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Puppy’s Nakery CEO Vichitra Rajasingh with her team of chefs at the relaunched outlet on Theni Main Road in Madurai. Photo: R, Ashok / The Hindu

Puppy’s Nakery CEO Vichitra Rajasingh with her team of chefs at the relaunched outlet on Theni Main Road in Madurai. Photo: R, Ashok / The Hindu   | Photo Credit: R_ASHOK

Among the first bakeries in the city to do away with plastic cutlery, Puppy’s has introduced some globally trending recipes in a pre-Christmas relaunch. Not even a week old, the dishes seem to have won a lot of hearts.

Cool off with a thick shake

A year ago there were rumours of the iconic Keventers milk shakes entering the city. While that is yet to happen, the Puppy’s Bakery has gifted the city its own brand of signature milk shakes in the legendary lookalike glass bottles.

Awesome Milk Shakes at relaunched Puppy's Bakery in Madurai. Photo: R, Ashok / The Hindu

Awesome Milk Shakes at relaunched Puppy's Bakery in Madurai. Photo: R, Ashok / The Hindu   | Photo Credit: R_ASHOK

 

Introduced as a line of 25 awesome flavours, the Puppy’s shakes come in 350 ml bottles and are so thick that you may need an extra wide straw to drink it! We order the red velvet oreo and the chocolate nutella brownie and feel the smooth and not so overly sweet creamy taste in every sip. You can drown in drown in myriad tastes of chocolate or freshness of mango and strawberry and the shake could well replace a meal. Depending on the flavour, combinations and thickness, the shakes cost Rs95 to 200.

“We have introduced classic to trendy flavours so that people know this as the best place to cool down with a refreshing milkshake,” says CEO Vichitra Rajasingh. A three-in-one logo with the Madurai malli, Meenakshi Temple gopuram and the jallikattu bull is embossed on each bottle. “Each month we will have a new logo designed and people can take the bottles as collectibles,” she adds.

Wood fired pizza: The hot heat eat

Sit at the pizza bar erected outside the Theni Main Road outlet to watch the pizza makers pat and roll the dough, add a swirl of freshly made sauce, sprinkle the toppings and fire it up. Chef Muthukrishnan stokes the fire with casuarina wood to add the nice smoky flavour to the classic Italian style thin crust pies. It cooks in less than three minutes at 350 degree C and comes out perfectly chewy, crispy and blistered.

The Americana chicken pizza has a liberal dose of chicken chunks and roasted mushrooms embedded in mozzarella cheese and sprinkled with cherry tomatoes and onions. A healthy option is the Farm House or the veg supreme with broccoli, zucchini, mushrooms, capsicum, tomatoes, onions, olives, spinach either on a bed of ricotta cheese or the tomato sauce spread on the regular thin crust or whole wheat brown thin crust pizza base. With 20 varieties to choose from for the nine or 12 inch pizzas, it is a good bargain at ₹255 to ₹590. The chef also makes gluten-free pizzas.

The bubble waffle arrives

Inspired by Hong Kong street food known as gai daan jai, this confection has finally made inroads in temple town. Chef Manimaran works on it as though it is a piece of art. The bubble waffle consists of an interconnected hive of spheres instead of a Belgian waffle’s grid, he explains.

Bubble Waffle at relaunched Puppy's Bakery in Madurai. Photo: R, Ashok / The Hindu

Bubble Waffle at relaunched Puppy's Bakery in Madurai. Photo: R, Ashok / The Hindu   | Photo Credit: R_ASHOK

 

Introduced in four funky tastes we settle for the peanut butter bubble waffle. It comes stylishly decorated on a wooden tray and looks like a bubble wrap rolled like a slit cone holding a scoop of peanut butter ice cream laced with caramel sauce and whipped cream and sprinkled with peanut candy and cookie crumble.

“Lot of customers have not tried anything like this before,” says Vichitra. The puffle cone is the latest ice cream trend the world over and is marketing itself, she adds. Except for the nutella bubble waffle which costs Rs.240, the other three flavours (classic maple and rainbow bubble) come for Rs.190 and all are pretty picture worthy.

Desserts in flower pots

Edible Desserts pots at the relaunched Puppy's Bakery in Madurai. Photo: R, Ashok / The Hindu

Edible Desserts pots at the relaunched Puppy's Bakery in Madurai. Photo: R, Ashok / The Hindu   | Photo Credit: R_ASHOK

 

The pizza, shake and waffle fill you up but when you see the colourful and edible dessert pots in the show case, they look temptingly beautiful to eat! The small clay pots are filled with cookie crumbles to resemble soil and contain fluffy inside of different flavoured cakes stuffed between melting chocolates or glossy caramel and with a perfect dusting of icing sugar and fresh cream that look like miniature fruits, vegetables, flowers, beetles and bees.

The dessert embodies a creative and festive flair, says Vichitra. It thrills the customer even more when they are handed over a packet of seeds and soil to take home to grow their micro-greens in the clay pot.

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