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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.
A fudgy chocolate cake in a mug. Can be made in 5 minutes! Not quite an oven baked cake, but great to satisfy those chocolate cravings.
Citrusy dessert made of pate sablee base, marmalade flavoured whipped cream, topped with orange segments. Daring Baker challenge.
A light whole wheat loaf adapted from Abin5/ HBin5, filled with walnut pesto and pine nuts and shaped into a twist.
Layers of savoury pumpkin coconut mousse and herbed mascarpone cheese topped with semi-sweet chocolate curls and a crisp zucchini chip.
The sweet and slightly sour filling in this traditional style tart is made from reducing grape juice. Best served with whipped cream.
Strawberry cake, made from scratch, using fresh strawberry puree. Contains no artificial colour, eggs or gelatine.
A fragrant vegetarian biryani made of lentils and rice.
Slightly sweet anise flavoured Tuscan flatbread, stuffed and topped with black juicy grapes.
Just what the doctor ordered. Crunchy, mildly sweet, low calorie snack and still....... apple!
Bite-sized dessert - fresh lime pies topped with whipped cream. From Beatrice Ojakangas's Petite Sweets.
Indian flatbreads stuffed with spicy mashed potato mixture. A meal in itself when served with fresh, thick plain yogurt.
These red velvet cupcakes are eggless and use beets for their colour. They're perfect topped with mascarpone frosting.
Eggless cookies with crunchy peanut butter and mini chocolate chips.
An Indian style Chinese preparation and a favourite.
Indian style Chinese vegetable fried rice.
From Monica Bhide's Modern Spice. Her friend Vrinda's simple but tasty recipe for cooking Indian style potatoes.
Moist, yet not too sweet cake that's great with coffee or tea.
Gingerbread house from scratch. A Daring Baker challenge.
French beans cooked with split yellow lentils with a sprinkling of fresh coconut - easy and healthy.
Indian style stir-fried yard long beans and chickpeas.
Scandinavian moulded almond cookies which can also be filled to make bite-sized desserts.
A very moist, beautiful green tomato bundt cake spiced with "chai/ tea" masala spices.
A traditional Indian spicy toasted coconut chutney powder.