20 November 2018 Lorraine

Vermicelli Pudding or Payasam (the south Indian term for it) is an Indian dessert typically served on religious occasions or festivities. It is a delicious dessert,¬† when cooked well of course. There was a time in my life when I did not get this pudding right. Every time I tried, it was almost a disaster but my polite guests always ate it and said it was good. One day I finally had success with my attempt at making Vermicelli Pudding. It was then that I realised my guests were actually just being nice. I had invited 2 of my friends…

5 November 2018 Lorraine 2Comment

Vegetable Makhani is similar to¬†Butter Chicken as it’s exactly the same sauce that’s used minus the chicken. It consists of a rich, creamy sauce and cashew nut paste can be added to the sauce but I prefer not to add it, it’s because it feels rather strange adding nuts and fruit to my curries. I grew up eating South African Indian food which is never cooked with any nuts or fruit so I’m not about to start now, well maybe I’m just not that adventurous. All the same this Easy Vegetable Makhani is still absolutely delicious without the nuts. I…

3 November 2018 Lorraine

These Chocolate Coconut Biscuits are light and crisp with the added decadence of rich chocolate, I absolutely love them. This is not my recipe, my mum-in-law has a dear friend that makes these amazing biscuits and she kindly gave me her recipe. She makes the best biscuits and she decorates all her biscuits beautifully, my decorating skills needs some working on but for now they pretty and edible and I guess that’s all that matters. As you know I share a lot that I learnt from my mum-in-law and I mention her in my posts. I hear a lot of…