First Baking Class & Weekend Updates

24 Apr

So Saturday was supposed to be my first baking workshop. Till Friday evening, I had got confirmation from 2 girls (my ex colleagues), one of them, D frankly told me that she actually wanted to meet Mantam more than learning to bake. The other, R is the actual reason behind this. This girl has been pestering (read threatening) me to teach her baking and it went on getting delayed for a million reasons. RS was interested to come but couldn’t make it due to some other plans but she was sweet enough to call me and inform on Friday. Since both R and D had preferred first half of the day, I asked them to come in at 10 AM. R had told me that she wanted to learn spreading Neer Dosa, I made Neer Dosa and Batata Song for breakfast.

Both the gals came home by 10:30 by which we were all done with our breakfast. Made a couple of dosas for them. R had to attend her dance class at 2 PM. We started off with Choco Almond Brownies. All the while I was explaining do’s and don’t’s. Mannu sat on the kitchen counter and was playing with the measuring spoons, cups and smaller baking tins. She was asking each of us what we wanted and pretending to cook. Tammu was visiting once in a while and disappearing at the same speed. Abbas also left home saying he was getting bored. He went in search of birds. The guy has been going bonkers over getting pet birds home ever since I got the bird’s nest. (That calls for another post in itself)

So we melted chocolate and butter. And I was looking for spatula to stir the mixture. Spatula was nowhere to be seen. After rummaging the kitchen counter, I went to hunt Tammu. Madam was sitting next to Ma who was lying on her bed. She was busy dipping the spatula in a bowl of water and combing Ma’s hair with it. 🙄 I got it back from her, washed it and went ahead to mix. Mannu wouldn’t let anyone mix. She had to do it on her own. By the time she mixed it thoroughly, chocolate was hardening back as the mixture had cooled down. I had to melt again. All I wanted to do then was to spank Abbas when he came back.

After Choco Almond Brownies baked, we let it cool on a rack. Next we made Zebra Cake. By this time it was almost 1 PM. So, we decided to end the class as R had to leave. I quickly cooked a lunch of Rice, Dal, Brinjal Fry, Palak Pakoda. I fed Mantam while the gals and Ma had lunch. Tammu ate her lunch from D’s plate 😀 We packed off the baked goodies so that R and D could take them home.

Abbas came back at 5 PM and we had lunch as that hour. I was so pissed off that he came so late. And then to pataofy me, he is in a fultoo mushy mood. And started acted weird in front of Ma 😀 I was all blushing like a teenager 😀

Sunday morning, we had breakfast and set off to visit the flea market ‘Second 2 None’. I packed some fresh cut watermelon and juice to have in Bulu. The stalls there had amazing stuff. Mantam got tattoos done on their hands. I bought a few things.

From there, Abbas drove us to K.R.Market again hunting for pet shops but to no avail. We decided to head back home. On the way we spotted a Dhaba near a Gurudwara. We had a yummy lunch of Chicken Kabab, Alu Parantha, Gobi Parantha, Paneer Parantha, Tawa Pulao, Dal Makhani, Butter Chicken and Lassi! Came home and slept for a long time. All four of us snuggled in a double bed together after ages, it felt good 😀

Had a simple dinner of Dal, Rice and Alu-Egg Bharta for dinner….

That was our weekend. Pictures to follow:

Tammu getting the tattoo on

Mannu getting the tattoo

The stamp on entry

Ear rings made out of hand made paper


Purse made out of old casettes and keyboard keys. There were jewelleries also made out of them

The stall had a board reading 'Kyunki kaach bhi kabhi baatli thi'
Ash tray made out of old bottles

Quilled Paper jewellery

I got this home... Message on a bottle 😀

And a couple of danglings to adorn my collection


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36 responses to “First Baking Class & Weekend Updates

  1. anugummaraju

    April 24, 2012 at 8:23 am

    Just discovered your blog! Really nice! And thank you for mentioning Second to None 🙂


    • Seema

      April 24, 2012 at 11:55 pm

      The pleasure is mine Anu! You guys are doing a tremendous job 😀


  2. summerscript

    April 24, 2012 at 9:39 am

    I missed it 😦
    Choco Almond Brownies – wowww !!! slurpppp!!!!
    Combing Ma’s hair with a spatula- hahahaha

    Rice, Dal, Brinjal Fry, Palak Pakoda – QUICKLY!!!! * falls at your feet*


    • Seema

      April 24, 2012 at 11:55 pm

      Hehehe, you missed it na? How did the function at violon class go?


  3. lifeslittletwists

    April 24, 2012 at 9:41 am

    I Missed the class 😦 So so sorry. Am going to come the next time for sure-before that I will first buy an oven!!

    As for the rest of your sat/sun – the only thing that i noticed was Abbas’ mushiness and all the things he did to set things right after he went abscoding 😉


    • Seema

      April 24, 2012 at 11:57 pm

      Sure! Lemme know once you buy an oven. We’ll plan ahead next time.

      Hahaha… I think the two of us share the eye for such details. (Reminds me of one of SnS’s posts where the two of went on and on about the title while SnS had no clue what was going on, rings a bell?)


  4. R's Mom

    April 24, 2012 at 9:43 am

    WOW! SUper congrats..glad you did this :):)

    I loved those photos as well..and what food!! drooling over that 🙂


    • Seema

      April 24, 2012 at 11:58 pm

      Thanks RM. And so sweet of you for e-mailing to check how it went. Mmmuah! You are a sweetheart 🙂


  5. lifesong

    April 24, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Nice weekend 🙂 . And OMG! you have so many danglings? I love the way you have kept it. If I am not mistaken, that’s a thermocol sheet on your cupboard door? Don’t they fall off?


    • Seema

      April 24, 2012 at 11:59 pm

      Yes yes… It’s just a thermocol sheet. I have stuck it using double tape (you know the ones that stick on both sides). it’s been there for almost 2 years and still in tact. 🙂


  6. Bikramjit Singh Mann

    April 24, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    i liked the last pic when in doubt bake a cake ..
    where is what you cooked uska bhi pic lena tha na .. 🙂

    had a good weekend then


    • Seema

      April 24, 2012 at 11:59 pm

      Arey, these girls left early na? So cut the cake and brownies to pack for them. So no pics 😦


  7. Sugar and Spice

    April 24, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Wow.. That sounds fun, Seema. I hope to attend at least one of your baking classes sometime! Let’s see! 🙂


    • Seema

      April 25, 2012 at 12:00 am

      I was thinking of sending you an e-mail today morning. Miss you around. When will you be back to blogging?

      How are K&K? Is the CH back?


  8. anisnest

    April 24, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    yayyy to the first baking class.. wishing you to organize many many more..
    the las pic.. is that your collection at home? the thermocol board to keep earrings is a cool idea.. I will do this when Adi grows up and has her own collections..


    • Seema

      April 25, 2012 at 12:01 am

      Thanks a lot Ani 🙂

      Yes, it’s my cupboard door 😀


  9. techie2mom

    April 25, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Wow, a baking session where you get home made food for lunch!!!! Congratulations for the session!!


    • Seema

      April 30, 2012 at 4:48 pm

      Hehe, Yeah thanks. There were only 2 students. So, cooking a lunch was a breeze 🙂


  10. My Era

    April 25, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Congratulations girl for organizing your first baking workshop 😀
    😆 @ Tammu combing hair with your spatula
    Loved all the pics and I agree with baking/cooking when in doubt 😉
    You’ve got a superb collection of earrings….loved it 😀


    • Seema

      April 30, 2012 at 4:52 pm

      Thanks thanks thanks ME 🙂


  11. Smitha

    April 25, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Again – how do you manage to pack in so much? You cooked lunch after that baking session? I would have just ordered in 🙂 Laziness- that is me 🙂

    I am so coming for a baking session once I am back 🙂

    And Second to None, seems so much fun! Waiting, waiting to get back to Bangalore!


    • Seema

      April 30, 2012 at 4:53 pm

      I had to anyway cook for us. Just increased the quantity, that’s all 🙂 Only 2 extra people na?

      Arey Smitha, You bake so well yourself! I dunno what I can teach you 😳

      Yes, when are you back? July?


  12. Little Fingers

    April 26, 2012 at 2:08 am

    I wish I were in Blore to attend those classes, hopefully soon. Pictures speak alot by them self, I love your ear ring collection, love the way you arranged them too..


    • Seema

      April 30, 2012 at 4:54 pm

      Thanks LF. Glad you liked my collection.

      And soon to Blore? Howcome?? Curious now 🙂


  13. adarshnaditya

    April 26, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Oh! I wish I had seen the post earlier, I wanted to attend! 😦 Anyways, next time. Where do you live in Bangalore? I am in Banaswadi!


    • Seema

      April 30, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      Oh! No problem. Will e-mail you whenever I plan to conduct it next time around.

      And good news is that I stay quite close to your place. Will e-mail you 🙂


  14. Goldie

    April 27, 2012 at 3:26 am

    Was blog-hopping and found yours…You have a nice style of writing..funny-witty posts…reading most of them…(psst..I’m at work..;)..
    Can you send me the password for ‘the love story’..
    hopefully someday I’ll start my blog and capture all the lill details of life…

    Tammu and Mannu are adorable and sure are keeping you on your toes…Bless them..


    • Seema

      April 30, 2012 at 5:00 pm

      I’m humbled. Thank you so much! Your comment made my day 🙂

      Will email you soon.

      Yes, you can start one soon Goldie. Oh! Welcome here…


  15. ashreyamom

    April 27, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    finally i got the recipe.. when i stayed in b’lore i used to have it in PG. but never got the recipe.. now i got, so have to try it tomorrow.. 🙂


    • Seema

      April 30, 2012 at 5:19 pm

      Did you try??? I’m eager to know how it turned out…


      • ashreyamom

        April 30, 2012 at 5:31 pm

        he he he.. i did.. but something wrong with the proportions.. it got struck with the tawa.. so i didnt make a paper rost, but a thick dosa.. 😦
        sorry i disappointed you..


        • Seema

          May 7, 2012 at 12:11 am

          Ohhh 😦 Sorry, dunno why it didn’t work out for you.

          How did you spread the dosa batter? You have spill the batter all over from the top of the tawa without the ladle touching it. We cannot spread this batter like any other normal dosa…


  16. lostinmylilworld

    April 27, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Congrats on the sucess of ur First baking class!! I too missed it!1 Infact I was discussing with RS, Both our reasons beings same, I do not hv a oven yet, so even If I had come, I would forget all the lessons and would wonder wat to do when I actually buy a oven myself… 🙂

    Will defenetely attend next time, and hope to buy a oven soon too!


    • Seema

      April 30, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      Yeah, she told me that.

      So hoping the two of you buy ovens soon! We can have second round of baking classes 😀



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