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My Ultimate Chocolate Chips Cookies....step by step.

Yeah! these choc chip cookies are THE ultimate, THE best ever cookies full stop!. The most frustrating thing about us homemakers/bakers is that we are constantly experimenting on cookies, cakes.... and keeps experimenting till we GET that PERFECT recipe and guys THIS IS IT, the best ever chocolate chips's oooey, gooey, in the center and crunchy munchy towards the side and mind you it is a big fat cookie....oh! writing about it is already making me grab my cookie jar. I make this often, kids love swear by them....and these cookies store well (compared to cakes) and not once I mean not even ONCE I was disappointed with this perfect crunchy chewy cookies.....all cookieholics...beware!! once you try this you will be addicted to it and make this again and don't tell me I didn't warn you :) I think the magic in this cookie recipe is that extra egg yolk....or may be the brown sugar....and ya, talking of brown sugar...this is som

Drumstick leaves Dal Curry.

Moringa ela aka drumstick leaves is high in nutrition and available in abundance in Kerala. There is one tree in my backyard and I love to add them in my curries.

Lemon Glaze.

This is my ultimate coconut cake which I have been telling you about in my last post . I drizzled lemon glaze on top of the cake and it tasted perfect.....I am not going to start again about this cake.....Try it and you will love the coconutey and lemony flavor. Lemon glaze is so easy to make and you just need sugar and lemon juice and just whisk them up and drizzle on top of cakes, cookies...... #To make it orange glaze just add orange juice instead of lemon juice. It is better to add the juice a little at a time and whisk the sugar till it is incorporated. Click here for the coconut cake recipe Lemon Glaze: Powdered sugar: 1 cup. Fresh lemon juice: 1 1/2 tbsp. Method: Sift the sugar into a bowl. Add lemon juice stir with spoon or whisk until smooth and paste-like, adding more lemon juice by 1/2 tsp if the glaze is too thick to spread. Drizzle on top of cake allowing it to run down the sides.

My Ultimate Coconut Cake......step by step pics.

I love coconut cakes for a change....I am chocoholic by birth, I admit that....but occasionally I wouldn't mind making something not so son is a Bounty Bar-holic...he just loves that bar filled with coconut and chocolate on the outer covering.....and when I spread melted chocolate and sprinkled desiccated coconut on top...he stated this cake has an almost Bounty Bar taste. Now if you ask me how many times I made this cake....I frankly don't remember.....I have made this as a round pan,  in square pan, and in my brownie pan (with lots n lots of chocolate chips...coz my kids says then it has more of a Bounty Bar feeling)......ya! you guessed right....I simply love this cake. I love the texture, the softness, and coconut flavour of this cake..... I always bookmark recipes that requires only half cup of butter (ie 1 stick or 100 gms). I simply likes cakes with less butter. I added juice of 1 lemon and little lemon rind to this cak