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Baked goods

Baked chicken wings

Baked chicken wings

These are easy hot baked chicken wings for your next game night. Prepping is super easy and takes only 10 minutes. The prepped wings do need to be refrigerated for at least an hour to get the right amount of crispiness in the wings without […]

Irani mawa cake

Irani mawa cake

This warm soft mawa cake with cardamom and nutmeg reminds me of Parsi bakeries in Mumbai. Merwan’s bakery has the best mawa cakes and this recipe is as close as I could get to those. The cake has a dense texture from mawa or milk […]

Indian dinner rolls (Laadi pav)

Indian dinner rolls (Laadi pav)

Laadi pav was probably what I missed the most (after family) after leaving Mumbai. I took these dinner rolls for granted which is why I never tried baking them when I lived in India. Most breads available at local stores here have a lot of […]

Keema puffs

Keema puffs

Keema puffs are a wonderful weekend evening snack. Sometimes, I make them for weekend brunch. The filling can be made a few days in advance. I make the filling in bulk and freeze it in small freezer bags. A quick spin in the microwave is […]

Russian tea cakes

Russian tea cakes

Russian tea cakes, also know as Italian wedding cookies or butterballs, are very popular around Christmas. Although they are called cakes, these are actually very crumbly cookies. They almost have a shortbread kind of a texture. I usually make three or four batches to distribute […]

Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake

Minnie Mouse Birthday Cake

Made this cake for my girl’s birthday party. Fresh strawberries in the cake batter, fresh strawberry filling and a fluffy cream cheese frosting made it a delight.