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Krofne- Albanian Doughnuts

Krofne, also known as Krafne, Krofi etc are doughnuts with fillings. The name comes from German Krapfen, and it is a variation of the Central European pastry, known as Berliner.(Source: Wikipedia) After seeing this dessert being prepared in a TV show, I was tempted to try it out. The result was a not-so-sweet airy doughnut. I used Chocolate ganache as filling. Both my boys loved it. I followed the recipe from MKR but halved the recipe. The recipe I’m sharing is the original one.

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Paan (Betel Leaf) Mousse

During our stay in Chandigarh, we had been to the Punjab Grill restaurant. After the meal, we were served Paan shots. I loved the taste of it and thought of trying my hand at it some time later. It had totally slipped off my mind, till I came across a review about Punjab Grill. I had some Homemade Gulkhand in stock. So after getting the betel leaves, I started off with my experiment. Along the way, I decided to change the track and make a mousse instead of the shots. On tasting, D was of the opinion that it required…

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Eggless Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Jelly

I always love watching Master chef Australia. More so because there’s no unnecessary negativity or drama in it. The wonderful and encouraging hosts are the icing on the cake. In the last season, I was really impressed with Reynold’s dessert skills. Now you know where I drew my inspiration to make this dish 🙂 After my successful attempt at making Orange sorbet, the next mission was Chocolate Mousse. My initial plan was to have the centre with pomegranate coulis. On discussing my idea with D, he suggested to use jelly instead of coulis, as he was craving for it. As…

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Osmania Biscuits II

Any foodie who has been to Hyderabad would associate Dum Biryani and Osmania Biscuits. Few days back, a friend had brough some Osmania biscuits from Hyderabad. As I was munching on them, it dawned on me that the one I had made some time back, tasted very different. Just to make sure, I enquired wit

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French Macarons

Macaron (pronounced as ma-kah-rhon) is a meringue based sandwich cookie. When I initially read the recipe of Macarons, I thought it was a piece of cake. On reading more, I realised that it wasn’t as it easy as it sounds. Nailing it at the first attempt seemed to be more of a distant dream. Now that’

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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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Strawberry Cheesecake- No Bake

First of all, let me take this opportunity to wish all my readers a Fabulous New Year. How about starting the New Year on a sweet note? I had been eagerly looking forward to the strawberry season so that I could tick off some of the must try recipes from my list. Strawberry Cheesecake was one of tho

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White Truffle Cake

How about something sweet ?? It has been a while since I had posted a dessert recipe. The other day, D was going through a recipe book and shortlisted 3 chocolate based recipes for me. After going through the first choice, I decided to try that as I had all the ingredients in stock…well almost all

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Chocolate éclairs

An eclair is an oblong pastry made with choux dough filled with a cream and topped with icing. The eclair is supposed to have originated during the nineteenth century in France, where it was called …

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Apple Tart ‘Maman Blanc’

Couple of days back, while I was channel surfing, I chanced upon the program “Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets”. The moment I realised it was Apple Tart being presented, my eyes got glued to the TV. After taking down the recipe the challenge was to nail it, which I did the same day. Even though I hav

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Pear and Cardamom Spice Cake.. A Delicious Teatime Treat!!!

I was thinking of baking and wanted to try something new. This time I decided to have a look at the cookbook ‘The Practical Encyclopedia of Cakes Cake Decorating’ by Janice Murfitt and Louise Pickford, which has been lying with me for so many years. Initially when I bought this book, I excitedly fl

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