Vanilla and Yogurt Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce

Vanilla and Yogurt Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce

Don’t you just love a good cheesecake?  I certainly do!  I particularly like today’s recipe as it is a 2 layered cheesecake.  The bottom layer is a normal baked vanilla cheesecake, while the top layer also contains Greek Yogurt… this makes the cake a tad lighter to the palate and a bit fluffier on the…

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Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

Strawberry Frozen Yogurt

It is time again for the “Secret recipe club” reveal!  I am sure you all know what the club is about, but for the few of you who still don’t know about it, here goes a brief explanation.  It is a great concept… each month you are assigned a participating food blogger to make a…

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Olaf Yogurt Cake

Olaf Yogurt Cake

Here goes the first of the 2 Frozen themed cakes I made for Victoria’s 7th birthday.  She took this one to school to celebrate with her friends.  The base is a simple eggless yogurt cake: quick and delicious!  I love how it turned out.  It looked impressive (people were asking where we had bought it…

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Verrine Fraicheur

Verrine Fraicheur

Today’s dish is a very quick recipe.  Going through my Visual Archive, I have realised that I do not have many breakfast recipes on the blog.  I guess the main reason is because Italians are not big on breakfast.  In fact, we mostly have coffee (or cappuccino) and a croissant or cookies.  I personally just…

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Kaffir Lime and Yogurt Panna Cotta

Kaffir Lime and Yogurt Panna Cotta

By now you know how much I love panna cotta.  To me, it’s one of the fastest, tastiest and easiest desserts to make.  I love that you can make it in advance with minimum effort and present it as a very sophisticated looking dessert to your guests.  I have a few panna cotta recipes on…

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Aamrakhand

Aamrakhand

Today’s recipe is an Indian dessert.  A few months ago I shared with you the recipe for Shrikhand, a smooth and airy yogurt mousse made with hung curd, sugar, saffron, cardamom and nuts.  Today, I am going to show you how to make what is basically a mango flavoured Shrikhand, called Aamrakhand.  The recipe is…

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Eggless Yogurt Cake

Eggless Yogurt Cake

Yogurt cake is one of the very first recipes I have published on my site over 3 years ago.  It has always been one of my favourite cakes: easy to make, delicious and quite healthy (for being a cake) as it does not contain any butter.  It is also a very versatile cake as it…

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MIFFY CAKE

My little Georgia loves Miffy. She has had a Miffy doll since she ws very little and has never separated from it. She sleeps with it and takes it everywhere she goes… it even came with us to Tahiti!  So when I asked her what cake she wanted for her 4th birthday party she had…

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CHILLED YOGURT CAKE WITH BLUEBERRY COMPOTE

Today’s dessert is a cold treat and it is one that is actually not too bad for you as it is made (mainly) with natural yogurt.  Back in Italy there is a famous pre mixed version of this that is sold in little boxes… you mix in some fresh ingredients and there you have your…

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Tinkerbell Cake

TINKERBELL CAKE

My eldest daughter Victoria loves Tinkerbell… she has all 4 movies and watches them endlessly together with her little sister.  They sit together on the couch, under a blanket and watch these movies with great pleasure.  When the time to choose her birthday cake came, she requested a “Tinky Cake”.  I immediately decided to make…

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Shrikhand

SHRIKHAND – श्रीखन्ड

The lovely Cher of The Not So Exciting Adventures of a Dabbler was our July Daring Cooks’ hostess and she asked us to create homemade yogurt in our own kitchens! No incubators needed, no expensive equipment or ingredients, just a few items and we had delicious yogurt for a fraction of the cost and a whole lot…

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BAILEY’S MOUSSE

Happy Paddy’s Day everyone!  Raise your hand if you love Bailey’s!  I DO!!!  I am not a very keen wine drinker (I know I know… very un-Italian…), but cocktails, sweet wines and sweet liquors are a different matter.  And Bailey’s is one of my favourite… to drink and to cook with.  That is why in…

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Raita

RAITA

The first time I ate raita, I was in Mumbai.  I was still quite new to Indian food (we are talking about over 10 years ago!) and everything seemed too spicy for me!  That’s when I was served some raita… I loved it immediately as it was refreshing and cooling (the weather was also very…

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PEPPA PIG CAKE

My little Georgia is in the Peppa Pig phase… she adores it and would watch it all day long on TV if I let her… So choosing a theme for her 3rd birthday party was quite easy!  I immediately decided to make a fondant cake with an image of Peppa Pig on the top.  I…

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Jalebi

JALEBI – जलेबी

Tomorrow marks the beginning of Diwali (दिवाली), the “festival of lights”, a 5-day Indian festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness.  Light is the symbol of the celebrations, so much so that many candles and oil lanterns are lit during the 5 days of the festival.  Another very important…

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Labneh

LABNEH

If you follow this blog, you know that cheese is my weakness. I can do without dessert, but if I see cheese… well, I have to have some! After making home made yogurt, I had to try my hands at making home made labneh. I had seen a picture of it on my friend Sawsan’s…

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