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Onesta-Soft Dinner Rolls



Onesta,translates to ‘honest’ or ‘fair’ in Italian and I would say the food and the prices greatly agree with this name.

A small quaint little restaurant located in Koramangala,the place is known for their breads,pizzas and desserts,and that pretty much defines all the have on their menu.

I am a true believer in the phrase,”Good Bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods”.A bite into the soft and buttery breads here at Onesta supports this phrase thoroughly.

The have a combination of different veg and non-veg pizzas,they also serve a banana chocolate pizza to top it all off.Their bite size desserts are adorable and some of them simply melt in your mouth.Absolutely loved the Walnut Tart and will definitely give it a try sometime soon,but first stop,my experimentation with bread making.

Their pizzas are priced at 350 for unlimited veg and 450 for non veg,the individual pizzas are priced at approx.150.Although I must warn you,the service here is not up to the mark.

What I loved most about this place is the quality of the bread and ooh the smell of freshly baked bread is just something different altogether.

This inspired to me to try out these freshly baked,soft dinner rolls in the vicinity of mi casa(my home) on one rainy day and let me tell you the smell of the rain and these warm dinner rolls dipped in an quick salsa,divinee.



I learnt to make this roll at one of the baking classes I attended,although as careful as I am,I’ve managed to lose the recipe.So I found an easy recipe online that I changed a bit that gives you amazing results,who knew making bread at home could be this easy and ooh the smell,you’ll have to experience it yourself.


  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 tbsp active dry yeast(It’s very important to use good quality yeast,I use this brand called DCL which is a French variant,but any local good quality yeast should do)
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk(room-temperature)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp melted butter/vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 cups flour(could substitute with wheat flour for a healthier variant,although the bread might become a little dense.
  • 2 tbsp melted butter(for brushing)


  1. Mix-warm water+sugar+dry yeast till the yeast completely dissolves.
  2. Mix together the other ingredients(milk,egg,oil,salt) except the flour.
  3. Mix- flour+yeast mixture from step one
  4. Mix the flour yeast mixture+other ingredients
  5. Now knead the dough against you for close to 8-10 minutes,here the technique is very important
  6. Let the dough rise in a warm place for about 45 minutes,until the dough double.
  7. Punch it in and make your bread shapes
  8. I allow it to rise for another 10 minutes once the shapes are formed
  9. Bake at 190 degrees Celsius for close to 30 minutes until brown
  10. Must be eaten hot or it becomes hard and crusty.


You could create a warm environment for the yeast to work it’s magic by keeping heated water in a bowl in the oven and leaving your dough closed in this warm and moisture rich environment,the yeast just works beautifully.

It’s very important that you knead your dough well before proofing.


Cookie Man-Crispy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Cookie Man(Forum Mall,Bangalore)

All the way from Australia!

A place exclusively dedicated to gourmet cookies,they’ve also ventured into ice creams lately.The tantalizing smell of freshly baked cookies never fails to leave your tongue tingling for a bite of these crispy delights.Located on the ground floor of the Forum Mall,they have a batch that’s being freshly baked every time you lay eyes on this little store.

With a variety of different options to choose from,my favorites being the Brandy Snaps-I absolutely love it,these tiny little crackling beauties,they also have a cream filled version,but I prefer the plain crunchy one.I also love the Honey-Oat Cookies and their shortbread cookies are simply delightful.

Priced at close to Rs.12/- per cookies,I wouldn’t say it’s cheap considering that you can buy a whole packet of cookies for that price here in India.So here’s an idea,why not drop in at the grocer’s and rush home to bake your own batch of healthy cookies.



Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

Crispy Oatmeal Raisin Cookies-Recipe

How Many?-Makes close to 30 cookies(based on size),you could also make humongous cookies like the one available at Subway.

I found this recipe on and tweaked it considering that the first time I made a batch,it turned out to be too sweet and with a little more butter than required.The raisins was a little too much and gave out a slightly burnt taste when baked.


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1 cup butter(a little less than a cup)
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar(for added chewiness and great looking cookies)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1/2 cup raisins,could add more(substitute: chocolate chips)

Step-By Step 

  1. Mix all the dry ingredients,in the order than they appear,till salt.Do not include the oats and raisins.
  2. Mix all the wet ingredients.
  3. Mix both wet and dry and add the oats and raisins.
  4. Refrigerate,making it easier to make rounded teaspoons.
  5. Arrange onto a baking sheet(Prevents the bottoms from turning a darker brown).
  6. Bake at 180 degree Celsius for 10-15 minutes.


Leave the cookies on a cooling rack once done for that added crunchiness.

Store the cookies in a mason jar or an airtight dabba and enjoy with your evening chaiii 🙂

Hi There :)


I’m Carolyn Theresa from Bangalore,India.

At The Happy Home Chef you will find my own renditions of my favorite foods from restaurants around the world.

Love Baking,Love Reading,Love Travelling and oh yes,absolutely Love love Eating and experimenting with food.

So Happy Home Cooking to all 🙂