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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


15 Inexpensive And Easy Foods For Your Cats

Cats are carnivores, which naturally makes them fussy eaters and it is difficult to constantly keep them supplied with their meaty treats more often than not. For example, packaged meat and cat food is a bit expensive, and nobody likes standing in line at the butchers' to get chicken insides. (However, cats do love livers… Continue reading 15 Inexpensive And Easy Foods For Your Cats


Substitutes In Baking

In baking, substituting means replacing an ingredient for another. A basic know-how of substitutes is essential in baking; it makes life much easier. Here's a list of substitutes, of which some are my own and others I've compiled from the Internet (all of them are tried and tested). Butter and oil are completely interchangeable in… Continue reading Substitutes In Baking


Painting Tips

Watercolor paints are best off on paper (either normal or slightly thick paper.) If you use too much water while using watercolors, paper will crinkle. I wouldn't recommend using printing paper or thin paper either, because they crinkle easily. Watercolors work best on white surfaces and can't be used on stuff other than paperAcrylic paints… Continue reading Painting Tips


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