Tag: Dessert

MAHALABIA

MAHALABIA

ROSE WATER AND CARDAMOM MILK PUDDING

If you’re Middle Eastern, chances are you already have all the ingredients for mahalabia somewhere in your kitchen. That’s the charm of this dessert: it’s delicious, it’s incredibly easy to make […]

BAKLAVA

BAKLAVA

​This is baklava, or paklawa as its known in most Kurdish households. This nutty, buttery, sticky, sweet, spiced pastry exists in some form in most of the Middle East, but to me this version is the ‘classic’ as its Mum’s recipe. Enjoy one (or five) […]

PISTACHIO, ROSE AND WHITE CHOCOLATE BLONDIES

PISTACHIO, ROSE AND WHITE CHOCOLATE BLONDIES

Last week I decided I was going to make the ultimate blondies – imagine brownies, but the focus is brown sugar and white chocolate instead of white sugar and milk/dark chocolate, giving you the same gooey texture you’d expect from brownies, but with more of […]

CARDAMOM CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD

CARDAMOM CHOCOLATE BANANA BREAD

When I was a child, Mum used to tell me that every time I ate a banana, all the cells in my stomach would cheer because they were getting fed nutrients. As a grown up and a doctor, I now realise that the level of […]

YOGURT PANNA COTTA WITH HONEY AND TOASTED WALNUTS

YOGURT PANNA COTTA WITH HONEY AND TOASTED WALNUTS

To say I have a ‘sweet tooth’ would be an understatement – I once ate 9 Cadbury’s Creme Eggs in one sitting. Mum never shared my affinity for sugar, so growing up she would always encourage me to “have some honey” whenever that sweet craving […]