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October 3, 2017

Puff Pastry

Puff pastry is made from layers and layers of butter and dough. It’s a laminated dough but unlike her brother croissant, it's not leavened with yeast. It puffs In the oven when the liquid creates steam in the dough...

March 14, 2017

Baked penne pie is a twist on an old classic. Cooked pasta smothered in marinara sauce and cheese, and baked to perfection. WOW your guests with this amazingly simple dish Or serve it as a simple fulfilling weeknight meal....

August 29, 2016

Financiers are little French cakes, traditionally baked in rectangular molds and are sold in many pastry shops in Paris. Perfect financiers are about as addictive as chocolate; These delicate little cakes have a firm, exterior...

August 15, 2016

Watching your calories is easy with this elegant, easy and simple seafood dinner.  A healthy low-fat, low-calorie fish dish that's bursting with flavor. Keep it light for your next dinner, make it a meal with a side salad or s...

March 28, 2016

Sweet, tender rolls with a drizzle of delicious icing, seriously the best cinnamon rolls recipe ever!! I’m a cinnamon roll freak, and I drool over these super soft ooey-gooey cinnamon buns. I've made them multiple times since...

March 23, 2016

 

This dish is a family favorite. It’s quick and delicious, I make it almost once a week. Chicken pieces coated with many fragrant spices like turmeric, cardamom, and cumin, and then simmered in a tomato sauce. I’m using can to...

March 15, 2016

I made this recipe last year In "Intro to Baking" at Ai campus, and I never used any other recipe since then. It sure is a keeper and taste super delicious. I’m in love with citrus desserts, lemon bars, orange cheesecake, grap...

March 3, 2016

Stunning seafood paella with crustaceans, shellfish and chicken. A traditional Spanish dish that made its way to Pakistan/India. It's centuries old method of cooking meat and rice; traditionally rice is added to any type of br...

February 19, 2016

Culturally we are raised with varieties of curries and masalas and introduced to spices at very early age. The beef stew I’m familiar with is the one my mom made as “Aloo Ghost” literally translates as “potatoes and meat”. It...

February 10, 2016

"Gajrela" is a sweet dessert pudding made with carrots, milk, sugar and rice. A goldmine of nutrients, naturally sweet carrots makes it rich and sticky with exotic cardamom. A decadent and comforting sweet treat that satisfies...

January 27, 2016

 

 

"National Chocolate Day," so let us celebrate with rich, dark chocolate ganache cupcakes that make you go yum-o.  Enjoy a day full of treats and indulgence. These cupcakes themselves are great but dipped in the ganache makes...

January 25, 2016

“Sarsoon ka Saag” is a vegetarian dish mostly prevalent in Punjab province of Pakistan/India usually made from mustard greens (sarson) and spices. It is regarded as a traditional dish, and is usually served with ”makki ki roti...

December 28, 2015

Chocolate, caramel, and salt are probably the best dessert combination, especially for the holiday season. I’ve been experimenting with salted caramel recipes and baked goods over the last few years, and I have loved each and...

December 18, 2015

All I remember from my last trip to Istanbul is good food, friendly people, beautiful Roman architecture and Turkish Kahwa with sweet delights.

The memory of the day we landed in Istanbul is still vivid. It was a chilly winter...

December 10, 2015

 

Butter Chicken translates, as “Murgh Makhani” A cross-continental dish in its purest form comprised of yogurt, butter, and tomatoes cooked with curry masala. It is so buttery, rich and flavorful, not your everyday chicken rec...

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Welcome to Cocoa & Butter!

Simple, scrumptious comfort food recipes with a twist. I inherited my passion for cooking and baking from the best home cook and teacher I know, my mom.

 

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