Monthly Archive: October 2014

Apricot & Almond Tart 0

Apricot & Almond Tart

It’s always a good thing to have some leftover pastry dough so that you can try out the recipe that’s been on your mind but never really got around to making it.:) That’s what...

Starfruit & Apple Pie 0

Starfruit & Apple Pie

Diwali came and went. Taking a break from the usual mithai, I’m back to baking with renewed vigour.:) With all the Diwali hampers of dry fruits and nuts, the ribbons and the sweets, I’m...

Sticky Rice Phirni 0

Sticky Rice Phirni

A dessert that is delicious and easy to make is phirni. It’s ground rice flour cooked with milk to which dried fruits are added. Generally the rice that is used for making phirni is...

Starfruit Saffron Upside-down Cake 0

Starfruit Saffron Upside-down Cake

With another harvest from my starfruit plant, I was wondering about how to use them in my recipes. Cake was certainly not on my mind but after watching Rachel Allen’s Cake Diaries, I was...

Braided Poppy Seed Bread & Pumpkin Soup 0

Braided Poppy Seed Bread & Pumpkin Soup

I have baked poppy seed cakes but not poppy seed bread. So when I saw the recipe in a book titled Baking:100 Everyday Recipes I couldn’t wait to get started. I still had a...

Savoury Pumpkin & Hung Curd Tarts 0

Savoury Pumpkin & Hung Curd Tarts

Continuing with my pumpkin post this is a tart made of pumpkin and hung curd. I did look around for recipes and finally chose one with butternut squash and ricotta tart and substituted the...

Reigning Pumpkins 0

Reigning Pumpkins

  It’s raining pumpkins now. Particularly in the hilly areas of our state. Pumpkins are planted during the summer months and are ready to be harvested by September onwards. Planting seasons vary slightly between...

Prune Tart 0

Prune Tart

The last time I made prune tarts, I had written that it would be a joy to bake them again and again during the cooler months. It isn’t all that cool as yet but...

Thukpa/Noodle Soup 0

Thukpa/Noodle Soup

There’s something comforting about throwing in ingredients into a pot and leaving the mixture to cook in its sweet time. Another such dish is thukpa or noodle soup. Famous as a Tibetan soup, it...

Fusion Pie 0

Fusion Pie

This is a pie with a filling that is cooked in most Indian homes, the ubiquitous aloo sabzi. I often use left-over vegetable dishes as a filling for pies. Particularly when I have shortcrust...