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Ottolenghi’s Fig Cake with Extra Figs in Red Wine Syrup

I have a few culinary heroes that I constantly harp about to anybody who’s willing to listen… Vikas Khanna leaves me mesmerized with his almost spiritual take on food; Julia Child will always remain a culinary and personal inspiration; Jamie Oliver for always cooking from the heart… And then… there’

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Mushroom, Leek & Fennel Galette

It’s usually during these winter months that I love baking pies, but make no mistake, I love eating them all year round. The cold cubes of butter and rolling of the pastry seem so much more manageable sans the sweltering heat in my Mumbai kitchen. Normally, I can’t ever get away with talking a

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Happy Birthday, Mom! – Lemon & Candied Ginger Bundt Cake

My Mom and I are both fans of candied ginger and always tend to have some lying around the house. Luckily for us, nobody else around us seems to be into it. Great! More for us, I say! So when I spotted this recipe, I knew right away that nobody would appreciate it more than Mom and earmarked it to b

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Strawberry Cake

December air is always filled with so many things… the weight of the year gone by, the expectations of the year to come, celebrations with friends and family who make their way back home for the holidays and a general slowing down of pace in the last few days of the year. Taking time off work in Dec

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Rhubarb Upside-Down Cake

It’s the sort of thing I was trying to keep myself from doing, but being the Type A that I am, I couldn’t stop myself from baking a birthday cake for me! I promise you, but mostly myself, that I tried really hard to delegate this task to my Mum and might have even bragged to friends about year 31 fi

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Brown Butter and Ricotta Pancakes

Drenched in maple syrup or honey, these pancakes are the perfect way to bribe me out of bed on a cool, snuggly Sunday morning. Add some crisp bacon to the plate and I’d have little on my mind other than breakfast in bed! And in my head, Gary Mehigan (from MasterChef Australia) and I must totally be

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Cocoa Wafers

I’m totally using Diwali as an excuse to share my favourite cookie recipe with you. Truth is, I’ll have them any time of the year! Whether you decide to pack these up with a pretty ribbon and share them with friends, or place them alongside ‘mithai’ on your Diwali thali, the intense chocolate and

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