dessert

Sweet Corn Ice Cream a la Singapore.

  It has been almost three years since I left Singapore and one of the things I have been craving a lot recently is their absolutely delicious sweet corn ice cream. I remember the first time I braved it. It was at a "Paaser Malam" [local fair] which had...

Just Brownies
Just Brownies

  As a food blogger in constant search of a new recipe to invent and make your own, you often run the risk of overloading your senses. The need to conquer new ingredients often makes life in the kitchen and in your belly a little bit complicated, a little bit...

Mango And Toasted Coconut Semifreddo

  I was very excited to try the new Krups GVS2 Ice Cream Maker when it arrived the day before. After unpacking and the box and making sure everything was in place, I briefly browsed through the manual. As per the instructions I placed the main tub in the freezer...

Chocolate Beetroot Pudding Cake
Chocolate Beetroot Pudding Cake

A few weeks ago I bought a big, vibrant bunch of beetroot from the farmer's market. I was lucky to find them the day I decided I wanted to make a red dessert for Valentine's Day. I wasn't cooking a special lunch or dinner, just dessert and I wanted it to be different,...

Brown Bread And Rum Ice Cream
Brown Bread And Rum Ice Cream

  Brown Bread And Rum No Churn Ice Cream. Tell me you want it! Scream it to me! Because it is THAT good! It will make you feel like naughty and nice, you know? those two little things that pop on either side of your head, one an angel in white and the other a...

Tiramisu And My 200th Post
Tiramisu And My 200th Post

Sometimes when I am flipping through a cooking magazine or shopping at the deli, I become delusional. I have ideas of grandeur. The all empowering feeling of absolute surety that “Yes! I can bake that 8 layer specialty cake and cater for 20 people in half a day,...

Donna Hay Inspired Upside Down Apple Chocolate Pudding

As always I was very eager to get my hands on the new Autumn Issue of my favourite Donna Hay magazine. And guess what the central photo spread was about? Apple Picking!!! Yep, the number one thing on my "to do before 35" list. Naturally I was enthralled by...

Gajar Ka Halwa – Indian Carrot Pudding

Gajar Ka Halwa brings to mind little ornate steel bowls full of delicious, moist, beautifully textured carrot pudding garnished with slivered nuts and silver foil [varakh]. Hot ... Of course, fresh off the stove!! The typical Halwa like the one Mum makes, takes...

Impossible Lemon And Coconut Pies
Impossible Lemon And Coconut Pies

I have always wondered why these are called "Impossible". But that is just the kind of easy style that Donna Hay has going on in her cookbooks. After making them countless times, I think I might know what "impossible" stands for. It must most...

Apple Fritter Donuts
Apple Fritter Donuts

My first taste of apple fritters was when Nick was trying to charm my socks off back in 1995. It was the first thing he ever cooked for me. As I watched him wield a whisk and crack eggs on the rim of the bowl, I knew I had found a keeper. The fritters were golden to a...

Valentine’s Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake With Strawberries
Valentine’s Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake With Strawberries

Chocolates and strawberries must most definitely have been the food of the Gods. The more adventurous amongst the heavenly elites might have indulged in a bit of cream cheese as well. Definitely indulged in cream cheese! If you have been following the blog for the...

2 Minute Nutella Mug Cake
2 Minute Nutella Mug Cake

Mug cakes are like a round of gossip. You come across one, you indulge, you pine for more, you dig around for another one, you indulge some more until you are spent and then it all dies down for a few days. Until you come across another one and you have to do it all...