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homemade yoghurt – on the stovetop

Friday, March 20th, 2020

summary: oven too hot for making yoghurt? use the stove top; recipe for homemade yoghurt (revised); a meat thermometer has many uses; For several years now, we have rarely purchased commercial yoghurt, but been making our own in the oven with the dial set to a point on the dial below the lowest setting of […] Continue reading »

“Hot Cross Buns” (BBB April 2017)

Sunday, April 16th, 2017


summary: recipe for Kare Pan; spring at last; embracing diversity; deep-frying in a wok; statute of limitations for April Fooling; a Bread Baking Babes project; Happy Easter! It’s Easter and spring really has sprung at last! What better way to celebrate than with hot cross buns? Whoa!! That doesn’t look like a hot cross bun?! […] Continue reading »

Eating from the book…. Karma beet and coconut soup

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Beet Soup

summary: recipe for Karma Beet and Coconut Soup, based on a recipe in the accompanying cookbook for Monica Bhide’s novel, “Karma and the Art of Butter Chicken”; substitutions and/or additions; book review; KARMA AND THE ART OF BUTTER CHICKEN by Monica Bhide This book that is reminiscent of a Bollywood Movie (I could almost imagine […] Continue reading »

Puff! Puff! Puff!! Chapatis (BBB January 2015)

Friday, January 16th, 2015

summary: recipe for Chapatis, based on a recipe in “A Taste of India” by Madhur Jaffery; cooking on an electric stove, including a how-to video; a Bread Baking Babes project; (click on images to see larger views and more photos) Bread Baking Babes (BBB) January 2015 I know; we JUST made Indian flatbread! But this […] Continue reading »

Mawwhat?? Ersatz Dhakai Bakharkhani (BBB November 2014)

Monday, November 17th, 2014

summary: recipe for Dhakai Bakharkhani; a Bread Baking Babes project; (click on images to see larger views and more photos) Bread Baking Babes (BBB) November 2014 The BBBabes are travelling to Bangladesh and while there, making ghee and mawa (aka khoya). Well… most of the BBBabes are making ghee. One of us is lazy and […] Continue reading »

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