Category Archives: Tart


Mango Lime Tart | The Novice Housewife

Mangoes are the most beloved fruit in India and thus hold the proud title of India’s national fruit. You can find mango trees by the dozen in most places in India and gorging on the sweet and aromatic juices of a mango is one of the few pluses of this scorching Indian heat (temperature are almost touching 49°C/ 120 ° F!!).

Even though mangoes are grown in several places across the globe, Indian varieties are the most sought after with Alphonso (or Hapuz as known by Indians) topping the list.

Come April, and roadside vendors, fruit and vegetable markets are all flocked with this juicy fruit. And with the recent EU ban on Indian mangoes till December 2015 (seriously, what’s wrong with these people to ban such a popular fruit! ), prices of premium mangoes have decreased in local markets which is a sweet welcome for us mango lovers.

So its only fair that most is made of this green and yellow fruit while its season lasts till July and this Mango and Lime Tart gives this fruit absolute justice.

Mango Lime Tart | The Novice Housewife

Mango Lime Tart | The Novice Housewife

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Eggless Apple Tart The Novice Housewife

Oh blog, how I missed you!

I really loved every part of my cake decorating course except for the traveling (that was the worst part- 2 hours bus ride one way was just way too much for me). But now I cant wait to get back home, which I’ll be in another three days *doing a happy dance*. And to be very honest I missed blogging, (the whole setting up and photographing for the blog included) and the blogging world in general with all its talented people. I missed it all! I missed you all!

Besides the traveling (which, as mentioned before, I hated), the course was all that I hoped it to be. I am still not perfect but I learnt a lot in the past two months and met a bunch of gifted people and am so glad I finally decided to do this course. I had mentioned in my previous post that I was intimidated by my classmates but as someone pointed out in one of the comments on that post that its a blessing since I get to learn not only from the teachers but from my course mates as well, that’s exactly how it turned out to be. I am so blown away with the talent that my friends from class have and its great that I got to be in the company of such brilliantly talented people.

I will be sharing pictures of what I did in my course and then some of my stay in Canada soon, but today I wanted to share the recipe of this eggless apple tart that I made yesterday. Just because its that good. And good things should be shared ASAP.

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Momofuku Milk Bar's Crack Pie The Novice HousewifeMomofuku Milk Bar's Crack Pie The Novice Housewife

After a long time I am posting something for Daring Bakers’ (I was kind of scared I’ll be kicked out of the group since I missed so many of the previous ones but luckily that did not happen).

And am I glad that I did not miss this one. Because these Momofuku Milk Bar’s Crack pies are freakishly good….and addictive! I had the hardest time restricting myself to one piece. But restrict I did ( yup, sometimes my will power amazes me) and took a few pieces for my friends and packed the rest for one of V’s colleague.

Rachael from pizzarossa was our lovely June 2013 Daring Bakers’ host and she
had us whipping up delicious pies in our kitchens! Cream pies, fruit pies, chocolate pies, even crack
pies! There’s nothing like pie! :)

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