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Fruit and Meringue Tart | Playful Cookinglink to Fruit and Meringue Tart

Fruit and Meringue Tart

Fresh fruits with cream cheese and smoky charred meringue on a buttery crumbly puff pastry! This Fruit and Meringue Tart is a perfect holiday dessert that is easy to put together. I try to stay away from puff pastry as much possible. It is my guilty pleasure. However, with the holiday season in full swing, I guess that occasional naughty bites are allowed!

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Beetroot Cocoa Cake

This moist and intensely flavored Beetroot Cocoa Cake can win hearts at the very first bite. While beetroot can be an acquired taste, it’s not the same case with the cake. The combination of cocoa powder with grated beetroot gives a sweet chocolate taste and because I added oil instead of butter, the texture turned out fluffy and soft. We absolutely loved the cake.

Instant Berry Kulfi (Instant Berry Creamsicles) | Playful Cookinglink to Instant Berry Kulfi (Eggless Berry Creamsicles)

Instant Berry Kulfi (Eggless Berry Creamsicles)

With summer in full swing, berries have overcrowded the market and with the temperatures shooting high, Instant Berry Kulfi sounds like a perfect happiness to the belly. Kulfi is every Indian’s guilty pleasure. Restaurants tend to get a frown face from the customer if the menu doesn’t end with kulfi. Be it wedding, birthday party or a causal family gathering, ending the meal with this milk based, eggless creamsicle is everybody’s favorite ritual.

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Sweet And Spicy Chicken Thigh

When it comes to cooking with chicken, I always tend to lean towards curry. Needless to say, we love curries but sometime I feel it’s just inbuilt into my system. And I like to break that at times, especially on the days when my bones are too tired to stand by the stove, stirring and simmering. The idea of roasting chicken is relaxing and makes for a perfect meal. A quick prep, a good marinade and let the oven do its job. For us, when it comes to chicken roast, the flavor has to go deep and it has to…

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Chhena Malpua

I really don’t know where to start! Undoubtedly, this is the longest pause I ever took in blogging and I truly hope it’s over. I cook every single day, sometimes even twice. But in between changing the diapers and putting Avyan to sleep, I have no clue how my day starts and how it ends. I keep saying to myself, ‘it’s all about finding a method to the madness. I’ve got to make time, a little bit everyday, just for my blog’. So last week, I got my gear out and photographed food, after a long time. It was challenging.…

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Mishti Doi/Sweetened Yogurt

It is that time of the year when I miss my family, my cousins and my home the most. The festive season in India has started in full swing and I wish I had been there. The markets must be overloaded with glittery shiny clothes and people must be rushing from work every other day to shop for their favorite attire. People who love to cook would be busy planning fancy meals, arranging parties and tons of milk would be sold for sweets and desserts. It’s the time of the year when we celebrate life, friendship and togetherness. Navratri followed…

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Lemon Mint Cake

The only cake I used to bake was chocolate cake and then I got married :) Like most wives I like to cook what my husband likes more and to my surprise he doesn't like chocolate cake although he can eat chocolate the whole day! That's when Lemon Cake was introduced to me and to twist it up I added one more of his favorite .. mint.