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A picture of strawberry jam bars with fresh strawberries. There are 4 pieces cut into bars, and the rest is uncut.
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Strawberry Jam Bars (with Fresh Strawberries)

These strawberry jam bars have a buttery biscuit base topped with strawberry jam, fresh strawberries and then finally a crunchy biscuit crumble. Serve them to guests and watch them disappear. I have been making strawberry jam bars for a few years now. I used to make them with just strawberry jam but once I added some fresh strawberries that I had in the fridge. From that time onwards, I always add fresh strawberries in my jam bars. The jam and…

7 lemon and cardamom shortbread cookies on a baking tray, with slices of lemon around the cookies. On top of the shortbread cookies is a lemon glaze.
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Lemon and Cardamom Shortbread Cookies

These buttery lemon and cardamom shortbread cookies are flavored with cardamom and lemon zest, and topped with a lovely fragrant lemon glaze. One of my favorite style of biscuits to eat are butter biscuits, and in that category shortbread ranks supreme. They are rich and buttery, with a delicate crumb that’s perfect with tea or as a snack to munch on. Just be sure to pick up those crumbs. For this recipe I have taken the basic shortbread recipe (used…

Salted caramel melting moments in a plate. There are 6 melting moments in the plate, drizzled with powdered sugar and caramel sauce. On the back is a wire rack topped with more melting moments, and a cup of tea on the left side.
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Salted Caramel Melting Moments | Classic Melting Moments with a Caramel Twist

Melting moments are a classic Australian biscuit. They are buttery and crumbly shortbread style biscuits sandwiched with a buttercream frosting. These salted caramel melting moments are a twist on the classic recipe with a salted caramel buttercream filling in the middle. Enjoy this melt in the mouth biscuit as a snack with your tea.  What are melting moments? Melting moments are a classic Australian biscuit, similar to shortbread. They are a sandwich style biscuit with two circular shaped biscuits sandwiched…

A bowl of creamy mushroom soup with another bowl at the back, along with garlic bread.
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Creamy Mushroom Soup Recipe | Vegetarian

Made from scratch creamy mushroom soup recipe.  Made with fresh mushrooms, this soup is so much better than the canned version and requires just a couple of ingredients. Serve with garlic bread for a delicious weeknight dinner.   How do you make creamy mushroom soup? Saute the onion and garlic: Heat butter until melted, then add garlic cloves and cook them until fragrant. Then add the onions, and saute till translucent. Cook the mushrooms: Once the onions are translucent, add…

Two bowls of chicken hot and sour soup placed on a striped black and white napkin, with a bowl of red chili paste next to the bowls.
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Chicken Hot and Sour Soup

Chicken hot and sour soup is a Chinese restaurant classic – it’s spicy and tangy, and filled with all sorts of delicious ingredients. This particular recipe is for an Indo Chinese or Pakistani restaurant style hot and sour soup with chicken, vegetables and silky egg ribbons all combined together in a spicy tangy broth. Chicken hot and sour soup – the ingredients: The ingredients required for chicken hot and sour soup are quite simple, and should be easily available in…

3 bowls of Chinese chicken corn soup on a blue board. Next to the chicken corn soup are 3 mini bowls, one with soy sauce, one with green chilies in vinegar, and one with red chili paste.
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Chinese Chicken Corn Soup

A recipe for Chinese chicken corn soup, Pakistani style. Chicken corn soup is a Chinese restaurant classic. Make this recipe at home in under 30 minutes and with only a few ingredients! Serve it with soy sauce, vinegar and red chili paste – the staple at every Pakistani Chinese restaurant. If you have been following me on Instagram you would know that I am doing a week of soups. I started off with the basic Pakistani chicken yakhni or chicken…

A bowl of vegetarian mulligatawny soup.
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Vegetarian Mulligatawny Soup | Vegan and Dairy Free

This vegetarian mulligatawny soup recipe is made with red lentils, carrots, onions, potatoes and seasoned with Indian spices. With origins in India, it is a rich, hearty, and comforting lentil-based soup that is also vegan and dairy free. What is the meaning of Mulligatawny? To learn about the history of Mulligatawny soup and how to make it, I consulted two cookbooks. One “Classical Indian Cookery” by Julie Sahni and the other “Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cookery” by of course Madhur Jaffrey.…