Eid is my favourite time of the year. I just love the sense of community at this time. Eid ul Adha is extra special because it’s celebrated at the completion of Hajj (the pilgrimage expected of all Muslims at least once in their lifetime). Many of us have loved ones at Hajj this year and I am sure there will be many celebratory get togethers once the Hajji’s are back. In the meantime, Eid is in a few days and this is the perfect time to browse through the Eid Recipe Round Up blog to get ideas on what to make for Eid! I’ve teamed up with food bloggers from around the world who share their love of food through their recipes.
Here are eight recipes that would be perfect for an Eid spread:
Mini Swiss Meringues
This past Ramadan, I made meringues for charity and I had a great time creating them! For this Eid, I wanted to create a special treat for my friends and family. After much research, I decided on using the meringue transfer sheets, which is basically a sheet of sugar stamps that transfer onto the bottom of the meringues while baking. I’m really happy with how these turned out! Mini meringues are a great gift to give to family and friends, just package them up nicely and your Eid treats are done! I know my nieces and nephews are going to love these! For the complete video tutorial click here and click here for the complete blog post.
Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
Mmm cookies. My favorite? Plain ole soft chocolate chip cookie. My husband devours them with a glass of cold milk. He cannot get any more American if he tried. I do add a secret ingredient to my recipe. To be honest, it is less of a secret and was born more due to necessity. And by necessity I am referring to an urgent late night craving of sugar. To find out the secret ingredient and for the complete recipe, click here.
Traditional Sooji Ka Halwa (Semolina Halwa)
Apparently, there are few countries in the world in which halwa (or halva, halwah, halveh, helva, halua, and the list goes on) is NOT a traditional dessert. It’s a kind of centuries-old global sweet. The word halwa comes from the Arabic root “helw”, which means “sweet”, and many middle-eastern cultures like to claim it’s their original concoction (hey, I would want to take credit for coming up with like that too). Nonetheless, if a dessert has been carrying on for centuries, it must be pretty good, right? It’s so simple, it’s genius, not to mention easy to prepare. Click here for the complete traditional sooji ka halwa recipe.
Why is cheesecake perfect for Eid? First of all, because it’s cheesecake! And secondly, because there are so many ways you can play with this dessert. You can get creative and experiment with different flavours – sweet, sour, tangy, or a combination of them all! Want to keep things simple? Sure, no problem. Just make a classic. For the complete recipe, click here.
Low Fat Butter Chicken
One of our favorite dishes to eat at Indian restaurants is Butter Chicken. One of the reasons it’s so good is because it’s loaded with fat…lots of butter and cream. A long time ago I had searched the internet for a recipe for my mom. It’s good but doesn’t taste anything like the butter chicken you eat out. I’ve tried making a low fat version of that recipe by substituting evaporated milk for the cream and replacing some of the butter with oil but it wasn’t successful. I was finally successful in creating a low fat butter chicken that is DELICIOUS! Click here for the complete recipe.
Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Stuffed cabbage rolls are a culturally versatile dish and variations of it is eaten throughout the world – from America to North Africa, to all over Europe. Therefore, it’s the perfect dish to celebrate an event that brings people together from all over the globe – Eid. Click here for the complete recipe.
Whipped Ganache Crepe Cake
Imagine going to an Eid party and cutting into this gorgeous frilly crepe cake that’s filled with whipped ganache frosting. The cake is a crepe lovers dream, and despite its lavish appearance, is quite easy to put together. You begin by preparing your ganache, and while it’s cooling, you get to cooking the crepes. Once the crepes have cooled, you stack them up, layering the whipped ganache in between. It’s really that simple! For the complete recipe, click here.
Sticky Date Brown Sugar Macarons
Ramadan is now far behind us, I know, but if you’re like us (we tend to stock up on dates, 7kgs worth), you might still have some left over. If you want to use up some dates or just want a datey (totally a word, right?) treat, try these sticky date brown sugar macarons. For the complete recipe, click here.
…don’t have time to whip up some Eid goodies? Don’t fret, I’ve got you covered. These fantastic ladies are taking Eid orders! Don’t delay in putting in your order though, Eid is literally a few days away!
Prices start from $20 for a 1 layer 6 inch cake, and from $30 for a 2 layer 6 inch cake (depending on design and flavour)
Cupcakes are $2.5 each (minimum order 12)
Pickup:(Don mills and Shephard)
Contact @uzibakes directly to place an order.
Cupcakes start at $3. Cake prices depend on servings and decor
Contact @sweetimpressions.rp directly to place an order.
Cupcakes start at $4. Special Eid flavour is the Kulfi-Cardamom Pistachio Rose Water flavour.
Contact @cecescupcakesoakville directly to place an order.
I hope everyone has found this Eid Recipe Round Up helpful! I know I sure did! With Eid being only a few days away, decide on which recipe(s) you are going to create, make a list of ingredients needed, go shopping and get cooking! If you do end up make any of these recipes, please snap a photo and post on instagram with the hashtag #eidroundup and tag the food blogger who’s recipe you’ve used and myself @kashmirifoodie. Thank you to all of the food bloggers who submitted recipes!
If you’d like to be part of my next recipe round up, please visit this link HERE to stay in the loop for when the call of submissions goes live.
Eid mubarak everyone!