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Amrita Rawat is the author of the blog Chai and Dumplings. Born in India and a lifelong resident of Atlanta, she recently moved to Saint Louis. Her love for food stems in part from its ability to bring cultures together and in part from how darn good it feels to eat a delicious meal. She loves traveling and has eaten her way through cities like Hong Kong, Paris, Budapest, Mumbai, and Shangri-la. Amrita is also a contributor to Sauce Magazine in St Louis.

Orange Biscotti with Black Sesame

These biscotti are citrusy and light with a crunch of sesame and warm cardamom. They’re crunchy until dipped into a hot drink, then they melt in your mouth.

Black Sesame Pear Bread

This bread hits the spot with tea, coffee, or as a light snack. Pears add moisture to the sugared top and the crunch of the sesame seeds.

Rich Chocolate Cake

Rich Chocolate Cake

There’s just four ingredients in this cake but with the right chocolate, and the right chocolate lover, that’s all you need.

Raspberry Trifle

Raspberry Trifle

The fruit in this trifle can be adjusted to fit your personal taste or whatever your have on hand.

Chocolate Marquise Loaf Cake

Chocolate Marquise Loaf Cake

A simple chocolate sponge cake encases a rich chocolate mousse in this chilled dessert that can be stored in the freezer for unexpected celebrations.

Homemade Tootsies

Homemade Tootsies

This would be fun to roll with some kids, especially since it’s so easy. It also melts in your mouth a bit more readily than the store-brand.

Potato Chip Blondies

Potato Chip Blondies

This recipe is so easy to put together–just one bowl, and you can toss in whatever you have (just remember to adjust the sugar if you do candy bars).

Banana Tarte Tatin

Banana Tarte Tatin

This recipe is open to many variations, and feel free to do it in a larger pan with more bananas.

A Ridiculously Good Brownie

A Ridiculously Good Brownie

There’s something to love about a fudgy slab of chocolate-y goodness that’s essentially frosting, barely held together with some flour.

Red Velvet Cake Bars

Red Velvet Cake Bars

Next time you have cake scraps or cupcakes lying around, try this recipe. You’ll be opening yourself up to a whole new level of sweetness.

Blood Orange Tart

Blood Orange Tart

This dessert is far from being too sweet since blood oranges tend to lean to the bitter side, similar to a grapefruit. It’s the perfect tart

Pumpkin Risotto

Pumpkin Risotto

Check out these lovely little mini pumpkins from Amrita Rawat, filled with a delicious risotto.

Banana Nutella French Macarons

Using freeze-dried banana powder in macarons produces a delicious banana flavor, only further perfected when combined with a classic Nutella filling.

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The Food Truck Craze

Food trucks are everywhere, and they’re getting harder and harder to miss. So if you hear about a food truck in your area, chase it down and check it out! You might be pleasantly surprised at what you find or who you meet.

Special Occasion Eight Layer Cake

This is a devil’s food cake soaked with Chambord raspberry liqueur, alternately layered with white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate mousse, and topped with a rich espresso Mascarpone frosting.

Verry Berry Lemon Cupcakes

With spring arriving, fresh berries are back in the stores. Amrita Rawat decides to turn perfectly good berries in to perfectly delicious cupcakes.