Reader’s recipe | The Daily Star
  • Sugar free Baking

    Preheat the oven to 190 °C or 375 °F or the Gas Mark 5. Grease and flour a baking tray. Sift flour together with salt, baking soda and cream of tartar. Mix in the oats and cinnamon powder. Cream butter and Sugar Free well. Fold in the flour mixture. Add the milk and vanilla essence and mix into dough. Wrap the dough in greaseproof paper or cling film and chill for about an hour in a refrigerator.

  • Secret Family Recipes

    Every family has them; usually passed down the ancestral lineage as do the name and the jewels.

  • Hot desserts

    Cut each orange into 4 thick slices and halve each slice. Thread 2 orange pieces, 1 apple wedge, 1 banana slice and 2 pineapple chunks on to each of 8 skewers.

  • For those with a sweet-tooth

    Grate fresh khoya and chhana into a bowl. Dissolve baking soda in one tablespoon of water.

  • The goodness of Bangaliana

    Nabanno, the Bengali harvest festival, is a joyous celebration, one that I was lucky enough to experience. Although the grandeur of the festivities has waned, in some villages people celebrate for a whole month, with their new crops, with the fresh coconuts and the jaggery made from the sap of the date palm tree.