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Lemon Madeleines

October 16, 2018

There’s something throughly magical about these French buttery cakes that is crispy on the edges with soft sponginess as you bit into it. Madeleines are typically baked in a scalloped shaped shell tin and these elegantly looking lemon madeleines cakes are one of the perfect thing to have with a cup of light floral French tea. Last couple of weeks has been insanely busy for me in terms of back to back shoot and styling assignments. I love the rhythm and…

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Blood orange beetroot cake

September 28, 2018
This blood orange beetroot cake will entice you for not only with its flavour and gorgeous colour too, drizzled with beetroot glaze is a crowd pleaser.

This blood orange beetroot cake will surely entice you for not only  its  distinct flavour but with the gorgeous colour too, drizzled with beetroot glaze is definitely a crowd pleaser. I promise you ! End of the September and we are already into the  last quarter of the year. This quarter somehow drives me crazy in terms of deadlines, social engagement and planning for holidays too. Retrospectively reminiscing, this year has been mercy on me in terms of my professional development and…

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Chocolate Cheesecake

September 18, 2018
This fancy yet easy chocolate cheesecake that doesn’t require much time whip up. It’s up for you to enjoy and devour after diner.

On a busy day, every minute counts when it comes to getting dinner on table, so fancying a treat becomes a distant dream. For me baking is a way to relax and unwind in the kitchen. I have choke full of recipes noted down on my to do list and this chocolate cheese cake was screaming on top of it to be part of this blog. Plain and flavoured cheese cakes have already made their way to this blog but…

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Tarts treat.

Asparagus Ricotta Tart

September 11, 2018
This asparagus ricotta tart served warm with chunky basil cashew pesto is a delight in itself and ideal spring weather treat.

Welcoming spring with a nice big hug and the fabulous fresh flavours that stream along with this gorgeous season. With the beautiful season slowly unveiling its lighter food bursting with flavours, asparagus is one of them. Asparagus are at their seasonal best and letting it go with out making most out of its short season wouldn’t justify it. Before I dive into making this flaky asparagus ricotta tart, I have to  share an interesting line with you about these crunchy…

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Spelt chocolate chip cookies

August 29, 2018
This Spelt Chocolate chip cookies recipe that is soft and chewy. What makes this even more special is baking them with Spelt flour that is fibre rich.

Finally…after years of trials and tribulations and endless hours spent on perfecting the most desired sweet tooth recipe I found my version of the  perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe that is soft and chewy. What makes this even more special is baking them using ancient grains like Spelt whole meal flour instead of the regular plain flour. The results were just amazing and above all generously lading those delectable discs of pure goodness with their distant cousin- dark chocolate melts…

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Apples berries dessert treat.

Berry apple coconut crumble

August 17, 2018

This Berry apple coconut crumble is insanely delicious is not just like any other crumble. The delicious juicy berries and the tender apple slices, topped with a delectably crunchy coconut  crumble with just enough sweetness makes it an ideal treat for my boys soon after school pick up. When the kids come home with rumbling tummies, you need some easy, healthy after school snacks to keep them going till dinner and I think this is it.   Quite different from my…

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Salted Caramel Chocolate pots

August 10, 2018
this goey salted caramel chocolate pots straight from the oven has its own charm, with a lovely crisp outer layer and goey caramel and chocolate lava core.

Imagine having this goey salted caramel chocolate pots straight from the oven. It’s heavenly digging into the pots with a lovely crisp forming on the outer layer and delicious goey caramel and chocolate lava core all secretly hidden inside to be discovered. This is such a quick dessert to spin, having all the ingredients on the fingers tips and just few minutes to bake, I reckon this would be a delightful treat soon after a nice meal or quick weekend…

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Berry Turnover – perfect for after school treat

August 3, 2018
this is a gorgeous and simple treat, amazing biting the flaky pastry loaded with the goodness of luscious berries, a perfect for after school treat.

I find it hard to believe that we are already in the third quarter, and as again time seems to be in a rush to get to the end of the year, perhaps in the anticipation that the festive season would bring in the much needed cheer. Time really flies on the wings of haste and that saying is so true. I have been reminding my boys that they just need a few more months of effort to get their…

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Citrus polenta cake

July 30, 2018
The combination of polenta with almond meal bursting with flavours from seasonal citrus fruits makes this polenta cake a bespoke & keepsake recipe.

What a delightful & gorgeous polenta cake I baked recently, a recipe adapted from Jamie Oliver. The combination of polenta with almond meal bursting with flavours from seasonal citrus fruits makes it a bespoke & keepsake recipe.The taste and the texture of the polenta cake when served with warm syrup is just ambrosial . It was almost lunch time.. the aroma of the polenta cake wafted through the house making it absolutely irresistible. My niece who was busy with her…

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Clients work – menu and workshop

July 24, 2018

Christina and Olivia are a mother and daughter duo who operate Christina’s Gourmet Catering, Dinners and Workshops.  Their focus is all about Malaysian Nyonya Cuisine. Apart from catering, they have regular cooking Workshops, where the participants enjoy hands on experience of cooking a meal and savouring it. Along with the menu shoot, I had an opportunity to shoot for their workshop too and have some images to share with you along with the menu. This was such an exciting shoot…

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Roasted vegetable ricotta tart

June 21, 2018
This roasted vegetable ricotta tart takes root vegetables to the next level. The creamy ricotta filling and buttery puff pastry is sure to impress.

  This roasted vegetable ricotta tart takes root vegetables to the next level. The creamy ricotta filling and buttery puff pastry is sure to impress. Variety it is said is the very spice of life. If you are a regular follower of my posts you would notice that most of my recipes and posts are partial towards sugar and lean in favour of baking. So I thought why not mix it up a bit. As I was casually wandering amongst…

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Warm barley beetroot salad

June 15, 2018
I feel barley is versatile enough to be served warm or at room temperature, as in this terrific salad with beetroot, coriander and pomegranate arils..

This warm barley beetroot salad has it all, crunchy cashew bits, pomegranate arils and is tossed in a tangy lime and olive oil.  Perfect for a week-day lunch! Winter is nearly here for us and we can feel the Mercury plummeting few more degree lower. I reckon in the coming two weeks, waking up in the morning will be a challenge. well it doesn’t get that harsh here as compared to other parts of the world but it gets to…

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Cashew Chicken Curries

Easy Chicken Curry in white gravy

June 8, 2018
his easy chicken curry in white gravy is not only quick but also transports you to the unique experience of fine dining in your comfort zone.

There is something ambrosial about the “C” word. Of all the kinds of meat and vegetables that I prepare out of my humble kitchen to feed the boys, the mere mention of the erstwhile and bespoke Chicken curry brings a smile on my boys face. It lightens up their moods and they become the nicest of kids with no fuss or tantrums thrown around the dinner table. The younger one even surprises himself by willing to bring the plates out.…

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Apples Pies and Tarts

Apple frangipane tart

June 1, 2018
Having this warm flaky frangipane tart lined with apple and paired with glorious almond filling and served with double cream is simply irresistible.

Let me tell you that this apple frangipane tart was a breeze to make – no need for any rolling out or baking blind. Just a sheet of puff pastry to begin with and topping it with almond and apple. Last I checked, we were in the heights of summer making berry tarts full of gorgeous summery delights. Now the air has cooled, the leaves have started to fall and the market is chock full of apples and pears. These apples…

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Mandarin Almond cake

May 25, 2018
This moist mandarin almond cake is sure to impress your taste buds

Whether you are craving for a well earned afternoon cup of tea or the kids have come home from school too ravenous to wait until supper time, a moist cake with seasonal mandarins paired with nutty texture of almonds will invariably hit the spot. If you are regular to my space, you would have certainly guessed that almond meal is my favourite. Ever since I have discovered this nutty meal, it’s become my pantry staples. This ingredient not only tastes…

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Almond oats cookies

May 20, 2018
Almond oats Cookies

This almond oats cookies was something that I mixed, matched, swapped and finally at the end produced a product that was absolutely swoon worthy. Some of my fondest memories of growing up as I trudge down memory lanes are those that I left behind in my race to adulthood that lead me back to those lazy afternoons that never seemed to end. The times I would leisurely spend lazing in the long, L shaped kitchen with not a sliver of…

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Chocolate orange swirl bundt cake

May 1, 2018
Chocolate orange swirl bundt cake

This Chocolate orange swirl bundt cake was a sheer delight to bake for a special occasion. Last month, my eldest boy turned 14, being a school holiday we decided to make it simple and a quite celebration. We had a lovely day to ourselves and later in the evening we head out to the city for a lovely dinner. This cake was his choice and he suggested me to really keep it simple rather than going for  heavy sugary frostings…

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Vegetarian cauliflower tacos

April 26, 2018
cauliflower tacos

We all know there is lot of buzz in the media with the humble cauliflower these days. A vegetable that was once abhorred, detested and generally chosen last in the shopping trolley has come made a comeback to the podium limelight, thanks to those vegans out there who have been toying with new ideas to create magic from the limited choice of food options. New ways are being experimented to incorporate these cruciferous vegetables in our daily diet.This vegetarian cauliflower…

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No fuss Banana bread (eggless)

April 16, 2018
No fuss Banana date bread ( eggless)

Every time when you look at your fruit bowl, couple of fruits that has either soften or blemished gets chucked out. Now there is no denying that poor bananas are the ones that often fall into this category. Unless it is over ripe and I don’t see any fruit flies hovering over it, I generally work out  few options and one of them is my no fail no fuss banana bread. As a mum of two energetic boys, my mind…

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My favorite snacks

Eggless Chickpea waffles (savoury)

April 3, 2018
Eggless chickpea waffles

This eggless chickpea waffles are just so easy to make and with all the lovely ingredients combined, it can be an ideal treat for breakfast or brunch. Rise and shine .. yummy breakfast is ready .. loads of choices, sweet & savoury  chickpea waffles, pancakes with berries drizzled with maple syrup, scrambled eggs on sour dough toast and  freshly brewed coffee. I heard a fairy come and whisper in my dreams. Well that’s become a distant dream these days with the…

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