Masala Chai Breakfast Cake

Masala Chai Breakfast Cake

There is no concept of Chai Tea Latte in India. Seriously! Now that Starbucks is mushrooming up at every nook and corner of the country, you may see chai tea latte on their menu. But forget about Starbucks when you are visiting India. Try the Masala Chai instead.., served and sold by Chai Wallahs or…

The Naked Red Velvet Cake

The Naked Red Velvet Cake

  Before I get on a semi-serious tone on this post, I want to clear out a few things about my baking and photography experience with this Naked Red Velvet Cake. Baking this cake has always been a pain, but in the end, ITS SO WORTH IT. The first time when I baked it (Exactly…

Easy Cake Napoleon

Easy Cake Napoleon

Cake Napoleon or Mille-feuille is a French pastry traditionally, made up of layers of puff pastry alternating with layers of pastry cream. I tried Cake Napoleon in a local brunch place here called – Towercafe and I have been a fan of this desert since then. I used to think it must be one complicated cake to…

Orange Olive Oil Cake

Orange Olive Oil Cake

Orange Olive Oil Cake. This is a light yet flavorful cake made with basic ingredients from your pantry – Fresh squeezed orange juice, orange zest, and olive oil. You can use any olive oil you want – Mild, Strong. And you can use any winter citrus you wish – from navel oranges to mandarins. Doesn’t…

Dark Chocolate Brownies
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Dark Chocolate Brownies

For these ultra-rich, ultra-decadent fudgy brownies, I use a simple and a run-of-the-mill recipe. Dark Chocolate Brownies are the go-to dessert in my family whenever we need a chocolate fix or we need something to tame our fussy toddler with. Just last weekend, we tried something really really fun. We made Dark Chocolate Brownies Ice…

Cardamom Cream Cake

Cardamom Cream Cake

Cardamom Cream Cake  This Cardamom Cream Cake is a treat to your senses. Bursting with the flavors from cardamom, rosewater and pistachio.., this Cardamom Cream Cake can be the showstopper in your next gathering. This Cardamom Cream Cake is also a great cake to adorn your special events like an anniversary cake or a milestone…

Sandesh [shon-daesh], How to make Sandesh
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Sandesh [shon-daesh], How to make Sandesh

Sandesh [“shon-daesh”] is a sweet treat that is unique to the eastern part of India particularly, West Bengal. Some recipes of Sandesh [“shon-daesh”] call for the use of chhena or paneer (which is made by curdling the milk and separating the whey from it) instead of milk itself. Some people in the region of Bangladesh call it pranahara (heart stealer) which is…