Category: cake

A third set of grandparents and a recipe for fruitcake

As grandmothers go, she fit the bill perfectly. Her softly starched, block printed or sheer woven Chanderi sarees would whisper as she walked slowly around the house, depending heavily on her walking stick, her arthritic feet protesting every step. The four thin bangles around her wrist had thinned with age and hung loosely over her […]

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Easy Victoria Sandwich Cake

Easy Victoria Sandwich Cake

My local fruit vendor told me recently that he can now procure “egg-jotic” fruits for me at a day’s notice. These exotic fruits being my favourite berries–raspberry, blackberry, redcurrant, and blueberry–apart from rambutan and other Asian favourites. Without so much as a blink of the eye, I promptly placed my order for a box each of […]

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Cheat’s Haandvo Recipe (Baked!)

Cheat’s Haandvo Recipe (Baked!)

Almost every corner kirana (grocery) store in Mumbai stores little plastic packs of Idli, Khaman (Yellow dhokla), Dhokla (the white kind), and Theplas, each with a small pack of appropriately paired chutney or Chhundo (a raw mango relish) or green chile and mustard pickle. These make for a quick pickup–on a particularly uncreative morning, a […]

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Ginger, Lime and Meringue Tart for Asahi Kasei

Ginger, Lime and Meringue Tart for Asahi Kasei

If you’ve been following this blog long enough, you’d know that I don’t do too many (if at all) promotions. I’m making an exception this time, though. I’ve often complained about not finding enough baking products in our supermarkets or about the quality of the products one does find at baking supplies stores. I attended […]

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Mawa and Doodh Masala Muffins (and what I did in 2014)

Mawa and Doodh Masala Muffins (and what I did in 2014)

I am not one to write posts about a year gone by. Reflections are lessons of a personal nature, and resolutions are best kept secret, I think (save oneself from embarrassment!). But 2014 has been…different. It warrants documentation, if not for anything else, at least so I can look back and gain strength and inspiration […]

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Diabetic-friendly Carrot Cake

Diabetic-friendly Carrot Cake

It’s been a while since I posted a recipe for cake. The truth is, the overload of frostings, fondants, and other forms of “perfect” cakes (let’s not even get started on cupcakes) have absolutely turned me off. I don’t like a cake (or anything edible, for that matter) that does not allow a natural ingredient […]

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Lemon and Vanilla Madeleines

Lemon and Vanilla Madeleines

I did a course in Bakery and Confectionery. Did I tell you that? Long ago. Two years. Of which, we did only breads one whole year. I was still in college; this college had a small (ish) albeit full-scale University-allied course in Culinary Craft and Bakery & Confectionery. Under the Arts discipline, you could choose […]

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