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Vegan Cinnamon Cognac Truffles

Encouraged by the huge success of the Mandelspritzegeback I tried a second recipe, Cinnamon Cognac Truffles from Thorsten’s blog. My son felt I should not have rolled the truffles in cocoa powder but just dipped them in chocolate, cooled and piped strings of white chocolate around them. I think I will do that the next read more

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Vegan Dalia (broken wheat) and Almond Porridge

When they woke up and stood next to me, Jr.H looked out and said, ‘It’s raining cats and dogs.’ “No. Hippos and rhinos!” I said. I had coined this phrase when I was Jr.P’s age. The phrase ‘cats and dogs’ did not do justice to the sight of a downpour, hence ‘hippos and rhinos’. ‘Ha’ read more

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Summer Fruit Tartlets – Vegan

Recipe: Vegan Summer Fruit Tartlets (with cherries, mangoes, bananas and pears) Yield from crust: About 18 1.5″ tartlets and two 7″tarts The Crust – Common for both the tartlets: Ingredients: Flour = APF – 1 cup + Whole wheat pastry flour – 3/4 cup + Fine rice flour – 1tbsp. Very cold water – 1-2tbsp. read more

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Thai Mango Sticky Rice Pudding (Khao Niaow Ma Muang)

The magic wand of the monsoons is still holding us under its spell. Sometimes it fills me with buoyancy and energy when I see a carpet of green outside my window and at other times I have to will myself to get out of the warm sheets. To add melody to the view little fantails read more

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Apricot Mousse Cake or a Verrine

This was part of the dinner menu I made when my brother-in-law visited us last time. The dessert was the first thing I made that day as I needed to be in a cheery frame of mind and also because I wanted it chilled and looking good. Can you believe that we actually forgot to read more

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Mulberry Madness – Ice Cream – Vegan and Vegetarian

  The other day one of my friends and I were reminiscing ‘those days’ when we would eat berries off trees, and she mentioned that she found a mulberry seller near Thane Station only for a few days in the first few weeks of January. Since we were already into February I knew I had read more

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Vegan Brioche

Since I turned vegan we have been having less butter, less fats. It just seemed a natural transition – I stopped making as many cookies, cakes and buttery breads as I did earlier. This also resulted in a temporary phase when I looked a lot slimmer to everybody in general except the daughter. And then, read more

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Vella Cheedai – Rice flour and Jaggery Balls

Vella Cheedai is a traditional South Indian sweet – It is rock hard on the outside and surprisingly powdery inside. As kids we used to compete for ‘The strongest teeth’ and the winner was the person who managed to bite into the crust. For the weak minded – better break it with a metal pestle read more

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