During the holy festival of Diwali (Deepavali), Hindus celebrate the event with a whole bunch of sweets and treats, one of them being Basbousa. Sweets are an important component during this Indian festival as they are made as offerings to the deity Lakshmi during poojas and, in return, the worshipper shall receive bountiful blessings for the coming year ahead. Basbousa is a semolina cake that is soaked in simple syrup after baking.
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A beautiful dessert that is simple to make if you have a couple of the right tools on hand. If you don’t want to make this individually then simply make it all in one big springform cake tin. Treat that special someone in your life with this decadent dessert come Valentine’s day.
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I’m just about done with the winter chill, so I thought I’d liven things up a bit in the kitchen with these tropic-inspired pancakes. Hopefully when I bite into them I’ll smell the sea breeze; feel the sand between my toes and hear the crashing of waves. Happy Shrove everybody!
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I have been playing round with this idea for the past six months now and it has finally come into fruition ~ Red Velvet no-bake cheesecake! Perfect to share on Valentine’s Day with your significant other! Bright red with a full chocolatey flavour, this will definitely be hailed as dessert nirvana.
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Today we are upping the ante and pulling out all the stops for our significant other and loved ones with this Valentine’s day special. Creamy decadent raspberry mousse + vanilla sponge + a rich chocolate coating. Who wouldn’t want to receive this at the end of dinner?
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Stewed fruit topped with buttery crumble makes for a very satisfying end to a meal. I went for a wintery flavour by making this crumble with a combination of sweet juicey dessert pears, tart apples and dark cherries. Served warm along with vanilla custard, this dessert is perfect on a chilly night.
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Beautiful baby bundt cakes with all the spicey flavours associated with the festive season. In Holland spiced cookies called ‘Speculaas’ and ‘Kruidnoten’ are traditional for this time of year, so I thought how about some spiced cakes as well to add to the mix. These are then glazed with a creamy butterscotch glaze and given a light dusting with cinnamon sugar. Brilliant!
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