Category: Dessert Recipes

Mini Apple Rose Pies

Mini Apple Rose Pies

Since I’m not really a baker – and a sophisticated one at that – making apple rose pies was quite a task. I was rather impressed when it came out perfect in the first shot! Mini Apple Rose Pies reminded of the Turkish Rose Dessert […]

Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake

Sansa Stark lights up when Olenna Tyrell offers her lemon cakes when they first meet in the Highgarden. “Lemon cakes are my favorite,” she says. Sansa would have loved the setting – a beautiful garden hosting a refined social gathering of ladies, enjoying treats which […]

Turkish Rose Dessert – Gul Tatlisi

Turkish Rose Dessert – Gul Tatlisi

The Turkish Rose Dessert, or Gul Tatlisi, is a beautiful sweet treat. The roses are simple to make and, since this dish uses sugar syrup, the sweetness can be adjusted to suit your taste. The technique to make the roses is exactly like making Mini […]

Blueberry Yogurt Parfait with Lemon Curd

Blueberry Yogurt Parfait with Lemon Curd

This recipe is as simple as A, B, C of trifle. My daughter gobbled down the blueberries but, fortunately, I could grab a few for this recipe. Here’s the recipe for lemon curd. I have used Greek yogurt, which is a creamier version of plain […]

Lemon Curd

Lemon Curd

I’m not a dessert fan and am always looking around for quick, simple, and easy recipes to fix a sweet bite. Lemon curd is a perfect recipe. Top it on a usual loaf of sponge cake or a cupcake and you’ll have a dessert everyone […]

Basbousa (Semolina and Yogurt Cake)

Basbousa (Semolina and Yogurt Cake)

Basbousa is a dessert that is not only popular in many Middle Eastern countries, but also in Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Greece. Basbousa is a sweet semolina cake that is soaked in sugar syrup. It may sound like a sweet treat but, trust me, […]

Chocolate Lava Cake

Chocolate Lava Cake

A perfect chocolate treat. Chocolate Lava cake (fondly called Choco Lava Cake) is literally a volcano with a lava of molten chocolate. To me, its more like a chocolate treasure box – “How’s it going to be when I dig in”. I love the burst […]

Seviyan (Sweet Vermicelli)

Seviyan (Sweet Vermicelli)

Eid is incomplete without seviyan and sheer khurma. Seviyan is an important part of breakfast on Eid and is also served to guests. There are many variants to seviyan. Some are fried, some are prepared with milk, some with cream. I like the fried version […]

Zarda Pulao (Sweet Rice)

Zarda Pulao (Sweet Rice)

Zarda Pulao is also known as Zafraani Zarda Pulao (Sweet Saffron Rice). The dish is not really a dessert but more like a finishing touch to your main course. Zarda pulao has been a mandatory dish to finish the Friday lunch (Compulsory congregation prayers are […]

Beetroot Halwa

Beetroot Halwa

Here’s a dessert I was introduced to by my mother-in-law and I thoroughly enjoy it whenever she makes it. We all know the health benefits of beetroot. Beetroot boosts stamina, improves immune system, and is rich in vitamins and fibres. Beetroot halwa is an innovative, […]