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Express Recipes: How to make homemade Honey Bread French Toast

As a kid I always liked to savour french toast. It’s amazing how the original sweet french toast gets modified at 180º, with sugar being replaced with salt, chillies and other spices! The first time I had a sweet french toast was at a dinner and that’s when I realised what I had been missing. Given my weakness for all things sweet, I now just stick with sweet version. Love the sprinkled sugar and the dripping maple syrup. Add to it some bananas and strawberries, and we have a complete…

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Express Recipes: How to make the super-delicious Mocha Syrup Pudding

This is something you would be in a mood to rustle up around weekend time, especially when guests are coming over. But we bet, the effort would be worth it. The sinfully yummy Mocha syrup pudding recipe is right below. Ingredients 1¼ cups plain flour ½ cup cocoa powder 1 tsp baking powder ½ tsp soda-bi-carb ¾ cup yogurt 1 cup powdered sugar ½ cup oil 3 tsp coffee powder mixed in 1 tbsp hot water 1 tsp vanilla essence a big ring mould (8” diameter) coffee Syrup 3 tsp…

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10 Best Chana Dal Recipes

While we were busy gorging on to our favourite dal-chawal at home, chana dal has entered amongst the many new entries into the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) and we couldn’t be more excited. Chana and chana dalare considered to be staples in India, which can be used in interesting ways to make a range of regional delicacies. Chana dal is particularly popular in Eastern India, being a much-loved ingredient in Bengali cuisine. Chana dal and luchi are often relished as breakfast, or during puja functions. Chana dal is not only tasty, but also a super healthy way of adding proteins in your diet. Let…

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Yotam Ottolenghi’s chilli butter recipes

In cooking, as in life outside the kitchen, it’s the small touches that can make a big difference: that final drizzle of olive oil, for example, some finely grated lemon zest, a sprinkle of toasted seeds – those are the little gestures that go a long way to make a dish feel special. In a similar vein, the addition of a few chilli flakes to melted, slightly browned butter for drizzling over a plate of food is the culinary equivalent of turning up on the doorstep midweek with both arms…

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10 Best French Food Recipes

Talk about fine dining, and you almost immediately start picturing popular French dishes such as Cheese Soufflé, Duck a l’Orange or Tarte Tatin and Mille-Feuille plated beautifully, like pieces of art. Gastronomy as we know it today has stemmed from French cooking. But set aside the glitz and glamour, and you will discover that it is also a cuisine which celebrates ingredients for their true flavours, and culinary techniques that have the capability of creating magic on the plate. French food needs no introduction. For any aspiring cook, it is…

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5 Protein Shake Recipes That Don’t Require Any Protein Powder

A protein shake is an easy way to get more of the powerhouse nutrient in your diet. But maybe you’re bored with your go-to smoothie, or crave a blend of whole foods—no protein powder required. Enter recipe developer Pamela Braun: Her new book, High-Protein Shakes ($15; amazon.com), is a collection of 50 fresh, hunger-busting combinations. We chose five of our favorites, made with only real ingredients that are easy to find at your local grocery or health food store (think Greek yogurt, quinoa, almonds, and hemp hearts). Each of the shakes below contains at least 22 grams…

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