Suggesting that one seek comfort in flat squares of gooey chocolate cake might not be the best dietary advice to dispense, but then again this isn't the space for something as banal as counting calories.

If you're looking for something more exciting like, say, the perfect brownie, the ones made by self-taught baker Anupama Malhotra come pretty close. For the 39-year-old advertising professional, who started baking from an early age -- "I got my first oven at the age of 10" -- baking is a passion.

The Bandra resident requires a minimum of 24 hours' notice to whip up a batch of moist brownies in any one of five flavours that include Chocolate Walnut and Chocolate Cheesecake. Cookies, cakes and cupcakes are also on the menu.

If you're looking for a gifting idea, these brownies packed in gold cardboard boxes can be an option. Best enjoyed curled up in bed with a book and a glass of chilled milk for company. Comforting, indeed!

For: Rs 600 to 750 (12 to 14 pieces); Minimum order: half a kilo
Call: 9821899832