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Salted Caramel Panna Cotta

I am ending the week with some smooth Salted Caramel Panna Cotta. Panna Cotta is one of my go to dessert! It’s uncomplicated to prepare and you can play with as many essences as you liked. It does take some time to set so you certainly need to plan in advance. I had a small jar of salted caramel that needed to be used and Panna Cotta was the first thing that came in my mind. Glossy, smooth, wobbly and yet holding its shape flawlessly. It’s an indulgence you will love.

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Olive Oil Chocolate Cupcakes

I am not much of a baker but I do have a few cake recipes that I can completely vouch for. This one bowl olive oil chocolate cupcakes is one such recipe that I make quite often and has a lot of approvals from both adults and kids! The Olive Oil Chocolate Cupcakes come out fluffy and moist. The best part is that the batter makes exactly 12 cupcakes.

One Bowl Banana Nut Bread - Needs no special gadget and super easy to bake! #cake #banana #bread #baking #playfulCookinglink to One Bowl Banana Nut Bread

One Bowl Banana Nut Bread

I didn’t think I would need another recipe of Banana bread until I tasted my cousin’s recipe. He enjoys baking with his kids and on our beach day, he got this super moist loaf of banana bread. It was the best banana bread I ever had and this One Bowl Banana Nut Bread has now become my go-to banana bread recipe. It’s moist but not dense, crumbly but not dry, the texture and sweetness are spot on too.

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Mango Panna Cotta

If you are ever in doubt of what dessert to make for a party or for random mid-week indulgence, go for a Panna Cotta. It’s the easiest thing that one can pull off with absolutely minimal effort. Every time I make something as simple as a panna cotta, I wonder why don’t I make it more often! I made Mango Panna Cotta last week. It was absolutely luscious, velvety and so smooth to the palate.

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Orange Chess Pie

I came across Megan's blog through Instagram and her story instantly inspired me. She has Ulcerative Colitis and she has been fighting the disease for a long time now. Her blog, Meg is Well, started as a way for her to navigate through the struggles and to feel less isolated with the world around her. Read about her journey that she is going through in her blog. She is one strong girl and I absolutely adore her! Today, she is sharing a stunning Orange Chess Pie with you all. I am a sucker for any citrus dessert and this pie sure does make me…

Chocolate Hazelnut Friands with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting (by Sonali Ghosh) | Playful Cookinglink to Chocolate Hazelnut Friands

Chocolate Hazelnut Friands

I have been ogling at Sonali's Instagram feeds and her blog Sugar et al for a long time now. The color pop that she adds to those desserts is always so mouthwatering and vibrant! I am so glad she agreed to share one of her stunning treats of my blog. Friand is one of my favorite types of cake and this particular Chocolate Hazelnut Friands with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting looks gorgeous! I am definitely going to give this a try as soon as I get back home.

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Santra Badam Barfi (Orange Almond Fudge)

The delicate sweet tangy orange with the richness of ghee and almond make Santra Badam Barfi a delicacy for your palate. It’s moreish and almost melts in your mouth at every bite. We Indians love barfi (dense milk-based fudge) and make it quite often, be it a special occasion or not. There are different types of barfi one can make with addition of nuts and fruits. 

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EASY Flan / Creme Caramel

Gently jiggling, sitting on a pool of dark caramel sauce! The contrast of this rich eggy custard with the faintly burnt taste of caramel is what makes crème caramel or flan so special. Glossy, shiny and so smooth that every bite just slides across your tongue. Called as Crème Caramel in Italy and flan in Spain, it is a simple baked custard with caramel topping.

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20 Dessert Ideas For Valentines Day

After a fancy breakfast and a lavish meal, the day should end with an amazing dessert. I feel that a celebration without something sweet is incomplete. So, I have this last round up of 20 desserts for the Valentine’s Day. All of them are really easy to put together. These sweet treats are divided into two categories - Chocolate Lovers and Not a Chocolate fan. I hope you will find your pick and end the day on a sweet note.

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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Spiced Poached Pear Chocolate Cake

Hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving! We had a blast yesterday at my cousin’s place. We went there in the afternoon and left pretty late at night. Those hours just flew by so quickly. We were either munching or drinking or dancing or laughing or doing all of that at the same time. I baked this fudge Spiced Poached Pear Chocolate Cake as my tiny contribution to the enormous feast. It was a fun party and a good break from all the workload of packing that we are busy with right now. Yeah, we are moving again. Not too…