Category Archives: Baking


When my my parents were living in Allahabad, there was a lady my mom told me about who made really scrumptious pies. She was sweet enough to send two savory veg pies for me when I was around. The crust was buttery and rich and when I read the recipe she had kindly sent with the pies, I realized why. The dough contained a 1:1 ratio of fat to flour.

Generally, pie recipes start of with cold butter being cut into flour to resemble coarse breadcrumbs. Then water or egg (or vodka) is added to make the dough to come together. This recipe starts off the same, but instead of water the lady added low-fat cream (25% fat content) as the preferred choice of liquid. Its definitely more fattening, but it does taste good. So good :)

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I know its a Tuesday and I know I haven’t been regular with GMT postings but I am sure the recipe for these peanut butter cookies will make up for the lack of me posting something Indian.

Last week was rough- a tragedy happened during the renovation of our house which ended up in a worker’s death. It shook all of us and I can not even imagine what his family must have gone through. But life had to move on.

Then an order that I worked on did not survive the 5 hour journey the customer took and it was the first time I was experiencing such a thing, so that to did not bring any cheer to the week.  But lessons were learnt and hopefully it won’t happen again.

Anyway, I guess life is too short to live in worry and stress and sadness. We need to accept that things won’t always sail smoothly, and its ok.

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Number Sugar Cookies | The Novice Housewife

Number Sugar Cookies | The Novice Housewife

Surprise! Surprise! I am here with a post other than GMT!! And its got to do with sugar cookies. These particular decorated sugar cookies. Number shaped sugar cookies.

In my previous posts I mentioned about my new venture in cake decorating The Pink CakeBox, and since I do not get time to cook or shoot what I cook I had mentioned that I will try to post about my caking adventures on the blog when I get the time. So here it is. Number shaped decorated cookies that I did for a client. And then another one. And then another one.

The design is not my original and it was sent to me by the client. Coincidentally her daughter’s name is also Zara. I have tried to find the person who did these cookies originally to give credit but after spending a substantial amount of time on google and pinterest this is what I found and probably where my client got the image from. Since the image is uploaded by the user I am not sure if it is hers so I will just post a link to the pin. 

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