Tag: baked

Baked Mango Cheesecake

Makes one 8 inch round cake. Since it’s so hot here, attempts to whip up a delicious no-bake mango cheesecake were made. But after countless taste tests, our palates have come to a conclusion. No matter how well-set or cold – unbaked cheesecake tastes like mousse and is never as good as its baked counterpart. […]

Turkish Baklava

Makes 40 x 1 ½ inch diamonds + extra There’s a reason why Baklava is a special occasion dish. Layers of wafer-thin phyllo striated with a rich nutty filling and then doused in perfumed syrup. Talk about luxury! While many countries lay claim to Baklava’s origins, there’s no debate that this luxurious dessert is the […]

Lemon Trio Cupcakes

Makes 12 standard sized cupcakes. These aren’t just lemon cupcakes; they’re a rhapsodic lemon treble. The sponge hums with juice and zest. The curd filling rouses with fresh chords of tartness. And the decoration rounds it off with a citrus cadence. For those of you who find American buttercream too sweet and cloying, here’s something […]

Quiche Lorraine…ish

Makes one 11 inch quiche. Last year, I had the privilege of eating Quiche Lorraine, in Lorraine. Cream, eggs, bacon, pastry. That’s it. Yet, it was so profoundly delicious, that I had to recreate it in Mumbai. My recipe has the basic flavour profile of a traditional Quiche Lorraine, with one major modification—a phyllo pastry […]

New York Cheesecake

Makes one 8 inch round cake New Yorkers believe that cheesecake wasn’t really cheesecake until it came from New York. I have to agree. A perfectly baked cheesecake should be a symphony of texture and flavour—at once both smooth and velvety, rich yet light, sweet as well as tangy—with no overpowering notes of vanilla or […]