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Lemon Cake

  A plain lemon cake is a joy to eat fresh from the oven. It speaks summer like no other afternoon treat during hot days. Just like old fashioned lemonade it has the ability to lift your spirits and make the heat bearable as you have a cool, citrus, spongy slice sitting on a wooden deck for afternoon tea. I love to see big, fat and shiny lemons starting to do the rounds in market stalls as we head into thunderstorm season and the gradual ... Read More >>

Baby Lemon Madeleines

    Our citrus trees have been hibernating for the longest time now. I had given up on our Meyer lemon and Australian lime trees. But this weekend, I saw Nick hard at work mulching, feeding, water and weeding around them. Just a little TLC and they already look ready for the warmer months. Maybe there is hope.     I have been buying a lot of citrus fruits lately. Just yesterday we drove through the very beautiful rural ... Read More >>

Traditional Rawa Khaman Dhokla – Steamed Savoury Indian Lentil Cake

If you have grown up in Mumbai, then you will remember the big fluffy yellow khaman dhoklas that were a staple in most street food takeaway places in the city in all its various suburbs. Khaman Dhokla is a steamed  savoury lentil cake topped with fresh coriander and grated coconut. It is a very popular snack in India's west and originates in the western state of Gujarat. Served with a green chutney and fried, salted green chilies, kha... Read More >>
Almond And Rose Bread - Styling & Photo By Sneh Roy

Almond And Rose Bread – Amande Rose Pain

On a visit to a deli and specialty food store in St.Ives, I found a beautifully packaged box of rose petals by Pariya.  It is no secret that I love rose petals in cooking and am always looking for unique and creative ways to cook with them. With the weather being cold and not a single rose in bloom in my garden, I was thrilled to find this box of one of my favourite ingredients. Browsing through the Flavour Thesaurus for some flavour ... Read More >>

Citrus Madeleines

  Gummy Bear's favourite colour is pink. He adores it and I find his total adoration for anything pink absolutely cute. Now pink in his little mind is anything from a dusky shade of rose to bright candy floss pink to peachy orange. Works for me! It means I can push anything coloured within that spectrum and he would happily eat it. Over the weekend I was experimenting with Serge Dansereau's madeleine biscuit recipe. I made smaller,... Read More >>

Lemon Ricotta Cake With Chocolate Glaze And Fresh Figs

My little brother and his gorgeous wife have birthdays a week apart. I baked this simple cake with lush chocolate frosting and fresh fruit to honor both their birthdays yesterday. The fresh violas on top of the cake were not only stunning to look at but totally edible. I baked this cake at an informal dinner a couple of weeks ago and it tastes amazing fresh and warm out of the oven with the chocolate glaze still runny and oozing down the edg... Read More >>