24 October 2018 Lorraine

I’ve been waiting for Spring just so I could try my new Rose Cardamom Ice-cream flavour. Rose flavour is not new to me, I think every Indian home has had Rose syrup or Rose Essence stored in their cupboards. Rose syrup and rose essence can be found in most Indian spice shops, rose essence is a lot more concentrated than the rose water so the rose flavour really comes through when using it in baking. I remember growing up my mum always made us Bombay Crush, it’s an Indian milkshake made with Rose syrup and milk and my mum added…

18 October 2018 Lorraine 2Comment

Poli is an Indian sweet treat made with a flaky deep-fried pastry and filled with coconut, sesame seeds, cardamom and almond. it is usually prepared for a special occasion. This brings back memories of my childhood, I remember my mum making this for Diwali,  she never made it quite the same, she used a more nutty filling, however I prefer this filling without the addition of nuts. This is a filling my mum-in-law makes and she is a great cook so I have learned a few tricks from her over the years.  This Flaky Poli can be deep-fried immediately or…

2 September 2018 Lorraine 2Comment

I love baking, more than I love cooking actually. I also love treating my clients that come to me, for their nail “therapy” with a little treat. Often, even the ones on diet cannot resist a delicious cappuccino and of course, a sweet treat, like these Custard Cream Biscuits made with love by me. My 9-year-old son loves custard biscuits but without the cream . I did make him a batch last week and nobody else wanted to eat them as it didn’t have the cream in between. So this time round I decided to make the Custard Cream Biscuits…