Deserts/ Bakes

Semiya Payasam/ Vermicelli Kheer

Semiya Payasam/ Vermicelli Kheer

  Ingredients 1/2 cup + 2tbsp Semiya/ Vermicelli 1/2 cup Sugar 2 Cashew Nuts 10-12 Raisins 1/4 tsp Cardamom powder Pinch of salt 1 tbsp Ghee 1 cup Milk 1 1/2 cup Water Method Heat a tablespoon of ghee in a pan and fry the raisins and cashew […]

Apple & Cinnamon Madeleines

Apple & Cinnamon Madeleines

  Ingredients 150 g Plain Flour 1 tsp Baking powder 1 tsp Cinnamon powder 75 g Caster sugar 50 g Light brown sugar 100 g Unsalted butter (softened) 2 Eggs (lightly beaten) 1/2 cup Apple pureed Method Preheat oven to 180ºC and brush the Madeleine […]

Sponge Cake

Sponge Cake

  Ingredients 1 1/4 cup Plain Flour 1 cup Sugar 1 tbsp Baking powder 4 Eggs 3/4 cup Vegetable oil 1/4 cup Milk 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla essence Method Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C / gas mark 4. Grease and line an 8 […]

Mutta Kuzhalappam/ Coconut Filled Crepes

Mutta Kuzhalappam/ Coconut Filled Crepes

  Ingredients 1 1/2 cups Plain Flour 2 cups Water 1 tbsp Sugar 2 pinches of salt 1 Egg 1 tsp Ghee (clarified butter) For the filling 1 cup Grated Coconut 2 tbsp Sugar 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder Method In a small bowl beat the eggs […]

Dutch Apple Cake

Dutch Apple Cake

  Ingredients 5 Apples Juice of 1 Lemon Grated zest of 1 Lemon 1 tbsp Cinnamon powder 1 tsp Mixed spice powder 1/2 tsp Ground ginger 1 3/4 Plain flour 1 cup Sugar 150 g Unsalted butter (softened) 2 Eggs 2 tsp Vanilla Essence 3 […]

Almond Circles

Almond Circles

  Ingredients 350 g Plain flour 150 g Ground almond 200 g White sugar (granulated) 250 g Unsalted Butter (softened) 2 Egg yolks 1 tbsp Rum 2-3 tbsp Milk 150 g Chocolate (good quality) Method Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 180 […]

Peanut Bites

Peanut Bites

    Ingredients 125 g Plain Flour 1 tsp Baking powder 75 g Brown sugar 1/2 tsp Mixed spice 1 tsp Grated orange zest 70 g Unsalted butter (softened) 60 g Crunchy peanut butter 1 Egg Method Line 2 baking trays with parchment paper. Preheat […]

Floating Maltesers Cake

Floating Maltesers Cake

  Ingredients For the Chocolate Cake 175 g Self-raising flour 50 g Cocoa powder 1 tsp Baking powder 300 g Caster sugar 100 g Soft butter 3 large Eggs 50 ml Milk For the frosting  1½ cups Butter (softened) 1 cup Unsweetened cocoa 5 cups […]

French Madeleines

French Madeleines

    Madeleines are a French tea cake that were made famous by Marcel Proust in his novel ‘Remembrance of Things Past’. They are believed to have been created in a French town of Commercy, during the 18th century, named after the baker Madeleine Paulmier. Recently my husband […]

Nankhatai/ Cardamom Cookies

Nankhatai/ Cardamom Cookies

    Nankhatai or Cardamom Cookies are a popular melt-in-mouth Indian egg less cookies, very much similar to shortbreads. These mini treats are crumbly, smell heavenly and also have a good punch of Cardamom which is used in most Indian desserts and cooking. What I really love about […]