Author: thefusspot

Cinnamon Rolls

Makes 9 rolls; 2 ½ x 2 ½ inches, each Pssst! Have you heard about the perfect cinnamon rolls? You know. Sticky bottoms swathed in melted butter and fused together with treacly cinnamon-sugar? Golden-brown crusty tops scored by pale intersections where the rolls are standing cheek to cheek? Tender, just-about-baked-fluffiness all along the coiled length […]

Meat & 3 Veg Tapas

Makes 4 servings. Fried sausages, roasted potatoes, caramelised onions, and sautéed peas snugly sit together in this tapas-inspired, family-style spread, served not with gravy, but with an entire wheel of oozy Camembert cheese! For this dish, I cook all the elements in cast iron, except for the baked cheese dip. That way, the outsides of […]

Brown Butter Wedding Cake

Makes a 3-tiered, stacked mini wedding cake. Usually a feature of Christian nuptials, today, the cutting of the wedding cake is a part of popular wedding culture, irrespective of faith. We got married in 2016, way before the world changed. Back then, we chose a bitchin’ Star Wars themed cake, over the traditional white wedding […]

Tiger Prawn Rolls

Makes 4 larger-than-average sandwiches This isn’t your regular hot dog using any ol’ hot dog bun. Featuring made-from-scratch New England style buns, this salad-sandwich is our take on the esteemed Maine Lobster Roll! In our recipe, we’ve swapped out the lobster for jumbo tiger prawns, which are locally available and just as meaty. And while […]

Mmmmango Cupcakes

Makes 12 standard-sized cupcakes. If you grew up in India, you may have squandered all your lunch money on Mango Duet or Mango Zap creamsicles. Vanilla ice cream coated with frozen mango pulp? Yes please! That’s what this dessert tastes like, only better! We baked 48 cupcakes before we were finally happy with the recipe! […]

Roast Chicken & Potato Salad

Makes 4-6 servings. Roast chicken needn’t mean hours in the kitchen, especially during Summer. By opting for drumsticks, you can cut down on cook-time and still cook up heaps of flavour. Marinated simply with fresh herbs, common pantry spices, and good quality EVOO, this chicken is quick to make and delicious to eat. Now, everyone […]

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. […]

Vietnamese Spring Rolls

Makes 15 large rolls When it’s hot outside, there’s nothing worse than standing in front of a hot stove or oven. Enter Vietnamese spring rolls, which call for rice paper and minimal cooking! This recipe takes you through 5 types of spring rolls; 3 non-veg and 2 vegan. Cooling, refreshing, light, yet satisfying – each […]

Stickylicious Blondies

Makes 9 blondies; 2 ½ x 2 ½ inches, each. If my Fudgilicious Brownies are a bitter-sweet indulgence for adult palates, my Stickylicious Blondies will straight up appeal to the sweet-craving child in you. Moist with butterscotch and sticky with caramel, each bite brings the warmth of cinnamon, the sweetness of vanilla, and the crunch of […]

Salmon Salad & Solkadi

Makes 4 servings Summertime in Bombay is a heat-stroke waiting to happen. Thankfully the folks in these parts have found a way to beat the heat. Behold, nature’s twin coolants—coconut and kokum! Blitzed together, they form ‘Solkadi’ a magic potion that is 99% cold beverage and 1% spicy curry. In this episode of How I […]