Orange and cranberry scones

If you have been following my previous posts, you might remember that I mentioned collaborating with Bake With Shivesh on some food videos. Today I am sharing the orange and cranberry scones video that I shot for Shivesh and Teabox.

I do have a recipe for cranberry scones on the blog, but I love how Shivesh infuses the milk with the TeaBox Breakfast tea and then uses it in the dough. It was fun shooting the videos, but editing them and fitting to make a one minute instagram applicable videos has been a pain, though I am glad how all of them are looking.

Orange and cranberry scones

Orange and cranberry scones

Three days till Christmas Day left and I would love to hear what you all are baking as part of your Christmas Day feast. Let me know in the comments below.

Last year, I made english scones, Chocolate crinkle cookies, olive bread, warm goat cheese and pear salad and artichoke chicken. This year I doubt it will be anything that elaborate since its only my grandfather, my 5 year old niece and me in the house. I have plans to meet my friends and spend some time with them, since the last couple of days have been busy with work. I would definitely bake something, just not sure what yet.

For now, I will just stare at these tea infused scones that I shot for Bake with Shivesh, and hope that some inspiration comes my way.

Here’s the video, hope you like it!

Cranberry and orange Scones from Shumaila Chauhan on Vimeo.


  • Video: MuddyChoux Photography/ The Novice Housewife 
  • Recipe: Shivesh Bhatia, Bake with Shivesh
  • Brand: TeaBox
  • Music: Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Daniela Andrade (Cover)


You can check the other videos from the series on my Vimeo page.

Lemon Waffles with Blueberry CompoteSHU_7931

I have been feeling a little uninspired to post lately and thats why the less frequent posts. Hopefully I will get out of the rut soon, because I do have a few posts lined up with new recipes.

Given today is a Sunday and given that we were out till late last night, I woke up way too early. Since I could not get back to sleep I thought I would blog about these lemon waffles with blueberry compote that from the Best American Breakfasts cookbook that we ate last Sunday.

I love breakfast. Now that we are in Dallas, every weekend you can find us hitting some new spot for brunch. I hardly try dinner or lunch items anymore because if there is brunch on the menu then thats what I am having. I will not be exaggerating if I say that I can have breakfast food for all of my meals. So I was pretty excited to get this book.

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Vegetable Rava Uttapam – easy and quick uttapams made with rava or sooji or semolina.

Vegetable Uttapam | The Novice Housewife

When I was in college in Delhi and staying in the AFWWA hostel, every Tuesday for breakfast we would get Uttapam. I generally never had time to eat breakfast; I was always running late. I would get the Uttapams packed and take it to college to eat later in the day, grabbing my fruit and eating that as breakfast. Even on days when I did have time to eat breakfast, I would make it a point to pack 2 or 3 since my friends had gotten used to them and looked forward to Tuesday Uttapams. I miss college days!

I don’t cook much south indian fare at home, even though I love dosa, idli, sambhar. I am more comfortable with cooking north indian cuisine and stick to that. My idlis are generally made from a packet or are the quick rava idlis I have posted before. The only time I have cooked dosas from a scratch batter is when my friend was kind enough to loan me some of hers. Once I did try fermenting my own batter but it was a huge fail. This was when I had just started cooking about 6 years back, and ever since I have just stuck to eating dosas outside or counting on my south indian friends to make them for me.

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