Mofo gasy or Madagascar Yeasted Pancakes for #Food of the World

Mofo Gasy meaning ‘Malagasy bread’, which is made from a batter of sweetened rice flour poured into greased circular molds and cooked over charcoal. Mofo gasy is a popular street food in Madagascar served for breakfast food and is often eaten with coffee. In the coastal regions this mofo (or bread) is made with coconut milk and is known as mokary.

Belgium Waffles for #Food of the World (Vegan Recipe)

This month we are visiting Belgium for Food of the World event. Belgium is best known for its chocolate (one of the world’s best), waffles and beer. I wanted to make a vegetarian dish from Belgium, but didn’t find time to do my research. So I ended up making Belgian waffles for breakfast this past weekend. But contrary to what I thought, waffles in Belgium are not really breakfast food, they are more popular as casual snack food — usually bought from a bakery or a street stand. The waffles that North Americans think of as Belgian waffle is actually…

Bavarian Dumplings/ Dampfnudel (eggless recipe)

This month’s host of International Food Challenge, Saraswathi Tharagaram (Sara’s Yummy Bites) is taking us on a culinary tour of Bavaria region in Germany. Germany is located in Western Europe. The topography of the country is varied, and includes regions of deep forest and high mountains, as well as a wide valley surrounding the Rhine, Germany’s largest river. The highest mountain peak, the Zugspitze, lies on the border with Austria. Less than 3 percent of Germans are farmers, and the country must import much of its food. Apples, pears, cherries, and peaches, as well as grapes for wine production, are…

Malaysian Apam Balik (Crispy Malaysian Pancakes) — Eggless Recipe

Blogging Marathon# 38: Week 3/ Day 2 Theme: One Dish, Different Countries Dish: Malaysia — Apam Balik Day 2 of BM# 38 and today I’ve Malaysian sweet pancakes for you. Apam Balik is a crispy thin pancake that is usually filled with sweetened peanuts. These are usually sold at specialist roadside stalls throughout Malaysia. Watch this video to see how expertly the guy makes apam balik. I especially like the technique he uses to take them off the pan.

Pistachio Cake (eggless recipe)

Blogging Marathon# 36: Week 2/ Day 3 Theme: Travel Food Dish: Dessert — Pistachio Cake (Almost Vegan) It has been a busy weekend with an early Sankranthi celebrations at my cousin’s place. It was fun getting the kids dressed up and rounding them up for Bhogi pallu. Trying to keep the traditions alive. Today’s recipe has nothing to do with Sankranti, but is related to travel. Desserts for travel become very important when kids are involved. I wouldn’t probably think of desserts when just me and my husband are travelling, but they become essential when kids are around. I usually…

Vegan Gingerbread Cookies

For this holiday season, I bought ‘Vegan Cookies Invade your Cookie jar’ cookbook on Amazon. For the couple of days I was leafing through the book breaking my head to decide what to make first. My son came home from school yesterday and asked me if he could have a gingerbread cookie because he made a paper gingerbread boy in school and was wondering how it would actually taste. I knew right away that Gingerbread cookies would be first cookie to be made from my new cookbook. Luckily I had all the ingredients on hand. My son helped me with…

Whole Wheat Challah Bread (Eggless recipe)

For this month’s Home Baker’s Challenge, our host Priya Ranjit very aptly chose Holiday Bakes. She gave us recipes for holiday cookies, cakes and breads to choose from. As usual when I saw the list I wanted to bake 2 or 3 recipes and as usual I ran out of time. But I’m glad I found time to bake at least one from the list and I’ll try to bake a few more before the end of the year. We had a snow storm yesterday (all that white in the background is snow in the next picture) and as luck…

Scallion Pancakes

This is the second dish that I made for the International Food Challenge. Scallion pancakes have been on my to-make list for a long time and when I saw them on the list of Cantonese dishes to try, I knew I had to make these. I found a recipe using whole wheat pastry flour in Whole Grains Baking by King Arthur flour and made them. They turned out great. The dough for these pancakes is very sticky and that is how it is supposed to be to get nice and chewy pancakes. Recipe also requires quite a bit of oil,…

Eggless Chocolate Cake with Jam for a Celebration

May is a month of celebration in my real home and also in my virtual home. It happens to be my birthday month (yup.. I’m a tough Taurean 🙂 ) and of course there’s Mother’s day celebrations. It is also my blog anniversary month — Cook’s Hideout has completed 7 years of blogging. Blogging years seem to me like dog years. There are a quite a few blogs that were active at one time, but are no longer virtually alive. I feel like a veteran among many new and upcoming food bloggers. I have to thank my family for their…