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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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Double Chocolate Mousse Cookies

‘Double Chocolate Mousse Cookies’ for #baketogether. They were delicious and very chocolaty; a big hit at home! I did two versions. From the original site: One bite ensured cookie happiness…

Roasted Peach & Plum Ice Cream

A delicious, low cal ice cream. I love the depth of flavour that roasting fruit gets. Add a vanilla bean and it gets addictive. From the original site: This is one of those recipes lurking in my folder, adapted from a breathtakingly delicious looking post on Sips and Spoonfuls, devoured, yet for some reason it […]

Truly Tender Meatballs in Rich Tomato Sauce

True to its title,these are truly tender meatballs in a rich tomato sauce.Ricotta makes the meatballs tender and delicious. From the original site: I knew I had to make this without wasting another day … the tiresome teen had been begging me to make some for ages. Heed Jennifers advice … do it now!

Pflaumenkuchen with Ricotta

My twist to the Pflaumenkuchen, with some ricotta added to it as topping.A dusting sugar & drizzle of cream completes the magic! From the original site: My very last stash of plums found their way into this yeasted dough German Plum Cake {Pflaumenkuchen}. Twitter seems to have taken over as the menu planner for me […]

Upside Down Mango Quark Cheese Pie

A no bake, low fat quark cheesecake pie {eggless} made with seasonal fruit. It’s satisfying, it’s smooth and it’s delicious. From the original site: Words cannot express the heartbreak we felt on twitter that day. The poignancy of the moment hung heavy. Then there was a call for International Pie Day in honour of Jennifer […]

Chocolate Almond Olive Oil Biscotti

An already healthy Italian cookie made even healthier with the use of olive oil, whole wheat flour & reduced sugar. Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups plain flour 1/2 cup whole wheat flour 3/4 cups top-quality cocoa powder {I used Hintz} 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 small eggs, at room temperature 1/8 cup extra […]

Vanilla Almond Frangipane Plum Tart

An easy & delicious tart.A crisp base paired with a vanilla almond frangipane and sweetly tart plums! Ground oats in the pastry worked well From the original site: It was one of those obsessive days, a ‘have to bake with plums’ sort of a day! Had a nice bag of pretty plums in the fridge, […]

Apricot & Plum Cobbler

TA cobbler where the sweet tartness of stone fruit paired with the nuttiness of the almond meal in the topping entices the palette. From the original site: What did I see here? A blueberry cobbler? The passionate fruit baker in me was completely inspired and a cobbler it was going to be. No blueberries here […]

Mango Frozen Yogurt

Mango Frozen Yogurt which tastes every bit like an ice-cream, rich, smooth & divine, but is sans the cream! From the original site: To keep in tune with the dieting divas low fat diet, this turned out to be a perfect fit … a Mango Frozen Yogurt which tasted every bit like an ice-cream, rich, […]

Cherry Phyllo Pie

This is a summer pastry for a country like ours. Light, crisp, versatile, delightful … amazing pie! From the original site: Junes Daring Baker challenge of Baklava reignited the pastry baker in me. The success of home made phyllo won me over, and soon enough I made another batch of dough. This time it ended […]

Black Sesame Macarons with Cherry Chocolate Ganache

Black Sesame Macarons with Cherry Chocolate Ganache … inspired baking From the original site: Inspiration comes in strange ways. I’m racing with the wind, time is no longer my friend, the hands of the clock whiz by at a dizzy pace … and the pressure of baking macarons for our baby, MacTweets appears to be […]

Peach Plum Apricot Streusel Crumble

The colours, the flavours, the charm of stone fruit … always like a dream. The crumble was addictive and difficult to keep away from. Sweetly tart and full of soul From the original site: My love affair with fruit in baking and fruit based desserts continues unabated, often bordering obsession. Got back rejuvenated from the […]

Stone Fruit Tea Cake

A Stone Fruit Tea Cake must be one of the best ways to use stone fruit in a cake this summer. From the original site: A Stone Fruit Tea Cake must be one of the best ways to use stone fruit in a cake this summer. Light enough to be a snack to satiate that […]

Gateau Aux Pommes

A simple, comforting, unassuming apple cake, delicious and moist, with the promise of old world charm. From the original site: It’s like an old fashioned cake, almost crossing into a steamed pudding, and holds wonderful old world charm.   

Nutella cherry tart
Nutella & Fresh Cherries Chocolate Tart

A chocolate tart with a deeply luscious Nutella and chocolate filling, a vegetarian filling, which can be made ahead and is ADDICTIVE! From the original site: …You will not believe how delicious this turned out to be!! Finger-licking good, and well set too. Chocolate and cherries, like chocolate and strawberries, are a combination made to […]

Cherry & Peach Oat Crumb Bars

Try these delicious crumb bars! They are flexible, use stone fruit, have oats and are delicious! From the original site: I think this is a great way to use stone fruit in a bake. Fruit and oats offer a great make ahead snack for summer, served chilled out of the fridge! These also make an […]

Bittersweet Chocolate Marquise & Cherries

Dessert for Mothers Day.No bake,make ahead & deeply divine – a Chocolate Marquise & vanilla Crème Chantilly with a balsamic cherry sauce. From the original site: I got distracted, landed up at Epicurious and got searching for cherries. Cherry Syrup? Mmmmm, yes please. That sounded good, but underneath was something that sounded even better, something […]