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A piece of vegetarian zucchini slice on a white plate with a fork next to it. On the right side are two more pieces of zucchini slice.
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Vegetarian Zucchini Slice

Filled with zucchini, carrots, and cheese this vegetarian zucchini slice is a great way to add more vegetables to your meals, for kids as well as adults. It can be served hot or cold, and is ideal for snacks, picnics, lunch or dinner. It’s super easy to prepare and lends itself to endless variations. It’s freezer friendly making it ideal for meal prep. What is a zucchini slice? I first heard about zucchini slice when I moved to Australia. Over…

A piece of mango coconut trifle on a white dish with a small fork next to it. On the back is a blue dish with more trifle in it on the top right corner. On the top left is a mango on top of a blue napkin.
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Mango Coconut Trifle | Mango Coconut Layered Dessert

This mango coconut trifle (or mango coconut layered dessert) is a delicious tropical dessert made of layers of sponge cake, whipped cream, fresh mango, and toasted coconut. Read on for the recipe, along with flavor variations. The dessert I am sharing today is a recipe that I created completely by accident. I had planned on making a sponge roll but the recipe I tried was a disaster. The sponge itself tasted nice, but it just wouldn’t roll properly. I had…

Cardamom Jam Thumbprint cookies in a white platter. In front of the platter are two jam cookies, and one has a bite in it. There are also two cardamom pods next to the cookies. On the back is a jar of raspberry jam.
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Cardamom jam thumbprint cookies | Bakery jam biscuits

Sharing a Pakistani bakery classic today – the bakery jam biscuit or bakery jam cookie. These cardamom jam thumbprint cookies are made with a buttery cardamom flavored cookie dough, and then filled with jam. Delicious at any time of day, and especially so with a cup of tea.   Cardamom jam thumbprint cookies – the ingredients: Flour: Regular all-purpose flour or maida is used for this recipe. Sugar: This recipe uses caster sugar or finely ground sugar. I pulse regular sugar…

A cooling rack placed diagonally with nan khatai on top of it. On the top left is a small plate with crushed almonds and pistachios, and below that is a teacup and a saucer with a nan khatai biscuit placed on the saucer.
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Nan Khatai (Khalifa style) | Cardamom flavored shortbread biscuits

Nan khatai are cardamom flavored shortbread style biscuits or cookies from India and Pakistan. Made with ghee, flour, chickpea flour (besan) and almonds, they have a buttery melt in the mouth flavor and light crumbly texture. Perfect with a cup of chai. This particular recipe is based on the Khalifa style nan khatai from Pakistan. What is nan khatai? Nan khatai, naan khatai, or nankhatai are cardamom flavored biscuits from the Indian sub-continent popular in both India and Pakistan. The…

An Eid cookie box with an assortment of cookies. Clockwise from top left are Italian almond cookies, nan khatai, thumbprint jam cookies, coconut laddo, cardamom shortbread cookies with dark chocolate and pistachio, nan khatai and cinnamon palmers with nuts.
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How to make an Eid Cookie Box

Presenting to you the ultimate guide on how to make an Eid cookie box, a delicious gift to make and gift to friends and family. From traditional Pakistani classics to modern cookies with a Desi spin there’s something for everyone in this cookie box. The 2021 edition includes cardamom shortbread with chocolate and pistachios, nan khatai, coconut laddos, Italian almond cookies, puff pastry palmiers and thumbprint jam cookies. Every year when the winter season would arrive, I would see social…

Three paneer toast sandwiches cut in half, laid out on a black baking tray.
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Paneer tikka sandwich | Paneer cheese toast with green chutney

Paneer tikka sandwich is a deliciously spicy sandwich made with coriander and mint chutney, paneer seasoned with tikka spices, vegetables and lots of cheese on top. The sandwich is then baked in the oven (or air fryer) till the cheese melts. The paneer cheese toast can be enjoyed as a weeknight meal, as a snack with tea, or a lunch box option for kids and adults. The recipe also includes freezer instructions, so you can make a batch and keep…

A pavlova grazing platter on a wooden chopping board. There are mini pavlovas, chopped mangoes, diced kiwifruit, passionfruit, blueberries, toasted coconut flakes, along with salted caramel sauce and chocolate ganache.
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How to make a pavlova grazing platter | Mini pavlovas with cream, fruit, and nuts

Give the classic pavlova a twist by making a pavlova grazing platter. Mini pavlovas, whipped cream, chocolate and caramel sauce, and a variety of fruit and toppings are part of this stunning dessert. This DIY pavlova platter lets everyone decide what and how much they want to put on their pavlova. A perfect dessert board for your next party!   The inspiration for this pavlova grazing platter comes from Shalini Nestor of Swish Biscuits. She posted a picture of her…