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Cinnamon Phirni Drink


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

I've been seeing so many Horchata recipes popping up in my feeds and its fundamental flavours reminded me so much of some of the Indian desserts I grew up with. I was particularly taken back to Phirni, a milk-based pudding lightly set with either rice flour or semolina. I found a recipe in an early edition of ...

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Breakfast Butternut Madeleines


Wednesday, March 9, 2016

  A generous serving of butternut mash leftover from last night's supper got me thinking about how I could use it for breakfast. I came across a promising recipe for butternut waffles and wondered what would happen if I substituted oats, barley and almonds for the wholewheat and buckwheat flours. On cooking my first waffle, I realised my ...

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The Bollywood Latté


Thursday, May 7, 2015

If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed my preoccupation with this approximation of a latté. I call it The Bollywood, because it tastes like a cupful of frothy-raucous drama and celebration. Its deep fuchsia tint is accredited to foaming the milk with coloured cardamom – elachi – syrup (usually available at Indian grocers). In addition to the syrup, ...

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More to Coffee | Nespresso recipes


Thursday, June 13, 2013

I  take my coffee neat; straight-up black, no sugar. Milk is usually for when my knees need the calcium or I'm ordering a cup from a place that over-percolates. Milk will mask the worst of a stale over-roast. Black coffee is too honest for its own good. There are times where I'm celebratory and feel like having ...

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Festive drinking: Litchi Crush and a Mulberry Mixer


Monday, November 7, 2011

As the Mayet family's 'Designated Drinks Maker' (it was just yesterday that I was officially conferred the title by my sister-in-law Naqiyah), I look forward to Eid celebrations and family get-togethers as a chance to party-up the tablescape with interesting drink combinations. This Eid I wanted to honour Summer by using whole fruits in my preparations. Not ...

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Fruit Fizz


Friday, August 27, 2010

Top up a serving of fruit salad with cranberry and hibiscus fizz from Woolworths or your favourite sparkle.

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