Ever spent hours in the shops/malls/infront of the computer screens wondering, what to take to someones’ home for Diwali and other festivals?
I always feel that everyone has everything one can possibly imagine these days. However handmade beauties can never be to less. A DIY kit or even a basket full of stuff that one may enjoy can be gifted to them.
Here are my top recipes and gifts this season:
Upside Down cakes- There is something inherently sexy about naked cakes. The best part about the upside down ones is that they have a sheen on them which feels jelly like. This season you may make
- Apple upside down cake
Eggless cakes- Since this is a festive season. not many people indulge in eggs, hence try out these beautiful eggless cakes and make it a Diwali gift to remember
Whole Wheat Bread- The warm breads fill the homes with warmth and gorgeous aroma. Gift these with some olive oil/butter and no one shall complain.
Biscotti- Biscotti are essentially a twice baked cake. They are crumbly and buttery and oh so delicious.
You may make variations to the butter recipe by adding toasted sesame, funfetti etc.
Indian Sweets- Halwas and Burfis are synonymous with festivals. How about making them at home and sharing the joy. This way you can tweak the sugar levels as well.
Desserts- This category can be as wide as sheet cakes to dessert pizzas, fruit cream to custard… World is your oyster.
Cake pops- So in case you do not feel like baking a cake from scratch, get a pack of the ready to mix cake batter flour and transform the shop bought delight to cake pops.
Cupcakes- These mini god-sent cakes deserve a podium to make a speech and a medal. They fit in your heart and mouth super easily and also help you make friends. ;)
- Orange Fizz cupcakes– Using fanta
Celebrations cakes- These are more elaborate but are totally worth the effort. :)
- Sacher Torte
Cheese cake- How about making your own cheese and then turning it into a gorgeous cheese cake :)
Hope you will try to make someone of these and delight the loved ones.