Pomegranate rose and white chocolate cookies (eggless)

9 Feb

Pomegranate rose and white chocolate cookies (eggless)

I was seven when I received my first Valentine’s Day card and things were different in my day.

Pomegranate rose and white chocolate cookies (eggless) by Deena Kakaya

I have one of those memories that stores happenings that are seemingly inconsequential but can’t recall the name of an actor in a film that I last watched (I don’t get to watch many films nowadays I have to add.) For whatever reason our teachers thought it would be a really good idea to hand out the Valentines cards we had made, in assembly and as I watched each little girl (and odd boy) go up to the front of a sea of awkwardly giggling infants, I assured myself that I wouldn’t suffer the mortification of actually having to go up myself.

At first I tried to convince myself and the teachers that it was for another Deena; there WAS another one I knew. They weren’t having any of it and we were asked to reveal the inside to the audience of little mockery artists, where there would be a large question mark. Because that’s what is supposed to happen, according to tradition. Except my card had a name on it and as Dipesh looked straight at me in recognition of his waywardness, I looked away in disconnected fury. It was like Bollywood for infants, except more excruciating.

On the way home I regaled entire hideous nature of the day’s goings on to my dad omitting any involvement and mentioning nothing of any hand-made card that I had received. I told him of so-and-so girl who had received five cards and someone else who got three. Dad asked if I got any and I accidentally let slip that I had received one. He gently mocked me, he probably thought it was cute but so much was the embarrassment that I scratched out the name and tore the card up. Dad feeling bad about poor Dipesh’s efforts being wasted and my discomfort, patched it back together.

Clearly it wasn’t a sign of things to come. Nowadays, I am making time for lost romance and that little oomph. I wonder if I should wear my hair down more and if I should get out the perfume he bought even if it is not a special occasion; after all special perfume can be worn for a day of lecture preparation, toddler amusing and Sainsbury’s runs. Though in my language, love inevitably relates to food. Oh stop it, yes that’s fine.

Romantic food should smell sweetly of flowers and taste tarty, shouldn’t it. It should release inner sighs and offer cuddles, right? Well here we have it; Pomegranate, rose and white chocolate cookies. The jewels remain crisp and are even more potent, tart and sweet. The rose comes through gently, and the white chocolate, well…oh and they are eggless/egg-free so I have used condensed milk which always give me a feeling of Indian barfi (sweets) but here they let the cookies stay moist and crumbly. These are so much better than shop bought my friends, and they are pretty quick to make.

for the full recipe head over to great british chefs

Pomegranate rose and white chocolate cookies (eggless) by Deena Kakaya




19 Responses to “Pomegranate rose and white chocolate cookies (eggless)”

  1. spiceinthecity February 10, 2015 at 5:52 pm #

    Love these beautiful cookies Deena & your memories 🙂

    • Deena Kakaya February 10, 2015 at 6:03 pm #

      Oh how kind of you, thank you so much x

  2. coconutcraze February 10, 2015 at 6:02 pm #

    Your cookies look perfect! These gentle, sweet and tart sensation is going to create a magic…just the kind you expect. Have a Happy Valentine’s day!

    • Deena Kakaya February 10, 2015 at 6:03 pm #

      Thank you so much, what a lovely comment. Happy Valentine’s Day to you too x

  3. kellie anderson February 11, 2015 at 3:26 am #

    Beautifully written, Deena. And what unique and special biscuits. You are a clever so and so. 😉

    • Deena Kakaya February 11, 2015 at 8:10 am #

      You are a very lovely ( one of my fave) foodie so-and-so’s x

  4. mjskit February 11, 2015 at 3:42 am #

    these cookies do look delicious! It’s hard to believe they are eggless.

    • Deena Kakaya February 11, 2015 at 8:13 am #

      I know, I thought exactly the same. They give me a feeling of Indian barfi, which is nice in a way because it evoked that feeling of a special occasion x

  5. simplyvegetarian777 February 13, 2015 at 1:01 pm #

    Such a cute story Deena. Quite an exotic recipe there

  6. Sophie33 February 14, 2015 at 2:41 pm #

    Your cookies look just stunning, must taste heavenly too! Another must make for sure, dear Deena! yum!

  7. Joanne February 17, 2015 at 12:46 pm #

    I’ve never seen pomegranate arils baked into cookies before! So lovely.

  8. Nazima Pathan February 28, 2015 at 10:39 pm #

    they look fabulous Deena and I love the flavours. Will pop over to GBChefs to see how you get such lovely cookies

  9. Fiver Feeds March 12, 2015 at 2:51 am #

    These cookies look amazing Deena! I’ll definitely give it a try.

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