Eggless lemon cupcakes with Tricolour Buttercream Frosting

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It’s going to be a rather long weekend. Not that I understand the difference considering I work from home but I see friends making plans to whisk away somewhere for the weekend. As for me, I see plenty of baking over the weekend. What are your plans?

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Shrewsbury Biscuits

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One more week and I’ll be blogging from Madras. I am counting every single day. I can’t believe I’m saying this but I can’t wait to get away from the rains. I need some sunshine. I need to overdose on South Indian food. Just the thought of going back home is comforting.

I should probably stop daydreaming so much about home and all those yummy things I’m going to get to eat. I should probably talk about something of higher pertinence, perhaps this little town called Shrewsbury in England.

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“A Cure for Everything” Chocolate Cake

3a copy-0 This is the first time in six months I’ve taken such a long break from my blog. Blogging rule #1 says never to ignore your ardent followers for too long. I have been absent for a few days, I know and I have a genuine explanation. I was fever bound and stepping into the kitchen was not an option. 5a Continue reading

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Pineapple Semolina Cakes with Saffron Custard & Candied Cashews

 

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I’ve never really spoken about my love for Indian sweets here. I grew up in a house where ghee (clarified butter), sugar and dry fruits were used in abundance. I’d go to heaven and come back with just the waft of cashewnuts and almonds being tempered in a dollop of unctuous, melting ghee. There was no room for miserliness in the kitchen.

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Mini Opéras

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And July is also coming to an end. Is it just me or is time really on some mission to travel at the speed of a bullet train? I’m sitting by the window, looking at this sparrow perched on a power line, my brain practically drawing a blank and then out of nowhere I wake up and start working on my excel sheet for next month, of things to do, what to bake and ingredients to buy.

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Crispy Cocoa Cookies with Dulce de Leche Drizzle

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Because I’m a baker, you might think that my kitchen is always stacked with goodies. On some days yes and on some days no.  I also make things that don’t necessarily have a long shelf life and let’s be honest, a girl can only eat so much cake (yes, even for a sweet addict like me)!

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Goat’s Cheese Tart with Onion Jam

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I get high on goat’s cheese. I wish it wasn’t quite so expensive. Otherwise, I’d have it every day, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I love how it tickles my palate with its sharpness and just as it gets overbearing, it melts and disappears into nothingness.

People often say that life is about simple pleasures. I think this recipe is a testament to that. I saw this recipe on Delicious Magazine and I instantly fell in love with the idea of goat’s cheese and onion jam resting on a disc of golden brown puff pastry.

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Classic French Apple Tart

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At times when I don’t have clarity, the only thing that saves me is baking. I sit by my window with a cup of coffee, wondering how that pie or cake is going to turn out. I might’ve done everything right but I can still never be sure. And when the cake or pie comes out as it should, the little pieces come together, my thoughts aren’t as cloudy and I feel as though I’ve been injected with a fresh dose of endorphins.

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Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake

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The first time I ate a cheesecake was when I was in school. I had gone to my cousin’s house in Bangalore for vacation. It was summer and that only meant one thing – mangoes. She taught me how to make a simple, no-bake mango cheesecake. When I say simple, I mean simple and that doesn’t mean it wasn’t delicious; it was smashing.

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DIY Thursdays: Homemade Graham Crackers

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We all manage to cope with the lack of non-Indian ingredients just fine. Well, mostly there isn’t room for coping considering we pretty much get everything in the stores these days. However, they come with a price and you know that.

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