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Red Velvet Swiss Roll

Earlier I used to bake cakes so often at home that D grew tired of them and warned me against making them. Couple of days back, I was scanning through my recipes and found the recipe of Red Velvet Swis Roll Cake. Having made the Ricotta Cheese yesterday, I went about making the sponge cake. The Spon

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Chocolate Profiteroles/ Cream Puffs

Profiteroles has been in my to-do list for a real long time. Somehow I kept postponing to a later time. The other day while watching some TV show, I was remimnded of this, and immeditaely felt that I should make it. Profiteroles, also known as cream puff is a French dessert. It is basically choux pa

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Eggless Oreo Cheesecake- No Bake

The other day when I made Oreo cheesecake, I had sent some for D’s classmates. It was so well received that as soon as he was back from school the first question he asked was whether its there in my blog. He asked me to put it asap so that his friends could get it made at home. What more can I say ?

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Strawberry Souffle

Quite a few of my readers have been enquiring why I was missing from action. Some were concerned about my health as well. A heartfelt thanks to all those caring souls. I am touched indeed. Well, this year has been busy so far. Had guests coming over and rest of the times, I was busy searching with o

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Christmas Cake/ Fruit Cake/ Plum Cake

Whenever anybody mentions ‘Plum Cake’, the first thought that comes to my mind is from my childhood days. Back in those days, for every Christian wedding, guests were served a piece of dark plum cake, neatly wrapped in a butter paper and sealed with a sticker bearing the name of the bakery. I develo

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Watalappan (SriLankan Coconut Custard)

Watalappan (SriLankan Coconut Custard) Recipe by Mareena Jerrish

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Milk Peda with Condensed Milk

We had plans to travel during this Diwali and hence I hadn’t made any sweets. Unfortunately , the plan got cancelled at the last minuteandwe decided to spend the Diwali here itself. It’s only today, when my neighbour sent some sweets, did I realise that I hadn’t made any. Luckily I remembered about

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Rasgulla/Rosogolla (Cottage Cheese Balls in Sugar Syrup)

Rasgulla/Rosogolla is one of the most popular Bengali sweets. I always thought that making these would be a tough task till I tried them sometime back. Though it is pretty easy to prepare, there are few things one needs to keep in mind while preparing it. This sweet dish cannot be consumed soon afte

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Aval Vilayichathu

Aval Vilayichathu is a popular sweet snack of Kerala, made with beaten rice, coconut and jaggery. This is one snack I used to enjoy as a kid. The recipe I am sharing is the one I noted down while my Mom was preparing it. Here’s the recipe. Aval Vilayichathu Source: My Mom

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Feelgood Flapjacks

Flapjacks are sweet snack bars made with rolled oats, honey etc. I was looking for a recipe to use up the overripe bananas lying in the pantry. I was very pleased with the recipe as this was a healthier option to fulfil my craving for something sweet. After all, I am on a weight loss mission. I got

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Kasi Halwa (Ash Gourd/Winter melon Halwa)

Last week, we had attended a function, wherein we had tiffin meals. All the items served there was new to me as it was a typical Tamil feast. The first item served was a sweet. On enquiring with my friends, I was told that it is Kasi Halwa. I loved he taste so much that I had made up my mind to try

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Unniyappam (Without Banana)

Unniyappam is a popular snack item of Kerala. It is usually made of ground rice, jaggery, banana and coconut bits. I haven’t been a big fan of Unniyappams till I got to taste one that my MIL made. I couldn’t stop at one. One thing I noticed was that her Unniyappams didn’t have banana. As usual, she

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Mango Ice Cream

Few years back Ice cream used to be a standard dessert at home. The recipe I followed back then had ingredients like GMS etc. Once we moved to some remote location, where such ingredients were unheard of, I stopped making. The urge to make ice cream also died down with it. Recently I came across a p

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Ande ka Meetha/ Ande ka Halwa (Egg Halwa)

“Sweet dish made of egg” is the literal translation of Ande ka meetha. When I first heard of the name, I was intrigued and so noted down the recipe. Couple of days back, I finally got some time to try out the dish. The crux of making this dessert is continuous stirring of the mixture for almost an h

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Ghee Cake

Though I have had Ghee Cake a lot, especially during visits to relatives back in Kerala, I never really got to make them myself. Just as I was racking my brains as to what to make for the evening, my eyes fell on the jar of ghee. Ghee Cake it is !!! Having made up my mind to try this, I took out al

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Coconut Laddoos with Condensed Milk

If you have to have to whip up something sweet in a jiffy, Coconut laddoo is a very good option. All you need would be a tin of condensed milk and freshly grated or desiccated coconut in stock. If using desicatted coconut, the laddoos will last for 3-4 days, under refrigeration. Coconut Laddoos wit

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Bhapa Doi (Steamed Yoghurt Pudding)

Bengali cuisine is known for its spread of confectioneries, mostly made of dairy products. Some of the popular sweets are Sondesh, Rosogolla, Rasmalai etc to name a few. Bhapa Doi is yet another sweet dish from Bengal. It is nothing but Steamed Sweetened Yoghurt. A very easy to prepare dessert. Idea

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Osmania Biscuits

Osmania Biscuits is one of the most popular snack item of Hyderabad. The story behind this biscuit goes like this: The dietitians of the Osmania General Hospital, came up with this high energy solution to supplement the diet of patients. The unique taste of the biscuits appealed to the Hyderabadi pa

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