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Desserts & Sweets

Thandai Kulfi

Thandai Kulfi / www.quichentell.com

Holi is around the corner. And it’s time for thandai. It’s also time for kulfi. Spring is almost done and the door to summer has been opened. Daytime temperatures in many parts of the country are in their mid 30s (Celsius of course) and threaten every day to take off from the edge and soar into the sun. So thandai, kulfi and all other cooling concoctions are more than welcome.…

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Breakfast/ Desserts & Sweets

Apple French Toast

Bad weather had us boxed indoors last weekend. This apple French toast was an effort to lift our spirits in the sunless, foggy conditions. Apples are in abundance and a warm, cinnamon and vanilla-scented baked French toast topped with juicy fruit was just what the doctor ordered. Fresh, crisp apples and homemade whole wheat bread make this bake a hearty, homey dish ideal for family-style breakfasts or brunches. Choose the…

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Bread/ Breakfast/ Desserts & Sweets

Whole Wheat Apple Cinnamon Bread

October brings the smell of apples and a hint of winter; all the reason I need to bake a whole wheat apple cinnamon bread. Just like banana bread, this one has apples – little cubes of juicy fruit, not applesauce, not grated apples and not dried apple either. This bread is a little rustic, not the prettiest to look at and I admit, a little challenging to slice when it’s…

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Desserts & Sweets/ Recipes

Walnut Crumble Cake

Walnut Crumble Cake / www.quichentell.com

My walnut crumble cake could well be titled ‘yoghurt cake’ because it has a generous quantity of yoghurt. This walnut and date topped cake is plumped up by full-fat yoghurt which yields a delightfully moist and tender crumb. So you have a wholesome, buttery, yoghurt-rich cake with crunchy, sweet-salty walnut crumble in the centre and on top. A double walnut crumble cake if you like. Curd, that’s Indian for yoghurt,…

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Bread/ Desserts & Sweets/ Recipes

Gluten-Free, Eggless Banana Bread

Gluten-free eggless banana bread / /www.quichentell.com

A gluten-free banana bread with the goodness of whole grain flours. This Gluten-Free Eggless Banana Bread is made with my very first, homemade gluten-free flour blend. I’m not gluten-free 100 per cent of the time but ever so often, I like to eat a cake, a flatbread, bread or pancake that is satisfying yet light on the tummy. Very often, I’ve found gluten-free flour blends to be merely a combination…

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Breakfast/ Desserts & Sweets

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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Desserts & Sweets

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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