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Pineapple Upside-Down Cake Recipe

  This Pineapple Upside-Down Cake is a recipe for curing a depressed heart. Got flunked in your exams? Make this Pineapple Upside-Down Cake and forget about your failure. Got no hikes for your job this quarter? Bake this Pineapple Upside-Down Cake and burry your sadness. Did somebody upset you or did you upset somebody? Make peace by baking and slicing a piece of this Pineapple Upside-down Cake for them . We both, I mean the Pineapple Upside-Down cake and myself met when my neighbor Meg baked it for a special occasion and shared it with us. Her lovely Pineapple Upside-Down Cake had me at Hello! Hers was an eggless version of Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. The cake was so sooo… yummy for it had the fresh juice of pineapple and brown sugar soaked over it.     The very first time I made the Pineapple Upside-Down Cake, I did not have… Continue reading »

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How to ferment Idly batter during cold climate ~ How to make Idli batter using mixie (mixer grinder)

How to grind South-Indian Idly batter using mixie | Tamilnadu Idli-dosa batter recipe What do you think when a girl from the southern parts of India suddenly lands on a vast space covered full of snow? … Gets super-excited? Jumps with joy? Starts to dance in the snowfall?? Nah, it is none of the above. Believe it or not, the first fear that struck me when I landed in the US was ‘how can I ferment the Idly batter in such a cold climate!’ The snow brought me nostalgia of Idlis and Dosas so very soon that I did not even reach my apartment from the airport. In India, Amma used to grind the batter in the morning and have the fermented batter ready by the afternoons during the summers. Or she grinds the idly batter during the night and gives us the pleasure of tasting soft fluffy idlis the… Continue reading »