Wednesday, May 27, 2015

ColorBlock Bias Baby Blanket

This appears to be the baby season in our extended family. Which means I get knit more. I always prefer mindless knitting. That's the reason I get drawn towards blankets and scarves. This baby blanket is my latest knitting project that I completed. The pattern is from purlbee.  For yarn, I used Cascade 220 Superwash sport from Webs.

Love these Tassels.

Happy Knitting! 

Monday, May 18, 2015

Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Chocolate Ganache

My search for the perfect Chocolate Cupcakes have ended. This recipe from gimmesomeoven  makes such moist delicious cupcakes. For the cakes, I still love my recipe here, but my cupcakes were always little dry with it. 

For the Salted Caramel Chocolate Ganache:

1 cup salted caramel sauce
1/2 cup cream
18 ounces dark chocolate

Heat the salted caramel sauce in a pan, and add dark chocolate pieces to it. Take off the heat, and add half cup cream. Let it settle for couple of hours before piping it.

I did not wait long enough for the ganache to settle, and started piping while it was still warm, and so the messed up piping.

For salted caramel, I followed the below recipe from Flavor the Moments:


  • 1 cup graulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1 teaspoon fleur de sel

Place the sugar and water in medium saucepan over medium low heat. Cook, stirring, until the sugar has dissolved.  Increase the heat to high, and boil the sugar without stirring. If the sugar begins to crystallize on the sides of the pan, carefully use a wet pastry brush to brush it off.  Boil until the sugar turns a deep amber color, being careful not to burn.  Remove from heat and whisk in the cream a bit at a time. Whisk in the butter and fleur se sel. Transfer to a cool jar.

Happy Baking!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Cozy Ribbed Cowl

Spring is here, but its still cool enough for me to continue working on my knitting projects. This year, so far has been all about knitting. Handmade knitted scarves and blankets make such wonderful gifts.

We moved to a new place last fall and as luck would have it, there is an amazing yarn(Monarch Knitting) place close to my home. All the soft merino makes me drool and I normally end up buying yarn for projects way into future.  So acquiring quite a stash.

So, this cowl was my 4th knitting project this winter. First 3 were gifted without taking any picture. The yarn used is Malabrigo Chunky  and its a simple Ribbed pattern. I found the ribbed pattern on my new favorite knitting site Purl Bee. I modified this pattern slightly to K4, P4 intead of K2 P2, and used different set of needles as per the yarn. 

Happy Knitting!

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