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If you're tired of the usual plum cake or fruit cakes during Christmas, here are two unusual cake recipes to brighten your spirits this holiday season! Get baking and caking!
If you’re tired of the usual plum cake or fruit cakes during Christmas, here are two unusual cake recipes to brighten your spirits this holiday season! Get baking and caking!
Christmas has been special to me since I was a kid. I remember sitting in our porch- the enticing smell of Christmas food wafting through the air as I waited for the carollers to pass by.
Now, being a baking enthusiast Christmas gave me enough reasons to bake the hell out of my mom’s kitchen! I looked for recipes online, or simply mixed whatever took my fancy with the basic cake batter. After all, there was a lot of inspiration to take from all of those lovely Christmas movies and books. Right from Disney movies to Enid Blyton books and how can we forget the famous Harry Potter Christmas banquets?
It has been four years since I’ve moved out for my studies and Christmas has started to have more meaning. So as soon as Diwali ends, I begin fantasising about Christmas. It is when I get more family time, and warm food add to it, the cozy blankets. Pure bliss!
Food reminds me, doesn’t Christmas just beg for mouthfuls of cake? So, why not go to the brightly lit shops and buy all the Christmas cake-baking stuff that you’d want after going through these irresistible recipes?
Now, I must tell you, I’m not giving you any fruit cake or plum cake recipe. What we are doing is trying something new this year, something different, something offbeat.
So, here come two off-the-wall Christmas cake recipes you might find appealing.
(P.S. If you are new to baking, here are 13 must know cake-baking tips. Thank me later!)
One of my favourite cakes is the red velvet cake! Soft with the sweet aroma of vanilla and cocoa, a tinge of tangy buttermilk, red velvet cake is a celebration in the mouth. And a feast for the eyes as well.
An unusual choice, but Christmas is a time of reunion and love, and well, how’s red for love? Add almonds (walnuts or even cashews) for that lovely crunch and you have the almost perfect cake for the festive season!
With the recipe of the cream cheese frosting as well, here’s a layered red velvet cake recipe from Times of India.
Go show off your culinary skills to your friends and family!
Nowadays, there is a number of recipes made with Oreo! There’s Oreo shakes, fried Oreos, Oreo cheesecakes, and even Oreo cakes! I mean, who doesn’t love Oreo?
Personally, I can never have enough of this sweet indulgence.
So here’s a recipe for the kids. And of course, you can bake this one for yourself as well. This recipe barely takes a total of 30 minutes. So the next time, you have an unexpected guest or are simply craving something sweet and yummy, go ahead and bake this!
So, here’s a recipe from Archana’s Kitchen for an eggless Oreo cake with a buttercream frosting for all the vegans out there.
Dive right in!
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Chetan Bhagat had no business slut shaming Uorfi Javed or any other woman. If he wants to 'guide' young men in the 'right direction' then he should take accountability for his words.
Chetan Bhagat, one of India’s bestselling authors, thought it was an ingenious idea to slut-shame Uorfi Javed, an Indian actress and influencer, at the Sahitya Aaj Tak literature festival.
“Phone has been a great distraction for the youth, especially the boys, spending hours just watching Instagram Reels. Everyone knows who Uorfi Javed is. What will you do with her photos? Is it coming in your exams or you will go for a job interview and tell the interviewer that you know all her outfits? On one side, there is a youth who is protecting our nation at Kargil and on another side, we have another youth who is seeing Uorfi Javed’s photos hiding in their blankets.”
Uorfi Javed responded with a video on her Instagram stories calling out Bhagat’s bluff. She shared the screenshots of his previous chat conversations with Ira Trivedi, author and yoga instructor, which came to light during the #MeToo movement.
While boys are taught to naturally own the space they enter, girls are taught to give up, to accommodate, to adjust since "it is their primary responsibility to keep families and relations together."
Yesterday, I was watching these 4 young girls around 16 – 17 years old play badminton. They were having fun, goofing around with all 4 of them equally involved in the game.
In some time two of their male friends joined them, and as part of round robin, the 2 boys replaced two of the girls. All good.
As the play continued, I started noticing a change in the way the game was being played. The shuttle was played most of the times between the two boys and there was a sense of competition and aggression brought in. The other 2 girls playing soon starting losing interest in the game as they hardly got any game time. Even if the shuttle came towards them, the boy in their team would move and play that shot. They soon moved to the sidelines as the boys continued to play.
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