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Old fashioned Orange cake

May 15, 2017
Orange cake

  My life has changed a lot over the last couple of years but one thing that bears permanence is my love for baking. I find baking extremely therapeutic and calming and while I am in the flow I loose myself to the world. Generally speaking I feel myself a tad disorganised but it is pleasantly surprising that my baking supplies are always there to calm & cheer me & in an extremely organised handy pantry. I am able to whip…

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Rose flavoured madeleines

May 8, 2017
Rose water Madeleines

  Are you someone who would visualise  beautiful flowers and more particularly Rose, as we come closer to Mother’s Day ? Mum’s are special and always there for you, so visualising a special flower whose presence not only lightens the place and their exquisite aromas fills in the warmth too. This was the thought that came to my mind when I stumbled upon  MuddyChoux photography Instafeed. Seeing her Orange blossom Madeleine I couldn’t stopping thinking about these beauties and the…

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Lime and Sour cream Cake

May 3, 2017

  For You…. On those lazy balmy autumn afternoons, while you lovingly hobnob with your oven The wafting aromas of the sweet baked goodies that fill our hearth and home often Remind me of the times when I used to kneel on my mother’s knees waiting to be given A sweet kiss on my cheeks and a warm mandolin slice that would be so delicate and soften And erase the week’s trouble and worries. Not one thing would matter, not…

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Eggless Cinnamon buns

April 28, 2017

Phew!!! After a tumultuous two week long break that feels more like two year, finally, the kids are back at school & the second term after the Easter break has resumed. I do feel a little guilty of passing the monkey on my shoulders on to the teachers but I suppose that is why we have school holidays and school terms, or at least that is my excuse for not wanting to feel all guilty. Yes!! You can also feel…

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Chicken and vegetable dumplings from Scratch

April 13, 2017
chicken and vegetable dumpling

  When I mention “We are having dumplings for dinner”. I get a prompt reply “oh mom that’s great, looking forward to it”. These words echo in our house when dumplings are on the menu.  This ubiquitous dish can found in every nook and corner restaurant in Northern China and there are some famous specialty restaurants that only specialise in serving dumplings with a whole gamut of fillings. It is almost a religion in itself. Dumplings are quite popular during Chinese…

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Fresh Ricotta Cheese cake

April 7, 2017

  No summer nor winter beauty have I see as I have seen in this mystical Autumnal grace or so goes a beautiful line I read somewhere. You never know what you are going to get as the seasons get a changeover sort of a swap over one another, they seem to be a bit undecided, much like when you open a chocolate box and you are not exactly sure which one to pick. One day the sun’s beating down…

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white chocolate mud cake with Raspberry glaze

March 24, 2017
white chocolate mud cake

Every journey begins with the first brave step in a flight of fancy to somewhere different, somewhere better, somewhere happier or simply somewhere secure- maybe just that tiny little corner desk with one’s favourite photograph of a loved one staring back after having been on a whirlwind tour across the world . My personal sojourns have been quite a fascinating blend of philosophical and Physical realities of being in different countries, experiencing different cultures and hearing different tongues and adjusting…

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