Friday, July 7, 2017

Bengali Cheesecake


Hi there, my blogging journey began three years back and I was quite skeptical whether I could keep it up or not. I am always busy cooking/baking which is quite labor intensive, not to mention other household chores, shopping, cleaning, taking care of my kids activity, connecting relatives and friends through real life and social media and what not. So here I am today with my 84th post. No matter how busy and tired I am, I enjoy blogging and it has become a wonderful time pass for me. As a home chef I develop recipes with healthy alternatives and enjoy documenting them through photographs. I am blessed to have continuous support and encouragement from family members, friends and readers. I met so many wonderful people through my cooking and blogging. Today I bring you "Bengali Cheesecake" in celebration of my blog's 3rd anniversary

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Summer Berries and Cream Tart


This red, white and blueberry tart is made with summer's bounty berries and perfect for 4th of July, other patriotic holidays or any summer days. It's a no bake festive dessert on a mildly sweet gluten free tart crust and filled with fluffy sweet cream cheese, almond flour, whipped cream and fresh blueberry and raspberry glazed with strawberry jam.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Cherry Clafoutis


It's cherry harvesting time and farmers' market, super markets or small grocery stores are overflowing with  summer's bounty of fresh cherries, variety of berries and stone fruits. As cherry season is short we simply enjoy a bowl of sweet cherries, I bake tart "Cheesecake Tart With Cherry Topping" or pie and make cherry lemonade to cool down in the summer heat. This week I made a mildly sweet dessert, Cherry Clafoutis(pronounced "clafootee") which is a dense custard from Limousine region of France.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Minty Lime/Lemonade


No matter how much I am trying not to complain about hot weather I just can't help it. The temperature is soaring high at 109 degrees Fahrenheit/43 degrees Celsius today and there is only way to cool off in the hottest weather to drink ice cold water, lemonades and juice all day long as much as possible.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Cheesecake Tart With Cherry Topping


It's a fun activity to pluck off sweet cherries from the tree. We went to a local U pick Cherry Orchard last Sunday. The farm grows Bing and Rainier cherries, and a wide variety of berries. Berries were not quite ready though. So we just had a bucket full of cherries and I knew I would make some special treat for Father's Day. So here it is, Cheesecake Tart With Cherry Topping. It's an easy to make egg less, low calorie quick tart topped with just sweet enough cherry sauce.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Orange Crumb Cake


Sweeten Mother's Day with this citrus infused crumb cake. This recipe is so easy for kids too, just need adult supervision. I am sure all moms will appreciate in the morning of this special day with a cup of tea or coffee. I have added some dried fruit pieces in the crumb mixture but it's totally optional.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Kamola Rasmalai/Orange Cheese Dumpling in Orange Cream



Rasmalai, a flat Rashogolla/Sweet Cheese Dumpling dunked in a thick milky sauce, flavored with cardamom and saffron and garnished with pistachios. Kamola Rasmalai is a citrusy twist to Rashomlai and prepared with Kamola Bhog or orange flavored Rashogolla and soaked in the orange juice infused thickened milk.