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Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

I thought of many desert recipes for the Valentine’s Day but I myself never prefer to get into baking mess at the last minute of my romantic meal so Chocolate Mousse is perfect desert for me when you want to sit, relax and enjoy your desert rather than concentrating on your oven. Prepare Chocolate Mousse the day before, pop it into the fridge and simply serve after the dinner with fresh strawberries. Fr…

Homemade Chai Ka Masala (Tea Spice)

Homemade Chai Ka Masala (Tea Spice)

This year for the first time I made Tea Masala at home luckily I had all the ingredients required in hand. A dash of Tea Masala can be used in cinnamon rolls, pumpkin pie, trifles or pumpkin cake, instead of opening different jars of spices it is always easy to add a teaspoon of Tea Masala. Ingredients: 2 Tbsp ginger powder 2 Tbsp green cardamom 1 Tsp nutmeg, grated 1 Tsp cloves 1 1/2 Tsp black peppercorns 1 Tbsp gr…

Spiced Almond Cookies

Spiced Almond Cookies

Smart cookies are strategic about holiday baking. These Spiced Almond Cookies are a classic holiday favorites and are great for gifting, it’s quick to make and turn out delicious and distinctive cookies, all sure to hit the sweet spot with family and friends. Their generous size makes them especially festive but they can be made into smaller cookies also. Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup alm…

Christmas Themed Pumpkin Cake

Christmas Themed Pumpkin Cake

With Christmas just a few days away and my traditional Christmas Cake yet not gone into the oven, all thanks to my winter laziness and with the beginning of holiday season lot of friends drop by to wish us early Christmas before leaving for holidays and also winter break started for many of the kiddies in the block and they also drop in sometime to play with Momo and surprisingly Momo love their company more tha…

Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles

Pumpkin Cheesecake Trifles

As already winters started everywhere, after Thanksgiving market is flooded with different variety of Pumpkins, whether it is Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Bread, Roasted Pumpkin Soup or Pumpkin Cheesecake, dishes with Pumpkin are always an all time classic. After making trifles I had some Pumpkin Puree in hand so I made Mini Pumpkin Cakes and decorated it with Christmas theme, will share the recipe soon. Ingr…

Raisin and Rosemary Mini Scones

Raisin and Rosemary Mini Scones

A traditional Scottish quick bread, scones are welcome as a treat for breakfast or as a teatime snack with a cup of hot and steaming tea. Scones are easy to master, and make simple but mightily delicious teatime treats. Scones come in many sizes and flavors, sometimes I bake those classic quadrant shaped scones and recently when I was on an experimental mood I baked these British Savory Bite Size Scones with…

Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter “Browndie”

Talking about these gorgeous Browndies, now you must be thinking what the hell is Browndie, so here’s the story for you… When I put them in the oven for baking till then they were suppose to be Blondies but then I got a call from my friend and by the time I checked my oven these ladies looked nowhere near Blondies, when my husband asked me what you made today so I thought for a minute and said Browndie =…

Braised brisket in Guinness with mushrooms

Braised brisket in Guinness with mushrooms

I have never really understood why or when celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day became more about food than drink, but in the spirit of exalting my Irish ancestry, I am cooking one of my favourite cheap cuts of meat, brisket, in a bit of the ruby stuff (Guinness is actually a deep red colour and not black) and lobbing on a little parsley, as a nod to the insane greenness of St Paddy’s Day. Brisket is a che…

Chinese New Year Inari Age Laughing Prawns Salad

Chinese New Year Inari Age Laughing Prawns Salad

Why the name “Laughing Prawns”? In Cantonese, the word for prawn is Ha (虾); or in Mandarin, it sounds like 哈, which means laughter. So let’s all go “Hahaha!” with this refreshing sweet & sour appetizer! Ingredients: 12 medium Prawns 2 Hard-boiled Eggs 1 Green Apple ½ Mango (not too ripe so it’s sourish) 1 slice of Watermelon 4 tbsp Salad cream/Mayonnaise (depending on preference) 12 Inar…

So cute! Homemade Heart Donuts

So cute! Homemade Heart Donuts

Quote: This might be a chubby thing to say, but honestly, can you think of a day that wouldn’t be a good day for donuts? I couldn’t either. As a result, I took it upon myself to update the everyday deliciousness that is donuts, and turned them into cute bite-sized treats perfect for this upcoming Valentine’s day (or any other day). Go get the recipe!  Heart Shaped Doughnuts at Sugar & Cloth

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