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.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

1225. Iraqi Breakfast: Geemar and Dibis

Geemar and dibs is a traditional Iraqi breakfast in the cold days of winter. It provides so much energy and, served with warm khoubiz or sammoun, warms you right down to your soul. As noted before, geemar is the Iraqi clotted cream, a surreal concoction so creamy you'll find yourself reveling in delight.

Monday, March 11, 2019

1224. Carrot Apple Cream Cheese Cake

A lightly spiced cake, made with fruit and vegetable to placate the virtuous side of us, and laden with cream cheese frosting for the not-so-virtuous side makes for a great addition to a brunch, afternoon tea, or potluck.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

1223. Fresh Tomato Toast

Now this is a sandwich that needs to be made and consumed at the height of tomato season, when tomatoes actually taste like tomatoes. Naturally the question of using butter instead of mayonnaise pops up.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

1222. Croquembouche

There are recipes you make on a whim; this is not one of them. While making croquembouche seems pastry chef level, I can assure you a degree from Le Cordon Bleu is quite unnecessary. This impressive pastry dessert is rather achievable and plenty of tools to facilitate is further exist.