Tag: cream

Strawberries & Cream Cake

Makes a three-tiered 6 inch layered cake. In India, winter is peak strawberry season (read, strawberry cake season). Unfortunately, strawberry cake tends to diminish the vibrancy of fresh strawberries. Rather than subduing their voices by cooking them into the cake batter, I’ve baked a vanilla stage for my strawberry sisters to belt out, “I’m so […]

Blue Velvet Cake

Makes a three-tiered 6 inch layered cake. You’ve heard of Red Velvet. She’s passionate and all the rage at parties. This is her introvert cool blue friend from another trend. Just like his more outgoing ruby peer; he too carries a buttermilk moistened crumb and background notes of cocoa. He too is sweet, he too […]

Basque Burnt Cheesecake

Makes one 8 inch cake. If you love a good flan or crème caramel, this effortless dessert is right up your alley. Those seeking the real deal—truth be told—this one’s more custard than cheesecake. In fact, with its silky texture, mellow vanilla notes, and bitter-sweet top, you’ll feel like you’re eating a firmly set crème […]

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 […]

Delhi Butter Chicken

Makes 4-6 servings. Necessity is the mother of invention. This recipe was born of all the disappointing butter chickens that we’ve ordered in Bombay. I’m yet to eat anything here that matches even the most average Delhi butter chickens. Ergo, making butter chicken became an absolute necessity. This dish is completely homemade, but involves a […]

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 […]