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My version of the Sicilian caponata, served on crostini. Made with baked eggplant and dried figs, a tomato sauce and pine nuts.
Thick spiced roasted tomato, carrot, onion and bell pepper soup. Served with Basil Cream.
Perfect coffee/ tea time cake - fresh mango, cashew nuts and cardamom with a crunchy crumb topping.
Soft and healthy garlic and rosemary whole wheat yogurt crerscent rolls. Serve for breakfast, with soup or just snack on them.
Eggless cardamom flavoured banana squares with semi-sweet chocolate chip morsels.
A healthy lentil and vegetable loaf with dried apricots and raisins, that is also eggless. Served with a sweet and spicy mango and jalapeno sauce/ chutney.
Spiced rice in three flavours and colours (saffron, white and green) celebrating Indian Independence Day.
Simple, easy to cook Indian style stir-fried okra with just enough spices to bring out the fresh flavour of the vegetable.
Soft, white Indian bread rolls that are baked as a sheet. Served here with pav bhaji, a popoular street food in India.
A pound cake made with home-made paneer (Indian soft cheese), just an egg and a lot less butter, but no less delicious.
An eggless avocado cake spiced with chai masala and drizzled with chocolate.
Healthy cardamom flavoured smoothie made with home-made tofu, yogurt and tropical fruits including mango.
Eggless real vanilla ice-cream with crunchy pieces of chocolate-vanilla creme cookies, made without an ice-cream machine.
South Indian festive rice pudding (payasam) made with ghee/ browned butter (ney) , jaggery, coconut pieces, cardamom, cashews and raisins.
Slightly sweet, very soft, no-knead yeasted banana rolls flavoured with cardamom. Adapted from ABin5.
Pavlova with chocolate mascarpone mousse, fresh mango and eggless vanilla creme anglaise. Daring Baker challenge.
Bars with a cakey base made from buckwheat and all purpose flours topped with cashewnuts, white chocolate, dark chocolate and butterscotch chips.
German chocolate cupcakes with choice of two frostings, chocolate-coconut frosting or chocolate mascarpone mousse.
Apple, tomato and grilled paneer (Indian soft cheese) salad with an orange-mint dressing and toasted walnuts.
Middle Eastern brown lentils and caramelized onion pilaf with Indian style cucumber in spiced yogurt.
Shortbread-like Australian bicuits/ cookies sandwiched with custard buttercream.
North Indian style tempered red gram lentils (tuvar dal).
Cardamom flavoured pureed and creamy mango with chocolate chip-nut meringues. Perfect dessert for the summer.
Soft and light, these cinnamon flavoured cupcakes are topped with vanilla frosting that's not too sweet or buttery.
South African deep fried pastry braids, coated in spiced sugar syrup.
Unlike most macarons which are made with powdered almonds, these are made with peanuts and filled with peanut butter and strawberry jam.
Moist steamed sponge pudding with dates and a melt-in-the-mouth texture. Served with butterscotch sauce. Daring Baker challenge.
Easy yet delicious brioche with dough from Artisan Breads in 5 Minutes.
Buttery brown sugar shortbread bars flavoured with cardamom.
Single serve tarts with fresh figs and cardamom scented frangipane in a pate sablee crust.
A pear and raisin chutney spiced with ginger and garam masala.
Home-made strawberry jam. The process involves an overnight rest of strawberries and sugar in the fridge and adding a bit of butter to make it better.
Spaghetti with olive oil, oven roasted red and yellow peppers and fresh basil
Brined mangoes, green chiilies and coconut in yogurt for a chutney like gravy to serve with rice. Can be served as a dip too.