well)

Once you have posted the recipe, send me a email to with your

Recipe URL:
Name of the recipe:
Recipe Inspired from which book:
Picture of the recipe:

Non bloggers are welcome to participate too, you can send the details to

Use of the logo is appreciated.

Round up will be posted by within a week after the end date, before the end of September.

Any questions, you can contact me at the email or leave a comment.

So, what are you waiting for? Head to the library or dig in to your recipe collections and lets get baking!