After-Eight Thin Mints Ice Cream (No-Churn, Eggless, Without Machine)

DH is a huge fan of 'After Eight' thin Mints - those incredibly thin wafers of dark chocolate, encasing zesty and sweet peppermint inside. They're just the right size, right thickness, and right amount of sweetness from the mint filling to balance the bitterness of the dark chocolate. If there ever was a chocolate made … Continue reading After-Eight Thin Mints Ice Cream (No-Churn, Eggless, Without Machine)

Musk Melon Rasayana (Cantaloupe in Coconut Milk, Flavoured with Jaggery and Cardamom) – Step by Step Recipe

The muskmelon, or cantaloupe, is made up of 90 percent water. This is the reason why ย it is one of the preferred fruits of choice for people who wish to stay optimally hydrated in summer. It is also rich in Vitamin A, potassium and beta carotene, making it very nutritious. The word 'rasayana' is derived … Continue reading Musk Melon Rasayana (Cantaloupe in Coconut Milk, Flavoured with Jaggery and Cardamom) – Step by Step Recipe

Paruppu Poli (Flatbread with Lentil and Jaggery based stuffing)

'Poli' is a traditional South Indian sweet dish, which is essentially a type of flatbread that encloses some kind of stuffing. The flatbread is usually roasted on a hot griddle griddle with oil, white butter, or ghee (clarified butter). They are served warm to hot, crisp on the outside, peeling away to reveal a soft … Continue reading Paruppu Poli (Flatbread with Lentil and Jaggery based stuffing)

Easy Strawberry Crumble Bars: Step by Step

These easy Strawberry Crumble Bars are a perfectly buttery type of ย cross between shortbread and crumble, filled with juicy fresh strawberries and paired with a butter, sugar and almond crumb top, which is baked until golden. Just the aroma that you get in the kitchen while it bakes is so divine, not to forget the … Continue reading Easy Strawberry Crumble Bars: Step by Step

Quick & Easy Red Fruits Jam / Preserve: Step by Step

Its strawberry season! I absolutely adore any kind of berries. I add them to my smoothies, salads, dessert, and to make salsa, gazpacho, sauces etc. etc. I am known to basically go crazy during berry season hoarding them like there's no tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜€ In India especially, I don't get other berries except for strawberries, freshly … Continue reading Quick & Easy Red Fruits Jam / Preserve: Step by Step

Eggless Banana Bread Recipe- Step by Step

Hello! ๐Ÿ™‚ This Banana Bread is something that I tried my hand at during the holiday season, when I had family visiting. I realised I had neither the baking powder nor the chocolate chips for the recipe; no nuts for any crunch, or brown sugar that generally goes best with banana-based desserts, but I had … Continue reading Eggless Banana Bread Recipe- Step by Step

Easy Badam Kheer / Payasam

Wish you all a healthy and prosperous New Year 2018! Begin your year with Badam Kheer, a really delicious dessert made with almonds, milk and sugar, with a hint of saffron. This is a lovely dish where almonds are blanched and ground to make a smooth paste, and the paste is added to boiled milk … Continue reading Easy Badam Kheer / Payasam

Fudgy Ragi Brownies with Chocolate Chunks (Eggless): Step by Step

The first time I tried this recipe, I overbaked it by a mile. I also used country brown sugar to sweeten this, which really did NOT sit well with the chocolate in this recipe. Then I substituted that with honey, got my baking time right, and OMG. BLISS. That's what this brownie is! Fudgey, soft, … Continue reading Fudgy Ragi Brownies with Chocolate Chunks (Eggless): Step by Step

Easy Jam Thumbprint Cookies Recipe (Eggless, using Wheat Flour): Step by Step

There's a little bit of a background to these cookies. STORY ALERT! I very recently bought myself an OTG ๐Ÿ˜€ This has been long overdue. All these days, because I didn't have an oven, every recipe that called for baking was tweaked to suit the pressure cooker. Although I have accomplished good results with this … Continue reading Easy Jam Thumbprint Cookies Recipe (Eggless, using Wheat Flour): Step by Step

Christmas Special: Chocolate Fruitcake (Eggless, made with wheat flour & traditional brown sugar)

Its holiday season! We don't celebrate Christmas at my home, but I love seeing the city decked up with decorations, stars and bright lights. Bakeries start stocking up on sweets and pastries - and the quintessential Christmas Fruitcake ๐Ÿ™‚ This recipe here is adapted and tweaked based on Nigella Lawson's Chocolate Fruitcake recipe. Needless to … Continue reading Christmas Special: Chocolate Fruitcake (Eggless, made with wheat flour & traditional brown sugar)