Flaky, crumbly, light and melt-in-the-mouth– butter cookies in some shape or form are a sweet festive treat in many parts of the world. In Greece, they have the Kourabiedes for Christmas while in Germany, there’s the Butterplätzchen! But where did this trend begin? The origin of butter cookies is said to stem from Persia (or modern day Iran), but today, there are many interpretations of the recipe across the globe. The simple combination of butter, sugar and flour leaves room for different cultures to experiment and improvise based on their local preference. In the Malay-Asian cuisine, butter cookies have taken the form of many other traditional cookies such as Sarang Semut, Kuih Sugee, Kuih Makmur, Kuih Lidah Kucing and Kuih Semperit.If you’re one of the people who loves the iconic Royal Dansk blue tin of butter cookies,
For Muslims all over the world,Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a festive event that calls for a glorious celebration to usher in the blessed month of Syawal. This day also marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan when Muslims fast for 30 days from dawn to dusk. Celebrations of Hari Raya in Singapore and Malaysia are very similar — families visit one another, seek forgiveness and feast together tostrengthen bonds of faith among the community.And no Hari Raya bonding is complete without the delicious sweet treats and kuihs! From the delicious Tapak Kuda to the highly sought after Kuih Sugee, the options for kuihs are endless. We're delighted to share this recipe for a crowd favourite — the famous Almond London!To make your baking experience enjoyable, we recommend using the
If there's one time of the year that your favourite stand mixer is being put to good use, we'd safely bet that Hari Raya, Chinese New Year and Deepavali would be one of those instances! In less than a month, Hari Raya Aidilfitri will be widely celebrated by muslim around the world. What's not to love about Hari Raya festivities if it isin't for the savoury food and the sweet kuih rayas? From the likes of Kuih Tart Nenas, Almond London, Kuih Makmur, Biskut Suji to the all time favourite Biskut Sarang Semut, there's definitely something for everyone. For this raya cookie edition, we're going a little bit a little bit buttery, crumbly, with a warm almond flavour – almond cookies! A hot favourite during festivals like Hari Raya, once you pop one in your mouth, it’s hard to stop yourself from taking a second, or third helping. A family recipe lovingly contributed by Malaque Mahdaly, this recipe is easy to make, a family favourite, and even if you don’t want to use almonds, you can substitute it with chopped cashews or walnuts! Tip from Malaque: You might be tempted to eat the cookies right after they’re done, but you absolutely have to let these cookies cool first before doing anything with them. Otherwise your cookie creation will crumble easily! This recipe yields about 80 to 90 small almond cookies. Enjoy!
Searching for a fuss-free recipe to whip up a snack using a microwave? Well you’re in for a treat! One thing’s for sure, there’s no need to use your favourite stand mixer for these recipes.All you need is your trusty hands, a mug, and some simple ingredients you’ve probably already got in your kitchen.These three simple microwaveable recipes are perfect for that lazy Netflix-and-chill date night or some quick nibbles at teatime. Whether you like your cake eggless or your doughnut in a mug, there’s an option for everyone! Plus, our Muslim friends could use these mug-cake recipes as inspiration for some quick-fire pre-dawn sahur meals!
Have you tried your hand at making that delicious, creamy and easy Feta Baked Pasta that has taken TikTok by storm? While it may look easy, our resident chefs and bakers here at Kenwood have tried their hand at creating their very own versions of the dish and found ways to bring this dish to the next level. Here's how.
Blend To Create A Smooth Sauce
TikTok users have reported getting better results from this recipe by pouring the sauce into a blender (first make sure your blender can handle hot liquids!) and whizzing into a smooth, silky sauce. Do this at the end of Step 7 with the help of Kenwood Blend-X Compact Blender.
Add Colour and Texture
Throw in some sauteed mushrooms, green beans, spinach, onions or bell peppers for extra vitamins, crunch and colour.
Beat the Food Coma
Try whole-grain or buckwheat pasta for an earthier taste, lower calories and higher fibre content. These pastas take longer to digest so you won’t need a nap right after dinner.
Make It Vegan and Lactose-Free
Replace the cheese with firm tofu and a rich nut or seed spread, like cashew cream or tahini. Before Step 2, simply blend the tofu, cashews/seed spread with nutritional yeast and garlic powder in a food processor – such as the
Not all pasta recipes are made equal, but this viral TikTok-inspired recipe comes pretty close to perfection. Here’s our spin on how you can recreate the Tiktok Baked Feta Pastadish for an easy midweek dinner that hits the spot, especially after a long day.
What’s this pasta dish all about?
Popular on TikTok, this baked pasta dish originated from Finland – not Italy, surprisingly! – and features just six must-have ingredients. It takes just under an hour to throw together, and we find smashing the cheese and tomatoes near the end really good for de-stressing, too! Finding it hard to perfect it? Read our article on how to bring this dish to the next level!