Posts Tagged ‘spice’

Blueberry, almond and cardamom cake

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This is a good spring or summertime cake. The kind you whip up for an afternoon tea or to enjoy after a barbecue, eaten al fresco with cups of tea. It’s the kind of cake I’ll always order if I see it at a tearoom or cafe – lots of fruit, crisp almonds and a little spice to make it interesting. (more…)

Chana Masala – Chickpea Curry

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Chana masala, chickpea curry, is probably the best place to start if you’ve never cooked Gujarati, or even Indian food before. It’s simple to make yet so authentic, and doesn’t require lots of obscure ingredients.

For me it’s a staple, something I ate at least once a week growing up and something we eat nearly as often now. Sometimes potatoes are added but more often than not it is simply chana and rotli (chapati) sometimes with some mango pickle or yogurt.


Pink Praline & Cardamom Buns

pink praline cardamom buns-003Cinnamon rolls but taken to the next level! Enriched rolls spiced with lots of cardamom and vanilla with crushed up pink pralines and a orange honey glaze. Beautiful to look at and even better to eat. Great with coffee.


Cinnamon & Pecan Rolls

cinnamon rollsCinnamon rolls are by far the Mr’s favourite sweet treat, and why shouldn’t they be? He’s a man of good taste! Cinnamon buns encompass everything that is good about baking – fluffy dough, sticky caramel, a kick of spice and a crispy top.