Oreo Cookies Ice-Cream Pie

I love desserts but usually avoid making them unless it is for the blog. Most of the time I end up eating all the desserts I make at home and since past few years, it is showing up on my waistline. That was never an issue until I reached mid to late 30s. Now I […]

Chocolate Brownie & No Churn, 2 Ingredient Vanilla Ice-Cream

Starting today, I am doing a month long blogging marathon. I will be posting a recipe(s) everyday taking a break on Sundays. If you are curious to know more about my month long marathons and also about this marathon, check my last post. As I mentioned in my last post, unlike previous mega marathons where […]

Alfajores ~ Dulce de Leche Sandwich Cookies

Alfajores are sandwich cookies popular in many Latin American countries. I had bookmarked Gayathri’s recipe when she had posted it during the month long International Cuisine back in September. She made it eggless and I followed the original recipe which had egg yolks. Cookies are sandwiched with Dulce de Leche. Dulce de Leche is condensed […]

Bandung, Rose Syrup Beverage from Malaysia

Sunday is a resting day for our blogging group which is on a month long “Around the World in 30 Day with ABC cooking”. I initially made Bandung for Malaysia and since it is such an easy recipe, I made something else for the letter ‘M’. You have to wait until tomorrow to know what […]

Choco Flan ~ Impossible Cake ~ Mexican Flan Cake in a Pressure Cooker

Choco flan, also known as the impossible cake is a Mexican flan cake. It is usually baked in an oven in a water bath for about an hour. I found a pressure cooker recipe and the pictures were very tempting to ignore. The cake is usually prepared in a tube pan or an angel food […]

Sweet Punch: Banoffee Pie & Fruitoffee Pie

Hello my dear readers, I am late in wishing you all a Happy New Year! I got back from my vacation 3 weeks ago and wanted to do a recap of year 2011. I never got around to doing it and will start off the New Year on a sweet note. Sweet Punch team chose […]

Microwave Kalakand

Kalakand is a rich Indian sweet made by condensing milk with paneer or Indian cheese. Whole milk is cooked along with paneer until solidified and shaped into a cake. It is a laborious process but there is always a shortcut. Microwave kalakand is a simplified version of preparing this delicious Bengali sweet. Microwave Kalakand is […]

Microwave Cooking – Carrot Halwa

When growing up, whenever the vegetable market was flooded with carrots, my mom use to make carrot halwa. I remember it was a lengthy process; peeling the carrots, hand grating them, roasting the grated carrots in ghee (clarified butter) and then simmering it in milk until the milk is evaporated. The laborious process kept me […]

Bengali Cheese Cake, Bhapa Doi

Bhapa Doi or steamed yogurt is a traditional Bengali cheese cake which  is prepared by steaming sweetened yogurt.  To simplify the steaming process in our modern kitchens, sweetened yogurt is baked in a water bath to make this delicious dessert. I followed  this  recipe exactly as given, except the baking time. The recipe called for […]

Orange Basundi

I am not a big fan of Indian desserts or sweets. I prefer cakes, ice-creams, soufflés and mousses to the traditional Indian desserts. Basundi and couple of other sweets are an exception. Last month, when I saw Nupur’s Orange Basundi recipe, I knew I would like. I followed her orange basundi recipe with an addition […]

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