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…

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…

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…

Summer Pea Pasta

This is a recipe I actually tried out when I was in the 9th grade for a talent thing in school. Back then however, I ┬ámade fresh pasta and served it. This time I’ve used store-bought dried pasta, making my life and yours easier. If you want to however use fresh pasta, go right ahead….

Italian Roasted Mushrooms and Vegetables

An easy side to make with any creamy pasta. Since its slow roasted, the juices of the mushroom stay intact and it doesn’t become mushy. The bell peppers and cauliflower still have some crunch and the tomatoes have only gotten a little soft. For the mushrooms and vegetables: Cauliflower Mushroom Bellpepper Tomatoes Red chillies Basil…

Lemon Chicken Tenders

Something sample and delicious to end lemon week, yummy lemon chicken tenders. They are really easy to make and smell delicious when in the oven. For the tenders: Boneless chicken, sliced into thin slivers Parmesan cheese, grated Parsley, finely chopped Lemon juice Bread crumbs Italian seasoning Butter, melted Preheat the oven to 180C. In a…

Lemon Victoria Sponge

Just like the drizzle cake its something that is perfect for tea. I found the cake a little dense but the whipped cream and lemon curd in the center helps lighten it. For the sponge: 175g butter 175g sugar 175g self-raising flour 1tsp baking powder 1tsp vanilla extract 1 lemon zested (I forgot to show…

Lemon Drizzle Cake

This is a recipe I found in a good food magazine years ago. However I haven’t used that recipe here. I found in that one that some of the ingredients were not available to me. So instead I did a little hunting online and used Mary Berry’s recipe from her book. You may find a…

Vanilla Cupcakes with Lemon Frosting

Day 2 of this little adventure, and I’m in love with lemon. Something I love during the summer is anything lemony. So I decided to go with a simple vanilla cupcake with lemon frosting. The recipe worked out really well in terms of flavour. However, Bombay is currently 35C and I don’t have an airconditioner…