Today is a special day for me, my blog baby’s 5th birthday. She is just shy of 6 months younger than my daughter. When I started the blog I never ever thought I will reach here. It started as a fun to share my hobby of cooking. As it is October 29th, blog is going to be everything for me on this day. To celebrate blog’s birthday I made this Halloween sprinkle cookies so that I can combine both blog anniversary and Halloween. Thus my blog baby’s celebration got a sweet treat.
Blogging taught me a lot, also made my life little crazy as struggling to take pictures or to get the recipe right, when my little ones are crying in the background for continuous attention. When I started I never got a comment for my initial posts. My first photographs were not good; still I am trying to improve as much as possible. I also made a few good friends along the way, and also got quite a few loyal readers who are the lifeline of this blog, without them I don’t think it won’t exist here.
I always make sure that never to repeat any recipes in its entirety, and adjusting to suite my taste buds, and make it into a new recipe. I am not crazy of all the butter less, eggless, sugarless stuff. My belief is that egg gives wonders in baked goodies when none others can repeat. Do to my hubby’s diabetics, sweet dishes has gone a makeover of small to mini version. Still I make sweets as my little ones loves ice cream, cookies etc. Also when it comes to traditional recipe I never try to alter anything, these are traditional for a good reason.
My hubby asks me do you think how many years you going blog. I told him I don’t know. If I were not blogging, I won’t learn lots of new recipes. Blogging introduced me to bread baking avenue which is my weakness. Still learning to make bread with both yeast and sourdough, rye breads are weakness in my house.
Last week when I called my aunt and told her I made so and so for Diwali, her first question did you learn to make all those, my answer was yes. My relatives knew I won’t cook anything until my mom was there. Once I left the country and stayed alone, I started cooking. My hubby and kids are my main supporters, they criticize and evaluate the meticulously, my kids are ruthless taste testers; if it is not good they will spit it in front of you.
From the bottom of heart, I thank all my readers and friends for without you Zesty South Indian Kitchen won’t a success. Please continue to shower your love in the coming years too. When I get feedback like the one below, it makes my day.
Yesterday I tried the ‘urulakizhangu-pappas-potato-stew’. Came out awesome, my husband hates stew but he cleaned the plate with this recipe. Thanks a lot for all your hard work on the recipes, being a non malayalee, I get points for making mallu dishes at home.”
Coming to Halloween sprinkle cookies, it is an easy dark chocolate cookie with sprinkles; I used two kinds of sprinkles, and my daughter helped me make the cookies. She started helping from licking the bowl, to help in coating the cookies with sprinkles. It is an easy chocolate cookie with touch of cornstarch and dark cocoa. If you can’t get hold of dark cocoa try normal one. This is really easy to make and tastes great too. My daughter asked me to make one more time.
Here comes the recipe give it tries.
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This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.