Classic French Apple Tart

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At times when I don’t have clarity, the only thing that saves me is baking. I sit by my window with a cup of coffee, wondering how that pie or cake is going to turn out. I might’ve done everything right but I can still never be sure. And when the cake or pie comes out as it should, the little pieces come together, my thoughts aren’t as cloudy and I feel as though I’ve been injected with a fresh dose of endorphins.

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Blueberry Swirl Cheesecake

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The first time I ate a cheesecake was when I was in school. I had gone to my cousin’s house in Bangalore for vacation. It was summer and that only meant one thing – mangoes. She taught me how to make a simple, no-bake mango cheesecake. When I say simple, I mean simple and that doesn’t mean it wasn’t delicious; it was smashing.

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DIY Thursdays: Homemade Graham Crackers

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We all manage to cope with the lack of non-Indian ingredients just fine. Well, mostly there isn’t room for coping considering we pretty much get everything in the stores these days. However, they come with a price and you know that.

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Churros with Chilli Chocolate Sauce

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For someone like me, weather is hardly a determinant of my hunger. Hail storm or scorching sun, if there’s something delicious in front of me, I can just eat. But I don’t know what it is about the rain and food in general, my hunger button is perennially on or should I say cravings button? And then a new chapter of gluttony unfolds.

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Rainy day Pizza

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Whoever came up with the phrase “the grass is always greener on the other side” is genius. It’s such a simple phrase yet it’s profoundly true on so many levels. I think, sometimes, the sum total of our existence boils down to that.

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Tomato and Parsley Quiche

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Back home, I literally used to live in this bakery called “Winners” down the road from where I used to live. Every time I crossed the bakery to get home, it was “to stop or not to stop” situation. As you may already know, it was mostly “stop” for me.

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Banana Pullman not-so-surprise Cake

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I’ve never been quite so stressed about baking a cake before. This one brought a side out of me that I didn’t know existed. My prep for baking this cake was amazing; I sorted out the ingredients, measured them out and kept them aside the previous night, left all the equipment I needed on the counter so that I didn’t have to waste time looking for one during baking and I even finished a couple of elements the day before, so that I had all the time to assemble the cake.

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