How to make jam using home made pectin

Today we are talking jam!! With this recipe, we can jam any fruit with varying amounts of pectin using just a handful of ingredients. Pectin is essential for setting jams to the right consistency and it occurs in varying amounts in different fruits (Google is your friend to understand the pectin content of different varieties…

Perfect Strawberry Sorbet using a food processor

Summer is upon us and we have been blessed with strawberries!! Time to make some refreshing and delicious sorbet and enjoy a lovely summer day 🙂 This delicious vegan strawberry sorbet needs just four ingredients and is so easy to make. ‘No ice cream machine!’, you say.. I say, “No problem!! Your food processor will…

Vanilla Bavarois with Strawberry Coulis

This one is close to my heart. I tasted my first Bavarois on my wedding day and it made a perfect day even better. Since then, I have tried, tested and perfected my Bavarois and I am proud to present to you my recipe that makes perfectly creamy, jiggly and the most luxurious bavarois every…

Brigadeiro or Brazilian chocolate truffles

Brigadeiro or Brazilian chocolate truffles are one of the truest pleasures; deeply chocolatey, intensely rich and decadently sweet, these little treats are a perfect addition to any celebration. Made with rich dark chocolate and luscious sweetened condensed milk, brigadeiros make the perfect gift and can be enjoyed as a snack with coffee, as a dessert…

Tarte de Natas or Portuguese cream tart

One of my husband’s favourites, Tarte de Natas or Portuguese Cream tart is one of Portugal’s favourites desserts. Delightfully airy, sweet and creamy, tarte de natas is surprisingly easy to make and wonderfully subtle in flavour to work as the perfect end to any meal. I still remember the first time I had this. My…

No added sugar Carrot and almond barfi (made with stevia)

Subtly sweet and wonderfully aromatic, this Carrot and Almond Barfi brings two of my favourite Indian treats together into a neat little bite 🙂 Ingredients (16 servings): 600 gm of carrot, grated 400 ml evaporated milk (200 ml for the almond barfi layer and the rest for the carrot barfi layer) 200 of gm ground…

Gluten free Cocoa Brownie fudge

These cocoa brownie fudge are a thing of beauty. They come together in jiffy and can be enjoyed by all. Quick and easy to make using widely available naturally gluten free ingredients, these cocoa brownie fudge are great as gifts and work beautifully for celebrations, holidays and parties. I, however, have them prepped and ready…

Coconut and white chocolate truffles

These white chocolate and coconut truffles are simply delightful. While they are great as gifts and work beautifully for celebrations, holidays and parties, these white chocolate and coconut truffles serve as the perfect little bites of joy when one fancies a little something to sweeten one’s day. Quick and easy to make using just 4…

Squidgy pina colada cup cakes (with soy protein powder)

Portions: Makes 18 Ingredients: Wet ingredients: 90 grams of coconut oil (melted and cooled)/ vegetable oil/ combination of both 3 eggs 50-75 grams of brown sugar 100 grams of granulated sugar 60 grams of pineapple chunks, blended smooth 1/4 cup of water/ rum/ pineapple juice/ milk Zest of a lemon Dry ingredients: 45 grams of…

Double choco-chunk oatmeal cookies

Portions: 14 -18  cookies Ingredients: 90 ml butter, room temperature 1.5 cup of mix of roughly equal parts of granulated and dark brown sugar 1 large egg 1 tbsp milk 0.5 tsp vanilla essence 0.5 cup + 2 tbsp of all purpose flour 0.25 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 pinch of cinnamon powder 1/4 tsp…