Chocolate & Rum Tart (No Bake)

This is a special recipe. I made this in memory of one of my closest friends, who passed away earlier this year. She was the soul of every group, the most enthusiastic partner, an avid foodie, very well read, always up for adventure, equally game for a lazy getaway and just the nicest human being. I’ve spent years with her and can’t believe she is not around anymore. One of the things she loved and which never changed, was her love for rum & Coke. Especially old monk 🙂 I made her the rum & chocolate cake for her birthday a few years ago and the weekend after she passed I just felt the need to cook something that reminded me of her. While there were manyyy options (we have eaten a lot together :)), I chose to go with this easy no bake tart, so it was no fuss, rum forward and delicious. I know she would have loved it.

Here’s to you, Shaoli!

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No Bake Kiwi Tart

Kiwis are one of my favourite fruits. Ever since I was a kid, I have jumped at any chance to eat the fruit. It was never easily available and was also quite expensive, so literally any chance to eat it would be great. I’ve been known to pile my plate with just Kiwis (and maybe some cake) at hotel buffets. Many times. Mostly though, I used to eat them when my mom bought them as a treat or when we got to eat some fruit tarts on special occasions. This kiwi tart is super easy to make and a great way to get some yummy Kiwis into your meal.

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Spiced Plum Crumble

I’ve grown up watching a lot of international cooking shows and reading books by Enid Blyton which were massively focussed on food (those picnics, dinners and delicious sounding puddings!). While I didn’t get to eat a lot of those dishes at home, I pounced on the chance to try them as I grew older, either from upcoming bakeries or while traveling. Crumble, to me, is one such iconic dish. It sounded super delicious so I made sure I tried it when I saw it on the menu at a brunch, many years ago. I loved it! Buttery, crumbly, fruity and delicious, this was definitely worth learning. So here is one version, with plums and a little spice 🙂

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