Desserts Fruit HomeCooked Quick-fixes

Banana-Cinnamon Cupcakes

I had a dessert disaster last week. It was such a disaster that it shook my confidence in baking, even though this was a no bake recipe. Ishaaq's friends were coming over for dinner and I was responsible for an eggless dessert since one…

February 7, 2013
Baking Desserts Fruit HomeCooked Vegetarian

Mulberry Crumble Tart

Happy New Year! I know its late – 9 days of 2013 have already passed – and I haven’t posted in almost a month. But, it’s just been 2 months filled with weddings and just weddings. Winter has set in and Mumbai too is…

January 9, 2013
Baking Chocolate Desserts HomeCooked

Snickers Cupcakes

The past week was hectic, but when I woke up on Saturday morning, I was all inspired to bake. I had been looking for recipes where I could use peanut buttercream frosting to use up the leftover buttercream that was whiling away in the…

October 16, 2012
Chocolate Desserts HomeCooked Quick-fixes

Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

Ever wondered about the chocolate lava cake? How is it that the moment you cut it open, a river of delicious molten chocolate just streams out? Magic? No, it's not, as I recently discovered. You just need to put a ball of cold ganache…

September 30, 2012
Baking Desserts Fruit HomeCooked

Nigella’s Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

I started baking when I was in my early teens. While I started off with packet cakes by Pillsbury and Betty Crocker, I soon proceeded to baking several other simple cakes from scratch. But, the highlight was always my upside-down pineapple cake. I'd dogmatically…

September 2, 2012
Chocolate Desserts HomeCooked

Chocolate Mousse

I have a sweet tooth and inevitably, chocolate is my favourite flavour! Recently, I was watching Masterchef Australia Season 2 and was so fascinated by the Masterclass on how to make chocolate that I just had to make something chocolatey. So, I quickly did…

July 18, 2012

No-Bake Cheesecake

The first time I made cheesecake, it was a disaster! It was a strawberry cheesecake adopted from Sanjeev Kapoor’s recipe and had God alone knows how many ingredients: from hung curd, to gelatin to paneer, it was quite crazy and obviously, it didn’t set.…

July 15, 2012
Desserts Fruit HomeCooked

Caramelised Bananas in an Orange Syrup

Caramel is such a beautiful flavour - hints of bitterness in the sweetness of the sugar make it just delicious - and not to forget the gorgeous colour and the alchemy involved in making a caramel! I have always been fascinated with the making…

June 25, 2012