So many people have asked me about baklava all these years. Well, too many. When somebody heard that I came from Turkey, most of the time they said, “oh baklavaaaa, do you know how to make baklavaaa?”. Frankly, I’m tired of it as I don’t like baklava myself, and there are so many more delicious dishes in Turkish cuisine. But well, here I am, writing this recipe.
OMG, I’ve been trying to publish this recipe for ages. It’s a delicious recipe, but for some reason I never felt the energy to write about it. Finally, here it is.
I think the closest thing to a bread pudding I ever ate in my life was ekmek kadayifi – an Ottoman dessert with bread soaked in syrup and served with clotted cream. This bread pudding with currants though is not that sweet. In fact, it is slightly bitter.
This dessert is delicious, fast-and-easy, and it requires only 3 ingredients (4, if you want to top it with pistachios while serving which is totally optional). But I have to warn you, even with only 3 ingredients it is not the cheapest dessert to make, yet I believe it is worth the costs.
When I was in Istanbul last month, I tried to find out the recipe for the one dessert I missed for many many years. This orange jelly dessert, that I remembered a bit differently, was one that my mother made all the time when I was a kid. It was one of my favourite dishes in the world. And then she stopped making it. It was forgotten. Until 2 weeks ago.
I love custard. I love everything related to custard. I don’t like drinking milk, but I love the milky taste of custard, combined with eggs of course. This pie is a perfect example of milky, sweet custard – as a pie, but without a crust.
Yes it is! For Finnish readers, the only problem may be to find it because I only know 2 shops in Itäkeskus which sell kadayif (I will write about them below). But once you get a hold of it, you’ll be more than happy to make this delicious and easiest dessert.
For the last few weeks, since Helsinki warmed up, I’ve been planning to make a light, summery dessert. This is it! And it couldn’t be easier!
I didn’t know lingonberry until I came to Finland. I didn’t even know its existence. I ate it for the first time on my second day in Helsinki, as a sauce for a savoury dish (can’t remember what the dish was hmm…). After that my relationship with lingonbery has been quite formal with mutual respect!
If you want to have a dessert that is quite sweet but not with tons of sugar, I recommend you this extremely easy recipe!