When we first talked to each other
I knew we would always be friends.
Our friendship has kept on growing
And I’ll be here for you to the end.
I guess this is my way of saying thanks
For catching me when I fall.
Thanks once again for being such a good friend
And being here with me through it all.
– Rachel Ellis
And yes, this is my way to say thank you to my very good friend Rafeeda, as i mentioned before she was the one who encouraged me to write my first guest post few months ago.And it was truly an awesome experience.Now today i invited her to share something interesting with my readers.She blogs over a “The big Sweet Tooth“,You can visit her blog. My website is all about simple and easy recipes,i figured…this recipe of Raf would be perfect. Now over to Raf for her insanely delicious recipe…:)
Salaam to all the lovely readers of Ainy Cooks…
It is a pleasure to be plugging in a guest post for my dear friend Noor on the special occasion of her first “blogoversary”. In fact, my blog just celebrated its first blog anniversary a couple of weeks ago, so I can definitely understand the excitement that she is going through. Even though I had started my blog with a lot of pensiveness, it has become an integral part of my life. The excitement of cooking ,arranging, clicking and posting recipes, the comments that we get from our fellow followers, and even more when they let us know that our tried recipes have become a hit, the feeling is unparalleled! Here’s wishing Ainy Cooks many more years of successful recipes and postings to come, InShaAllah…
Off to a short introduction about myself – I am Rafeeda, who blogs at “The Big Sweet Tooth”. An Indian by birth but a UAE-ite for my whole life, a working mother of two beautiful daughters, I take to cooking as a perfect stress buster to release me of my pressures of a busy life! Just like my name suggests, I am a total sweet eater, trying to balance my eating habits to avoid going off balance with my ever increasing weight!
One thing that attracted me to Noor’s page – who by the way, has already guest posted for my blog during our earlier days – is the amount of sweets that she posts! I once jokingly asked her, if she eats everything that she makes and she did confirm in the affirmative! Oh, I really wish she was my neighbor! I have already tried her Chocolate Mocha Mug Cake and she was so sweet to post the recipe for Kashmiri Chai upon my request, which I am very faithfully following whenever I feel like having it. I also love all the Pakistani delicacies she posts as I am one big fan of this cuisine. I’ve lost count of how many I have bookmarked off her page… hehe…
Since it’s her blog’s birthday, I thought I will bring along with me a simple pudding, which needs very limited ingredients, available in your pantry, so easy to put together but which tastes really awesome! Let’s go ahead and find out…
Biscuit Custard Pudding
180 gm petit fourre biscuits (or any tea biscuits)
1/2 cup hot water
1 tsp coffee powder
600 ml milk
3 tbsp custard powder
1/4 cup sugar
Chocolate chips for sprinkling
Mix the coffee in water, dissolve and set aside.
In a saucepan, combine the milk, custard powder and sugar without any lumps and bring to boil. Cook till thickened and allow to cool.
In a square pudding pan, dip the biscuits in coffee and layer the bottom. Pour a part of the custard to form one layer. Dip the biscuits again and layer, pour the custard on top. Continue till the biscuits and custard is exhausted, the custard layer must be at the top. Sprinkle with chocolate chips and refrigerate for a couple of hours till set.
Slice and serve!!!
I would really like to thank my lovely host, for being so sweet and having me around in her space today. Hope all of you have enjoyed the post as much as I have enjoyed doing it for her. Wishing all of you the best of days ahead…