The soft cookie project: It really is a project you know. At least for me it was. I wanted it to be a thick cookie, crunchy on the edges, soft and chewy in the centre. That’s the reason it took me some time to post this recipe. I have baked and tasted so many cookies these days (not that I’m complaining), until I found exactly what I wanted. THIS cookie. Continue reading
Clearly in a patty mood.
I’ve been meaning to give these a try for quite some time now and I’m glad I finally did. I wanted to create a patty packed with fresh salmon, not canned. They turned out so amazing, I now want to make them at least once a week. I added mashed sweet potato, dill, parsley, capers and plenty of aromatic lemon zest. The best part is, they are grilled, not pan-fried. Stuff them in a pita with tzatziki or stick them in a bun and top them with coleslaw or serve them plain with a bright green salad and a squeeze of lemon. This is a keeper. Continue reading
It all started when the master of all foods, Yotam Ottolenghi, posted on Instagram a photo of the most amazing sweet potato and peanut patties. #testkitchen read the caption, which meant no recipe just yet. But I was challenged! And intrigued. So I grated, I chopped, I mixed, I fried and tasted. Continue reading
I could also call this dish “empty-your-fridge frittata”. I had so many greens; I was either going to start stuffing courgettes or throw everything in a pan and make a frittata. The second seemed like the obvious choice since it’s far less time consuming. But it was also the right choice as this dish came out so delicious. It’s so full of healthy greens like courgettes, spinach, spring onions and green beans, with tangy feta and grated halloumi. Serve it with a bright, cherry tomato salad and you have a fantastic brunch, lunch or dinner. Continue reading
I was tempted not to post this recipe just yet. I always aim for a twist, something special to an otherwise ordinary recipe. In this case, I can’t remember how many recipe tests I did with additions like alcohol, nuts, chocolate chunks, coffee. All versions of this magnificent, yet so simple, Australian dessert came out phenomenal. But I decided to leave the improvisations to you. I believe such a dessert needs to be personalised by each home cook, as he or she prefers. Or you can go ahead and follow this recipe as it is. You will still have a phenomenal dessert. Continue reading
I’m not a cookie person. I’m more of a cake person. Having said that, I could eat a whole biscuit tin of these with a glass of milk. One might think I have self-awareness problems. Whatever! These are delicious, buttery circles of deliciousness, loaded with crunchy peanuts and sesame seeds. Continue reading
I was lucky enough to taste this wonderful dish, the last day of my summer holidays. It was prepared by a very talented Indian Chef who is always willing to give me tips and share chef’s secrets. I’m persistent, I know, but one has to learn from the best and most importantly the locals. Continue reading