Eggless 15 minutes tiramisu

For my BDesserts day, I created desserts that were no-fuss and simple, tiramisu were one of them. Traditionally, to make tiramisu, raw egg whites are whipped with the mascarpone cream but since I don’t trust eggs in Kuwait, in fear of salmonella, I came up with a simple recipe that does not require eggs.

You can whip this up in no time and forget it in the fridge for hours so the flavors develop. The longer it stays in the fridge, the better it tastes! Trust me.

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The Eton mess

Since I still had many meringues left from my previous order and my mother wanted a dessert to take to her friend’s, I made something I always wanted to make, the Eton mess.

All you need:

  • A trifle or glass bowl
  • a packet of strawberries, thinly sliced
  • meringues, crushed, enough to cover the bottom of the bowl
  • 1 cup cream, whipped and sweetened with 2 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or seeds from 1 vanilla bean

Arrange the crushed meringues at the bottom of the bowl and then scatter the thinly sliced strawberry on top.

Spoon the whipped cream and swirl for an effect. Lastly, arrange whole meringues to decorate.

My mother also melted some chocolate and swirled the melted chocolate on top. She did this while I was already out so I didn’t take a picture of the final look. She said it looked beautiful, so I trust her on that.

Dairy-free strawberry mousse cake

Someone special’s favorite cake is the strawberry charlotte cake but since that person can’t have any dairy products,  I had to substitute the dairy product ingredients with non-dairy options.

I used this recipe for reference and substituted the milk with rice milk and the whipping cream with a vegan whipping cream, both found in Sultan Center and selective Co-Ops. The sponge cake turned out light and airy. The whipping cream does taste a little different from regular dairy whipping cream but it whipped beautifully.

Oh and I didn’t really make a make charlotte cake because I almost never eat the ladyfingers. I opted for a strawberry mousse cake instead, which is exactly the same as the charlotte cake but without the soaked ladyfingers.

I think I want to experiment with other dairy-free cakes so stay tuned!

Experiment: chocolate and chestnut tart

I still have around 2 tins of chestnut cream back when I was baking for Life with Cacao’s highlight dish.

Since today was my family’s weekly dinner, I decided to put the chestnut cream to good use and be creative with it. One thing led to another and so the chocolate and chestnut tart was created.

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Crunchy kanafa with creamy semolina filling

So I know I haven’t been posting about too many Ramadan-esque recipes but it’s only because I’m experimenting with different fillings and crusts.

Last Friday for my uncle’s futoor gathering, I created a kanafa with a creamy semolina filling.

This is the easiest kanafa with the shortest prep time.

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A tarte tatin …. a winter favorite!

Tarte tatin, where do I begin…

I absolutely love this easy, quick, makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside sweet dish.

Apples in Kuwait are available year-round  but having this when it’s cold outside makes it magical!

It was one of the most popular orders during BDesserts days.

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Baked apple pouches

I got the idea of this simple and easy dessert while my mother was describing another apple dessert she saw on Food Network. My mind completely blocked what she was saying and wandered off.

The night before Ramadan I already knew I was going to experiment with this idea.

With the help of my mother and her suggestions, this is the result…

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