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Chocolate Barfi

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Chocolate Barfi

An alluring treat for chocolate lovers

 

It's creamy, easy and tastes great!

It’s creamy, easy and tastes great!

This is a double-decker barfi , or a two layered fudge, a traditional Indian sweet made during festivals such as Diwali.

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When Marbled Chocolate Bark Beckons

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When Marbled Chocolate Bark Beckons

An experiment in my daughter’s kitchen gone right!

She can never envision a world without books and chocolates. Chocolates make my daughter happy, whether it is in her Chocos cereal, Oreos, or Maltesers, in simple words, any food that’s covered in chocolate!

That winter afternoon was different. Reminiscing about her good old Boston days, she was actually creating something beautiful with simple alchemy of chocolates and nuts …something rich, something russet, something sienna, something dark and decadent in her kitchen.

Quick and easy to make holiday treat

Quick and easy to make holiday treat

I witnessed as she melted the chocolate patiently and what emerged was a deliciously exhilarating, rustic marbled bark with nuts. An edible installation art?
The chocolate nuggets, loaded with nuts were definitely mood enhancing and were a huge hit in her newsroom and soon the stellar tray of bark, like Damien Hirst’s artwork became the other breaking news!

 

Gimme a break…

Gimme a break…

If you too, like my daughter, are an avid fan of all things chocolate, you will love this no rules recipe. Just melt your chocolate and add nuts as much, or as little, and as you like it!

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San Diegan Sandesh

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San Diegan Sandesh

Pamper yourself with bite sized Indian dessert!

Sweet surrender to bite sized sandesh

Sweet surrender to bite sized sandesh

Sandesh is a traditional Bengali sweet, made with cottage/ricotta cheese. The recipe is very simple and easy to make.

Some like it plain!

Some like it plain!

Normally, I am more of a baking person than a mithai person, but this quest for a perfect sandesh was for my grandson, who loves sandesh, a case of confirmed inheritance from his mom, who is from Kolkata, the city of joy!

Not your daily indulgence…really?

Not your daily indulgence…really?

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Delicious Crepes

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Delicious Crepes

Crepes are delicious and far easier to make than we think! All you need is some patience and a good recipe.

 

No need to go to a French bistro, grab your ladle and whip up some delectable crepes for brunch!

No need to go to a French bistro, grab your ladle and whip up some delectable crepes for brunch!

 

Twirl me a crepe as fast as you can…

Twirl me a crepe as fast as you can…

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Delectable Date Cake

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Delectable Date Cake

Decadent and egg-less Date Cake that is  easy to make and is so good it won’t last long! Enjoy with your afternoon tea or as a dessert with a scoop of ice cream.

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 This cake has a soft texture and is chock-a-block with dates, carrots and pecan bits.


This cake has a soft texture and is chock-a-block with dates, carrots and pecan bits.

 

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Mousse au chocolat: Perfect solution for a great dessert

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This light chocolate mousse made with dark chocolate, and subtle hint of cinnamon , leaves you no choice but to indulge!

 

You don’t need a reason to make this dessert, because everyone loves… Chocolate Moussse !

You don’t need a reason to make this dessert, because everyone loves… Chocolate Moussse !

 

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Festive Pomegranate and Orange Muffins

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When life gives you pomegranates… make muffins!

In this recipe, these tender Pomegranate muffins are delicately spiced with orange juice.

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