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Honey Nut Shrikhand – Yogurt Dessert
Honey Nut Shrikhand – Yogurt Dessert

Shrikhand is Western India's most popular sweet offering. It is a traditional dessert made by mixing Greek yogurt with powdered sugar to obtain a luscious and glossy base for fruit and nuts. Shrikhand is made with hung yogurt, where yogurt is hung in cheesecloth and...

Brown Butter Lemon Friand Cake
Brown Butter Lemon Friand Cake

This cake was a thought. An idea that took flight and landed in a white pie plate. It came about slowly with a lick here and a taste there. A haphazard yet thoughtful marriage of ingredients. My ode to autumn. A bid to hold on to the season that has passed. The sin of...

Passionfruit Curd Cake
Passionfruit Curd Cake

Since posting a recipe for passionfruit butter yesterday, I realised a lot of people wanted to know why I called it butter and not curd. There are two reasons. The lemon curd and passionfruit curd concept is very new to me. I never grew up with it and did not...

Chocolate Nutella Pots With Boozy Cream
Chocolate Nutella Pots With Boozy Cream

This planet is a very special place. For a number of reasons. One of them is chocolate. And the other is egg. They both make men weak and women swoon, especially if they are molten and runny. How many brown and yellow things can boast of that? We can't always buy a...

Nutmeg Butter Biscuits
Nutmeg Butter Biscuits

My memories of nutmeg go back to when I was about six. I remember being curious about a wrinkly looking seed that was very very hard. I remember mum grating it and magically releasing a tantalising aroma that made me feel happy and fuzzy down to my toes. I remember...

Gingerbread Muffins
Gingerbread Muffins

    Many years ago when I was living in Singapore, I became obsessed with a limited edition range of products from the Body Shop. It was for Christmas and it was called Sugar And Spice. I think it might have become my single most favourite scent. And to this...

Kourabeides – Greek Almond Crescent Cookies
Kourabeides – Greek Almond Crescent Cookies

Currently crushing on sweet biscuits with a puff of snow white icing sugar smattered on.  Fact. I could eat about 50 of these. Fiction. But I do love how tiny they are. The bite sized nature allows them to be popped in a for a quick sugar hit. I found this recipe for...

Apple Chai Spice Jam
Apple Chai Spice Jam

  Everything in life has a purpose. There is a multi-gazillion dollar industry built on that very fact. A car is for driving and not scuba diving. A hat is to wear and not use as a fish bowl. A frying pan is to fry eggs and not play tennis. But there are...

Kiwifruit Banana Spelt Cake
Kiwifruit Banana Spelt Cake

  Spelt is an ancient grain, a species of wheat that prevailed long before the hybrid version that we use today. Spelt flour is very high in nutrients and has more protein than the modern wheat. The gluten in spelt is gentle and can be enjoyed by many who might...

Cacao Nib And Mint Frozen Yogurt
Cacao Nib And Mint Frozen Yogurt

Once when I was seven and happily sucking on mint lollies perched atop a very small tree, my slightly older and much naughtier cousin who was sitting next to me swinging his legs said very matter of factly "You know, they make these lollies with toothpaste."...

Sticky Chocolate Cupcakes
Sticky Chocolate Cupcakes

  School holidays are on. The kids are home all the time. I don't say that as a bad thing. It makes me anxious about work. My work. I sneak away now and then to catch up. I feel guilty. So I leave it be. We play board games. We sit out on the lawn with our...