Browsing Category Dessert

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 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

Cheesecake is one of my great loves. Baked, unbaked, baklava-clad or piped straight into my open mouth, the day I decline a serving is the day you shovel the dirt over me. When I saw a recipe for a three-ingredient Japanese Cotton Cheesecake flooding my feeds, I had to try it out. My first taste of ...

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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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