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Chewy White Choc Chunk and Popcorn Cookies


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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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Cinnamon Phirni Drink


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

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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Vegan Barley Shortbread


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

I am currently fixated on using barley flour in my baked goods. This whole grain is fibre-rich, lower in calories than regular grains and beneficial for those prone to insulin resistance. I have also just discovered the alchemical wonder that is coconut butter. Unlike coconut oil, its butter incorporates the flesh of the coconut. And it's ...

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Flash Food Friday: Mini Pancake Stacks


Friday, January 29, 2016

I suppose you could go with the more laboured route and pour, with painstaking precision, little rounds of batter. Or you could just cook a few large crepes, stack them up with a bit of syrup as you go along, and cut out perfect circles with a cookie cutter. "But the scraps," you ask. "What ...

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Naartjie Cheesecake (3-ingredient Japanese Method)


Monday, September 7, 2015

Click on through to Secrets & Stilettos for my contribution to her weekly food blogger profile series. It includes the recipe for this naartjie cheesecake, a slight adaptation to the 3-ingredient Japanese-style cheesecake posted on Epicurious. I added dried naartjie peel to the batter and loved how the citrus punched up the creamy flavours. The cake tasted even better the next day, ...

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Featured on An Nur: Burfee Ice Cream (with video)


Saturday, August 15, 2015

After every Eid or big celebration in our family, there is always a glut of burfee to contend with. While I don't see anything wrong with supplementing a week's breakfast with a ball or two of  sweet milk protein and all the punchy cardamom mouthfeels, too much of a good thing will make you kotz. So why not ...

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