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About vindee

My passions in life...baking, cooking, nature, art, photography. I believe in 'Doing Food From Scratch'; it must taste as good as it looks, and be healthy too. I blog from India, where my biggest challenge is the non-availability of baking ingredients. Join me in my adventures as I wriggle my way through the kitchen! My current obsession is baking with fruit. I enjoy food styling, food photography, recipe development and cookbook reviews.

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Lamb and Purslane Pides

Turkish pizza.The lamb offered gentle flavour,lilted further by the cottage cheese and bell pepper.A drizzle of plum chili sauce brought out a delicious complexity of flavour. From the original site: Chomp, chomp, chomp. “Ooooh, this is good“, declared Mr PAB between bites. Then gesturing wildly he said, “This MUST go on the blog. It’s GOOD!” […]

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No Knead Buttermilk Chicken Pizza

Great thin crisp crust, beautiful blend of flavours, delicious subtle chicken… a wonderful light picnic pizza for spring/summer! From the original site: This was a pizza waiting to be made and I’m not sure what took me so long to get here. It’s a summer pizza, or maybe spring if that’s the season you are […]

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Vanilla Quark Cheesecake {Vanilla Quarktorte}

A gorgeous moorish Vanilla Quark Cheesecake {Vanilla Quarktorte} with Roasted Balsamic Strawberries offers a perfect boost to the senses! From the original site: Happy Mothers Day! Sorry I’ve been missing yet again and feel like I fell off blogland with life testing me at every level. A mothers life is tough, and know I am […]

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Quark Cheesecakes with Cherry Sauce

These little cheesecakes look delish! From the original site: Happy Mothers Day to all you rocking mothers out there! It’s the toughest job in the world, frightening at the worst of times, yet rewarding when you least expect it. These charming little Mini Quark Vanilla Cheesecakes with Balsamic Cherries are to celebrate what we’ve been […]

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Armenian Nutmeg Walnut Cake

An addictive, warm, spicy Armenian tea cake with pleasing overtones of nutmeg and walnut. From the original site: Many enticing DB posts later, I breezed into the kitchen, whipped it together … and then helplessly stared at lava cake overflow in my oven! The failure haunted me, so I had to get it right! Here […]

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Saffron Caramel Panna Cotta

Perfect Spring dessert.The saffron panna cotta came together like a beautiful dream,elegant and smooth. From the original site: There’s something about saffron, something exotic, like a caress, light and beautiful! A tiny bit of this beautiful spice catapults a seemingly good dish into an extraordinary one. Pairing it with a panna cotta I learnt that […]

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Caramelised Onion & Garlic Jam

A different take on what we traditionally think of as jam. This is pretty darned addictive and hits all the good spots in the most delightful way. A smoky oniony garlicky jam that pairs well with crackers, rolls, canapes, bread, pizza etc! From the original site: I must be a glutton for punishment because even […]

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Sweet Orange,Strawberry & Chocolate Rolls

Sweet dessert rolls bursting with the freshness of orange flavour, seduced by deep roasted strawberries & dark chocolate. From the original site: I was in a trance. 24 hours later, my kitchen was enticingly orangey, deeply strawberryish … and like the best bakery in town. These Sweet Orange, Roasted Strawberry and Chocolate Buttermilk Rolls were […]

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Hot Cross Strawberry Chocolate Chip Buns

Light hot cross buns with vanilla beans and chocolate chips.A sweet balsamic strawberry reduction floods the palette as you bite through. From the original site: Having studied in convents all my life, I’ve been charmed by hot cross buns for long, long, but never baked a batch. Maybe this was the time! Soon enough, the […]

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Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Refreshing strawberry frozen yogurt which is great for the season. It’s low on calories and great on flavour. Looks very pretty too. HAPPY SPRING!! From the original site: Spring is was until here three days ago, and then something happened. Before we could really immerse ourselves into it, we had a summer attack – almost […]

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Savoury Dill Cheddar Buckwheat Sables

A savoury cheese cookie that packs big-time flavor with a flaky, melt-in-your-mouth texture. From the original site: But sometimes substitution can be a pleasant surprise. These Savoury Dill Cheddar Buckwheat Sables were a happy ending to one such culinary adventure!

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Roasted Peppers, Garlic Scapes & Cheddar Bread

A quick delicious bread that you can adapt to filling of your choice. {eggless/vegetarian} From the original site: It was as simple as Barb said it was going to be … Make the dough in your bread machine, then fill, roll, rise and bake!

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Cherry Tomato & Caramelised Onion Tartlettes

Cherry Tomato & Caramelised Onion Tartlettes…flavour crystals exploding in your mouth! The flavours were outstanding. Sweet caramelised onions, tart sweet cherry tomatoes, fresh basil, sea salt, the kick of vinegar…and of course garlic! From the original site: Sometimes simple basic ingredients can combine to surprise your taste buds, and how!

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Honey Roasted Fig & Almond Tart

The tart was D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S.! Combined together, figs, butter, brown sugar, almonds and vanilla beans deliver something special. From the original site: Googling brought me many matches, and since frangipane is something that I love using in dessert, this Honey Roasted Fig & Almond Tart proved its sublime worth!

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Strawberry Almond Roulade Gluten Free

A gluten free almond sponge roll with a classic strawberry & cream filling. Light, refreshing, healthy! From the original site: “What’s for dessert?” he pestered the day before. “Nothing? Why?” As if the pressure of feeding the blog wasn’t bad enough, I could see that the family suffering sugar cravings.

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Dark Chocolate & Orange Panna Cotta

Indulgent and ever so pleasing, a dark chocolate orange dessert offers a match made in heaven. Set in glass goblets to enjoy its visual appeal! From the original site: Never. Without. Chocolate. There’s something about chocolate … deep, sensuous, satisfying, comforting, seductive, addictive.

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French Apple Pie with Nutmeg Sauce

A Shabby Apple chic apron giveaway and a 1920’s recipe for a French Apple Pie with a Nutmeg sauce. From the original site: …The apron and the pie both very charming with a promise of retro charm. The pie from a cookbook {Appetite For America} that goes even further, a trail that chronicles ‘meaty‘ chunks […]

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White & Dark Choc Mousse with Strawberries

A great way to ring in the new year with White and Dark Chocolate Mousse with Strawberries! Delish! From the original site: For me, a fulfilling year, one with challenges galore {read pre-teen and teen challenges}, minutes disappearing into days, always a lack of time, yet always time for good food! Raising a toast to […]

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Dark Chocolate Caramel Shortbread

This shortbread {non traditional} topped with a salted butter caramel sauce, then slathered with melted dark chocolate. The result? GOOD DELICIOUS COOKIES! From the original site: “Can I have another squaaaaaaare pleeeeeeease?” You know the cookies are good if that’s what you hear literally reverberating through the house; even better if it’s the call from […]

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Dark Chocolate & Strawberry Mini Cloud Gateaus

Dark Chocolate & Strawberry Mini Cloud Gateaus. Can’t go wrong with dark chocolate and strawberries, a pairing made in heaven. From the original site: These were decadent and festive, almost a gateau celebration in themselves, so I am posting them for sweet Nellys Virtual Bridal Shower! I got in on the event a little late, […]

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Rich Bittersweet Chocolate Orange Strawberry Tart

Rich Bittersweet Chocolate Orange Strawberry Tart in a Digestive biscuit crust – Sublime, sweet, seductive! From the original site: Sublime, sweet, seductive … words that can win over the most of us. Bittersweet chocolate paired with sweet scents of orange zest, topped with strawberries in a Digestive biscuit crust – eggless too. I think this […]

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Chocolate Quark Mousse Tarts

What is life without inspiration? These Chocolate Quark Mousse Tarts in Almond Pastry were a result of one such inspiration! From the original site: So yours truly, the ‘queen of substitutes‘, kicked into action, and soon I had some rather delicious tartlet shells and equally delicious filling on hand. The filling was discovered by the […]

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Apple Brown Sugar Meringue Pies

Apple Brown Sugar Meringue Pies. Each bite was full of warmth … apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, walnuts. I made these for the inaugural issue of BBC GoodFood India. From the original site: For my feature in the magazine, I decided to go with apples since they spell the essence of the season for me. I […]

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Plum Frozen Yogurt

A refreshing and beautifully coloured low fat frozen treat. The addition of vanilla sugar and kirsch give it that special flavour. From the original site: It’s a result of the dieting diva suddenly kicking straight back into dieting mode after lying low for a month! That gave me reason enough to reach out for the […]