Guest No.1 on the blog
Let me introduce you to my first guest on Mayuri's Jikoni. Its none other than my lovely, warmhearted and ever friendly daughter Namrata. A textile designer by profession but now a Content Writer, don't ask me to name the number and names of firms that she has worked for. How did she become a Content Writer? Well its her blog Namrata Noted that caught the eye of the Content writing world. She writes about everything from travel stories, to food she has prepared to her personal experiences. I love reading her blog not only because she is my daughter but more so because of her style of writing, easy flowing, humorous and engrossing. Visit her blog for posts on lifestyle,travels, style, beauty, food and wedding.
When I asked her to be my first guest she was thrilled. Nami as I call her is a pretty good cook herself, she's got her own style and rest assured no one will walk out of her home hungry. She has also gone to lengths to make theplas and khichdis for the many baas and dada that have stayed at home with her. Her recipe on Easy Peasy Condensed Milk sort of lit up my brains like a 100W bulb. Why don't I get my family and friends to be guests on my blog. They all cook for their families and friends and have some recipes that are specifically so associated with them.
Over to Namrata. Thanks a ton for taking the time to do this post for me. Love you loads.
As you've guessed, I kind of enjoy cooking. It's like a stress buster and sort of creative outlet I've come to love. I remember when P left for Dubai, I found a certain cheer in baking and trying out exotic dishes- it gave me company. My tryst with the kitchen began early with me trying to mimic my mum's talent of effortlessly whipping together kick-ass dishes. Did I tell you my mum's a masterchef in the Patel household and is the ninja-blogger behind Mayuri's Jikoni? It's a blog filled with tonnes of recipes, stories and heartfelt moments that captures the entire essence of our big Patel family. It's somewhat a chronicle of our lives through our bellies. From ghar ka khana to delectable discoveries, her jikoni (kitchen in Swahili) has offerings that cater to all.
9/10 times I'll visit my mum's blog when I want to try out a new dish, but sometimes I do stray and find other recipes, only so I can share it with mum and tell her how disastrous or yummy it was. With a few food posts having featured recently on the blog, mum asked if I'd like to do a guest post for Mayuri's Jikoni! Umm, what? Me, really? That's like getting a freaking gold star. Wow!
So, I thought about it for a while and decided to do an easy recipe that's quick to follow along with and still makes for a delicious recipe to note. Something as humble as a baked bread pudding should make the cut. And it's safe to say, the end result is awesome and hopefully worthy enough to make it to her list.
BAKED BREAD PUDDING
- 5 slices of brown bread cut into small squares
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp of honey
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- 1/3 cup warm water
- pinch of salt
- cherries for topping
- powdered sugar for topping
- Whisk together the warm water, eggs, honey, cinnamon powder,baking powder and salt.
- Soak in the bread squares into this mixture and let is rest for 20 mins.
- In the meantime, preheat the oven to 180C and patiently wait.
- Pour the bread mixture into a baking dish and top it off with cherries.
- Pop it into the oven, let it bake for an hour and watch it fluff up.
- Once done, sprinkle it generously with the powdered sugar.
What I love about this dish? It's freaking easy and also fairly healthy as we're not OD-ing on the sugar. Also, this dish is divine when served hot and I like to think of it as a breakfast dessert, as it almost tastes like french bread. You can also swap the cherries for other berries, though I liked the tanginess of the cherries and honestly that's what I had in the fridge. If you do want to make it more rich (and naughty), then serve it up with ice cream or whipped cream.
And voila mes amies, you have one yummy dish to indulge in!
P.S. Thank you mummy dear for letting me guest blog for you. Love from your biggest fan xoxo