Passionfruit Kulfi

Alas we have approached the last week of summer in Sydney and boy is it stinking hot!! There’s a heatwave along with bushfires and I’ve had orientation week responsibilities. Oh the fun. Sitting in the stall, all sweaty and stuffy, greeting everyone that walks by trying to entice them to join our  society. All the while eating plenty of junk food, drinking insane amounts of water and not needing to pee, handing out flyers and pamphlets and collecting money off people.

Okay enough about orientation.

I actually love the entire process. I mean it’s become a tradition to spend oweek with all my society people lugging around my now famous suitcase.

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Between all the fuss about O-week I decided to have a go at making Kulfi. It took two tries to perfect this recipe where the first try ended in a serious disaster with curdled milk. Yikes!

What is Kulfi?

Kulfi is an insanely delicious un-churned ice cream made from reduced creamy milk and flavours such as saffron, almond, pistachio or rose (traditionally). It’s a popular sweet across the Indian subcontinent and would be stored in a clay pot before serving it up. I have so many fond memories of travelling to India, going to the beach and buying an insanely tasty stick of Kulfi. It’s a bit of a tradition for my family.

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Now with passionfruit in season and the hot summer heat, I decided to have a go at this new flavour. I must say it turned out delicious. Honestly I really enjoyed it and so did mum and my sister. The recipe is fairly straightforward, you just have to be patient and really allow the milk to come together.

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Here’s the recipe

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Have a go at this crazy yum recipe. It’s easy and is so worth it. It’s one of those that will actually really impress your houseguests. If you enjoyed the recipe, do let me know! I am going to start experimenting with more fruit and flavours to develop more kulfi and sweet Indian fusion recipes.

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Easy Spiced Strawberry Tea

Summer is well and truly here in Sydney with the sweltering heat, crazy storms, oh and a random tornado warning too. I guess this is what makes Sydney kind of special. It’s unpredictable you know. It’ll be cool and cold in the morning, humid by mid day, by evening the sun will pop out and say hello before nightfall when the horrendous storm begins.

For anyone planning to come to Sydney, keep a jacket, sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, an umbrella, boots, sandals, and probably your entire suitcase with you at all time.

I know I sound really cynical, but in all honestly, I do love the city. I grew up here, and it’s my very bipolar home. Now, in this bipolar weather conditions… I love making my own flavoured teas. Whether in winter or summer, I love having a cup of tea with me. For summer, I bring out the fun fruits to make these delicious infused teas, and they are so freaking easy to make!

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These are a bit of a wonder for the big parties in my opinion. Tea is just such a standard in my house and they make for a fun non-alcoholic option for the crowds. I dunno, I think it’s important to serve some fun non-alcoholic options. Most events I go to its all fancy alcoholic drink and cocktails but nothing fun for those that just don’t drink.

This recipe is so simple though. Just boil up some tea and let the fruit infuse in the water. This sort of remind me of an episode of New Girl where Nick talks about serving ‘Tea water’ to drunk men. Don’t worry… I’m not giving away anything here 😛

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See? Such an easy peasy recipe. But, the recipe is so worth it. I drink the whole pitcher alone…

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But that’s just because I love tea. There’s nothing wrong with that at all. And who doesn’t enjoy strawberries? Actually, I do know a few people that don’t like strawberries… but seriously.. come on.

I hope you guys like this easy recipe!