Sweet Buns

It’s been a while since I’ve baked some bread. The last time I did was probably the Chocolate Brioche that I baked for the blog last year. I did try my hand at some other breads, but none of them turned out great. When it comes to breads, it takes a long time and a…

A glimpse of what I’ve been doing…..

For those new to the art form, Madhubani paintings are from the Mithila region in North India. One of the most popular art forms of India, it is famously known as Mithila art, and is known for its complex geometrical patterns. These beautiful paintings are painted using fingers, twigs, brushes, nib-pens, and various other tools….

White Chocolate Mocha Muffins

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but I love coffee and I try to add it to almost everything I bake. But I was yet to try a recipe with coffee as the primary ingredient. So, for my first recipe in a while, I decided to try White Chocolate Mocha Muffins. I’ve never…

Been a long time!

I know, it’s been so long since I’ve posted something here, and even though I have a decent enough reason for this, I guess I shouldn’t have completely cut off from blogging. But I’m going to try to be more active and update the blog more frequently. I’ve been quite hard at work since my…

Peanut Butter & Jam Swirl Cookies

I love Peanut Butter and Jam! And who doesn’t? They compliment each other perfectly. Of course, you can never go wrong with peanut butter. I remember when I was younger, mom used to pack peanut butter and jam sandwiches for school lunch. And when I read about this recipe, I just had to try it…

Peanut Butter Easter Eggs

I know, I know I’m a teeny-tiny bit late, but it was a very busy weekend. I was supposed to post this recipe on Friday, but it completely slipped from my mind and here we are. These Peanut Butter Eggs are fantastic, and don’t have to be limited to Easter. I chose dark chocolate to…

Interview With Author Saumya Kaushik

Saumya Kaushik (born April 17, 1994) is an Indian author. Saumya’s first book Daughter of a Drunkard Monk, a romance fiction made it to the national best-seller list in 2015. In her freelancing career of over 5 years, Saumya has written for major print and online publications such as Your Story, Women’s Era, Entrepreneur India,Women’s…

Condensed Milk Chocolate Chip Cookies

My favourite type of cookies are ones that are chewy, and these chocolate chip cookies are delightfully thick, chewy and soft. The condensed milk makes them so much softer than regular cookies, and it adds to their sweetness too. The best part, they are jam-packed with chocolate chips. This is definitely the new favourite cookie…

Interview With Poet and Co-founder of Poetry Darbaar Indrajit Ghoshal

Indrajit Ghoshal is a Delhi based up and coming poet and the co-founder of Poetry Darbaar, one of the most prominent non-profit poetry initiative, founded 2.5 yrs ago, with its hub in Delhi NCR and which has taken baby steps towards its pan India presence. Indrajit so far has conducted 26 open mics of which…

Classic Cinnamon Cookies

It’s so good to be back! March completely drained me of all energy, with exams and the fact that winter just wouldn’t end, it was exhausting. But now that exams have ended, spring is finally here and I have a three-month holiday before college, I’m super excited to bake, read and exercise, among other things….

Interview With Poet and Artist Sumit Gogia

This week, Bibliophile Cafe brings a truly exceptional personality for a tete-a-tete. Sumit Gogia is not only a brilliant poet, an educator but also a motivational speaker. What  makes her stand a head taller among her peers is her boundless courage in face of adversity and love for life. Born and brought up in Ludhiana,…

The Fudgiest Flourless Chocolate Cake

This flourless chocolate cake is the fudgiest, most decadent dessert ever! Its crumbly crust, dense texture and rich, chocolatey flavour has made this recipe a family favourite. And with some ice cream and chocolate fudge sauce, it takes your breath away. It was too sweet for my mother, but my father and brother being chocolate…

Chocolate Depression Cake

Chocolate Depression Cake originated during the Great Depression of the 1930’s. Also known as Wacky Cake or Crazy Cake, it’s egg- free and dairy-free, free of all those ingredients that were expensive or hard to get at the time, and super moist and flavorful. One bite, and you’ll never realise that it doesn’t have eggs…

Banana Bread Coffee Cake

I’m a coffee person, big time, and I’m surprised that it took so long to make a coffee cake for the blog. But I didn’t really want to make any plain ol’ coffee cake (and we had some ripe bananas leftover), so I decided to try something new and the banana bread coffee cake was…

Coupes à Fudge

And you thought chocolate chip cookies couldn’t get better! These peanut butter fudge filled chocolate chip cookie cups are a delectable treat. I used crunchy peanut butter for the fudge, but you can use creamy, or add a flavour of your choice- vanilla, peppermint, strawberry or even bubblegum. The secret to smooth fudge is to…

Vegan Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

I was gathering the ingredients for double chocolate chip cookies, when I realised that we were out of eggs. Now, I really wasn’t in the mood to go out and buy them. And as I stood holding the door of the refrigerator, annoyed that I didn’t check if we were out of eggs beforehand, I…

Chocolate Pudding

My pre board examination just ended and I have a small break in which to indulge myself in before school resumes. And indulging in chocolate pudding is what I’ll do. So ditch the artificial pudding mix and get ready to learn to make homemade smooth and creamy chocolate pudding with me to delight your senses….

A Quick Update…

As excited as I was to bake and post delectable recipes this winter, my pre-boards, practical exams and finals have exasperatingly spread themselves throughout December, January and February. Due to this, my posts might not be as regular and not exactly what I had planned but I’ll try to keep updating the blog as regularly…

Christmas Sugar Cookies

Season’s greetings!!! I decided to begin this month by posting a very simple and one of the most exciting parts of the Christmas celebration. Because, who could think of a Christmas dinner without the vibrant colours of the sugar cookies enticing you from the table? These simple yet elegant cookies are a must try, with…

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting is simple and easy to make. With only four ingredients, you can whip up this delicious frosting and enjoy it with your cakes, cupcakes and cookies. So here’s the recipe for this amazing Vanilla Buttercream Frosting. INGREDIENTS 3 cups powdered sugar ⅓ cup butter, softened 1½ teaspoons vanilla 3 tablespoons milk STEPS…