Nov 112014
Nanaimo Bars

Nainaimo (pronounced as “nuh-NI-mo”) is a very famous dessert originated from city of Nanaimo, British Columbia. They are quite popular dessert which requires no baking and made of three layers. Each of these layers are quite decadent by themselves and put together they taste like heaven. These bars are so popular that they are named as “Canada’s Favorite Confection”. The bars are so rich that they have become a must in any festivity especially Canadian Want to know more about this recipe?

Feb 242014
Apple Blueberry Chocolate Crisp

I love single serving recipes. They are quite easy to make and perfect for sweet cravings without over indulgence. I get very tempted when a recipe is a success and there’s little I can do to control my hands as it has a mind of its own. The recipe is quite simple to make and can be done from start to finish in little under 5 minutes and are quite handy when you need to Want to know more about this recipe?

Nov 112012
Rasmalai [Flattened Cheese Dumplings in Flavored Milk]

If you like paneer or if you like milk sweets and a strong sweet tooth, this dessert is just for you. Rasmalai is flattened paneer dumplings first soaked in sugar syrup and then in flavored thickened milk, sounds inviting isn’t it? I’m not always on the lookout for shortcut recipes but when making desserts especially time-consuming ones I wouldn’t mind taking a detour for a shorter version. I started out to make Rasgullas (puffed paneer Want to know more about this recipe?

Nov 072012
Brigadeiro with Cookie Butter

I don’t know why but I have a strong urge to try a recipe that has some uniqueness attached either in their name, origin, or ingredients. I had many recipes bookmarked from Vaishali’s blog(my blog hop partner for this month) but this recipe totally caught my eye not just with its name but with just 3 ingredients its amazingly very simple to make, isn’t that what we all eagerly search for in a recipe? It’s Want to know more about this recipe?

Oct 142012
Doodh Peda (Milk Sweet)

I always thought it would be much easier to cook with less ingredients  but when we (Avant Garde Cookies) decided to cook with 5 ingredients or less for this week’s theme I was totally blank not knowing what to cook. The frantic search and counting number of ingredients in a recipe was quite tedious and I admit, I found it way harder to cook with less ingredients.I am a person who believes “The more the 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?

Jul 152012
Poush Parbon er Pati Shapta ~ Bengali Special!

No, its not a tongue twister, nor am I trying to baffle you. And don’t you dare try to pronounce it unless you’re a Bengali or familiar with this dish. I tried over 10 times gave up and started referring this dish to Bengali sweet and that’s how its gonna be referred by me. Now, don’t be withdrawn by its name, the taste of this sweet is just out of the world. My kids and Want to know more about this recipe?

Jul 102012
Blueberry Chocolate Truffle Pudding

Its the middle of Summer and I’m enjoying Mr.Sun on one side, and dreading the constant bickering of my kids on the other. To keep me cool and to let them have some fun with occasional sweet treats in the evening I made this truffle pudding from left over sponge cake from the battenberg cake that I tried for this month’s Daring Baker’s challenge. My kids have some strange attraction towards size when they need 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?