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Carrot Orange Christmas Fruit Cake | Playful Cooking #cake #photography #christmascake #fruit #bakinglink to Christmas Fruit Cake with Carrot Orange

Christmas Fruit Cake with Carrot Orange

Good amount of moistness with delicate crumbs, this Christmas Fruit Cake with Carrot Orange is quick and bakes to perfection. I baked the cake repeatedly three times and everybody not only loved it but also asked for the recipe. With no alcohol and no caffeine, this is one of a kind Christmas fruit cake!

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Orange Mint Almond Cake

This time of the year always takes me back to my days spent in Shillong, a tiny hill station in northeastern part of India. It was scenic, pollution free, pleasant and always much cooler than tropical India. That’s where I was born and spent a reasonable amount of time; learning, making mistakes and growing up. Even though I moved away after my graduation and my parents moved away after Dad retired, I still like to call Shillong as my hometown.

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Savory Star Bread

I have always loved baking pull part bread, especially the savory kind. This Christmas, I wanted to try Savory Star Bread and I was blown away with how pretty it can look. A centerpiece for any festive dinner table. If you are intimidated with the idea, then watch the detailed VIDEO and you will realize how easy it is.

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Gingerbread Chocolate Mini Cupcake

Continuing my baking marathon this holiday season, I have these Gingerbread Chocolate Mini Cupcake with Cinnamon Buttercream Frosting for you. If I haven’t said it enough already, I will say it again that I love this sudden urge to bake that has gotten into me. I am not sure if this will last post holiday season but for now, the little fella is enjoying it fully. The Gingerbread Chocolate Mini Cupcake is so soft and perfect crumbs that you wouldn't even need the frosting.

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Nuts and Seeds Crackers

At first, I want to thank you all so much for showering your wishes and showing your love in my last post. It means a lot! Now, if you are looking for a last-minute Christmas gift, this savory nuts and seeds crackers could be a good choice. It’s so easy to bake. Even if you are not much of a baker, you can easily pull it through. It’s crispy and so dunk-able in a cup of tea, coffee or hot chocolate. You can go creative with the ingredients. Add your choice of nuts, may be some dried fruits or perhaps,…

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Fuljhuri Pitha | Rose Cookies

Crispy thin and mildly sweet, this Fuljhuri Pitha is a famous sweet dish from Bangladesh. It’s extremely moreish and tough to stop at just one. You will find yourself reaching out for more. A great teatime snack and kids love it too! In South India it’s called Achappam and Rose Cookies in other places! Scandinavian traditional Rosette Cookies are extremely similar, except they dip the warm cookies in sugar and cinnamon just like churros.

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Pumpkin Shaped Bread with Caramelized Onion

Flavored with caramelized onion and some dried herbs, this Pumpkin Shaped Bread will bring a wow factor to your Holiday Dinner Menu. You need no special gadget, just baking twine to shape the bread. It's a fun to shape, and you can even make multiple small dinner rolls instead of one big bread.