Recipes and Travelogues

September 23, 2007

Cakes, Cupcakes and Muffins

Apple Crumb Cake
Apple and Cinnamon Streusel Muffin
Banana Bread with Chocolate

Banana Bread with Chocolate Chip and Crystallised Ginger
Banana Cupcakes with Double Chocolate Chips
Buttery Cinnamon Cake
Blueberry Almond Cake
Blood Orange and Olive Oil Cake
Caramel Cupcakes
Cinnamon Cake with Caramel Apples
Chocolate Chestnut Loaf Cake
Chocolate Chip Muffins
Chocolate-Chocolate Cake
Chocolate brownie, cheesecake white chocolate cake
Chocolate Chip Pound Cake
Chocolate Cherry Cake
Chocolate Hazelnut Marbled Cake
Chocolate Valentino Cake
Cookies and Cream Cheesecake
Dulce de Leche Cake with Vanilla Bean
Double Chocolate Fudge Cake
German Apple Cake
Gianduja Roulade
Hazelnut Cheesecake
Honey Lavender Madeleines
Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Nutella Cake
Nutella Cupcakes
Pear and Ginger Cake with Walnuts
Pistachio, Almond and Chocolate Chunk Cake
Raspberry Yoghurt Teacake
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Strawberry and Raspberry Swiss Roll Cake
Triple Chocolate Devil Food Cake with Hazelnuts
Upside Down Apple Cake
White Chocolate Oreo Cupcakes

Brownies and Bars

Baked Brownies
Blueberry Crumb Bars
Double Chocolate Truffle Brownie

Nigel Slater’s 24 Carat Brownies
Snicker Bars

Biscuits, Cookies and Crackers

Almond Florentines
Black Forest Cookies
Brownie Cookies
Buttery Buckwheat Nibby Cookies
Cheddar Cheese Biscuits
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Chip Cookies (NYT recipe)
Chocolate Chip Shortbread
Chocolate Filled Cookies
Double Chocolate Cookies
Fleur de Sel Break-Ups
Flourless Hazelnut Cookies
Lavender Shortbread
Linzer Cookies
Milan Cookies
Graham Crackers
Hazelnut Shortbread with Nibs
Nutella Pinwheel Cookies
Olive and Rosemary Crackers
Olive Oil Crackers
Rosemary, Walnut and Brown Sugar Cookies
Sugar Cinnamon Palmiers

Tarts, Pies, Galettes, Cobblers and Crumbles


Apple Crisp/Crumble
Apple Galette
Apple Pie Pockets
Chocolate Caramel Tartlets
Chocolate tart -rich and creamy
Creamy Oreo Pie
Fig Tart with Vanilla Scented Frangipane
Nutella Pop Tarts
Quince Crumble
Simple Apple Pie
Strawberry Pop Tarts
Strawberry Rhubarb Tarts
Strawberry Tartlets

Savory (plus quiches):

Caramelised Garlic Tart
Corn and Spinach Quiche
Zucchini and Onion Tart

More sweet stuff!

Baked Vanilla Yoghurt
Banana Manna
Figs Stuffed with Goat Cheese
Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding
Chocolate Truffles
Chocolate Mousse
Cinnamon Sugar Churros
Passionfruit Truffles
Strawberry Raspberry Eton Mess
Vanilla Bean Meringue Kisses

Ice-creams, sorbets and frozen yoghurts

Guava Sorbet(without ice cream maker)
Oreo Cookie Ice-cream
Pink cherry Frozen Yoghurt
Strawberry Frozen Yoghurt (without ice cream maker)
Strawberry Sorbet


Banana Nutella Crepes
Buckwheat Pancakes (Blinis)
Asparagus, Mint and Mushroom Frittata
Chocolate Chip Banana Pancake
Mulberry Yoghurt
Peanut Pancakes
Strawberry Butter and Biscuits
Waffles with Mango and Honey


Cinnamon Sugar Churros
Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels
Cinnamon Sugar Pull Apart Bread
Chocolate Cinnamon Babka
Danish Braids
Fluffiest Cinnamon Sugar Rolls
Garlicky Herb Twists
Grape and Rosemary Focaccia
Pesto Bread Rolls
Potato Dill Bread
Rosemary and Garlic Oil Focaccia
Sticky Cinnamon Buns
Tomato and Rosemary Focaccia
Zucchini and Thyme Pizza


Ajiaco + Patacón
Chicken in Black Bean Sauce with Fried Rice
Double corn and mint risotto
Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Pasta
Lime and Mint Kebabs
Hazelnut Crusted Lamb Chops
Parmesan Risotto with Pine Nuts and Vegetables
Roast Chicken with Balsamic Vegetables
Sage Garlic Butter Gnocchi
Six Cheese Mac and Cheese
Stuffed Eggplants
Three Cheese Risotto
Three Pepper Spaghetti Carbonara
Za’atar and Feta Pizza
Zucchini and Goat’s Cheese Pizza


Egg sandwich


Colourful carrot Salad
Green Bean and Fennel Salad
Lingiuni with Chery Tomaotoes, Pecorino and Arugula
Pear and Beatroot Salad
Tomato, Basil and Mozzarella Salad
Wild Rice Salad


Avocado Toast
Butternut Squash with Pine Nuts and Parmesan
Caramelised Corn with Fresh Mint
Cream Cheese Stuffed Peppers
Crispy roasted potatoes with garlic, lemon and sage
Fried Bombay Duck
Garlicky Baked Fries (wedges, actually!)
Garlicky Herb Twists
Herb Butter Mushrooms with Smoked Mozzarella
Herby Purple Potatoes
Hasselback Potatoes
Marinated Eggplant with Garlic and Herbs
Mushroom and Rosemary Farro with Toasted Walnuts
Mushrooms with Bacon and Sage
Parmesan Roasted Broccoli
Roasted Butternut Squash with Parmesan and Pine Nuts
Sundried tomato Bruschetta
Zucchini Bruschetta


Apple Chips
Candied Ginger
Candied Orange Peel
Cinnamon Sugar Popcorn
Ginger and Honey Roasted Almonds
Oven-dried tomatoes
Parmesan and Thyme Roasted Almonds
Roasted Chestnuts
Spice Infused Grapes
Thyme Toasted Pecans


Hot Chocolate (creamy, and thick almost like Angelina’s)
Ginger Ale
Lemongrass Cooler
Mango Lassi
Raspberry Lemonade
Rhubarb Ginger Fizz
Rhubarb and Lemongrass Cooler
Strawberry and Watermelon Slushie
Strawberry Lassi


Sindhi Curry and Aaloo Tuk

Sauces, jams, dips, condiments and pickles


Caramel Sauce
Cinnamon Butter
Dulce de Leche
Peach and Cherry Jam Infused With Vanilla Bean
Strawberry and Apple Jam
Strawberry Butter
Strawberry coulis


Fig, Walnut and Honey Cheese
Garlicky Hummus
Marinated Sweet Peppers
Pickled Jalapeños
Peppery Pecorino, Pistachio and Parsley Pesto
Pesto Sauce
Raw Mango Relish
Roasted Garlic and Onion Jam
Spicy Mango Chutney
Tomato Basil Sauce


Candied Ginger
Cut an Artichoke
Dulce de Leche
Flavoured Salts
Garlic Infused Olive Oil
Grow Lemongrass
Hazelnut Extract
Handmade pasta
Homemade MascarponeOven-dried tomatoes
Paneer/Indian Cottage Cheese
Pesto: No bitterness!
Strawberry Butter
Vanilla Bean Sugar
Vanilla Extract and Vanilla Sugar


Fresh Hazelnuts
Vanilla Beans

Book Reviews

The Flavour Thesaurus
The Sharper Your Knife The Less You Cry


New York City

24 Hours of Eating in Brussels

Lake District
A postcard

Borough Market
Broadway Market
Favourite Places (While I was studying at Le Cordon Bleu)
London Street Eats

Lyme Regis
Town Mill Bakery

Angelina, Paris
9 Fun Things I Did in Paris
Paris (Orangefoodie!)
Where to Shop: Everything a Cook Needs

Three Days in Dublin

Pretty Windows
Provolone Valpadana

Florence Gelato Tour

Siena, Italy

Campo de’ Fiori
How To Cut An Artichoke
Eating in Rome, Italy
Postcard from Rome
Rome Gelato Tour


Kuala Lumpur
Peanut Pancakes at Imbi Market


Beautiful Barcelona
La Boqueria Market, Barcelona
Locals at La Boqueria

Living in France
Eating Oysters
Fresh Hazelnuts
Hello, Butternut Squash!
Marché Place des Fêtes
Mon Quartier
Love Thy Fromager
Of Copper Pots and Making Memories

Studying at Le Cordon Bleu
Day 1 at Le Cordon Bleu Paris
School Updates (class photo!)
La Fin

{ 78 comments… read them below or add one }

1 propane grill July 5, 2013 at 3:09 AM

First off I would like to say superb blog!
I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to find out how you center yourself and clear your mind before writing. I have had difficulty clearing my thoughts in getting my thoughts out. I truly do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are lost simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any recommendations or tips? Thanks!


2 Misti February 12, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Hi, am a big fan of your recipes and have been following quite a few of them, including the super moist chocolate cake…

I wanted a basic vanilla cake recipe…can you help me plz…



3 Minnie February 28, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Hi Shaheen,

Its so much fun to come back to your blog each time I want a good recipe that’ll WORK! :) Your stories always take me back to the streets of Paris and all that prettiness. C’est bien, ça!
There’s a request I have….could you post a nice sour dough baguette recipe? Will be really grateful!



4 Shaheen March 10, 2014 at 11:11 AM

I’ll try! But home ovens just can’t replicate the heat/steam of bread ovens.


5 Padmavathi arjun March 10, 2014 at 10:11 AM

Hi Shaheen,

Hope you have started your work in the Japanese restaurant in London. I’m planning to make the Dark chocolate brownies that I learnt in your class in Mumbai last year but as you know the dark callebaut(70%) is not available now, can I use the 54% instead? Please let me know


6 Shaheen March 10, 2014 at 11:04 AM

Hi! Sorry, but I haven’t tried making that recipe with 54% chocolate. Although I’m confident that you will need to adjust other things as well because simply swapping the chocolate will result in drier brownies. I haven’t tried making them with 54% chocolate so can’t say what you need to adjust for sure. Although, hopefully, this paucity is only temporary with most things stuck at customs. All the best!


7 madiha tahir April 1, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Hi shaheen ,
I m a big fan of u and ur recipes … MashaaAllah u r a good chief … shaheen can I ask u one questiion ? Are u indian or pakistani ? And why u not travel pakistan ?? Pakistan has a good cusin also and pakistani dishes are very delicious also any ways Best of luck to you …


8 mitali May 5, 2014 at 6:59 AM


I tried making chocolate chip muffins but my chips gather at the bottom which burnt the muffins. Can u suggest wat to do about it?


9 Shay July 18, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Hi there,
Just discovered your blog, and am liking what I see (food)

Have you ever cooked with agar agar? In specifically in making silky pana cotta’s and mousse?


10 Shaheen July 22, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Hi, I usually use gelatin, but I’ve made a milk pudding set with agar agar. As opposed to gelatin that is first bloomed in cold water, you need to cook the agar agar in whatever you’re using…


11 Smrutika Panigrahi July 31, 2014 at 4:39 PM


i have another question. is it ok to set panna cottas in muffin moulds?


12 Shaheen August 2, 2014 at 11:02 AM

Yes, you could.


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