When the world started to shut down in March 2020, like every other entrepreneur, Pooja Dhingra was faced with an unprecedented crisis. Le15 Patisserie, her F&B business, had to close its doors and as the months progressed, she had to shut the cafes permanently. Staying home, with no easy answers to a million questions, Pooja went back to the kitchen, to do what she loves most – bake, and experiment.
In the toughest year, she found moments of joy in creating simple recipes, riffing on classics, and having fun with the elemental basics of baking – flour, butter, and sugar. (Well, sometimes, salt.) And as she shared these stories on social media, people came together to tell their own, too. The power of food and community was unchanged, even in the midst of a global pandemic. Coming Home was born of the sense of hope and redemption that Pooja experienced, day after day, even as the world continued to stay in flux. This book is Pooja’s most personal and ambitious yet, and her hope is that it helps others find their way home, too.
From new recipes such as Eggless Rose and Raspberry Tiramisu, Gourmet Chikki, Passion Fruit Truffles, to delicious macaron variants and savoury treats such as Cacio Pepe cookies and Chutney Cheese Pull-Apart Bread, this book has something for everyone.