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Basic Banana Muffins
Basic Banana Muffins

A simple, basic banana muffin recipe that can be adapted to your choice of flour, milk and fat. A recipe that will give you perfect golden-brown, crunchy high-topped banana muffins like the ones at the cafe. Nick always rolls his eyes when I pick up a big bunch at the...

Lamington Cake
Lamington Cake

A delightful picnic cake fashioned after the iconic Australian Lamington Slice has layers of tangy butter cake squashed together with homemade roasted rhubarb jam, drizzled with chocolate ganache and topped with coconut. Hard to stop at one bite! The easiest layer...

Mango And Sour Cream Blender Pops
Mango And Sour Cream Blender Pops

Sour cream and a secret ingredient make these mango popsicles unforgettably delicious! Plus they are so easily and quickly made in the blender that even the kids love making them.Mango and cream make their grand appearance every single summer in our home. It is a...

Sweet Strawberry And Rosewater Labneh Bowl
Sweet Strawberry And Rosewater Labneh Bowl

Today I wanted to touch on a childhood memory, a fragment of my mind that seems to have faded because I shared it a long time ago on this blog and haven’t thought about it in years. When I was little, I used to take a bus to the station in my little hometown of Thane....

How To Make Hung Yogurt
How To Make Hung Yogurt

Hung yogurt is quite simply the thick creamy yogurt you are left with after you drain the yogurt in a muslin or cheesecloth hanging from your kitchen tap. The liquid that drains out is whey which is excellent for cooking or to thin your smoothies. Hung yogurt takes...

Passionfruit Ice Cream
Passionfruit Ice Cream

  For the first 29 years of my life I had only heard about the passionfruit. It was not until a few years ago that I had a taste of my first passionfruit. I was instantly hooked. It reminded me a lot of the Indian guava in its taste and texture with the crunchy...

Hot Cross Bun And Nutmeg Tray Bake
Hot Cross Bun And Nutmeg Tray Bake

My boys once averse to Hot Cross Buns have only just started eating them this year (they are 11 and 7 and can be overtly fussy when it comes to sweet things!). As a result, in the past few weeks, I have been making regular trips to my local Bakers Delight for their...

Buttermilk Baby Pancakes And Pancakes In Paradise

  We had some amazing pancakes on our recent holiday in Gold Coast, everything from crepes to savory pancakes to chocolate ones. The day after we got back home, we were missing having pancakes so much that I decided to make a fun batch for breakfast. I whipped...

Wholemeal and totally wicked Chocolate Cake
Wholemeal and totally wicked Chocolate Cake

  April in my family is a cake heavy month. With four birthdays in the span of 3 weeks, there is so much cake that at the end of it, I vow never to eat cake again. Not for long though, come May and I am already baking well into the winter months. Every few months, we...

Peanut And Yogurt Pesto
Peanut And Yogurt Pesto

  I cooked some beautiful okra last week and the idea for this gorgeous pesto was a result of that cooking exercise. The stuffing that I made for the okra, evolved and became the peanut and yogurt pesto. I brought out my grinding beast and off to work I went. It...

Cereal Milk
Cereal Milk

  For generations bleary eyed people have stared at the bottom of their cereal bowl, eyes still glazed with sleep as they shove bits of cereal and milk in their mouths as if on automaton. Then along comes a genius who has a spark of imagination as her eyes peruse...

Mango Berry And Turmeric Smoothie
Mango Berry And Turmeric Smoothie

If you have been following my cookbook writing journey for the past month or so, you would already know that I fell terribly sick in the thick of it all. Right in the middle of shooting close to 8 recipes a day with every imaginable food ingredient cluttering every...