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Shola Afghani

Shola Afghani

If you know Urdu you know Shola means flame but why is this particular dish called Shola Afghani? I have absolutely no idea. I don’t know if it is actually from Afghan Cuisine. But one thing I am sure of and can guarantee is that […]

4 Ingredient Salted Caramel

4 Ingredient Salted Caramel

  There are some things so simple and doable that you wonder why buy it from the store? Like pancake mix. Really? Do we really need a pre packed box of simplest pantry items? In my early post on Homemade Caramel Sauce I explained my […]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake (Gluten Free)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake (Gluten Free)

Life is full of tough choices, like to have a soft, buttery and chewy cookie or a slice of rich and smooth cake. I would say why not both! Here is an easy answer to this mind boggling question and you are welcome.           I […]

Fish Fillet Burger

Fish Fillet Burger

After regular burger bun and gluten-free burger bun recipes it would be unfair not to assemble them and “Fish Fillet Burger”, I choose you! Say it in Pokemon style and it will make sense. I usually avoid deep frying but sometimes it becomes mandatory, for the sake of texture […]

Best Burger Buns

Best Burger Buns

Although there is a variety of burger buns available but “homemade” is always better. This is the only recipe I follow to make buns and it is just so perfect that I don’t have to look for another one. Reason? It is simple, easy to […]

Being Gluten Free in Pakistan + Gluten Free Burger Bun Recipe

Being Gluten Free in Pakistan + Gluten Free Burger Bun Recipe

Tough. That is what it is. Probably gluten free life style is hard and expensive everywhere. What I am sharing in this post is my personal struggle and experience in managing, meeting  and dealing with the requirements of gluten free diet. You see we don’t […]


My TIPS

Some tips

Some tips

It’s a blog eats blog world….well not really…just saying. Millions of recipes are just a click away. We can choose what suits our taste, budget, skills and of course mood. No matter which cuisine or which method of cooking we select measuring the ingredients and temperature control is very critical. I’m just listing few points …. very basic for new cooks/ bakers.

1. Use standard measuring cups and spoons not daily use cutlery.

2. If you don’t have a kitchen scale, use online tools to convert weights in to measures.

3. Scoop out dry ingredients from containers and level using the flat side of a knife . DO NOT tap or shake the measuring cup or spoon. It will cause over measuring.

4. Use clean and transparent measuring jars for liquids. Place on flat surface to take the reading.

5. Sift dry ingredients together for even distribution. It also traps more air for better leavening.

6. Bring ingredients to room temperature.

7. Read the recipe thoroughly ,specially if you are trying something totally new.

8. Prepare pans, tins or trays before you start mixing ingredients.

9. Make sure you have all the ingredients handy.

10. Never forget to preheat the oven if baking.

Lets take a moment and talk about your relationship…with your oven. I have worked with so many different ovens… gas, electric, new, not-so- new, even those without temperature readings marked on them,  and they all behave different. You need to know them to check how accurate are they.

Most recipes don’t suggest which oven rack to use. Medium rack would be the safest bet. If you are baking thin items like cookies and stuff, try top or medium rack. Breads require lower rack. Keep a close eye during baking time. You may need to increase or decrease baking time according to your oven. If food is browning too quickly, cover with aluminum foil. Rotating pans or trays half way during the baking time would ensure even browning and cooking.