Almost a month ago, we celebrated Eid with a delicious Gulab Jamun Cheesecake. Every Eid, I am in charge of dessert after brunch and it is always an over-the-top cheesecake. Last year was Baklava Cheesecake. This year, I decided to tap into my South Asian roots and make a Gulab Jamun Cheesecake.
I must admit that some of the family members, including my self, were skeptical of the combination. Could deep fried Gulab Jamun soaked in sugar syrup really work with a slightly tart cheesecake? YOU BET!
I don’t make dessert that often, but when I do I like to make all of the components from scratch. Not only do I love the process, I also like understanding how the ingredients come together. It makes me feel more connected to the food.
So yes, I made the Gulab Jamun from scratch! It was my first time making Gulab Jamun so they did become slightly harder than I would have liked. However, the firmer texture worked perfectly with the cheesecake.
As overwhelming as this recipe may sound, it can be bro...
A few weeks ago, I celebrated Eid with Muslims around the world after a month of fasting for Ramadan. One of my most delicious family Eid traditions is to make an extra special cheesecake to eat after Eid breakfast. This year, I made Baklava Cheesecake. Yes, it is just as amazing as it sounds: a combination of two of my favourite desserts, baklava and cheesecake.
Before I go any further, some of you may be thinking "but aren't you a dietitian?" When I post dessert pictures, I get the occasional Facebook friend asking me "but aren't you a dietitian?" You bet I am! A dessert-loving dietitian. The type of dietitian that eats for health 80% of time and pleasure 20% of the time. Food is a lot more complex than just "good" or "bad". So while I promote a wholesome diet majority of the time, every Eid (and other occasions worth celebrating) you will definitely see a cheesecake at my dinner table.
Ok now that we have that out of the way - let's get back to the sweet stuff!