Lip-smacking desserts to end a perfect day.
Seeing your loved ones, eating great food and making the little ones happy are the highlights of any Eid party. But figuring out what to take with you can be a nuisance.
Fear not. Just make these pistachio bars; they (and you) will be the stars of the party. Light yet loaded with fragrant pistachios, you’ll have everyone asking for the recipe.
Yields about 20 5-centimeter square bars.
For the base:
200 grams biscuits, ground to crumbs
100 grams unsalted butter, melted
For the bars:
1 large can (397 grams) sweetened condensed milk
1 large package (250 ml) thick cream
1 cup ground pistachios
3 tbsp sifted powdered sugar (optional)
2 tbsp ground pistachios (optional)
-Preheat oven to 350F.
-Grease the sides of a 30 x 20 cm pan.
-In a medium-sized bowl, combine biscuit crumbs and melted butter and mix until well combined.
-Press biscuits evenly onto bottom of pan.
-In another medium-sized bowl, combine thick cream and sweetened condensed milk. Whisk until smooth and well combined.
-Add the pistachios and mix well with a spatula.
-Pour mixture onto the biscuits.
-Bake for 20 – 25 minutes.
-Remove from oven and cool to room temperature on top of the counter then chill in the refrigerator for two hours.
-Slice into 5 cm squares, dust with powdered sugar and decorate with ground pistachios.
Opting for a ready-made dessert
If you don’t have time to bake, there are so many dessert shops to pick from all over Bahrain that would satisfy all tastes.
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Traditional Bahraini Halwa
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Cakes and Pastries
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Le Chocolat Cafe
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