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Orange And Almond Cake

Orange And Almond Cake / www.quichentell.com

This orange and almond cake has ORANGE – the zest, the juice and even bits of plump segments. Seduced by the bright orange lure of Maltas, I dreamed of a fresh, light and healthy cake that I could eat for breakfast. Mediterranean in origin, Italian or/and Spanish, an orange and almond cake to me, is evocative of sunshine-soaked days of sweet serendipity, lying under a an orange tree, catching up…

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Custard Apple Kulfi

Custard Apple Kulfi / www.quichentell.com

This custard apple kulfi is a riff on custard apple ice cream  made by one of my favourite ice cream brands. If imitation is the best form of flattery, then I plead guilty. My weakness for soft, creamy, and fragrant eggshell-white charms of custard apple ice cream gave me the idea of bringing these flavours to a kulfi. A velvetty, custardy frozen dessert, traditionally flavoured with saffron and and cardamom,…

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Flourless Pear And Almond Cake

A flourless pear and almond cake is perfect if you’re loyal to your waistline but are loathe to give up on dessert. This one is a light, healthy and easy flourless cake recipe for your collection. Pears are in season and their blushing charms are hard to resist. For the cake, I make sure to choose ripe but slightly firm fruit that can be baked without getting mushy. …

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Millet Mango Coconut Blondies

If you think a healthy dessert is an oxymoron, this post is for you. I’m always looking for mildly sweet, relatively low-cal desserts; probably because I don’t have a hankering for the saccharine. Don’t get me wrong, I savour chocolates and cheesecake as much as the next person but prefer just a kiss of sugar and a smidgen of cream to an overload of both. The mango season is winding…

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Almond-Mango Curd Cake

Almond Mango Cake / www.quichentell.com

Mango season is upon us and this Almond Mango Curd Cake represents my intention to indulge in all things mango. Buttery, with a delicate crumb mimicking a pound cake, this almond mango cake is not too sweet and is baked with generous spoonfuls of mango curd heaped on top. Homey with a rustic soul, it’s nothing fancy but it is one of the most pleasing cakes I’ve baked. It just…

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Guest Post – A Classic Victoria Sponge Cake To Celebrate The New Year

New Year’s Eve is one of the most celebrated occasions in the calendar year. We all want to enjoy the ushering of the new year with energy and happiness as well as wish to have special and unforgettable memories. Sweets and cakes are favourites on most dinner tables. If you are a cake lover then nothing can be more delicious than a beautiful cake. …

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Breakfast/ Desserts & Sweets/ Recipes

Gluten-Free Coffee Banana Bread

Gluten-Free Coffee Banana Bread / www.quichentell.com

  Banana and coffee meld marvelously yet hold their own in this grain-free bread. It is built with ground almonds and oatmeal with cornflour acting as the cement. In this banana bread recipe, I’ve tried a riff on the classic and combined the vanilla sweetness of ripe bananas with the delicious and dark complexity of coffee. I even dropped the butter for fragrant, cold-pressed coconut oil. So obviously, I had…

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Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies

Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies / www.quichentell.com

Lately, all my online food haunts seem to be inundated with big, brown, fudgy squares, beckoning at every click. Overdosing on all the brownie porn induced a chronic craving within me. I needed an urgent brownie fix. I even dreamed of brownies – plain, marbled, glazed, layered, filled with nuts….. But waiting, shopping for ingredients, delaying was not an option. A new jar of peanut butter in my kitchen cupboard…

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Eggless Gluten-Free Ragi (Finger Millet) And Date Cake

Eggless Gluten-Free Ragi (Finger Millet) And Date Cake / www.quichentell.com

“Mom it tastes like Christmas”, said my 15-year-old taking his first bite of the millet cake. My experiments with millet recipes haven’t always been received with the same enthusiasm. Happily and hopefully, all that is about to change with this cake. I’m inclined more and more to bake with gluten-free flours, always seeking recipes where millet, nut and other healthier flours can replace regular flour. Many a millet recipe has…

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