Today’s recipe is a “naan” recipe from Persia called – Obi Non. Obi non or lepyoshka is a kind of flat tandoor bread popular in Afghan, Tajik and Uzbek cuisine. It is shaped like a disc and comparatively thicker than naan. There are different varieties of Naan, and it originates from Central and South Asia with influence from the Middle-East. I am going to share one of the naan varieties called obi non which is quite popular in Uzbekistan.
Today I am going to share one of the traditional cookies from Persia, precisely from Iran – Nan-E Nokhodchi | Persian Chick Pea Cookie with Cardamom and Pistachios. Chickpeas are popular in Persian cooking and this cookie is prepared with roasted chickpea flour. You know what, this is a vegan and gluten free cookie making it perfect for everyone. With the delicate flavors of cardamom and rose syrup and chick peas, this is sure a table winner.
I am going to share one of our favorite recipes today. It’s the Mandelbrot (in Yiddish) or Mandel Bread (in English) or Kamishbrot in Ukraine. The name might sound different, but it’s the nothing but simple almond bread. It is one of the famous Jewish cookies. In Yiddish, Mandel means almond and brot means bread. It’s twice baked bread, and the crunchier exterior makes it more similar to biscotti. Today I am going to share the Eggless version of the almond biscotti.
The next recipe that I am going to post is the Lemon Cheese Danish with Eggless lemon curd. Now you know why I posted the lemon curd recipe yesterday. I prepared this cheese Danish as a semi-homemade recipe with store bought puff pastry . So that makes it as a five ingredient recipe. Yes, all you need is puff pastry, cream cheese, sugar or condensed milk, lemon curd and some flour for dusting. With these ingredients, you can make a delicious Danish pastry.
Fruit curd is a dessert spread which is used as a topping or served as a side for bread and scones. The most popular one is the lemon curd which is widely employed in pies and tarts. It’s also a great replacement for jam and preserves. Traditionally it is prepared with eggs, butter, and the fruit. Today I am going to share an Eggless and Butterless vegan lemon curd.
I always learn a lot of new recipes from this month long marathon. In the previous years, I picked safe themes. But this year, I had to come out of my comfort zone and look, I started to explore the recipes from all over the world now. :-) For the alphabet K, I picked a crispbread recipe which is more like a cracker recipe, from Sweden. It’s the Knäckebröd bread prepared mainly with rye flour.
The next recipe that I am going to share is the Jam Tarts from British. The Wikipedia has the perfect definition, and I can’t put it better than that. So quoting from there directly, “A tart is a baked dish consisting of a filling over a pastry base with an open top not covered with pastry.” Pie, Quiche, and other open pastries fall under this tart category. There are different types of tart namely fruit tart, egg tart, custard tart, jam tart and this list goes on. Today I am going to share Jam tart, precisely Strawberry jam tart.
We are on the 9th day of the Baking from around the world theme. I know I have been posting bread recipes with yeast and that takes more than 2 hours to prepare, but today’s bread recipe is super simple. No yeast, No kneading and no waiting time required either. All you need is two main ingredients – Ice Cream and Self-Rising flour. Mix them and bake them. Viola – Ice cream bread is ready. :-) Yes, it’s I for Ice Cream bread today.
Another yeast based bread recipe from Chile. Hallullas are chilian flat round baked bread / soft biscuits perfect for sandwiches. This time instead of preparing them as bread I made them as buns/rolls so that I can serve them along with butter or jam/spread. I love the bread rolls served in the flight, so thought of mimicking this hallulla bread recipe as buns.
A kitchen without knife – no way. We all very well know how important knives are for our day to today cooking. A good sharp knife plays a significant role in the kitchen. I am a kitchen gadget fanatic and when I got an opportunity to try and review the “Complete six-piece precision knife series set” from Edge of Belgravia I was super excited and immediately said yes. When I saw the knives that came all the way from the UK, I was utterly mesmerized. I should call these as black beauties.