It’s that time of year again, where we pay our dues by fasting to practice tolerance in the sweltering heat. But come sundown, fasts break and feasts begin – and following feasts, the festive season of Ramadan always leaves room for dessert! Following our own traditions, we’ve compiled a go-to list for your dessert fixes, be they midnight snack, for a post Iftar gathering, or something decadent to break your fast with on a sweet note.
Salé Sucré Pâtisserie
The famous destination for all things savory and sweet currently has two locations, one in Salmiya and one in Fahaheel, and is opening soon in Farwaniya. Salé Sucré has been open in Egypt since 1999, followed by the United Arab Emirates. At Salé Sucré, it’s all about quality and taste at great value, ranging from their wide range of French and Oriental sweets to their savory baked goods. This Ramadan, make sure to try Salé Sucré’s famous Konafa Bel Manga (Mango Konafa; Konafa is a traditional dessert made with sweet angel-hair noodles), an addictive dessert that will surely wow your guests after Iftar, as they only use fresh ingredients in their daily preparation of this dessert, as well as all of their products. Let this description sink in, and you will thank us once you’ve tried it: Crispy konafa with a perfect crunch, layered with fresh cream whipped to perfection and topped off with fresh mangos for an impeccable balance of sweetness.
Ramadan is all about family and breaking post-Athaan bread with friends, but there might be a night or two where Iftar time is super casual and no fancy desserts have been planned. Why not opt to stash some Xocolât chocolates in your pantry for such evenings? Created by Le Cordon Bleu trained chef Sarah Alhajji, Xocolât chocolates are completely handmade with love, thought and innovative flavors. From Salted Peanut Butter Brownie to Dulce de Leche and Arabic coffee, there’s definitely something for everyone to enjoy, and Sarah constantly comes up with new flavors so keep your eyes peeled! Arriving always fresh in a Sadu inspired packaging, Xocolât is always a good choice for a quick treat with some tea. Tip: Xocolât chocolates also make for perfect Gergean giveaways – make sure to order in bulk!
For orders, call: 9877 1742. For mouth-wate ring chocolatey goodness follow Xocolât on Instagram@Xocolât_kw.
Basboosa & Things
Delicious elements are added to this long-loved regional treat and made modern and new with Basboosa & Things. The traditional semolina-based Arabian dessert is transformed into an array of different indulgences by this basboosa master’s own hands. The basboosa is obviously the star of the show at Basboosa & Things, featuring a plethora of decadent choices to top. Basboosa turns into a paradise of Kinder Chocolate, Nutella, marshmallow, Lotus, and raspberries and white chocolate, to name a few. And since birthdays still happen in Ramadan, make your ghabqa or diwaniya a festive one by requesting a custom or simply themed birthday basboosa! Basboosa & Things accommodates birthdays by creating basboosas featuring warm wishes towards the birthday boy or girl. With options ranging from full size to mini bites, these melt-in-your-mouth basboosas are the perfect treat to mix innovativeness and tradition, and will surely please all the diners at your table.
Craving some fun Basboosa? Check out their Instagram page @basboosathings and place your orders today.
Sweet and salty is usually the best combination to satisfy your post large meal munchies with a cup of piping hot tea, and what better than easy-to-serve and fun to display pretzel sticks? Yes, you read that right—pretzel sticks! Only these babies are dipped and rubbed with the creator’s special blend of varying flavors. Such flavors range from a sweet pistachio, to rose water, to Lotus biscuit and other innovations! It’s easy to imagine yourself chomping down on one of these bad boys, and your guests, friends and family will definitely enjoy them too. We recommend Tatli as the perfect addition to a ghabqa, whether you’re taking them along in their gorgeous original packaging as a guest of somebody’s house, or artfully arranging them on a platter in your own home.
For more information, follow Tatli on Instagram @tatli.kw.