Chocolate Chestnut Tart

IMG_0508.JPGWant something delicious, simple and foolproof for the festive table? Make a chestnut chocolate tart. In the past, just the word “tart” used to be the reason to avoid a recipe and stick to the good old cheesecake. But since I started applying cookie crusts to my tarts, a whole new world of deserts unfolded before me. No blind baking, no resting time, no dough rolling, no chilling time. Just you and your blender. Continue reading

Easy, No-bake Strawberry Cheesecake

IMG_0056It’s one of those easy desserts, the perfect ending to a summer dinner on the veranda. I never had “a thing” for cheesecakes but this one tastes more like a light and luscious strawberry mousse. The crust is chocolatey and in perfect harmony with the tanginess of the cheese and the berries. I used white chocolate for sweetness which is heavenly. This is so easy and delicious. It’s inevitable. Continue reading

No-bake White Chocolate Cheesecake

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I sometimes forget how easy and spectacular this dessert is. Whip it up in minutes and serve it proudly to your guests or place it on your lap and enjoy it with a big spoon while watching “masterchef”. I’m not a cheesecake fan, but this is an exception. The white chocolate does the trick for me, but I truly love the colourful combination of berries and pistachios. This is a no-bake cheesecake which will save you so much time. And no one will know that you spent more time setting up the table than making this dessert. Continue reading

Self-saucing Chocolate Pudding

selfsauce2.jpgI 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

Easy Lemon Pie with Coconut “Cloud” Cream

lemon pieWhoever thought of biscuit crusts is a genius. I mean, it’s fun and challenging to make a tart base from scratch but when you don’t have the time, a biscuit crust will always make you look good. No kneading, no blind baking, just crush the biscuits and you are almost done. As simple as it may be, a cookie crust doesn’t have to be boring. Adding ingredients like cocoa or nuts elevates a simple dessert to a spectacular one. Continue reading