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Recipes

Monochrome Chocolate Cake with Hamsa motif

Monochrome Chocolate Cake with Hamsa motif

This is a real chocolate cake, made with good quality dark chocolate, and you can really taste the difference. The fudge frosting can be made with any form of chocolate (here’s a similar version) but here I’ve mixed it up a bit and used white. This way, I could decorate […]

April 3, 2014 ×

Christmas, Recipes

Batheeth pies

Batheeth pies

It’s silly season again, that’s why. Only time for silliness, nothing else. In the midst, I have been preparing some Christmas recipes for Ahlan Gourmet. They are a twist on the original, and bring a little of the Middle East into the traditional English recipes.The first is Batheeth pies – […]

November 14, 2012 ×

Culinary Travel, Eating up Dubai

Sweets in the Emirates – what and where to buy in Dubai

Sweets in the Emirates – what and where to buy in Dubai

I miss sugar. I’ve left it like an alcoholic leaves a drink. Precariously, I walk this sugar-free tightrope between poisoned pleasure and healthy pain, and every so often I fall. Arabia is obsessed with sugar. I see it every day in a multitude of disguises – each one more entrancing […]

February 14, 2012 ×

Christmas, Recipes

White Christmas Fudge

White Christmas Fudge

This is the most basic of fudge, and has the added benefit of being egg-free. Like all my recipes it is very versatile – feel free to replace the flavours with your own. Ingredients 225g chocolate 100g sweetened condensed milk 1 tsp vanilla essence 1/3 cup pistachios and dried cranberries […]

December 21, 2011 ×

Christmas, Recipes

Soft Chocolate Truffles

Soft Chocolate Truffles

Yesterday I put up the recipe for my white chocolate truffles, and you may have realized that it is fairly flexible. This is a deviation, with whole hazelnuts, and without half a cup of dry ingredients stirred through, which makes the chocolate more like a fudge in texture. Ingredients: 250g […]

December 19, 2011 ×

Christmas, Recipes

White Chocolate Truffles

White Chocolate Truffles

Truffles are the easiest sweets to make – the only cooking is melting chocolate, and they keep for a few weeks in the fridge. They’re perfect for gifts, and you get to lick the bowl after rolling them out! This recipe is easily adaptable – I make different variants every […]

December 18, 2011 ×

Recipes

Lamingtons – the great Australian cheat

Lamingtons – the great Australian cheat

I’ve only been baking for a year or two. I used to think that making cakes is hard. I presume a conspiracy of the Australian CWA (Country Women’s Association) and other organization similar. They got into our heads that cakes had to be perfect, and perfect meant the way they […]

December 6, 2011 ×