Almonds are a popular food during Ramadan as they are healthy and nutritionally dense. As we’re currently in the middle of Ramadan, we asked three food bloggers to share some of their memories of food and Ramadan with us. We’re delighted to share their almond recipes with you today.
Forelle pear and thyme frangipane tart by Coffee and Crumpets
For Nazneen from Coffee and Crumpets and her family, Ramadan is a very busy time.
“As much as it seems such a hardship to fast and keep insane hours, I find it amazing that it goes by so fast,” she says.
“The last 10 days of Ramadan are the most important and it’s where we are encouraged to amp up our prayers and night worship.”
The last day of Ramdan is known as Eid.
“Eid ul Fitr is a day of much joy and happiness because, for one, we can eat again!” she says. “Eid is spent visiting friends and family, and exchanging gifts.”
This delicious forelle pear and thyme frangipane tart makes a lovely recipe to bake for family and friends. Get Nazneen’s recipe from Coffee and Crumpets.
Sheer Kurma by UK Rasoi
For Nupur of the blog UK Rasoi, this recipe of this mother’s is inextricably bound up with Ramadan and Eid.
“Mum used to make this Sheer Kurma (a rich Mughlai date vermicelli pudding with nuts) specifically during Ramadan,” she says.
“On the day of Eid, we used to wander in friends’ homes and have Sheer or Sheer Khurma at their places. So basically I grew up having various versions of this delicacy, each one better than the rest.”
Nupur’s tip for making the best Sheer Kurma? Buy good quality dates. They make “a huge difference to the end product,” she says.
“Both dates and raisins contribute to the sweetness so you may adjust the proportion of sugar accordingly and as per your taste.”
This fragrant and filling recipe is best eaten warm. Get Nupur’s recipe from UK Rasoi.
Sticky date macarons by Modest Munchies
After stocking up on seven kilograms of dates for Ramadan one year, Faaiza from Brisbane blog, Modest Munchies, had more than a few leftover. So she come up with this fantastic recipe for Sticky Date Brown Sugar Macarons.
Two classic treats — sticky date pudding and macarons — combined together is nothing short of genius. So while you can certainly bake and enjoy these macarons during Ramadan and Eid we can also see this recipe being very popular all year round.
Faazia has used brown sugar in these macarons rather than the usual white sugar.
“The brown sugar gives a subtle taste difference as well as a slight creamy tinge,” she says.
Get Faaiza’s recipe from Modest Munchies.
Thank you to Nazneen, Nupur and Faaiza for sharing your stories and recipes with us.