Wednesday, April 17, 2019

1235. Mulberry Pie

This truly seems to be the year of pies. Totally unplanned and fully embraced. I am aware we have a mulberry slab pie posted a while back, but this is a pie in the typical American sense, and follows nicely in the sequence of recent pie-related posts.

Sunday, April 14, 2019

1234. Freekeh Stuffed Mulberry Leaves

Continuing our mulberry streak, we are using both mulberry molasses and young mulberry leaves for this freekeh stuffed leaves. Of course, you could use rice like is traditionally done, but I opted for the ancient Babylonian grain for its smoky flavor and chewey texture.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

1233. Courgette Chocolate Cake with Mulberry Swiss Buttercream

Using my mulberry bounty in an altogether new and innovative way, this recipe is a chocolate cake frosted in mulberry Swiss buttercream. It's no ordinary chocolate cake either; this is the ultra-moist courgette chocolate cake, which may count towards your five a day.

Sunday, April 7, 2019

1232. Mulberry Meat Sambusak

Remember the mulberry molasses we made? Well, this mulberry meat sambusak is one of my favorite ways to use it. The filling is a classic meat filling with added mulberry molasses.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

1231. Mulberry Molasses

Last season's mulberry yield occupied a considerable space in my freezer. In anticipation for another fruitful year insha Allah, I am coming up with different ways to use up the fruit besides cakes (one, two, three), pies, muffins, ice cream, or drinks and smoothies. An effective, versatile, and delicious contender was to make mulberry molasses.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

1230. Mulberry Gummy Bears

Mulberry season is upon us and here we are with an innovative use for them. Technically not gummy bears, but yes, these are gummy candies made from mulberries. The recipe can be adapted to use any berry or indeed fruit instead. Chocolate silicone molds are perfect for this too, and I've got a variety gifted to me by one of my favorite people ever created.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

1229. Papaya Rocket Salad

As elaborate as a meal may be, I would always consider it lacking if salad was not on the menu. I love salad so much that I can have it as a meal on its own. Of course, the caveat is that it can be highly customizable, so much so that "healthy" and "salad" are not always synonymous.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

1228. Sour Cherry Pie

Seeing the great success of our raspberry pie, I was conspicuously gifted two frozen packets of frozen sour cherries in obvious hope of recreating the experience. I am happy to report it was just as successful. In fact, it had all the tartness and moreishness of its predecessor, minus all the grit of raspberry seeds.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

1227. Eggs in Buns

These eggs baked in bread buns are one of those rare recipes where it is almost just as much (or little, in this case) effort to make for one as it is for ten. It is also highly customizable to personal taste too.

Monday, March 18, 2019

1226. Overnight Bread Manaeesh (Cheese and Zaatar)

Overnight bread strikes again, in the form of Arabic breakfast and snack manaeesh. To say manaeesh are Arab pizzas is somewhat derogatory since they existed way before the Italian pizza and might even have been the origins of pizza.