Devil’s Food Cake

In honor of the birthday of one of my favorite people ever, I thought I would share a cake recipe. I’ve made plenty of devil’s food cakes before, the Betty Crocker one, and I can honestly say that this tastes exactly the same if not better. For the cake: 180g butter 290g sugar 3/4 cup…

Chocolate Roulade

When I first read chocolate roulade, the only thing I could picture was a chicken roulade but a chocolate version, so maybe a swiss roll. But when I read the recipe for Leiths Techniques Bible, I learnt that its like a swiss roll, but is in fact a fallen souffle. The recipe is a little…

Simple Chocolate Frosting

As a start to chocolate week, I thought I’d show you a simple chocolate buttercream frosting. In my opinion a beautiful chocolate ganache is wayy better however chocolate buttercream works better in some recipes. For the frosting: 1 cup butter Icing sugar, based on the flavour and texture you want. For a stiff frosting use…

Cheesecake Ice Cream

Cheesecake ice cream isn’t very conventional but after making it, I’m in love. The ice cream is mild and not very sweet and I find perfect if it is served after a really rich dessert. The cream cheese gives it a bit of saltiness and the lime juice cuts the slight sweetness. For the ice…

Honey Rosemary Ice Cream

Since I’m going on holiday today, I won’t be putting up posts everyday. There will be a new post going up every alternate day instead. I have one more post to end the icies and then its on to something else. I’ll only have four posts in that and then I’ll regularize when I am…

Orange Creamsicle Ice Cream

Most people associate orange with popsicles rather than ice cream. Though a creamsicle is the perfect mix of the two. Ingredients: 1/2 cup whole milk 6tbsp granulated sugar 1 cup heavy cream, divided 5 egg yolks 1/4tsp vanilla Zest of half an orange 1/4 cup orange juice To a large saucepan add the milk, sugar,…

Chai Ice Cream

So I gave my cousin this ice cream to eat after taking my pictures, and the expression he had was of confusion. He said he didn’t know how to feel about it, that it tasted exactly like cutting chai (tea sold in stalls on the street) but a cold version and that’s exactly what I…

Bitter Chocolate Ice Cream

In keeping with showing you a couple of classics before going to the fancy stuff, I thought I’d show you guys a simple bitter chocolate ice cream. This is infact one of the easier ice creams to make since it doesnt require any cream, however it does mean more churning and longer freezing time since…

Vanilla Ice Cream

To start off the week of the icies, I thought I’d do a simple vanilla ice cream. Its summer and the perfect thing to cool you down in the heat. This recipe is from the Leiths Technique Bible. I haven’t adapted it or made any changes. It’s as is. The only difference is the churning…

Short pasta with asparagus, lemon, garlic and parsley

One of my  biggest culinary idols was and will be Nigella Lawson. This recipe has been adapted from her book Forever Summer. Most of the recipe is the same, the only difference is the use of lemon zest as well, but I don’t particularly like the taste. For the pasta: Asparagus, cut diagonally Lemon juice…

Thai Green Curry Risotto

This recipe is a nice asian twist on a traditional Italian recipe. People think risotto is really hard to make, especially after watching Masterchef. However I have found it quite easy to make. The trick is to keep an eye on it, stirring constantly. For the risotto: Mushrooms Onions, fine chopped Coconut milk Basil Lemon…

Spring vegetable tagliatelle with lemon and chive sauce

During the summer, I prefer light pasta dishes without a sauce, so the next couple of posts are pretty much that. The fact that there is no sauce also makes cooking much easier and it takes a lot less time. For the pasta: Spring vegetables like beans, asparagus, peas, cut diagonally Fettucine Lemon juice Mustard…