Hasn’t there been times when you are so excited that you are unable to sit steady on your seat? I am in exactly that situation right now… 😀 I am not able to start up an introduction as I am so excited about the blogger who is on my space during this blessed month!
I came across her profile in Instagram in the beginning. Such mouthwatering pictures and that too mainly of desserts – so that’s definitely the space for me, right? 🙂 Even I don’t make such sinful desserts since I am so worried about my ever increasing weight, plus the thought about the look of disapproval on the face of HD is a deterrent in itself. But that wouldn’t stop me from gawking at her pictures… I never knew she had a blog till I commented on one of her pictures and then man, the journey started from then on…
Each time I used to wait for her to post, just to hop on, gawk and gawk for God-knows-how-many-minutes and then go ahead with reading the recipe. Most of the time, her sinful looking treats are so easy to make that if you are tempted to immediately , then I don’t blame you. Just a few, but not limited to, that left me weak on my knees – this Pistachio Cake with all that Muhallabieh oozing out, this slurpy sundae mug cake or this recent Caramel Twix Pie. Even her savory dishes don’t fail to drool – just look at these fries or this fried chicken (slurp!) Yikes! All of a sudden, I forgot I am fasting! 😕 I hate you, Sadia… 😛 So much, but I haven’t even mentioned the blog name, but since you would have already gone and clicked the links above, you must have already discovered the blog. Yes, today I have the person behind this amazing blog called “Savory & Sweet Food“. A very humble and introvert Malabari (like me… not the humble or the introvert side, but the Malabari side! 😉 ), who has her little foot firm in the blogging world… I guess I won’t talk much since I have already said enough. Moving on to her post, which is yet another delicious yet simple sweet dish, that her umma makes…
Ramadan Mubarak to everyone!!
The holy month is finally here and I am so excited. I wish the clock ticks slowly and this beautiful month doesn’t get over soon. Ramadan brings so much peace and tranquility in Muslims all over the world. This month has a different atmosphere from the other months of the year. An atmosphere of giving and thinking of others brings out the best in people.
Allah makes it easier for His slaves to perform righteous deeds, during the month of Ramadan. Our beloved Prophet Muhammed- peace and blessings be upon him had revealed:-
“When the month of Ramadan starts, the gates of heaven are opened and the gates of hell are closed and the devils are chained.” (Narrated by Bukhari no. 3277, Muslim no. 1079)
This explains why the condition during Ramadan is much different when compared to the other months. Glorified be He!
Now let me introduce a little about myself to you all, I am Sadia Mohamed, an Indian food blogger residing in Kuwait and I blog at Savory and Sweet Food. I have been blogging for 4 years, and now food, blog and food photography have become my passion. I love experimenting with new and innovative, fusion dishes and also enjoy trying out different cuisines of the world. Desserts are my weakness, and for the same reason you can find many dessert recipes in my blog and anyone with a sweet tooth will love it.
Rafeeda had contacted me to do a guest post for her during the month of Ramdan. I didn’t have to think twice to say yes. So here I am, doing a guest post for one of my most favourite food bloggers, whose blog I used to follow even before I started my blog.
As Rafeeda is famous for “the big sweet tooth”, I was sure that I will be sharing a dessert recipe and so I have brought bread pudding with caramelised nuts today. Actually I call this Uma’s (Mom’s) bread pudding, as my mom makes this very often during Ramadan for iftar. My mom is an expert in making the traditional malabar appetizers (oh I so miss those!). Only if me or my sister entered the kitchen, the iftar table will have new items. She says when we are there to make all those “modern” (that’s how my mom says :D) stuff, why should she make it. But this pudding is her signature modern dish, hehe and we all luuv it. It is extremely easy to make this, so you all please do give this a try. Hope you will like it, I’m pretty sure you all will. Enjoy!
FOR THE BREAD PUDDING:
6 slices white bread
Softened unsalted butter
2 large eggs
2 tbsp granulated sugar
1/2 tin of 395g sweetened condensed milk
1 cup whole milk
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
FOR THE CARAMELISED NUTS:
1 cup almonds/ pistachios/ walnuts
1/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp butter
- Stale bread works best for this recipe than fresh bread. 2 days old bread would be good.
- While making the caramelised nuts, make sure that you don’t burn the caramel, once the caramel turns into a light golden brown color, add in the nuts and turn off the heat.
- Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8 inch or 10″ by 8” baking tray.
- Cut the sides of the bread slices.
- Spread a thin layer of softened butter on one side of each of the bread slices.
- Stack the bread, one on top of the other and cut the bread slices into half.
- Place this as a layer on the baking tray tightly with the buttered side facing up.
- In a bowl, whisk the eggs with sugar.
- Then pour the condensed milk, whole milk, vanilla essence and cardamom powder into the egg mixture. Whisk all together till combined.
- Pour this on top the bread slices.
- Let it stay for about 10-15 minutes, till the bread soaks up most of the milk mixture.
- Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Take it out of the oven, flip it onto a plate and sprinkle the caramelised nuts on top.
- Dry roast the nuts (I used almonds), on very low flame for about 10 minutes. It should be really roasted well. Keep stirring it around.
- Take it off the flame and let it cool completely. Cut it into smaller pieces.
- In a frying pan, add the butter and sugar. Let it melt on very low flame. Once it starts changing color (to golden brown), add in the almonds. Mix well.
- Take it off the heat and spread the caramelised nuts on a flat surface, separate it using fork. Let it cool.
JazakAllah Khair for coming over and gracing my space with this delicious looking post! InShaAllah, would definitely love to meet you in person anytime you land up in Dubai in the future! 🙂 Wishing you many many more years of successful blogging… 🙂
Throwing back to some of the Ramadan-Eid guest posts I have had in the previous years…
Humi’s Butter Chicken
Farrukh’s Anjeer Kheer
Farwin’s Sri Lankan Fish Cutlets
Lail’s Date Chutney
Farheen’s Awadhi Shikhampuri Kababs
Wishing all of you a great day ahead, InShaAllah… 🙂