Cardamom, ginger, caraway seeds, cinnamon… if one was ever asked to capture the essence of ‘mithai’ in a cake, this would be it!
Gotcha! A savoury surprise in what is traditionally baked and served as a sweet tea-time cake! Let’s just say I’m trying to steer clear of the sugar zone given the indulgent Diwali and Christmas season that beckons and made these cute little hors d’oeuvres instead (that’s right, I just used ‘cute’
If chocolates have slowly made their way to a Rakshabandhan thali, can chocolate cake be far behind? I think of this Chocolate Earl Grey Cake as the perfect balance between an innate love for chocolate with hints of a mature liking for earl grey – perfect for bridging the seven year age gap between my cousin and me! Given the large size of this cake, the leftovers are great for packing along in your ‘dabba’ if you are headed to work and aren’t lucky enough to have the day off. It’s almost like an after party!
Addictions are to be taken seriously. And serious addictions in the form of cookie dough that can be frozen need to be shared. Slice up the frozen cookie dough and any hour becomes ‘cookie o’clock’!
This is no ordinary Buttermilk Cake, it’s moist with a tender crumb and has no butter. Instead, it is made with flavourless canola oil. The combination of buttermilk and oil is what sets this cake apart! And since fresh fruits are my favourite to work with, I’ve roasted some fresh plums with some brown sugar to extract maximum flavour! Forget cobblers and crumbles, this is how you’ll want to eat fresh plums when they are in season!