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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

Million Dollar Chevro (taken off the CII website, I tweaked it here and there) 1 kg plain whole cashew nuts; halved lengthwise 1 kg plain whole almonds with skin; halved across 1/2 kg plain whole pecan nuts; halved lengthwise 1/2 kg flaked almonds 1/2 kg flaked coconut Roast all the above in the oven, each separately […]

Roast leg is my favourite dish we eat on Eid. We normally have it for supper on Eid along with homemade bread, sweet yellow rice and an assortment of vegetables. Over the years as the family has grown so has the demand for roast leg. The night before Eid is spent in the kitchen, my […]

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 […]

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 […]

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