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Three slices of one bowl chocolate cake on a white plate, and dusted with icing sugar and cocoa powder. On the back of the plate is a tray with chocolate cake in it.
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One bowl chocolate cake or the easiest and quickest chocolate ever

This one bowl chocolate cake is the easiest and quickest chocolate cake ever. Mix everything in one bowl, pour in a baking pan and bake. Plus the crumb is so tender and soft, that it doesn’t even need a frosting. Cut into slices and serve on its own, or if you are feeling decadent with a dollop of cream or ice cream. The process of baking has always felt super therapeutic to me. Selecting the recipe, measuring out the ingredients,…

An overnight french toast bake made using brioche bread is placed in a dark blue tray with sliced almonds top. The tray is kept on a blue napkin, and there is a fork on the right with a small blue bowl of cinnamon at the back.
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Overnight French Toast Bake | Baked French Toast with Almonds and Cinnamon  

This French toast bake recipe with cinnamon and almonds is perfect for brunch or a fancy weekend breakfast.  Soak the brioche bread in the egg mixture overnight, and all you need to do in the morning is bake. Drizzle with honey, and dust with powdered sugar and it is ready to serve. This recipe is one of those indulgent breakfast recipes. Perfect for those days when breakfast needs to be extra special –  first day of school holidays, an Eid…

A muffin tray peeking from the left hand sided with two lemon blueberry muffins in it. Next to the tray are three lemon blueberry muffins on top of parchment paper. A mini light blue bowl with blueberries is at the back of the muffins.
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Lemon Blueberry Muffins – Quick and Easy Recipe

These lemon blueberry muffins are super easy to make and yield a fluffy tender crumb. Bursting with blueberries and lemon, they are the perfect breakfast or tea time treat.   Blueberries are in season right now, and I seem to be finishing one box after another. I love to eat them on their own, add them to pancakes, blend them into smoothies, or add them to baked goods such as these lemon blueberry muffins.  How to make Lemon Blueberry Muffins This…

Two bowls of chawal ki kheer (Pakistani rice pudding). The bowl on the bottom left is garnished with crushed almonds and sliced pistachios. Above that, on the right corner is another bowl of the rice pudding, this one decorated with crushed almonds and dried rose petals. Next to the bowl on the left are scattered almonds, pistachios and dried rose petals.
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Rice Kheer | Chawal ki Kheer | Rice Pudding 

Rice kheer or chawal ki kheer is the Desi equivalent of rice pudding. It’s a dessert that suits all occasions – be it a weeknight dinner with the family, a fancy party thrown for friends and family, an Eid celebration, or a wedding.  All you need to make it are a few pantry staples – rice, milk and sugar along with your preferred flavourings. Considering the ease of availability of these ingredients, it’s no wonder that rice kheer is one…

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Guide to making a layered dessert – create your own flavour combinations

A detailed guide on how to make a layered dessert. It talks about all the different ingredients that can go into making such desserts and how to mix and match them to create your own dessert. List of possible flavour combinations to work with and serving instructions at the end of the blog post.  Layered desserts are some of my favourite types of desserts to make. Super easy to put together. Just mix and match different components (could be made…

This layered vanilla pudding dessert is a hit with kids and adults both. Layers of homemade vanilla pudding with cake, berries, caramel sauce and nuts.
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Vanilla pudding dessert with berries and caramel | Homemade vanilla pudding 

The first time I made vanilla pudding from scratch I was blown away by how simple it was – just add everything together in a saucepan and stir till it thickens. That’s all it takes to make homemade vanilla pudding, and once it’s made you can eat it as it is or use it to make a vanilla pudding dessert with your choice of toppings.   The best part about this vanilla pudding is that there is so much that you…

Picture of chana daal halwa or Chanay ki Daal Halwa. A traditional Pakistani / Indian dessert. It shows a white bowl on a purple background with bengal gram spread around the bowl.
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Chana Daal Halwa | Chanay ki Daal Halwa | Traditional Desi winter dessert

One of my absolute favourite Desi desserts has to be chana daal halwa or chanay ki daal ka halwa – a traditional Pakistani and Indian dessert that is made from chana daal, a type of lentil that is known as split bengal gram. What I find truly unique is how with the addition of a few ingredients – sugar, cream and ghee (aka clarified butter) and lots of stirring (let’s not forget the stirring!) a normally savoury ingredient is turned…