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Strawberry, Chocolate and Lemon Meringue Stack

photo-8I’ve been on a meringue phase oflate. It’s this recipe from Smitten Kitchen that set me off. The cookies are absolutely unlike others I have ever eaten and if you can get hold of hazelnuts to replace the walnuts, I tell you they maybe one of the best cookies in the world. But the best part was that these cookies made me get past my one previous experience with meringues and realise that the magical foam of just egg white and sugar lends itself to an amazing variety of desserts but .

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Citrusy Roasted Plum Cake

I HATE plum cakes. Growing up as a Catholic means that I was brought up on the ritual of family baking during christmas, churning out masses and masses of cake. The house would fill with the baking aroma for days, starting with parents soaking jars and jars of fruits in rum, dad cracking dozens of eggs into a pail, mum caramelising the sugar over the hot stove in Delhi winters, and the best part – having the house to ourselves when the parents were away at the bakery -to come back hours later with endless kilos of plum cakes. Maybe it’s that I hated was having to go to tens of neighbours houses with plates of plum cakes. Or maybe its that the typical christmas cakes with their spicey-sour-fruityness are not my thing – atleast on anyday other than the day they were baked. As plum cakes go, I attest that my mums were the very best. It’s that plums cakes are just not my thing. Read more

The Spice Bread Rises – In a swirl of orange and cinnamon

Another guest post by Meryl the self-confessed bread un-lover. Now obviously that is more than I can digest. Even if it’s the last thing I do, I have made a solemn promise to the God of breads that this little girl is soon going to be a fellow bread worshipper. So did the orange cinnamon bread convert her? Hmmm … let’s just say I spied someone quietly wolfing down some homemade bread instead of rice for lunch yesterday!!
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