Category: party stuff

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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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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Gingerbread Cake with Jaggery and Molasses

Gingerbread Cake with Jaggery and Molasses

I usually soak fruit for my fruitcake the moment we enter into the new year, just days after I make cake for Christmas. The fruit then soaks for a whole year before it goes into another batch of cake, making the house redolent with its boozy, spicy fragrances. I’ve been doing this for years and […]

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Thalipeeth Crackers with Thecha Dip (and winners of the first My Jhola giveaway!)

Thalipeeth Crackers with Thecha Dip (and winners of the first My Jhola giveaway!)

{Scroll down for the giveaway winners!} All of last year, I spent in wrapping some projects up, writing my book, being pregnant, and then of course, I almost went in hiding while I got used to being the mother of three children. One of the things I have really missed in all this time, is […]

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Easy Chocolate Pudding (or Cheat’s Chocolate Panna Cotta)

Easy Chocolate Pudding (or Cheat’s Chocolate Panna Cotta)

Playing mum to a pair of newborn twin boys and a hyperactive kindergartner while working on one’s debut book is not easy; take it from me. I am lucky to have help from family and staff, and most days, I barely cook anything beyond breakfast, if at all. Mrs. B’s repertoire is limited; she cooks […]

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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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