Chocolate Mousse Trials

There are a few things sweet that my carnivorous husband and I agree upon. One of them is decadent delicious chocolate mousse. Wanting to try out light velvety soft chocolate mousse, I was drooling over all the pictures that google offered. However, most of the mousse recipes seemed very different from each other – egg, butter,…

Diwali Diya Barfi – Sugarless Date Diyas

After the last foray into the diwali diya‘s, I wanted to try something a little bit simple yet rustically authentic – those beautiful simple brown lamps which adorn the balconies during diwali. When the target color was brown, it was natural to think of dates. There is something absolving about cooking with dates – like…

Decorative Barfi – Flowers & Henna

With all the experiments in baking, some of the learned skills turned out to be transferable for Diwali sweets too! If I haven’t said enough in my previous posts, I dislike fondant. I believe it tastes terrible despite being PURE SUGAR. The only redeeming quality is its modelling ability for making pretty flowers, cartoons, angry…

Coke. Float. Freeze.

Keeping to the childhood summer tradition of spending time on ambitious projects – almost all of which involved freezing something – here is a quick simple summer-Popsicle idea which can bring back some old memories. As an additional plus, this can keep your kid-chefs distracted for an entire day! What you need:  Vanilla Ice-cream in the…

Fruit Jelly

Summer is coming. While I am not a fan of the heat (is that a pun?), it does bring icecreams, popsicles, cold sugarcane juice and best of all mangos! Kickstarting the summer theme with an old effort towards fruit jellies. Right around the time when jelly floral ‘cakes’ were adorning all the target ad-space on my Facebook wall, I…

Indian ‘Cake’ – Gajar Halwa & Vanilla Ice cream

January, 2016: Mumbai winters are supposed to be a myth.  And maybe they are.. nevertheless, there is a slight cool breeze in the air, ceiling fans are not necessarily a must 24*7 and our air-conditioners get some time off..  It is also the season of delicious long sweet carrots! The only time I get excited […]