Kanafeh French Toast

We went out for some after dinner Kanafeh a few weeks ago. There are a limited number of places serving Kanafeh here in Dusseldorf, so we must make do with whatever is available. However, our last Kanafeh experience was not pleasant to say the least. Disappointed by the whole ordeal, coupled by an unsatiated Kanafeh…

Zeera Biscuits

It is exceedingly rare that one visits a house in Pakistan and leaves without a cup of the nations’ obsession, a cup of steaming hot black tea with a dash of milk. I do not want to sound unpatriotic, but I am not a tea person at all. My relationship with tea is limited to…

Almond M’hencha

Before I say anything about this recipe I want to go ahead and let you all know; this was the most delicious dessert I have ever made. Most of you know by now, I do not have a sweet tooth and making desserts is more of a chore, a labour with no fruit, because I…

Cantuccini (Italian Almond Biscuits)

Cantuccini are crunchy biscuits from Tuscany with almonds. Biscuits, known as Biscotti in Italy, come in several shapes and sizes with each region having its own speciality. Local regional produce is often incorporated into the biscuits, that is why most biscotti in the South feature pistachios and those in in the north are studded with…

Peach & Cherry Puff Pastry Pie

Fresh cherries and impeccably sweet peaches blend together beautifully in this stunning seasonal pie. This combination is a true match made in heaven, making this delightful pie the perfect way to celebrate summer’s stone fruits. When summer fruits are in full bloom it is time to get baking. If you have two tiny tots like…

Basic Banana Bread

I love recipes that incorporate leftovers or utilize ingredients that would otherwise go wasted. Our fruit basket is always stocked with bananas, as both my girls are bananas over them! (Sorry not sorry :D). The thing with bananas however is that they ripen so fast and almost every week we’re left with a couple of…

Shakar Paray

Shaker Paray also known as Khurma, are little pieces of rolled dough fried in oil till golden and glazed in a sugar syrup. If you love Balushahi (Pakistani Sweet), you will also love these buttery, flaky, golden fried biscuits as the ingredients and method for both Balushahi and Shakar Paray are almost identical. This Shakar…

Banoffee Shot Glasses

Those who know me can vouch I have no sweet tooth. Ice-creams, cakes, chocolates have never been my cup of tea. However, when I was pregnant with both my girls I had an intense craving for bananas drenched in condensed milk. The pregnancies passed, Alhamdolillah but the weird combination stuck. So when my husband tagged…