Baking · Cakes · Sweet Treats · Uncategorized

Fresh Fig, Cinnamon and Almond Muffins

There’s nothing more exciting than being able to come downstairs, turn your oven on and start baking with a variety of ingredients, especially  spices that release a sensational aroma and leave that feel of warmth in your home. Yep i’m talking about cinnamon, the oldest spice known and used in beverages, sweet and savoury cooking… Continue reading Fresh Fig, Cinnamon and Almond Muffins

Reviews · Uncategorized

Glenn Cosby’s Bake It Big Tour Review

Who would have thought gag reflex and tassels would be associated with baking? Confused? Intrigued then visiting Glenn Cosby’s Bake it Big Tour is a must. A show that brings to you comedy, baking and lots of cake (larger than life) under one roof, oh and not to forget audience participation 🙂 So what’s it all… Continue reading Glenn Cosby’s Bake It Big Tour Review

Dairyfree/Vegan · Free from Fridays · Glutenfree · Seasonal and Festival Foods · Sweet Treats · Uncategorized

Coconut, Apricot and Fennel mini Ladoos -Gluten free, Dairy free and Sugar free

Now with the festive seasons dawning upon us we all want some treats to celebrate right? No matter how hard we try we can’t avoid getting our teeth stuck into delicious sweets, treats or chocolates and with Diwali round the corner shall I mention the dreaded “Mithai”? Are you one who is not a fan of… Continue reading Coconut, Apricot and Fennel mini Ladoos -Gluten free, Dairy free and Sugar free

Free from Fridays · Uncategorized

Free From Food People’s Choice Award Nomination 2014

A few weeks ago I received a very heart warming and exciting email to say that Chinskitchen Blog has been nominated for this year’s “Foods you can” Award. It’s an award for food products and blogs that specialise in “Free From”. I’m absolutely delighted to be a nominee and would like to thank all my… Continue reading Free From Food People’s Choice Award Nomination 2014

East meets West Fusion · Seasonal and Festival Foods · Sweet Treats · Uncategorized

Navratri Special: Chocolate and Hazelnut Pendas (Indian Fudge)

    As Navratri is fast approaching many of you will be preparing scrumptious mithais to offer as prasad to celebrate nine nights of worshiping Maa Durga. Ladies and girls will be full of excitement whilst sorting out their colourful attire and jewelry. A time of year that I surely look forward to as I… Continue reading Navratri Special: Chocolate and Hazelnut Pendas (Indian Fudge)

Baking · Cakes · Product Reviews · Uncategorized

Jaffa Twist Chocolate Cake- Sugar and Crumbs product review and recipe…

  Have you heard of Sugar and Crumbs before? Yes? Then you know exactly what I’m talking about, if No then you really are missing out on their huge range of naturally flavoured icing sugars. A few weeks ago they asked for baking bloggers to get in touch with them to test and review their… Continue reading Jaffa Twist Chocolate Cake- Sugar and Crumbs product review and recipe…

East meets West Fusion · Eggless · Food · Free from Fridays · Indian/Asian Cuisine · Sweet Treats · Uncategorized

Free From Friday’s: Eggless Kesar Milk Masala Custard and Sooji Halwa (Sheera) Dessert

Sooji halwa also known as sheera in gujarati is a sweet dish made with ghee,semolina, nuts, sugar and spices. A simple yet delicious pudding usually made during religious events to serve as prashad. In our household sheera was made quite regularly as we all loved it as kids, it’s the warm sweet and soft spongy… Continue reading Free From Friday’s: Eggless Kesar Milk Masala Custard and Sooji Halwa (Sheera) Dessert

Baking · Dairyfree/Vegan · Desserts · Eggless · Food · Free from Fridays · Glutenfree · Uncategorized

Free from Friday’s: Cinnamon and nutmeg spiced apple, plum, redcurrant and coconut oat crumble (Gluten free, Dairy free)

  How many of you reading this post have felt a tad bit confused with this Autumnal weather in August? Have you suddenly switched from cold desserts to delicious and warming  hot desserts?  OK hands up I admit to both of these questions and receiving a bag full of home-grown plums at a time like… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: Cinnamon and nutmeg spiced apple, plum, redcurrant and coconut oat crumble (Gluten free, Dairy free)

Baking · Cakes · Free from Fridays · Uncategorized

Free from Friday’s: All in One Nut Free Arabic Date Cake with Saffron Caramel Sauce

  So a few weeks ago we were in sunny Dubai embracing the lovely weather, relaxing family time, humble atmosphere and a variety of delicious food. From breakfast to dinner one thing that caught my eye was the dessert station, unfortunately no pictures were taken but when I say what a spread I seriously mean… Continue reading Free from Friday’s: All in One Nut Free Arabic Date Cake with Saffron Caramel Sauce

Baking · Biscuits and Cookies

Fennel and Orange Shortbread Biscuits

  Traditional shortbread never fails to please anyone whether you want a buttery melt in the mouth biscuit, dunking biscuit or just a taste of sugar and butter treat, yes unfortunately it doesn’t do justice to your waist line but I go by the rule of “everything in moderation”. Isn’t it amazing that there are… Continue reading Fennel and Orange Shortbread Biscuits