Gulab Jamun

“WISHING ALL MY READERS AND FRIENDS A VERY HAPPY DIWALI FILLED WITH PEACE AND PROSPERITY.” Gulab Jamun – a traditional sweet of India which has probably the largest fan following. Soft, spongy and absolutely melt-in-the-mouth delicacy, it’s time to pamper your taste buds with its unforgettable taste. When you look at a Gulab Jamun you…

Carrot cake with Orange Frosting

“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest Carrot cake, Zucchini bread and Pumpkin pie.” Carrot cake – a rich texture from the grated carrots and nuts, not overtly spicy and incredible easy – this just about sums up this delicious carrot cake. My children are crazy about carrot cake and every time I…

Coconut and Lime Loaf Cake 

 “Bakers make the world smell better”. Coconut and Lime Loaf cake – truly a “Taste of Paradise”. To add to the awesome flavour of the tropics, there is a good pinch of sea- salt to give the cake a balance in flavour. Thick coconut milk or coconut cream  is added to enhance the subtle taste…

Mango and Vanilla Pannacotta

It’s summer. It’s a special dessert . There is no whipping or beating to do. Few ingredients. Its wobbly, it’s light, creamy and absolutely delightful. A delicate blend of cream, milk and gelatin. It’s the most loved Italian dessert of all times . It’s  pannacotta and I absolutely love it. Mango is in season and  this…

Pineapple Delite 

“Be a pineapple- stand tall, wear a crown and be sweet on the inside.” Pineapples are weird fruits, spiney on the outside  and sweet on the inside. It is a source of many important vitamins and minerals, it cures coughs and colds,  helps in digestion and aids in weight loss. Pineapple has a very vibrant…

Orange Sponge Custard

  This  dessert once baked  has a sponge/cake on top with a custard sauce at the bottom. This is special and I occasionally alternate the flavour of this dessert, that is orange – with lime. It is a very special recipe and is made for special friends of mine when they visit. The only step…

Crunchy Coffee Custard

It’s a special bond that spans the years, through laughter, worry, smiles and tears.  A sense of trust that cannot be broken, a depth of love sometimes unspoken, A lifelong friendship- built on sharing, hugs and kisses, warmth and caring, Mother and daughter – their hearts as one, A link that can never be undone.  Happy…

Lemony Fiesta

This dessert – Lemon Cream is a happy ending to any meal – special or not. It has a beautiful pale yellow colour and is light and airy. It’s tangy, sweet and lemony all at the same time, fast to prepare and involves no cooking, chills well and is a great dessert you could make…

Coconut souffle

Dessert is the last course served at the end of a meal. It could range from freshly cut fruits to baked cheesecakes to warm fruit crumbles to frozen desserts. There is always room for dessert. No matter how full you feel at the end of a meal there is always extra space for that one…

Apple crumble

   Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first.  -Ernestine Ulmer. Apple crumble is a relatively modern dish as compared to Apple pie. The basic difference between Apple pie and Apple crumble is in the case of Apple pie the apples are sliced, cooked and sandwiched between two layers of pastry but in the case of Apple crumble…

Chocolate Tarts

Home baking is making a great comeback and the young specially are taking time off and making the effort in between their busy schedules to try out new dishes. It is rewarding, relaxing and somehow a home baked product tastes much better than the shop version. Tarts and pies consist of just 2 components –…

Creme Caramel

Crème caramel or rather Caramel Custard is like comfort food for all of us. I learnt how easy it was to make caramel custard at home and I began churning out big bowls of caramel custard every time friends and family dropped by. There is nothing quite as simple as whisking a few eggs and…