Chewy White Choc Chunk and Popcorn Cookies

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Growing up, my pop culture consumption was completely colonised by US-TV and comic book exports. I could recite the Pledge of Allegiance by heart and knew that milk and cookies were a sacrosanct pairing. Oh, and how I love a good chewy American-style cookie. I found a great recipe on Delish.com that substitutes butter with cream cheese, resulting in ...

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Yoghurt and Sesame Halwa Pancake Rolls

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321/366 Pancake rolls filled with yoghurt, sesame halwa, cardamom and rose syrup. #project365 #dslr #lrinstagram #ifttt #foodphotography #breakfast A photo posted by Saaleha Idrees Bamjee (@saaleha_b) on Nov 14, 2016 at 4:00am PST Combine yoghurt, sesame halwa, cardamom and rose syrup. Spread onto a pancake, roll up and slice.  

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Banana loaf with Sesame halwa

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A photo posted by Saaleha Idrees Bamjee (@saaleha_b) on Nov 12, 2016 at 2:15pm PST My grocery stock is pretty much the metaphor for my life. The bananas are going off but there's sesame halva in the fridge and coconut blossom sugar in the cupboard. Mental state aside, at least a recipe came of it. The sesame ...

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Gluten-free Cacao Breakfast Muffins

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The lovely folks over at The Chocolate Tree and The Soul Tree sent me a huge hamper of their products to sample. Though I made quick work of their handmade honeycomb chocs and topcoated rice cakes, I am not even halfway through the basket. Such generosity! Along with a sampler of their snack range, they included ...

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Free Eid Printables 2016: Wrapping Paper, Treat Box and Envelope

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For this year's free Eid printables, I came up with minimalist monochrome designs that are within crafting reach of anyone with a home printer, a pair of scissors and some type of adhesive. They're also simple enough for kids to put together.   The printables include a mini treat box (based on these ones from last year), a ...

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Cinnamon Phirni Drink

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I've been seeing so many Horchata recipes popping up in my feeds and its fundamental flavours reminded me so much of some of the Indian desserts I grew up with. I was particularly taken back to Phirni, a milk-based pudding lightly set with either rice flour or semolina. I found a recipe in an early edition of ...

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Salad Toss: Baby Spinach and Cranberry Reduction

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Cranberries, with their sweet and tart personalities, are a bit like the extroverts at a party; at ease in savoury situations, and just as good for when things get syrupy. I always seem to have dried cranberries on hand, and often use them in salads and bakes. They also feature prominently in my Cranberry & Walnut cream ...

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Barley and Wheat Rotis

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The addition of barley flour to this flatbread makes for a tasty textured, somewhat nutty departure from a regular roti. If you're not super-pedantic about rolling out neatly circumferenced rounds, these don't take much time to prepare. Barley and Wheat Rotis Makes 8 rotis 1 cup barley flour 1 cup wheat flour 1 cup yoghurt 1 TBSP vegetable oil pinch of salt additional flour for ...

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