COCONUT CARAMEL MINI BITES

    I was speaking to a friend last week and she asked “So what’s the plan for Valentine’s Day?”  Am I the only one who gets asked stupid questions? Every year I reply “Nothing special” and feel like a freak. This time I answered “Oh I am wearing my new black, lacy corset with the…

DIWALI SWEETS

SANKAR PALA & NANKHATAI Yes, its Diwali time for us Indians. In every household in India in whatever way and whichever form everyone will celebrate Diwali, whether it lighting lamps, doing Laxmi Pooja or kids bursting crackers. It’s so Indian to celebrate Diwali, irrespective of your faith, community, class. This year we are in Singapore,…

NAN KHATAI

A close relative of the short bread cookies, these are popular cookies in western India, made usually during Diwali by The Maharashtrian and Gujarati communities. Most households in India do not own ovens. The ladies make the dough at home and bring it to the commercial bakeries for baking. Before the festival you can see…

MINI QUICHE (Spinach and Corn)

My lunch girls, have been clamouring for an afternoon out for ages. Without meaning to be pricey I must have withdrawn from my lunch and /or coffee engagements; reasons ranging from fatigue to flat tyres ………… eventually they threw up their hands in despair and like good chums decided to plonk themselves in my living…

SHORTBREAD COOKIES

  CLASSIC VANILLA & MOCHA-CHOCOLATE   Its February already. The winter chill hasn’t receded yet, but there are a few warm days in between, the New Year is new no more and resolutions are long forgotten (Hurrah!!). Don’t get me wrong, but I find that festivities are such a hype and strain at times. They…

PIES

  Apple Pie and Mince Pies Since the New Year has started I have been struggling to get off the sugar, flour and butter wagon and do it healthy. As a result I have been a bit crabby (LOL). Its not easy you know, for a person who has been popping cookies, gorging on cake…

RUGELACH

Cookie, pastry, cream cheese rolled into one..Rugelach. Crumbles like a cookie and flakes like a pastry, filled with chocolate, nuts, cheese or anything you desire.

BAJRA (PEARL WHEAT) CRACKERS WITH SESAME SEEDS

Bajra (Pearl Wheat) and Sesame Crackers Happy and encouraged  by the acceptance  of my Cheesy Crackers by the Royal Highnesses. I went all out looking for more crispy options. Mr. 13 needs a munchy in the car as a pre-swim snack, which is loaded with complex carbs that gets slowly released into the body and I…