Hurrahs for the home chefs
From cookies and French teacakes to spreads and pickles, get a taste of fresh and warm fare from an eclectic bunch of home chefs, at your doorstep, thanks to Yummade
The soft Madeleines and an assortment of freshly baked cookies were scrumptious
The Bamboo Shoots pickle was overpowering. Pics /Datta Kumbhar
Placing the order on the website was a minor hassle as instructions were not clearly mentioned. However, the portal offered a contact number, and the person on the other line, guided us through the process, also asking us to put in preferred delivery timings in a special request box mentioned on the website. Extra brownie points from us. The portal also claimed that all orders delivered before noon reach your doorstep by the next day itself.
Braving the unseasonal rains, our order arrived on time; each item was neatly packed with a Best Before tag. Drawn to the aroma of the warm, freshly baked cookies, we tried them first. An assortment of Salted Caramel, Peanut Butter Chip and Nutella Sea Salt, these were a sinful mix and made for a great snack. Our pick: Nutella Sea Salt, its salted texture blended well with the chocolate filling, warming into our hearts. The petite Madeleines — classic French shell-shaped teacakes — containing organic honey were soft and melt-in-the-mouth.
While we are still trying to figure out the secret ingredient, the Wasabi dip was tasty without the Japanese condiment hitting our nose, just the way we like it. Meanwhile, the Mediterranean flavours bordering on sour taste of Feta and Olive spread won over the Smoky Corn and Jalapeno one. The latter was mashed a bit much and ended up as a coarse mixture, without enough yoghurt.
With bamboo shoots imported from Assam and fermented with generous amounts of mustard oil, yellow mustard seeds, garlic and vinegar, a spoonful of the Bamboo Shoots Pickle was all that we could manage with our meals; that too, after taking a while to get used to its overpowering smell.
In all, Yummade scores for being value-for-money as well as curating tasty treats that are home-delivered, fresh and warm. A slight gripe: we’d have liked if the chefs had thrown in some lavash or bread sticks to go with the spreads and dips.
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