Another year is about to be over in a couple of hours, doesn’t seem like though. It feels as if it was yesterday only when we ushered into this year. But while I was going through my this year’s food photographs, I have taken for recipes here on blog, it occurred to me actually a great lot of things happened this year. I baked a lot, photographed a lot and eventually ate a lot! And as lot of things happened, I thought of dedicating this post to all the work I have done all this year. I tried to be succinct, but couldn’t help much. Not one single recipe I could forget! So be at ease, because this is going to be a long long photo walk, if not walked through verbally.
A lot many fruit recipes happened all through out the year. We made cakes, ice creams, sorbets, brekkies and what not with all the gorgeous fruits. Strawberries during spring, stone fruit and mangoes all through out summer, pomegranates and persimmons in autumn and apple and pear in winter appeared one after another here with complete grace and honor.
I also bought an ice cream maker this year, something I had wished for and after much of a deliberation. And I am happy that I did. It churned out gallons and gallons of frozen galore in extreme hot weather of north India, without complaining a bit and kept us all happy and cool. Plum sorbet and cherry ice cream we loved the most. Though my mango and pistachio frozen yogurt got published at The Kitchn and hence got the wide round applause!
I did a lot many layered cakes, sponges, coffee cakes and a cheesecake too, with homemade quark cheese. Love that!
Pomegranate Roulade was something, which was ticked off my list early this year and I did another one with pumpkin, during the fall season, seeing the appreciation I received for the first one.
Breakfast was another focus this year, though I could not take many off the to-do checklist. Granola appeared in many forms; maple granola, baked pear granola and granola parfaits.
And, you know that I did conquered the yeast monster this year. Baked pretzels, cinnamon swirl bread. It just made me all the more confident in kitchen.
Few salads, savory pies and burgers did also came up in between to end the monotony of desserts, as you see I mainly have been writing about desserts only.
In nutshell, this year has been a rewarding one in terms of recipes I have tried to cover. And during all this journey of one long year, I have made some wonderful friends as well, through this space, facebook and pinterest! All the good things I have gained this year have made me stronger and revitalized to go hit the next coming year with much greater excitement and zeal. I haven’t made any resolution though, but I have lot many things to be tried and tested next year, which I look forward to.
I’ll be back next year with lot many exciting recipes and photos!
Anita Menon says
Himanshu! This is an incredible achievement. So many types of bakes and cakes. This round up shows your versatility. Well done. Wishing you a wonderful and more successful 2014. The photographs are MashAllah!
Ada ~ More Food, Please says
What a great year for you! Loved reading your posts and I am looking forward to more of your recipes in 2014. Happy New Year!
Dinner of Herbs says
Your photographs are amazing–it makes the food look too beautiful to eat!
Amazing Photography! Wow. Just Wow. -Cheers
Absolutely love your work! Looking forward to more in the new year!