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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.

PISTACHIO BARS

Yields about 20 5-centimeter square bars.
Ingredients

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

For decoration:

3 tbsp sifted powdered sugar (optional)

2 tbsp ground pistachios (optional)

Directions:

-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.PistachioBarsPrep_Sharqiya_2016_TS-(05)

-In another medium-sized bowl, combine thick cream and sweetened condensed milk. Whisk until smooth and well combined.PistachioBarsPrep_Sharqiya_2016_TS-(09)

-Add the pistachios and mix well with a spatula.

-Pour mixture onto the biscuits.PistachioBarsPrep_Sharqiya_2016_TS-(11)

-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.PistachioBarsPrep_Sharqiya_2016_TS-(14)

-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.

Traditional Arabian Desserts Arabian desserts range from syrupy selections such as baklava, kunafa and qatayif to stuffed shortbread like maamool and dairy-based such as muhallabiya.

Saadeddin Pastries

Location: Zubara Avenue, Manama
Tel: +973-17295143

Tariq Pastries

Location: Qudaibiya Avenue, Manama
Tel: +937-17270182

Traditional Bahraini Halwa

With a rich mixture of nuts, spices, sugar and rosewater, this jelly-like dessert is loved by everyone in the GCC.

Hussain Mohammed Showaiter Sweets

Location: Hussain Shaikh Hamad Avenue, Muharraq
Tel: +973-17345550

Cakes and Pastries

For all kinds of cakes, pastries, macarons and cream-filled delights.

Café Lilou

Location: Road 2827, Seef District
Tel: +973-17583939

Le Chocolat Cafe

Location: Avenue 58, Karbabad
Tel: +973-17111144

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