Category Desserts

Chocolate (Avocado) Mousse

This simple recipe with give you a rich chocolate mousse with an amazing texture: 2 ripe avocados (the smooth creamy sort) 1/4 cup water 3 lightly heaped tablespoons of cocoa (I’m sure fine cacao would work too) 1/4 cup agave/honey/any other sweetener (sugar) Blend together in food processor/puree maker and voila – healthy chocolate mousse! […]

Bite-size meringues

Sweet, crunchy & loved by many – Bite-size meringues are the way to go for your next tea party!

Pecan Nut Slice

Zeenat Adam shared this recipe with us: I had picked some pecans from trees in the garden and didn’t have any new ideas on what to make with it. Inspired by Salma Mayet’s Coffee Pecan Brownies, I decided to try my own recipe: Pecan Nut Slice Base: 1/4 cup butter 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 […]

Macaroon slice

I’m not sure if the interest in this cake was triggered by the frenzy over French Macarons (these have got to be the best I’ve tasted, thanks Farzanah!) or my eagerness to use my newly purchased bundt pan.  Regardless this cake is a winner, I love the way the colours contrast each other.  Also the richness […]

“Pretty Pink” Cupcakes

Cupcakes, these pretty little delights never seem to lose their charm.  So simple yet so versatile! Gotta love ’em! For the Cupcakes: Adapted from Nigella Lawson 125g butter 7 tablespoons sugar 2 large eggs 3/4 cup flour 1 & 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (stay away from vanilla essence) 2 tablespoons milk Method: […]

Coffee Pecan Brownies

Being a foodie, I’ve immersed myself in a good few spaces to engage and exchange, inspire and be inspired on all things concerning f-o-o-d. This recipe was sourced from a South African foodie celeb, Angela Day – a household name who’s earned a stable reputation for successful baking and cooking. Angela Day has a column […]

Chocolate marble cheesecake

This is the second post by contributor Zahra Al Tamimi – she first shared with us something a little healthy Leek and Potato Soup but now its onto something a sweeter: Chocolate marble cheesecake with chocolate, marshmallow & cookie crumb topping Warning- this is NOT for the diet conscious BUT it will make you very happy! Ingredients For […]

Burfee

Just in time for Eid coming up at the end of this month, our newest contributor Samira Ghoor shares her delicious burfee recipe. Burfee (Recipe from: a friend of a friend) 500g Klim/Nespray (or any rich milk powder) 1 tin Nestle cream (small tin) – divide this in half 1 cup  water 1 ¾ cup […]

Spiced Apple and Pear Pie

One thing I don’t like doing is throwing food away. Especially during the month of Ramadan. So I knew I had to make a pie with the apple and pears that no one seemed to want to eat. I first made the sweet shortcrust pastry, and while it was sitting in the fridge I made […]

Wholesome energy balls

1 cup cashews (soaked overnight, water thrown out) 1 cup coconut (desiccated) 2 Tbsp honey dash of vanilla essence about 8 dates soaked if hard * blend cashew nuts in a food processor * add other ingredients and mix * roll into balls * Indulge