Turkish Delight Almond Milk

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What does one do with a box of lemon and rose turkish delight that's been sitting in the grocery cupboard for well over a year? Let's just say the benefits of maturity do not extend to lokum. The sweets, hard as they'd become, were not a toothsome delight. I decided to melt them down into a ...

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Stork Bake Instagram Takeover (with recipes)

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A few months ago I was afforded the wonderful opportunity to work with the Stork Bake team on their Instagram account. Hi Stork fam, it's Stork Baker @saaleha_b here. I will be taking over this account for the next three days to bring you baking hacks, treats and lots of sweet vibes. Today I'm going to ...

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Eid Printables 2017: Gift Tags, Treat Box and Envelopes

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Since the shift to pursuing photography professionally, I no longer take on any graphic design work. However, I still enjoy working with type and graphics to create fun personal projects for myself and friends. Putting together these free Eid printables has become something of an annual tradition here on Ice Cream Everyday. I've had these hydrangea ...

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Stork Bakers: Cardamom and Rose Custard Slice and a Win!

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I'm not going to lie, I love when the going is easy; when there's not much for me to push through and deliver on and I'm able to couch through a season of Frasier in one sitting with a pot of  single-origin Guatemalan and plate of cheese and crackers. Yes, I have simple tastes. However, I ...

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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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Breakfast Butternut Madeleines

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  A generous serving of butternut mash leftover from last night's supper got me thinking about how I could use it for breakfast. I came across a promising recipe for butternut waffles and wondered what would happen if I substituted oats, barley and almonds for the wholewheat and buckwheat flours. On cooking my first waffle, I realised my ...

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Coffee Love: Free A3 Poster Prints

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  To know me is to know that I am an absolute coffee devotee. After a bit of wordsmithing and graphic designing, I give you these posters; my humble oblations at the altar of that holy bean. I hope you enjoy displaying them as much as I loved creating them. I've designed these to print at A3. You can ...

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Vegan Barley Shortbread

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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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