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…

Interview With Poet and Author Shirani Rajapakse

Shirani Rajapakse is an internationally published, award winning poet and short story writer. She won the Cha “Betrayal” Poetry Contest 2013 and was a finalist in the Anna Davidson Rosenberg Poetry Awards 2013. Her collection of short stories Breaking News (Vijitha Yapa 2011) was shortlisted for the Gratiaen Award. Her critically acclaimed poetry collection Chant of a Million Women (self published 2017) is a Finalist…

Carrot Cake Cookies

You know what’s better than Carrot Cake? Carrot Cake Cookies, that’s what! Soft and fluffy, these cookies are a treat to eat, not to mention that exquisite aroma floating around the kitchen as these decadent cookies bake to perfection. And its quite nutritious, with juicy carrots hidden in the cookies like little treasures. So here’s…

Book Review: I Exist. Therefore I Am.

I Exist. Therefore I Am by Shirani Rajapakse is a collection of disturbingly moving short stories of the atrocities women in rural India confront and the hope they have for a brighter future. The author’s evocative and unforgiving style of writing is what pumps life into the characters as they walk through life fighting various…

Why Bibliophiles Cafe?

I began my journey into the world of literature, recipes and more in 8th grade, when I made my first No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies. My mum urged me to create a blog, which wasn’t something I was very enthusiastic about, hence the long gaps between those early posts. But I would get quite into this…

Book Review: Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods

Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods by Tishani Doshi is a journey from sublunary everyday happenings to death, from Ode to Patrick Swayze to Summer in Madras, to other unflinching, haunting poems. Tishani Doshi works her magic again in this poetry collection with striking imagery, simultaneously sensual, humourous and tender, making an indelible mark…