DEEP CHOCOLATE CAKE CUPCAKES – Eggfree and vegan

DEEP CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES These are simple chocolatey egg-free cupcakes. Bake them a day before you frost them, for a moist tender crumb. I like to frost these with some sweetened whipped cream and add toppings like crushed Oreos, caramel or coloured sugar sprinkles. Ingredients 150 ml warm water 75ml  neutral oil 1 tsp vanilla extract…

CUPCAKES – the gossamer sweet bite

Cupcakes dainty, pretty,cutesy are a much loved sugar indulgence. Here is my recipe for easy one bowl chocolate cupcakes with bakery style buttercream frosting ONE BOWL CHOCOLATE CUPCAKES As easy as it gets no fail chocolate cake batter. This sponge is not too sweet and is perfectly complemented with a sweet buttercream or whipped ganache…

ROYAL ICING COOKIE ART-A dedication to the Indian woman

It was a creative synergy, I chose to design these two royal icing cookies along with my friend Deepali Jangde way back in 2016. Our inspiration for this effort were the brilliant cookies crafted by Marta Torres of Cookie Lab ! We decided to work on two colorful pictures that depict a style of the…

MIRAZUR IN MUMBAI – A Michelin star experience

Soft and beautiful Renuka Nadkarni-Hattangadi of @adfactorspr @just.a.pinchofsalt invited me for this most memorable afternoon. A prelude to the #MastersofMarriott pop up by Chef Mauro Colagreco,being hosted by Culinary Culture at the Marriott. I packed my work day stroller and dashed to the ballroom at St.Regis,Mumbai. And found myself surrounded by chefs and food bloggers,…

Food Films: Rosogolla

There probably isn’t any other Indian sweet as iconic as the Rosogolla. These soft, melt-in-your-mouth spongy orbs of chhena or curdled milk soaked in a sweet sugar syrup continue to be an eternal favourite even today. They have even given rise to legendary wars – of both Indian states of West Bengal & Odisha claiming…

Vegan Organic Cacao Spread

Here is my go-to recipe for a delicious vegan, creamy chocolaty spread using dates as a natural sweetener. Dip into it or eat it with a spoon. No preservatives, no added sugar, and the trans fats are replaced with healthy fats from cashew nuts and coconut oil. What’s not to love? What is the difference…

Dates as a natural sweetener

Dates are the fruit of the date palm tree, grown in many tropical regions of the world. Dates though intensely sweet, do not have much flavour of their own. They have become quite popular in recent years. Most dates sold near us are dried. Fresh dates are available for a short time during the year…