dessert

Dark Chocolate Sunflower Bundt Cake
Dark Chocolate Sunflower Bundt Cake

I find baking in bundt pans very fiddly. I like ogling at cake pictures on sites like Sweetapolita and wondering "How the heck does she manage to get it out of that bundt completely intact?". See that is my biggest problem with bundt pans. No matter how well I grease...

Vanilla Rice Pudding With Spiced Wine Poached Plums
Vanilla Rice Pudding With Spiced Wine Poached Plums

  When you are curled up on the couch in your worn and much loved brown blanket, the tip of your toes still tingling with cold inside your woollen socks, your breath toasty on your palms as you try to warm them; there is but one thing that would melt your insides...

Rhubarb And Rosewater Crumble
Rhubarb And Rosewater Crumble

  The natural gift of pairing flavours is a quality ingrained in very few. For the rest it develops over time with trial and error like a fine honed extra sense. And for the flavour matching novice, there are books like Niki Segnit's The Flavour...

Cereal Milk Ice Cream
Cereal Milk Ice Cream

  Hark Spring! Your blossoms burst forth. Dotting gnarly aged twigs. Your leaves unfurl my abode. And awaken my cold reverie. Hark Spring! Your clear skies. Your kiss of warmth. You smell of hope, of honey, of smiles. The promise of a flutter, a song.  ...

Fruit Brioche With Brown Sugar Labne
Fruit Brioche With Brown Sugar Labne

  I love bread and I might have a stronger soft spot for the brioches and pannettones of the world. There is something about the rich buttery dough that results in tender golden crumbly bread that is quite priceless, especially with even less effort than regular...

Latte Granita
Latte Granita

   Granita is a Sicilian frozen icy dessert made water, sugar and flavouring. A light refreshing treat, granita is a textural delight. In Italy where it is extremely popular, the texture can range from coarse icy crystals to slushy and sorbet like. It is...

Orange And Ricotta Crackle Cookies
Orange And Ricotta Crackle Cookies

  I have been drowning in food for the past five weeks. I am almost in the home stretch of writing a cookbook as far as recipe development, testing, writing and shooting is concerned. I have gone through nearly 120 recipes in that five week period, sometimes...

Cheesecake Berry Trifle
Cheesecake Berry Trifle

I made this delightfully simple dessert for Easter. It requires no cooking or baking, just some assembling of ingredients, some whisking and putting it all together. It is one of the fastest desserts I have ever made and tastes amazing. It also feels luxuriously...

Chocolate Fudge Cake
Chocolate Fudge Cake

  This is virtually my first cake of the year. Barring a banana bread, I took a sabbatical from baking cakes. And I feel rejuvenated. A little chocolate in the kitchen is almost a requirement come Valentine's Day. This chocolate fudge cake is different. It is...

5-minute Microwave Besan Laddoos

Besan Laddoos are one of the easiest Indian sweets to make. If they are easy to make on the cooktop, imagine the ease in a microwave. Nick loves them and I have never made them for him [shame on me]. So, when I came across a recipe for them on this blog, I just had to...