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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…

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…