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Mohanthal and Dhilo Mohanthal

Mohanthal and Dhilo Mohanthal are buttery, melt-in-the-mouth Indian sweets with cardamom, saffron and mace. Enjoy as a square or as a hot fudge-like pudding with ice cream. Watch my Mohanthal and Dhilo Mohanthal video What is Mohanthal? Mohanthal, when served as a set square, is a sweet and delicious fudge made from toasted chickpea flour. …

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Vanilla Rasmalai

Bengali sweets will always have a special place in my heart and this Vanilla Rasmalai is my favourite kind. Much like the Gujarati enthusiasm for savoury snacks, the culture for sweet-making in West Bengal is vast. With dozens of varieties of (mostly) dairy-based desserts, the selection is rich as the creamy Rasmalai (Rassomalai) and spongy …

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Vegan Saffron, Strawberry and Lime Meringue Nests

Ever since I was a little girl I’ve been fascinated by meringues. There’s something so magical about those white, fluffy clouds of sweet vanilla. The chewy goodness of pavlovas, with their marshmallow-like middles and cratered tops that are begging to be dolloped with whipped cream and crowned with berries. So beautiful, yet nigh on impossible …

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