Did you think, perhaps, that I might leave my kheer experiment like this? Did you think that I could swallow my pride like a spoonful of hot pink pepto bismol, accept my failure with equanimity, and abandon my aspirations toward that creamy, spicy Indian rice pudding in favor of some more comfortable fare? Did you?
Nah. Of course you didn’t. Because you (dear readers!) know me better than that.
Kheer. Delicious. Cool and creamy on a hot summer’s day, or hardy and fortifying in the winter. Subtly flavored with the warm spiciness of cardamom, with the barest hint of saffron, sometimes with star anise, it’s Indian dessert done just to my taste. Not too sweet. Not too sticky. Just right.
Except this time. This week’s kheer experiment came out … just plain wrong.
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I’ve posted a recipe for squash-blossom pasta sauce before, but I’ve done some revising, and wanted to post it again. This came out perhaps better than any other iteration I’ve tried. I would highly recommend it, especially if you are like me and have some overly enthusiastic summer squash dominating your garden. 2 yellow squash, […]
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