Strawberry Jam Pies

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This week has been rather dreary for me. I’ve had difficulty putting things together as far as baking is concerned. And don’t get me started on writing. I stare into a blank document for minutes together. With no outcome, I switch over to Facebook feeds. And then I get irked looking at my wall filled with pictures of babies (no offense intended to friends with babies) and cats!

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Macarons: What Works for Me (and a recipe)

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The macaron-phobe has finally become a macaron-pro. I know, modesty isn’t one of my strongest suits, but hey, this is a moment I’m really proud of. The amazing thing with confidence is that it allows you to experiment, break a few rules. And I want to share the fruits of my success with you.

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Eggless lemon cupcakes with Tricolour Buttercream Frosting

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It’s going to be a rather long weekend. Not that I understand the difference considering I work from home but I see friends making plans to whisk away somewhere for the weekend. As for me, I see plenty of baking over the weekend. What are your plans?

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Shrewsbury Biscuits

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One more week and I’ll be blogging from Madras. I am counting every single day. I can’t believe I’m saying this but I can’t wait to get away from the rains. I need some sunshine. I need to overdose on South Indian food. Just the thought of going back home is comforting.

I should probably stop daydreaming so much about home and all those yummy things I’m going to get to eat. I should probably talk about something of higher pertinence, perhaps this little town called Shrewsbury in England.

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“A Cure for Everything” Chocolate Cake

3a copy-0 This is the first time in six months I’ve taken such a long break from my blog. Blogging rule #1 says never to ignore your ardent followers for too long. I have been absent for a few days, I know and I have a genuine explanation. I was fever bound and stepping into the kitchen was not an option. 5a Continue reading

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Pineapple Semolina Cakes with Saffron Custard & Candied Cashews

 

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I’ve never really spoken about my love for Indian sweets here. I grew up in a house where ghee (clarified butter), sugar and dry fruits were used in abundance. I’d go to heaven and come back with just the waft of cashewnuts and almonds being tempered in a dollop of unctuous, melting ghee. There was no room for miserliness in the kitchen.

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Mini Opéras

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And July is also coming to an end. Is it just me or is time really on some mission to travel at the speed of a bullet train? I’m sitting by the window, looking at this sparrow perched on a power line, my brain practically drawing a blank and then out of nowhere I wake up and start working on my excel sheet for next month, of things to do, what to bake and ingredients to buy.

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