Eid Mubarak to all Muslims! I guess its a very busy period for most people now. The visiting need to be done, the exam papers to be marked…the pouring of guests every now and then….all totally inevitable.
I have been busy myself. I was baking for about 3 weeks during Ramadan. I baked through the afternoons and nights. I had more than 2000 triple chocolate chips, 1300 melting moments, 700 pineapple tarts, 600 makmur, 500 london almond cookies, 1000 Viennese fingers, 800 oreo cups, 600 Sugee and lots more. I must have baked about 10,000 cookies of 14-15 varieties! It was an increase of 40% from what I did last year. The pressure was slightly more though because, most of my customers are complete strangers this time….people who saw my blog and recommendations from my food ambassadors aka my beloved cousins.
I had the most orders for triple chocolate chips to the extend that I get little headaches whenever the intense smell of chocolate lingers around in my kitchenette. I couldn’t not even eat a morsel of that! There were a few nice discoveries this year. Once I was done with the orders, (5 days before Eid) I took another 2 days to finish baking the cookies for my brothers and my household. I wanted to try a few different ones, so I tried a few new recipes which were just fabz! The almond cookies, marble shortbread and Scottish shortbread were such hit with the guests! Infact I loved ’em too. I have to say that E Scottish shortbread was a super hit. It was so freaking good!
On the eve of Eid, despite being busy with cooking coz we were hosting on E 1st day of Eid, I still had orders for Tiramisu and Brownies. If was a lovely feeling knowing my sweet treats would be serve in many households and a lot of people would be able to try ’em. I had very positive feed backs and I’m so grateful that everything went smoothly.
Anyways, I managed to capture some pics ad-mist being busy. Most are mainly for memories sake. Would love to blog about it individually but not right now due to time constraints. I shall keep that thought aside for now and update some recipes later.
THE GUESTS – All Smiles….
THE SPREAD – Tandoori chicken in kashmiri butter sauce, beef sambal, harisa
rice, cucumber salad, chutney, fried bihun, aglio olio with meatballs, cream of
mushroom soup, potato gratin, sabsuka, cottage pie, tiramisu. butter cake, fruit
cake, kaya roll. All by yours sincerely…
THE SMILES – My cousins, my ambassadors…
Eid is such a joyous festival. Looking at all these smiles makes me wonder, why
do I dread Hari Raya at times?! Just look at her…..