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Easy Kunafa with Cream (Ashta) and Cheese


Kunafa is an iconic Middle Eastern dessert, made with shredded Kataifi (phyllo) pastry dough, kashta (ashta or cream) and cheese, smothered with a sweet orange blossom simple syrup. Baked to golden perfection, enjoy this Kunafa recipe with stringy cheese pulls and relishing subtle flavours of the cream filling.  There are many Kunafa connoisseurs out there who may scoff at my Kunafa recipe and point out that it is “Kanafeh”. But…

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Kulfi (Indian Cream Popsicle)

kulfi indian cream popsicle

If you are looking for an easy dessert recipe, look no further than my easy Kulfi recipe. Kulfi is an Indian ice cream  traditionally made by boiling and reducing milk (malai). My version is an easy evaporated milk recipe, with condensed milk and pistachios and is ready to freeze in five minutes! It tastes just like the restaurant and store bought Kulfi! Read on to find out how to make…

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Brazilian Churrascaria Style Grilled Pineapple

brazilian cinnamon grilled pineapple

No need to go to a Brazilian churrascaria to indulge on cinnamon grilled pineapples! Make this easy grilled pineapple recipe at home that is not only an easy summer dessert but great anytime of the year.  A great side for meats, even better topped with some ice cream. Grill these churrascaria style pineapple today! The first time I heard of grilling pineapple was on Oprah. I vaguely remember a retired sports…

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Muhammara – Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip

muhammara red pepper walnut dip

Today, I have for you a roasted red pepper dip that is going to become the Queen of dips in your household (the King has GOT to be hummus!). Combined with walnuts, breadcrumbs, pomegranate molasses and chilli flakes, Muhammara is a Middle Eastern dip that satisfies all flavour profiles – from sweet to sour to spicy. Watch how to make Muhammara at the end of post The origins of Muhammara…

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