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Cinnamon Phirni Drink

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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 ...

Breakfast Butternut Madeleines

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  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 ...

Coconut Ghas (an agar agar pudding)

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I love doing set puds with agar agar. For a firm set, I use the ratio of one teaspoon of agar powder to one cup of liquid.
I have a bottle of coconut-flavoured syrup that I’m trying to work through and that’s how this Coconut Ghas came to be. If you want a more enhanced coconut flavour, substitute some of the regular milk with additional coconut milk.

Spicy Chocolate Sorbet – with xylitol

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On this journey of learning how to manage insulin resistance, I'm always looking for ways to have my cake and eat it. I've been experimenting with xylitol in my ice-cream making and am mostly pleased with the results. Less calorific than sugar, xylitol doesn't have much of an unpleasant aftertaste and is also suitable for ...

Freshly Blogged Challenge #6: Lemony chicken liver scone pie and mandarin chocolate puds

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I was looking for a way to marry what seemed like two very disparate components in this week's Freshly Blogged Challenge: chicken livers and white chocolate. The organisers were just sympathetic enough to allow us two dishes and I decided to use citrus elements to link my main and dessert. I adapted a family recipe for ...