My weekend story this time is going to be filled up with cooking only, mostly – as that’s what I ended up doing the whole of two days. I can now safely say that I am out of my cooking withdrawal and I am back to my “love-my-cooking-and-kitchen” state 😀
On Saturday, S took me to this place which I am now calling the “baking heaven”, most of the fellow baking-lovers would agree with me. Its one stop shop for all the baking needs – which matches with those stores in the US of A or other foreign countries, containing all the products which one can imagine for baking. Its the Institute of Baking and Cake Art – ibca, Bangalore. No one can actually imagine such a place, which looks like a very old house. I have passed through that road several times, saw the bill board many a times but who would know a baking heaven would be placed in such a small house? I stumbled upon their website sometime back and right from then on, my thoughts were fixed on going there. I pulled along a sick S with me (poor him!) and had a loot!! I controlled myself from buying many products for the fear of turning my kitchen into a mini bakery house. I have bought enough to last around for half an year though. I could lay my hands on products that were a distant dream – one of which was the instant yeast. There are number of brands of yeast available in market for less than 30Rs. But to get a bread that is of bakery quality, dry yeast is the key and I have found the perfect yeast!! See See.. this is how my excitement is for the past two days. We had a huge huge bag to carry back home and I hugged it all the way home. yes I did 😀 (much to the embarrassment of S)You all know I am obsessed with baking and cooking, don’t you? 😉
My plans were to get back home as soon as possible so that I could start my cooking at the earliest (read my experimentation), but then.. S took me to a movie while I was protesting all the way there. We went inside the theatre with items like cooking dark chocloate, dry yeast, edible gluten and such like 😛 Since it was S’s idea for the movie, I made him explain the contents of the bag to the security .. he he 😀 Oh yeah.. It was the Dark Knight Rises that we went for. I know we are late!! But S was too exciting to miss it. I also made S hold my baking items baggage on his lap through out the movie.. how can he put them down ha ha (devilish laugh 😈 ) About the movie.. I slept off in the first twenty minutes I guess. I remember listening to some of the dialogues and caught up with it here and there. I was waiting for the interval actually, to sleep peacefully without the loud noises. Dont get me wrong, I know this movie was a huge hit and all that. Somehow, I couldnt enjoy much. I was feeling so drowsy and wished I had a bed there! may be because my thoughts were around baking or due to the fact that the guy sitting next to me, kept on moving his hand around the handle, catching up with his coke and chicken at the same time and laughing loudly. At the end of 2.45hrs, I felt relieved. Oh… S.. he enjoyed it so much. On the way back home, we were like headless chicken. S kept talking of the movie while I kept talking of my baking loot 😀 😀 For the next 24hrs, I did nothing but – think-cook-dream-cook- talk- cook-and-only-cook. These are some of the dishes that made their presence during the weekend.
Dinner – Friday: Lettuce basket of mushroom, corn and capsicum curry on a toast
Dinner – Saturday: Home made pizza from scratch
Sunday After-Breakfast: Orange Choco Balls ( I cant just share one pic 🙂 )
Sunday Lunch: Instant Sambar Rice with Masoor Dal and Seppankelangu fry with fryums ( The photo might not to be too tempting.. but it tasted so so good that we gobbled up everything 🙂 )
I dont know what struck me, but I was left too sick to continue with my baking adventures later. S gave me a strict warning that I should no way go near the kitchen or oven 😦 But who can stop me really? I have taken off today, only to bake more and try all the goodies that I got on Saturday and being sick is just another real reason 🙂 Did I not say I am cooking crazy??? 😀 More foodie pics might come up tomorrow, if I can cook up something today! 🙂
How was your weekend?
ETA: The pizza base was made from whole wheat flour and 1 tsp oil and the choco orange balls are low fat – with no egg and no butter.