Tanvi | The Hathi Cooks
Old family recipes, new challenges, sourdough bread, and dabbles into food science all in my kitchen in Oak Park, IL. My latest recipe is 👇🏾

Rhubarb Blackberry Galette

My Recipes
Sweet Potato Chai Spiced Pie With Toasted Meringue
Happy thanksgiving! I started the celebration early with this Chai Sweet Potato Pie with a Vanilla-Cardamom Meringue. The pie is adapted from @bravetart recipe and the meringue is adapted from @hoosiermamapie creamy meringue recipe. It's really delicious, the pie crust is revolutionary, and luckily, there's still time to make this beautiful pie before dinner tomorrow.
A little Dutch baby to start the day! I used the @nytfood German pancake recipe, divided in 1/3 and cooked in a 6 inch cast iron skillet, garnished with blueberries, powdered sugar, and a squeeze of lemon! Delicious!
When @kenjilopezalt from @seriouseats tells you to use ping pong balls as your @anovaculinary sous vide water bath lid, you buy the most colorful balls you can find and do it! Srini called this a clown sous vide because of how adorably colorful it is! We made a sous vide version of my miso-mirin glazed salmon (link in bio) modifying it for sous vide. I covered the salmon in the glaze, vacuum sealed it and put it in the water bath at 115F for about 45 mins. Then pulled it out, seared the skin, topped with panko bread crumbs and black sesame and broiled it until the crumbs were golden brown. Sous vide salmon is so delicious!! A slightly longer version of the recipe, but a super delicious outcome.
Here's an interior shot of my version of @sarah_c_owens wild rice, almond, sage, thyme loaf. If you want to check out the recipe, link is in the bio!
Next bread of the week! This is a wild rice, almond, sage, thyme loaf from @sarah_c_owens amazing book, sourdough. It's 75% hydration, 20% wheat, 5% rye, and such a beautiful flavor blend. Also, I've gotten some requests to put my bread recipes on my blog, so I'm experimenting with this one! If you check it out, let me know your thoughts. Link in bio!
Here's the interior of the 20% rye, 20% wheat, 80% hydration sourdough. I was pretty happy with how it turned out, even with some comically large bubbles on the side.
Next bread of the week! This is a 20% rye, 20% wheat, 80% hydration loaf. Per my husband, it's a delicious 'clean' flavor with just enough sour taste, so I'm interpreting that as a success ☺️
Here's the interior shot of my 25% whole wheat 85% hydration sourdough loaf. Happy to be back baking bread after so many weeks!
Finally back to bread of the week after several busy weeks! Went back to the basics with a 25% whole wheat, 85% hydration sourdough loaf. It's a bit overproofed but I was happy with the little ear! Interior shot next.
Here's the interior of the honey wheat spelt whey loaf! I am pretty happy with this crumb, even though it's a bit overproofed.