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…

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…

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…

Peanut Butter Brownies

Peanut butter and chocolate are a match made in heaven, and one of my favourite combinations. So, you know I had to make it happen again. These brownies are super sweet, fudgey, and the sprinkled peanuts give them a nice crunchy texture. And they are ridiculously easy to make, requiring only five ingredients. So, here’s…

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

Apple and cinnamon, the ultimate sweet ‘n spice combination is back in the form of these enrapturing Apple Cinnamon Muffins. The soft, melt-in-the-mouth consistency as well as the embedded apple soupçons buried like treasures, bringing with them the charm of fall. They’re basically small apple pies, and nothing evokes the emergence of fall like the…

Banana Bread

Banana bread is something that everyone should try at least once. The rich, soft texture and especially the lucid aroma that fills the house when it’s baking is an amazing experience. It’s quite simple, not a lot of work and a delectable loaf awaits you on the other side of the process. So, here’s the…

Sizzle & Sear

Originally posted on The Terrified Amateur:
Food is why this journal exists, of course, yet the voyage only begins with taste.  By the time the plate is brought to the table, at least two of the senses are engaged, followed by a third and a fourth when the dish is sampled.  In a few cases,…

Homemade Thin Crust Pizza

When making a thin crust pizza, the dough needs to be near perfect. And I think mine comes pretty close, thanks to long but fruitful experiments. This recipe is quick and easy, taking only about an hour or so to make. As for the toppings, there’s nothing specific, of course. I usually add onions, tomatoes,…

Book Review: A Clockwork Orange

A Clockwork Orange is a ‘black comedy’ according to Wikipedia, although I failed to see it, set in a future where youth violence has gotten out of control. Published in 1963, when youth violence was a frequent occurrence in England, it revolves around the question, ‘reformation at what cost?’

Chocolate Brioche

This French delicacy is a light and tender pastry, usually cooked with either fruits or chocolate. They are served on their own, and sometimes used as a basis for other desserts. The first time I tried these, they came out well enough, but practice brings improvement and before you know, you’re baking a fantastic loaf…