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Indian Spiced Bread and Butter Pudding.

Indian Spiced Bread and Butter Pudding.

I find a bread and butter pudding very comforting, rich and delicious; all at the same time. Soft custardy middle and dark and crispy edges! Everyone has their own version of it to use up all that stale bread, brioche or even croissants (hello #bestovers) and the fact that the recipe is so forgiving makes […]

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Atta Halwa: So comforting and yet so celebratory.

Atta Halwa: So comforting and yet so celebratory.

If there is one fragrance that I always associate with this time of the year, it has to be the beautiful aroma of the atta (whole wheat flour) being roasted in mum’s large kadahi. Atta Halwa. A simple combination of four everyday ingredients that come together to become something so comforting and yet so celebratory. Be it, relishing […]

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Triple chocolate brownies and summer holidays.

Triple chocolate brownies and summer holidays.

Summer Holidays mean grandparents, ice creams and brownies. My little girl made these one bowl devilish chocolate brownies using dark chocolate, unsweetened cocoa powder, and chocolate chips. Yes, that is chocolate three times over! Feel free to add nuts of your choice or even a handful of dried fruits. These are not only luscious and […]

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Black Rice Pudding with Blueberries and Prunes

Black Rice Pudding with Blueberries and Prunes

Rice pudding. The magical combination of rice, milk and sugar when simmered over low heat that is both creamy and comforting. It also reminds me of my childhood. There are just so many satisfying and simple versions of it in each part of the world. Kheer, payasam and paayesh are some that I grew up eating. […]

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Chocolate Fondue and Christmas.

Chocolate Fondue and Christmas.

‘Tis The Season to Be Jolly and that means my little chefling will have her friends over for an evening of fondue and Christmas card making. There will be Christmas carols in the background, sparkling fairy lights, the Christmas tree standing tall and proud with ornaments both store-bought and handmade, the warmth of the vanilla […]

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Because she loves tea parties.

Because she loves tea parties.

Sara likes tea parties. She loves “hosting” them. Most afternoons after school she likes to make tea for me. Sometimes her dolls join us too. Often there are sandwiches, cookies and a pastry or two. I get directions on how to hold the cup, “with your pinkie out because a princess ought to behave like […]

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Stone fruit crisp.

Stone fruit crisp.

Okay…so what does one do when faced with a situation like no power for almost 16 hours and loads of stone fruit in your refrigerator going all mush.Well, you wait for the power to come back and rescue them by making a stone fruit crisp.  It takes all of five minutes to put together (well, anything longer and […]

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Jamun (Java plum) frozen yogurt.

Jamun (Java plum) frozen yogurt.

I have fond childhood memories of wiping off bowls and bowls of jamun (with rock salt ofcourse).    And in July, I was handed over several boxes of these, thanks to mom. After consuming many of these babies just the way we did when we were kids and comparing the purple colour on our tongues (like all […]

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Mint Chocolate Chip Cake

Mint Chocolate Chip Cake

It all started with a bottle of peppermint essence that I saw in the aisle of store that I like to go to often. I had no idea what I was going to be doing with it though. The husband is not a big fan of the minty flavour and calls it toothpaste like:) I on […]

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Golden Rum Cake

Golden Rum Cake

If you are baking a rum cake to gift to someone you should make one for yourself because you are not going to get any for yourself. And so I always make two 🙂   Rum Desserts.I love them. We are not much of a rum drinking family but give us fruit soaked in rum over some vanilla icecream or […]

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