Quadruple Salted Chocolate Loaf Cake

  There is something quite poetical about this cake- the way the centre ruptures like an abundant cleavage is poetical because it speaks of its hidden sumptuousness and decadence that would only reveal itself when its cut open. And this is a special kind of chocolate poetry as it involves very minimal work – everything…

Salted Milk Caramel Fudge Brownies

  I’m not quite sure when I ate the first brownie but it must have been from a bakery in my neighbourhood. I remember that I was not particularly pleased with its cakey, dry texture and weird tasting walnut. But then, later in my teens, I discovered the Betty Crocker brownie box mix and my…

Decadent Chocolate Banana Loaf

What do you do when you return from a holiday to find a bunch of overripe bananas staring at you? This bunch of bananas were almost blackened and squishy but not spoilt. There’s only one solution-make banana cake, of course! This banana loaf recipe stands out from the other countless banana loaves I’ve made as…

Chocolate Beetroot Cake with Whipped Cream and Chocolate Ganache

Psst! If you haven’t heard, it’s Mother’s Day (everywhere except the UK) this Sunday. If you’ve forgotten because you’re too busy enjoying Spring (un/fortunately it’s coming into Winter here in NZ) or got just too caught up with the results of the big fight, who can blame you? And if you haven’t gotten round to…

Nigella’s Nutella Cake (Torta Alla Gianduia)

I owe you a massive apology for being away for so long. Since August, I’ve been busy studying for my TESOL exams and preparing for a move…We’re temporarily moving to Auckland, New Zealand for the whole of 2015 ! It’s been a longtime coming as we’ve been preparing for this for years but it’s crunch…

Alice Medrich’s Best Cocoa Brownies + Cherries

I’m packing my suitcase while typing this post. Multi tasking is not my forte so this post will be skimpy. We’re headed to Java, Indonesia for a short break and I cannot wait to see Borobudur! About these brownies. Do I need to explain? They’re brownies! Who doesn’t like them? These are the easiest and…

Banana Cake with Mocha Frosting and Salted Candied Peanuts

Of late, I’ve an extreme weakness for cookbooks. I cannot stop buying them. Usually, I find that at the bookstore I’m very excited to read it from cover to cover and when I buy them back, I just enjoy looking at them from my sofa. Terrible. A few new year’s resolutions have been made to…

Marble Pound Cake

  A pound cake always reminds me of my childhood years when my mum used to stash Sara Lee pound cake in the freezer. It was a treat, especially during the school holidays. I ate it cold or toasted. Have you tried lightly toasting your cake slices on  a pan and then finishing it off…

Flourless Chocolate Pecan Cake

    We just got back from a short foodie getaway to Penang, Malaysia. Pictures and food posts from Penang will be put up very soon as I’m still sorting through the countless photos I’d taken. So, I picked up a few magazines at the airport en route to Penang and one of the magazines…

Salted Caramel Fudge Brownies

In true Indian style, my first food related post is about something sweet- all meals during happy occasions must start and end with a ridiculously sweet sweet. The ooey-gooeyness (if there’s such a word, if not, it should be!) of this already rich brownie was calling out to me for weeks. I’m also particularly fond…