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Homemade Eggless Chocolate Custard

I have a particular fondness for all things chocolate, although I am an extremely picky eater and thus do not eat anything sweet unless it is chocolatey. Naturally I also love chocolate custard, but packaged mixes for it are rarely found here in Pakistan now (for some strange reason). Perhaps that is why one of… Continue reading Homemade Eggless Chocolate Custard


Fresh Homemade Lemonade

On a hot summer day, particularly after a round of exercise or several chores, there's nothing like a cold glass of lemonade to cool things down. It's refreshing, easy to make and above all, delicious. Here's a quick recipe for 1 glass of freshly-squeezed lemonade. Ingredients 1 cup cold water1/2 of a large lemon1 tbsp… Continue reading Fresh Homemade Lemonade


Chequerboard Biscuits

Chequerboard biscuits look quite fancy and might seem very difficult to make. However, thanks to the brilliant book Everyday Chocolate (unfortunately there is no author name given), I made them once and they're easier to make than they look. Ingredients: 3/4 cup / 170g butter, softened6 tbsp icing sugar1 tsp vanilla essence2 cups / 250… Continue reading Chequerboard Biscuits


Easy Chocolate Ice Cream Milkshake

I crave chocolate ice cream milkshake almost all the time. And this was the first really easy chocolate milkshake I found, so here you go to all my like-minded chocolate ice cream milkshake-craver-friends! Makes 2 cups. Ingredients: 1 cup and a little more milk (preferably cold)1 tablespoon chocolate (milk or plain)2 scoops ice cream (see… Continue reading Easy Chocolate Ice Cream Milkshake


How to melt chocolate without burning it

Chocolate is like a fussy little princess. If one little thing goes wrong (i.e. temperature) it breaks down completely. Almost always whenever we (tried to) melt chocolate, we aLwAyS burnt it. Maybe not completely but it was never nice and smooth like melted chocolate should be. But now I found out 3 ways to melt… Continue reading How to melt chocolate without burning it


2-in-1 Chocolate Chip Cookies

INGREDIENTS: 6 tablespoons butter, softened (not melted. It can be substituted for an equal amount of oil.)1/2 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup normal sugar1 large egg1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 and 1/2 cup all-purpose white flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 cup chocolate chips INSTRUCTIONS: Beat butter, brown sugar and normal sugar in a large bowl until… Continue reading 2-in-1 Chocolate Chip Cookies


Chocolate Cake – 2

This is a very moist and soft chocolate cake. Ingredients 1 and 1/2 cup white flour1/2 cup cocoa powder1 cup sugar1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/2 cup yogurt2 eggs2/3 cup oil Instructions Grease a round, preferably springform, cake tin. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flour… Continue reading Chocolate Cake – 2


Fairy Garden Tips

If you're making a fairy garden, you have to remember that it will not stay perfect. You will have to constantly work on it, every day, and it's your responsibility. Here are some things you need to remember: Water your fairy garden every day or the plants will dry out, especially if they're newly planted,… Continue reading Fairy Garden Tips