Category Archives: Baking

X is for Xmas cookies, Greek style

These Xmas cookies, known as Melomakarona, are to a traditional Greek Christmas what Christmas pudding is to an English Christmas. We were first introduced to them a few Christmases ago by our Greek friends (but of course). I can’t believe I have waited these many years to … Continue reading

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W is for Whole wheat Thins

After a nearly a month of desserts and cookies, I was craving a healthy snack. No cheese or chocolate or walnuts this time round. I scouted around and found this one that I hadn’t come across before. The unusual combination of … Continue reading

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V is for Vataane Pattice (Green Peas and Potato Patties)

Green peas are known as vataane in Marathi or as matar in Hindi. I love peas in all forms but this is one of my favourites. You bite into the potato casing and experience a burst of flavours – peas, cumin, coconut, ginger, … Continue reading

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U is for Upside down Blueberry Cobbler

For those unfamiliar with fruit cobblers, think of sweet and juicy fruit in a large baking dish covered over with batter or pie crust before being baked. The fruit juices run into the batter making it a colourful and sweet … Continue reading

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T is for Tortas

It was love at first bite when we were first introduced to these beauties by a close friend of ours.  We are now indebted to him for life. If you are ever in Spain, look out for the Ines Rosales tortas and … Continue reading

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S is for oven roasted Squash

I’ve recreated this from a recipe I used to enjoy as a child – crispy fried red pumpkin slices. The squash mimics the sweetness of the pumpkin and oven baking it makes it crisp like the fried version I remember. … Continue reading

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R is for Rum baked bananas

If you’re looking for a pastry free, healthy and tasty dessert, Rum baked bananas tick all the right boxes. This is a super quick recipe that doesn’t need you to go shopping to make dessert. Of course, rum is a … Continue reading

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Q is for Quesadilla Quarters

This recipe has been born out of a plain and simple need to lay out something filling and nutritious when you have a finger food menu, or when you need to contribute to a potluck and need to make a fair number … Continue reading

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P is for Paprika and Roasted Cumin Cheddar Stars

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Loads of stars are about to peep out of my oven, so I’ve got my list of wishes ready and waiting. Have you wished upon a star before? What wishes do you want your stars to bring you?   INGREDIENTS: … Continue reading

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O is for Orange and oat cookies

Citrus, oats and almonds come together beautifully to make these chewy and flavourful cookies. Perfect to munch on when you want to ponder life or simply natter with some friends at a picnic. The original recipe is from Kathleen King’s … Continue reading

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L is for Leave alone cookies

Yes, it’s true. These cookies practically make themselves – with a little help from their friends. You may also know them as meringues. Tiny, sweet morsels of delight that melt away on your tongue and make you wonder whether you actually … Continue reading

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K is for Kathi rolls, my way

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Kathi rolls, for the uninitiated, originally referred to kebabs wrapped in a roti or paratha. (Indian flat breads). Similar in concept to a burrito. Over the years, the term Kathi roll has come to represent meat or veggies wrapped in … Continue reading

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Kathi Roll Stuffing

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It doesn’t really matter what you choose to put into your Kathi Roll. It’s a bit like choosing sandwich fillings. Just go with whatever you fancy. If you want anchovies and jam …go for it. It might find a place … Continue reading

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J is for Jammie Dodgers, with a twist

If you like PB&J sandwiches, this cookie is right up your street. That’s right, these are Peanut Butter Jammie Dodgers. An American slant on a very British cookie! Ingredients: 1 quantity Basic Vanilla Cookie dough 2 tablespoons smooth Peanut butter 2 … Continue reading

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I is for Ice Cream Cup cookies

I have never really liked ice cream cones. I eat way too slowly and by the time I am half way through my cone is dripping a sticky mess onto my toes. I have often wondered why ice creams aren’t served … Continue reading

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