Pound cake is such a classic…. It takes me back to my childhood… the simplest of tastes, but the most fondly anticipated… whenever mum made it, the house was filled with aromas of vanilla and butter… I know butter doesn’t essentially have a smell, but there is SOMETHING it emits… when it’s combined with sweetness… you know it’s butter!Continue reading
Chickpea flour is very commonly used in Indian cooking…It’s flour made from dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans). Also known as garbanzo flour, gram flour and besan, chickpea flour is a staple of Indian, Pakistani and Bangladesh cuisines.
I stumbled upon these babies on one of my favourite food sites, food52.com. They are amazing because they really go global with their recipes… and imagine, I’ve been eating ‘besan” coated goodies for years and never once did I think of making simple French Fries like these!! Thank you justforlicks.com.
Imagine salty, airy choux-like pastry… this is like that… they’re not the potato consistency you’d expect at all… they’re super light, and slightly crispy, not crunchy … Continue reading
These muffins started coming together before dawn… and were risen and ready right in time for sunrise, it was perfect!
Sorry about the strange spot-lighting… it was still pretty dark in my kitchen and I had to have the lights on…But just so you know, to make these at 6:30am was a synch! I mean, it requires so little effort, so even if you’ve just brushed your teeth, splashed your face with water… you’ll be good to go!
I DO have to confess, that I measured out a few things the night before, just to speed things up a little… and that coffee scent running through the house all morning is just THE thing!!! It smelled like Starbucks in here!!! Continue reading
Ok, so this dish is TOTALLY inspired by Jamie Oliver…. I was having a look through my 100000 recipe books and magazines and came across his South Indian vegetable curry recipe and that was it! I know I’ve said this a 10000000 times but I just think his recipes are so dead simple and can really pack in so much flavour… and gives you such a wealth of ideas … it’s the simplest things like the mundane veg we have in our fridge and shelves in the kitchen that can just transform into such beautiful, aromatic dishes like this one…
And I quote ,”Feel free to swap and change the veg in this recipe for whatever’s hanging about in the fridge “…..
You really do not need to specifically go out and buy carrots, aubergines and such if you don’t have them around at the time… just grab anything… courgettes, potatoes, French beans, you can even throw in tofu, mushrooms… really, anything goes in this… and of course, to make this a super non-vegetarian dish, chicken or pork will do nicely in here!
Ahhhh… cinnamon…. either you love it or your don’t… I know tonnes of people who just cannot stand the taste of it… I respect that but I TOTALLY DO NOT get it!!! I mean, that beautiful aroma of spice and Christmas and Autumn and exotic and home… I could go on…. it’s just beautiful…what’s not to love?!
So I got this recipe from onsugarmountain.com… there are a few muffin recipes there but this one seemed pretty simple and called for very few ingredients, and I was in a hurry… So this one seemed like a the one to go with… There are 3 steps but they are quick steps, so not to worry…Continue reading