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Cherry Ricotta Cake

Ricotta Cherry Cake / www.quichentell

My birthday cake this year was a homemade Cherry Ricotta Cake. Not a lover of rich frosting, fondant and other forms of coloured sugar decorations, baking a light, egg-rich ricotta cake full of the season’s plumpest cherries, was my way of showing some self-love. Ricotta makes the lightest cakes A Cherry Ricotta Cake, if you think about it, is a cheesecake; albeit made with a light cheese. Ricotta is similar…

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Breakfast/ Desserts & Sweets/ Recipes

Gluten-Free Coffee Banana Bread

Gluten-Free Coffee Banana Bread /

  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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Desserts & Sweets

Coconut Meringue Cookies

Coconut Meringue Cookies

I can never resist the offer of a cup of chai or coffee with my closest friends. What a delightfully cosy conspiracy it is; we share news and brews happily oblivious of the world outside our circle. Far in a foreign land now, I miss that reassuring ritual. Just to kick back, feel the knots untangle almost automatically at the sound of familiar voices and comfortable chemistry. Often, we nibble…

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