Creamy, Home-made Coconut Ice-cream (Without the Ice-cream maker!)

*Accchhooooo!* Hey guys! So apparently, hearing and seeing friends and family enjoying the peak of summer back home in India, I guess I got a bit carried away with the summery mood. I plunged into Iced-teas, Mocktails, Ice-water and Ice-creams, totally forgetting that the weather is not as hot here in Ireland yet. The result- I…

Simple, Sweet, Super moist..Spiced Carrot & Apple Muffins!

  So for the past couple of months, I was suffering from what you can call as a “Cupcake baking phobia“! It involved a full batch of ruined cupcakes that I had to throw awayyyy because too many fresh strawberries had turned the batter liquidyyyy…..ughhhh! I don’t want to talk about it. Anyway, since that day, I had…

The luxurious Pineapple Upside-Down Cake!

I think I may have mentioned this before…I had lately been on a sabbatical from doing my favorite thing in the world- baking cakes! Having a food blog is great but eating all that food by yourself, is not!! I love, love looove baking, but eating all those cakes most definitely does me no favors. Hubby and…

Traditional Indian dessert- Gulab Jamuns (Soft, spongy dumplings soaked in sugary syrup!)

  Gulab jamun is easily the most beloved dessert of India! Be it Diwali or Holi, birthdays, anniversaries or any celebration, this sweet-dish is made for almost every festive occasion, in most of the Indian households. With Holi just round the corner, this is the perfect, easy recipe to try this week! Gulab jamuns are spongy, ‘melt in the mouth’ round dumplings, smothered in…

The Ultimate “melt-in-the-mouth” Fudgy Chocolate Brownies!

After hogging on too many cakes and goodies during the months of December and January (my b’day, hubby’s b’day, Christmas, New year, our anniversary…..phew!) I had decided to not do anything fancy at all for the Valentines Day this year. Infact, it’s the same story every year. By February, we are exhausted of celebrating so…

My Intoxicating Christmas Rum cake!

This particular cake I am extremely fond of and even the thought of it, takes me straight down the memory lane. In high school, we had a catholic teacher named Mrs. David who used to take our Economics class. She was immensely loving and motherly. It was from her that we came to know of…

Queen of Indian desserts- The Royal Rasmalai!

Rasmalai is another popular Bengali dessert which consists of soft, spongy cottage cheese balls immersed in sweet, chilled thickened milk.  Instead of being soaked in sugar syrup like Rasgullas, Rasmalai is soaked in delicious, flavorful milk instead. For me, rasmalai is the ultimate and the best dessert in the world. I remember, during childhood, mum would sometimes purchase…

Alluring… sweet Bengali Rasgulla

Rasgullas are loved by one and all, and especially are very popular amongst kids. This traditional Bengali sweet consists of soft and spongy balls made of fresh paneer (home-made cheese) and dipped in sugary syrup. No oil or butter is used in making this beloved Indian dessert. The word ‘Rasgulla’ is derived from the hindi…

Melt-in-the-mouth Lemon Sponge Cake

It was hubby’s b’day a couple of days ago and he especially demanded a lemon flavored cake this year. He is not at all a fan of cakes with icing and rather prefers flavorful sponge cakes that he can take along to the work in his lunch-box, to enjoy munching on in the afternoon after his…

Intoxicating Tea Barmbrack- a traditional Irish fruit-cake

We first had barmbrack while vacationing in the gorgeous county Kerry (Ireland) this summer. Every morning with breakfast, our B&B hostess would serve these delicious slices of fruit cake, amazing to have with tea. She told us that its a traditional Irish fruit-cake called Barmbrack, made by soaking the mixed dry fruits in tea water…

My sinful Orange and Dark chocolate Halloween cake!

I planned this cake for weeks before the Halloween day and I was so glad when it turned out exactly as I had envisioned it as! In my mind’s eye, I saw a vibrant orange and brown cake with some fun decorations and garnish. I raided the stored for the perfect ingredients and when I started…