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  • Life is just a bowl of cherries. Deep toned . Cherry red color. Plump with shiny cheeks. Cherries are cute little sweet bombs. They entice you with their sweet whispers “pick me up ! pick me up, pretty please !”   You pop some in your mouth, dunk some in the brandy and chopped some in the brownies. Then an evil idea strike you. You put some cherries on a baking dish. Shower them with brown sugar. Sneak a stick […]

    Roasted cherry icecream – life is delicious

    Life is just a bowl of cherries. Deep toned . Cherry red color. Plump with shiny cheeks. Cherries are cute little sweet bombs. They entice you with their sweet whispers “pick me up ! pick me up, pretty please !”   You pop some in your mouth, dunk some in the brandy and chopped some in the brownies. Then an evil idea strike you. You put some cherries on a baking dish. Shower them with brown sugar. Sneak a stick […]

  • Today we are going to present a very special dessert from the city of Nizam’s – Hyderabadi qubani ka meetha aka Indian apricot fool (e) or pudding and one of Hyderabad’s special dessert, for which the city is known for. Summers are for peaches, berries and apricots. Apricots mature early than the others, fresh one has a hint of tang in them but I love their apricot y color and musky flavor.  The fruit is native to Armenia and the […]

    Hyderabadi qubani ka meetha / Indian apricot pudding or fool (e)

    Today we are going to present a very special dessert from the city of Nizam’s – Hyderabadi qubani ka meetha aka Indian apricot fool (e) or pudding and one of Hyderabad’s special dessert, for which the city is known for. Summers are for peaches, berries and apricots. Apricots mature early than the others, fresh one has a hint of tang in them but I love their apricot y color and musky flavor.  The fruit is native to Armenia and the […]

  • Few things are as irresistible as icecream chilled no bake cheesecake in the summer time. Sorry for striking through the ice cream. I know ice cream lovers will not pardon me. It was just to emphasize my point. So pardon me please ! In few words, please DO GIVE IT A TRY !   It goes by many names – simple no bake cheesecake – sound delicious !  no bake cheesecake tarts or tartlets – even better, no bake layer cheesecakes […]

    No bake lemon cheesecake with blueberries for summer – eggless and gelatin free

    Few things are as irresistible as icecream chilled no bake cheesecake in the summer time. Sorry for striking through the ice cream. I know ice cream lovers will not pardon me. It was just to emphasize my point. So pardon me please ! In few words, please DO GIVE IT A TRY !   It goes by many names – simple no bake cheesecake – sound delicious !  no bake cheesecake tarts or tartlets – even better, no bake layer cheesecakes […]

  • “Stressed spelled backward is dessert ” Coincidence ! I think not ! “ This week we will feature two summer special chilled dessert and yes both will be no bake treat ! Back in my own country, summers are highlighted by incredible variety of fresh and juicy mangoes. Being a devout chocolate lover by birth I was never a fan of fruit desserts, but over the years the seamless transgression of classic dessert soaked in fruity flavours has able to change my […]

    Strawberry yogurt cake – no bake chilled summer dessert

    “Stressed spelled backward is dessert ” Coincidence ! I think not ! “ This week we will feature two summer special chilled dessert and yes both will be no bake treat ! Back in my own country, summers are highlighted by incredible variety of fresh and juicy mangoes. Being a devout chocolate lover by birth I was never a fan of fruit desserts, but over the years the seamless transgression of classic dessert soaked in fruity flavours has able to change my […]

  • It gives me immense pleasure to share with you all that a short Q & A style interview of mine has appeared in Nari Sakhi, an online forum for women and many thanks to Laksmi, the editor of Nari Sakhi for showing interest in Saffronstreaks.  It was pleasurable experience answering their queries. Now, there is another exciting news, yeah todays post is double bonanza, you see ! It has just arrived – my first ever DSLR camera, it is Nikon […]

    Key lime pie spiked with chipotle jam and a short interview at Nari- sakhi

    It gives me immense pleasure to share with you all that a short Q & A style interview of mine has appeared in Nari Sakhi, an online forum for women and many thanks to Laksmi, the editor of Nari Sakhi for showing interest in Saffronstreaks.  It was pleasurable experience answering their queries. Now, there is another exciting news, yeah todays post is double bonanza, you see ! It has just arrived – my first ever DSLR camera, it is Nikon […]

  • This was an anniversary cum birthday cake. It had to be special. For the chocolate aficionado, it can not be better gift than anything else. Though the cake was baked in the oven but the first imaginary seed germinated weeks before in my mind, slowly the vision becomes more clearer. I knew how and what kind of cake I wanted to bake. All things are complex before they are simplified into few easy and simple steps. Flavors were sorted out. […]

    Chocolate cake with mousse filling and covered with ganache – best ever extravagant chocolate cake

    This was an anniversary cum birthday cake. It had to be special. For the chocolate aficionado, it can not be better gift than anything else. Though the cake was baked in the oven but the first imaginary seed germinated weeks before in my mind, slowly the vision becomes more clearer. I knew how and what kind of cake I wanted to bake. All things are complex before they are simplified into few easy and simple steps. Flavors were sorted out. […]

  •   Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first. ~Ernestine Ulmer The magic word here is “Mango” . Yellow, ripe, plump , juicy, musky and fruity with a leathery vibrant yellow skin, sometimes comes with those pretty pink spots, speaks about its ripeness, hint of sweet flavor oozing out of the bud tells you its sweetness and even before you think about eating it, just like that , your head buzzed with thousand of ideas to try with mangoes. Thats the mango […]

    Saffron mango kulfi – a royal summer treat and uncondtional mango mania !

      Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first. ~Ernestine Ulmer The magic word here is “Mango” . Yellow, ripe, plump , juicy, musky and fruity with a leathery vibrant yellow skin, sometimes comes with those pretty pink spots, speaks about its ripeness, hint of sweet flavor oozing out of the bud tells you its sweetness and even before you think about eating it, just like that , your head buzzed with thousand of ideas to try with mangoes. Thats the mango […]

  • Fig fudge or fig and chocolate fudge or anjeer (fig) halwa or anjeer barfi, it goes by many name but it has only one language that speaks deliciousness in every bite ! Holi like other festivals of India always holds a special place in our heart, and being very adventurous by nature I never shied away from playing with colors. In those days in my prime years, festivals like holi used to be celebrated with great fervor, a three-day affair, not like weekend celebration of today’s […]

    Cardamom scented fig and chocolate fudge / anjeer halwa or barfi for Holi

    Fig fudge or fig and chocolate fudge or anjeer (fig) halwa or anjeer barfi, it goes by many name but it has only one language that speaks deliciousness in every bite ! Holi like other festivals of India always holds a special place in our heart, and being very adventurous by nature I never shied away from playing with colors. In those days in my prime years, festivals like holi used to be celebrated with great fervor, a three-day affair, not like weekend celebration of today’s […]

  • HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY ! VALENTINES DAY SPECIAL RECIPES DAY 4 DESSERT I have come across a very beautiful piece written by Bob Marley on “Love & Relationships ” and it truly echoes my emotions and understanding about it. It beautifully summarizes everything about “true love” and it is bit long, so I restrain myself from adding anything extra to it, which is not said before. Here it is – ” Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone […]

    Chocolate honey truffles for Valentine’s Day

    HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY ! VALENTINES DAY SPECIAL RECIPES DAY 4 DESSERT I have come across a very beautiful piece written by Bob Marley on “Love & Relationships ” and it truly echoes my emotions and understanding about it. It beautifully summarizes everything about “true love” and it is bit long, so I restrain myself from adding anything extra to it, which is not said before. Here it is – ” Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone […]

  • Saffronstreaks wishes Happy & Prosperous Diwali to all, may you have safe, glowing and beautiful year ahead ! We @ saffronstreaks celebrating Diwali with everyone’s beloved “gajar ka halwa” and if it doesnt excites you enough, then wait, we are going to serve it differently. How ? Read it further. Gone are the days when Diwali used to be a week long affair, rather than a weekend thing which seems much like a chore to me rather than a celebration. Galore of homemade […]

    Almond crust tart filled with Indian carrot pudding – a Diwali special

    Saffronstreaks wishes Happy & Prosperous Diwali to all, may you have safe, glowing and beautiful year ahead ! We @ saffronstreaks celebrating Diwali with everyone’s beloved “gajar ka halwa” and if it doesnt excites you enough, then wait, we are going to serve it differently. How ? Read it further. Gone are the days when Diwali used to be a week long affair, rather than a weekend thing which seems much like a chore to me rather than a celebration. Galore of homemade […]

  • TGI Friday and its dessert time now . It may sound cliché but actually I was searching = thinking = planning to have a good mousse for a long time. The first and the last time I had something like mousse was this strawberry mousse but when it comes to fruit mousse, you ( Or I ) don’t bother about the texture really . The mind accepts everything which is fruity in flavour and with some whipped cream you can literally gather all the accolades. But with […]

    Cinnamon spiced coffee mousse – pure bliss !

    TGI Friday and its dessert time now . It may sound cliché but actually I was searching = thinking = planning to have a good mousse for a long time. The first and the last time I had something like mousse was this strawberry mousse but when it comes to fruit mousse, you ( Or I ) don’t bother about the texture really . The mind accepts everything which is fruity in flavour and with some whipped cream you can literally gather all the accolades. But with […]

  • Today’s post is going to be very short, simple but sweet. The name says it all,  creme caramel with sweetness of luxuriant mango pulp and flavoured with goodness of coconut cream, in one word, this is simply delicious dessert.  Not that I had nothing to say about mango flan but I had rather very short time in hand, we will be travelling to India in next few hours, and hence my excitement ! I am expert in multi-tasking, but never mingle packing and blogging […]

    Mango flan with coconut cream

    Today’s post is going to be very short, simple but sweet. The name says it all,  creme caramel with sweetness of luxuriant mango pulp and flavoured with goodness of coconut cream, in one word, this is simply delicious dessert.  Not that I had nothing to say about mango flan but I had rather very short time in hand, we will be travelling to India in next few hours, and hence my excitement ! I am expert in multi-tasking, but never mingle packing and blogging […]

  • Updated with a note on gelatin in recipe section Morning friends, hope you had a lovely weekend.  Morning is dull today, in fact weather here at N.Carolina is pretty much un predictable, but after the rains it looks so green and vibrant, air is cool and breezy. It rained yesterday, incessantly the whole day long but we enjoyed it, we watched three movies back to back,  gorged on homemade pizzas and relish on some tastiest dessert – strawberry Panna cotta which turns out […]

    Strawberry panna cotta and a kahani – almost classic

    Updated with a note on gelatin in recipe section Morning friends, hope you had a lovely weekend.  Morning is dull today, in fact weather here at N.Carolina is pretty much un predictable, but after the rains it looks so green and vibrant, air is cool and breezy. It rained yesterday, incessantly the whole day long but we enjoyed it, we watched three movies back to back,  gorged on homemade pizzas and relish on some tastiest dessert – strawberry Panna cotta which turns out […]

  • Strumming my pain with his fingers Singing my life with his words Killing me softly with his song Killing me softly with his song Telling my whole life with his words Killing me softly with his song “ …open your heart and “ lost in love” and made this for “the one that you love“, and watch him as he gone “crazy for you“, one more sip and “can’t help falling in love“, its light and flirty, pretty in pink , deep in […]

    Strawberry mousse

    Strumming my pain with his fingers Singing my life with his words Killing me softly with his song Killing me softly with his song Telling my whole life with his words Killing me softly with his song “ …open your heart and “ lost in love” and made this for “the one that you love“, and watch him as he gone “crazy for you“, one more sip and “can’t help falling in love“, its light and flirty, pretty in pink , deep in […]

  • Beginning today , till Valentine’s Day, we bring you all the sweet and decadent desserts for our Valentine’s Special series, so if you have not subscribed to our feeds, do it now, don’t miss a post. Puddings are that class of desserts without which no celebration is complete, if a simple steamed pudding has that rustic flavour, then baked puddings has its own class, simple to make and great to taste and we believe that’s why they are so popular. On […]

    Sticky chocolate and date pudding

    Beginning today , till Valentine’s Day, we bring you all the sweet and decadent desserts for our Valentine’s Special series, so if you have not subscribed to our feeds, do it now, don’t miss a post. Puddings are that class of desserts without which no celebration is complete, if a simple steamed pudding has that rustic flavour, then baked puddings has its own class, simple to make and great to taste and we believe that’s why they are so popular. On […]

  • Once again I am here with another chocolate dessert, before you labeled me as a chocoholic, let me tell you, am not the one…, I can assure you that, but who can resist a chocolate. The sweet and bitter chocolate, yes that is my flavor, as soon as it melts in your mouth, you begin to feel happy … almost instantly. The rich flavonoids and anitoxidants work their way up to your mind and heart, and bring smile on your […]

    Chilli spiced chocolate cherry tartlets

    Once again I am here with another chocolate dessert, before you labeled me as a chocoholic, let me tell you, am not the one…, I can assure you that, but who can resist a chocolate. The sweet and bitter chocolate, yes that is my flavor, as soon as it melts in your mouth, you begin to feel happy … almost instantly. The rich flavonoids and anitoxidants work their way up to your mind and heart, and bring smile on your […]

  • “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”  Forrest Gump. And you know how true it is. You opened that magic box and saw colorful arrays of candies, truffles, bars and lozenges with golden and shiny wrappers around them staring at you, in all flavors which slowly broadens a smile on your face, you thought you found a treasure box and very securely tucked it under your pillow, and the very next day the […]

    chocolate hazelnut pots de creme

    “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.”  Forrest Gump. And you know how true it is. You opened that magic box and saw colorful arrays of candies, truffles, bars and lozenges with golden and shiny wrappers around them staring at you, in all flavors which slowly broadens a smile on your face, you thought you found a treasure box and very securely tucked it under your pillow, and the very next day the […]

  • I never thought that pumpkin can be used in so many ways to make different kind of desserts and savouries, but there is always a first time, a new beginning and after few trial and error steps, it slowly sink in you that you are in love with this new-found dish. When you stays in so many new places, it is a human nature to get influenced by the local customs and traditions, and you wish to be part of […]

    mini pumpkin pie tart for thanksgiving

    I never thought that pumpkin can be used in so many ways to make different kind of desserts and savouries, but there is always a first time, a new beginning and after few trial and error steps, it slowly sink in you that you are in love with this new-found dish. When you stays in so many new places, it is a human nature to get influenced by the local customs and traditions, and you wish to be part of […]

  • I know, I know, this is not the season for having blueberry pies, but summer seems to still linger somewhere in the air, or in my mind !!!. Autumn is in full swing, everywhere leafs are turning into yellow, orange and red, but in the midst of that, a warm and humid day sneaks occasionally into the crisp and cool autumn mornings. Apple cider, cranberries and pumpkin patches are announcing their arrival everywhere, with Halloween around the corner, but few […]

    blueberry pie in autumn

    I know, I know, this is not the season for having blueberry pies, but summer seems to still linger somewhere in the air, or in my mind !!!. Autumn is in full swing, everywhere leafs are turning into yellow, orange and red, but in the midst of that, a warm and humid day sneaks occasionally into the crisp and cool autumn mornings. Apple cider, cranberries and pumpkin patches are announcing their arrival everywhere, with Halloween around the corner, but few […]

  • Chocolate is one of life’s luxuries and one of the few that we can all afford. Nothing beats the pleasure of hot chocolate on a cold morning or on one of those gloomy days and is equally hard to resist the luxuriant and richness of sumptuous chocolate cakes and gateaux…with layers of oomph…that lures the temptation further…and no baking is complete without the chocolates.  For chocoholics like me, it marks the beginning and end of …everything. From simple milk chocolate to white chocolate, everyone has their fantasy weaved around this single […]

    easy breezy fudge brownies with sliced almonds on top

    Chocolate is one of life’s luxuries and one of the few that we can all afford. Nothing beats the pleasure of hot chocolate on a cold morning or on one of those gloomy days and is equally hard to resist the luxuriant and richness of sumptuous chocolate cakes and gateaux…with layers of oomph…that lures the temptation further…and no baking is complete without the chocolates.  For chocoholics like me, it marks the beginning and end of …everything. From simple milk chocolate to white chocolate, everyone has their fantasy weaved around this single […]

  • We feel extremely happy to announce that Saffronstreaks is celebrating two golden years of food and travel blogging, come and join the cupcake party !! Yes, my first ever cupcake ! just fresh from the oven !! “They are sweet, they are pretty, they are cute and adorable. They come in all the vibrant colors one can think of, in all the flavors, with personalized messages, they spread cheer and joy to the gloomiest of the soul and can bring […]

    chocolate cupcakes and two years of blogging

    We feel extremely happy to announce that Saffronstreaks is celebrating two golden years of food and travel blogging, come and join the cupcake party !! Yes, my first ever cupcake ! just fresh from the oven !! “They are sweet, they are pretty, they are cute and adorable. They come in all the vibrant colors one can think of, in all the flavors, with personalized messages, they spread cheer and joy to the gloomiest of the soul and can bring […]

  • “A peach is a peach and plum is a plum but a kiss ain’t no kiss, until….” you know what next, so goes the plums and peaches, hand in hand together in the beaches, while you surf your way down the curly waves, a little bit of creme fraiche is what they needed on their sun-baked skin and when the white cottony clouds drum rolled through the azure blue sky announcing the summers, the lusty boughs of old plum-tree in the backyard laden with ripe […]

    plum cake ‘tatin’ or upside down cake with red plums

    “A peach is a peach and plum is a plum but a kiss ain’t no kiss, until….” you know what next, so goes the plums and peaches, hand in hand together in the beaches, while you surf your way down the curly waves, a little bit of creme fraiche is what they needed on their sun-baked skin and when the white cottony clouds drum rolled through the azure blue sky announcing the summers, the lusty boughs of old plum-tree in the backyard laden with ripe […]

  • I know baking is hot, baking is divine but for me the world of baking starts and ends with a simple vanilla sponge cake. Sounds strange enough isn’t it ?  Such creatures still exist on Earth and I am one of them. Though I have tasted many gourmet baked desserts but baking those goodies that too in my kitchen, never materialise. Never, until that day… And these food bloggers brings sheer torture to the people like me with their heavenly gorgeous […]

    super easy lemon blueberry loaf cake and a devoted page on baking

    I know baking is hot, baking is divine but for me the world of baking starts and ends with a simple vanilla sponge cake. Sounds strange enough isn’t it ?  Such creatures still exist on Earth and I am one of them. Though I have tasted many gourmet baked desserts but baking those goodies that too in my kitchen, never materialise. Never, until that day… And these food bloggers brings sheer torture to the people like me with their heavenly gorgeous […]

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