Cinnamon Rolls anyone? :)

This has been in my must-bake list for a long long time…ever since I happened to taste it first at one of the Cinnabon joints here some 5-6 years back. I had fallen in love with not just the taste but also the refreshing aroma of cinnamon. Till then all I associated cinnamon with was chicken curries or biriyani. Never realized it could be a baking ingredient too. And what a delectable ingredient at that!

Anyway, blame it partly on my laziness and partly my fear of goofing it up, I never got around to trying it out all this while. Until today that is. So here we go. Cinnamon rolls for you ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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Edited to add: In case anyone wants to know how I made it, I picked the recipe from Videojug. Here’s a link to the video with a step-by-step method which I personally found very easy to follow.

 

 

A Pineapple upside down cake to ward off the writer’s block!

This title was actually meant for a post I had planned for yesterday, but since I was too lazy to bake a pineapple upside down cake, my plan to use it as an antidote to shoo the dreadful writer’s block was put on hold! Thankfully I had a far more gratifying experience to note down that worked well in breaking the block instead.

Having said that, I still am too lazy to change the title and think of another one, so I’m simply letting it be ๐Ÿ˜€

Anyway talking of pineapple upside down cake, it was something I had been meaning to bake for quite sometime for the simple reason that it always looked gorgeously tempting on various food-blogs as well as on my baker-friends’ FB and other web-pages. But I-the lazy bug- neither got around to looking for its recipes on the net nor did I ask my friends for itย  thinking it would require of me to scrounge around the city for those hard-to-get, exotic ingredients and slog with them for hours! Somehow I always had this notion that the recipe would be a tough one to attempt. And to top it up, the literal mention of ‘pineapple upside down’ย  and the subsequent possibility of having the cake or the pineapple slices come sploching down on the floor while turning them always gave the clumsy-me shivers!

But last week while looking up some possible recipes for aย  simple pineapple cake that I could try for a friend’s daughter’s b’day I stumbled upon this recipe for a pineapple upside down cake also, which to my utter surprise was a very easy one. So I decided to give it a try this weekend, today to be more precise :). And I am glad I tried this one because my house was filled with a divine smell of baking all around, all through the day! Here is a peek to the cake, feel free to dive in! ๐Ÿ˜€

Edited to add the recipe! Or rather make that two recipes ๐Ÿ˜€

Betty Crocker had this easy recipe based on which I brought home all the ingredients. And then I stumbled upon another oneย  by Betty from Betty’s Kitchen, on YouTube which looked just as easy and doable. Although both the recipes were more or less same, baking while watching the video was far easier to follow than baking while reading, if you know what I mean :).

So heres the embedded video of Betty’s Tropical Joy Pineapple Upside down cake. Do let me know how it fared for you. And do share a picture of your cake if and when you bake it and leave a link to your post so I can come by to drool at it royally :D. Have a Happy baking weekend!

On days when you’re in a mood to help Mama..

Bake some muffins, you leave no choco-chip unturned to get your job right…

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And when the batter is transferred to the muffin tins you wait, with Mama, for the baking time to get over, right?

Wrong.

This is what you do when you (cant) wait for the baking time to get over ๐Ÿ˜€

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And what does Mama do? She happily clicks all this and makes a blogpost out of them ๐Ÿ˜€

PS: Am attempting to publish this post through my phone as my laptop is still not back :(. So I cant make out if the images uploaded are the right size or no. Please do let me know if you sense any glitch in the post :).

Just in time for NaBloPoMo- Take 4

With a snap of the cake that Namnam ( and I ) made.

Nothing great I know but tasted yum ๐Ÿ™‚ And I’m sorry I’m going to leave you all with just that as today has largely been a very boring and lazy day.

Just Day 4 into NaBloPoMo venture and am already feeling the stress ๐Ÿ˜ฆ Lets hope I stick by for a few more days and can get around to writing something more worthwhile ๐Ÿ™‚

ETA: I’m sorry I’m yet to reply to comments on my previous posts and start blog-hopping in full swing. Will be back in action in the coming week ๐Ÿ™‚