Category: baking

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 Vegan Chocolate Almond Cake (and a lesson in tolerance)

Easy Vegan Chocolate Almond Cake (and a lesson in tolerance)

Harini isĀ one of the first food bloggers I met in Mumbai, and we instantly became friends. It’s not very difficult to make friends with Harini–she’s a transparent soul, full of life and vigour–chatty, well-read, superlatively talented (she can stitch, embroider, crochet, style, photograph, is a phenomenal cook…) and most importantly, she is very kind. She’s […]

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Crumbs!

Crumbs! [ Continue Reading... ]

Easy Victoria Sandwich Cake

Easy Victoria Sandwich Cake

Easy Victoria Sandwich Cake Ingredients for the cake: 100 gms. plain flour (maida) 100 gms. butter (at room temperature or softened in the microwave) 100 gms. caster sugar 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract a small pinch of salt (if using unsalted butter) 2 tablespoons milk Ingredients for the filling […]

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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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Gingerbread Cake with Jaggery and Molasses

Gingerbread Cake with Jaggery and Molasses [ Continue Reading... ]