May 242015
 
Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries

The name of this recipe is so enticing. I was in heaven tasting these chocolate covered strawberries with a oozing cheesecake stuffing. Strawberries are in season and I wanted to make something new with strawberries apart from my daily protein shake. What better way to feature these strawberries as whole than these beauties? The recipe is quite easy once you have the assembly line set up. All you need is a paring knife and a Want to know more about this recipe?

May 172015
 
Eggless Caramel Custard Pudding

I absolutely love caramel in my desserts. I’m not a sugar junkie but caramel is an exception so I tend to add them in many of my baking recipes. I love the gooey texture that lingers in my mouth even after I’m done eating the treat thus letting me relish my dessert with limitation as I’m content and fulfilled with just a small serving. This dessert is also known as Creme Caramel or Flan in Want to know more about this recipe?

Jan 242015
 
Chelsea Buns

Chelsea buns and Cinnamon rolls are very similar with slight variations to one another. Chelsea bun was first created in 18th century in a Bun House in Chelsea (hence the name) and Cinnamon rolls (aka honey buns) was first created around mid 1900s. I’m not sure if Cinnamon rolls simply evolved from Chelsea buns but I would definitely think that Chelsea buns are a much tamer version of Cinnamon rolls. The subtle difference between the Want to know more about this recipe?

May 252014
 
Mango Tiramisu

Tiramisu is one of the most popular Italian dessert known to man kind or rather known to me. They are super delicious, rich, creamy and very easy to make with some readily available ingredients. Generally we make rich desserts for special occasions but Tiramisu is the only exception that I’m willing to make without any call for celebration. Tiramisu is supposedly derived from Zuppa Inglese (English Trifle) which is made of pound cake layered with Want to know more about this recipe?

Jul 212013
 
Baked Doughnuts

There are few things that make me just close my laptop and get away from the internet and close my world with a good book and a secluded corner in my house. Spam messages from my friends and family initiating me to forward the message to said number of recipients that usually ends with an ultimatum “or else”. I don’t function well with ultimatums and these kind of messages irritates me and usually I storm Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 262013
 
Classic Croissants

“Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.” — Aristotle I would be lying if I say that this recipe is so easy to make with few steps. Rather they take three days to make and need loads of patience and butter. Those who faint at the sight of butter need to look elsewhere as there is no low-fat croissants recipe anywhere and if you happen to find then it must be something else all Want to know more about this recipe?

Jan 212013
 
Cinnamon Swirl with Brown Sugar and Almonds

Whenever we go to the mall I tend to avoid the Cinnabon stall, not because they aren’t good but because I can’t control my temptations. But the rules of temptations and restraint doesn’t apply to my kids. They happily eat right in front of me while I try not to drool and turn my focus on anything other than them. To make things hard my kids ask if I want some by sticking it right Want to know more about this recipe?

Nov 292012
 
Chocolate Baklava Cigars Topped with Chocolate-Caramel Sauce

I’m amazed at my son’s manipulative powers. He loves to be the center of attention like any 6 year old and gets immense happiness if he can make his sister look bad. As we were having our lunch my son remembered to question me if I had my breakfast and I was carried away by his simple gesture and the lovely thought that he cared for me. Anyone could spot his beaming triumphant look that Want to know more about this recipe?

Oct 102012
 
Puff Pastry Berry Turnover

I always have a bag of frozen berries in my freezer as I use them often for smoothies. I’ve long wanted to try compote (fruits cooked in syrup) but I had no idea of using the compote other than in ice cream. When I saw this recipe(taken from here) of using the thickened compote in berry turnovers, it reminded me of Summer. I love berries not just for its super sweet taste but its versatility Want to know more about this recipe?

Jun 172012
 
Palkova Pastries

My husband challenged me to make palkova/theratipal (kova) for his birthday, assuming that I’ll need to stand in front of stove stirring milk for around 2 to 3 hours. Coincidently that day had been the most busy day for me. Pressed for time, I decided to make the shortcut microwave method (I didn’t take step by step picture while making palkova as I was not intending to post it, I’ll update this post with step Want to know more about this recipe?