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Gingerbread Man Recipe | Decorated with Royal Icing

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Gingerbread Man Recipe | Decorated with Royal Icing

gingerbread man recipe

Gingerbread man is a biscuit made of gingerbread, usually in the shape of a man although ginger bread women are common too, as are cookies shaped according to seasonal themes (Christmas, Halloween, Easter, etc).

GingerBread dates back to the 15th century and human shaped ginger bread biscuits dates back to the 16th century.

According to the fairytale of ‘ The Gingerbread Man’ a childless old woman bakes a gingerbread man who magically comes to life  leaps from her oven and runs away. The woman and her husband try to catch him but fail. In the story the ginger bread man continues to run and escape from various pursuers. The lines ‘ You can’t catch me. I’m the Gingerbread Man ‘ are famous in the story.

I love making these biscuits for holidays with the kids. They are fine left as they are or for a more festive feel, decorated with royal icing, candy etc.

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Chocolate Chunk Cookies – Chewy Surprise Cookies

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Chocolate Chunk Cookies – Chewy Surprise Cookies

These Chocolate Chunk Cookies are surprisingly yummy! Delicious chunks of melting chocolate in perfectly chewy cookies! Perfect to dunk in some cold milk!

This is the perfect recipe, that kids can try on their own too. Scroll down for the Video made by my kids 🙂 .

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Pazham Pori – Tea Shop Plantain Fritters Kerala favorite

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Pazham Pori – Batter Fried Plantain Snack

Pazham Pori

Pazham Pori is a staple at Tea stalls in Kerala. When you have rainy weather and you see these batter fried sweet snacks, the truth is they are quite hard to resist! Perfect to make at home for tea time, especially during the rainy season!  Gather around! Let’s have tea and talk!

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Baklava with Pistachio and Cashew Nut

baklava with pistachio and cashew nuts

Baklava with Pistachio and Cashew Nut

I  reach for my favorite Mediterranean sweet, Baklava –  happy and feeling naughty all at the same time.  The calories are scary to say the least. However they are so ridiculously  delicious, I just can’t resist them! A little bit of indulgence is a good thing – once in a while. What’s your guilty pleasure?  Please share your food indulgences here.

This  Baklava with Pistachio and Cashew Nut consists of flaky, crumbly, buttery filo pastry, layered with a buttery, nutty mixture sweetened with an  Orange Blossom Water scented Sugar Syrup.


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M & M Caramel Apples

M & M Caramel Apples

M & M Caramel Apples

Caramel Apples and Candy Apples are popular during the Autumn Season, Haloween : after Apples are harvested. Quick and easy. Kids Love them. Here’s how to make M & M Caramel Apples.

M & M Caramel Apples recipe

M & M Caramel Apples

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Home Made Chocolate

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Home Made Chocolate

  Making Chocolate at home is not that hard really. Use really good quality cocoa powder and a fine white milk powder that does not smell too milky. These are a great way to treat your kids, friends or to decorate your cakes or dessert platings. Try adding flavoring like orange zest or vanilla extract. You can also add chopped nuts etc.

Home Made Chocolate

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Baked Semolina Cake in 30 Minutes

  Baked Semolina Cake–  that’s just extremely quick and simple to bake any day, any time.

This is a ‘dessert cake’ or ‘ snack cake’ that has received so many takers, that I have lost count. Flavored with coconut, this a a very handy recipe indeed!  There are a lot of baked semolina recipes out there  Harissa / Basbousa,  Suji Halva etc… These baked squares, however are the easiest things you can whip up in just 5 minutes and bake for 30 minutes and enjoy!  You can sprinkle your choice of flaked or  whole crushed nuts like Almonds or Pistachio on top before baking OR just bake them plain. MAKE THEM TODAY – they are that easy. Thanks to Thasneem Anis for the great quick Recipe.

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How to make Dulce de leche from sweetened condensed milk

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How to make Dulce de leche from sweetened condensed milk

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Dulce de leche is a Caramel Like Sauce/ Confection that is made from the slow caramelization of sweetened milk.

The texture and favor of the milk is changed through the caramelization to a  create a delectable, rich sauce similar to caramel, yet packing a creamier more luscious taste. Here we use a can of sweetened condensed milk to make this sauce easily at home, although it takes some time.
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Marshmallow Fluff / Marshmallow Cream – How to make it.



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Marshmallow Fluff / Marshmallow Cream

 

Marshmallow cream is pretty simple to make. You can use it to make treats or as a sandwich spread with Peanut butter  ( A fluffernutter sandwich) or nutella. You can dollop it on Chocolate icecream, make truffles, make fancy milk shakes or whatever you like! Watch video on how to make Marshmallow Fluff / Marshmallow Cream.

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