Snapshots 2013

As you can see I haven’t posted in 2 months- so just sharing some snapshots of what I’ve been upto.

I am planning to make some changes to the blog as we head into 2014, so you shall see me back soon!!

A lovely trip to Neemrana, Rajasthan

DSC01022A beautiful fort…


A sunset….


A camel ride…


Lounging by the pool….

Got milk.

Got milk.

And a delicious Rajasthani thali with dal-bati!


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Chocolate & Olive Oil Cake | Nigella Lawson’s Flourless Cake Recipe

One can never have too many chocolate cake recipes. Or too many chocolate cakes, for that matter. Though I am partial to buttercream and ganache, I thought this year, for my birthday, I’d eschew that and settle for something a little more ‘adult’ and pared down.

But oh-so-delicious! I was actually thinking about making a layer cake, or a Nutella cheesecake, but then I was flipping channels on TV and saw Nigella Lawson whip this up on her new-(ish) series Nigellissima. It’s so easy, so dense and so delicious.

chocolate olive oil cake top view

Read on for the recipe!

Peanut Butter & Jelly Victoria Sponge | Nigella’s Victoria Sponge Cake Recipe

peanut butter & jelly victoria sponge cake

The classic Victoria Sponge has been on my to-do list for a while, and I don’t know how many times I have thumbed through the recipe in my copy of How To Be A Domestic Goddess. I made a practice cake last month just to test it out, and it was quite nice.


Last week I was on a cake making spree. I used a lemon I found at the local market to make a quick lemon & vanilla loaf. I made a chocolate and olive oil cake. And then I set my sights on the Victoria Sponge again.

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