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Sheermal (semi-sweet saffron and cardamom-enriched bread)

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Summers Under The Tamarind Tree: Recipes and memories from Pakistan, the World Spice Cookbook Club featured selection for April 2017 showcases a full-flavored cuisine with Arabic and Far East Asian influences on many dishes. Author Sumayya Usmani uses this contemporary Pakistani cookbook to celebrate the flavors and traditions of Pakistan that she learned from spending time in the kitchen with her mother and grandmother when she was growing up. This gorgeous Sheermal, a semi-sweet and cardamom-enriched bread, would be a delicious addition to any brunch…or the afternoon cup of chai.

From the Author: “This saffron-flavored semi-sweet leavened bread has its roots in Persian and North Indian cooking.” They can be made in advance and they freeze very well – to defrost, simply toast.”

 

Recipes and images reprinted from Summers Under The Tamarind Tree: Recipes and memories from Pakistan. Copyright © 2016 by Sumayya Usmani. Photographs copyright © 2015 by Joanna Yee. Published by Frances Lincoln, an imprint of The Quarto Group.”

Summers Under The Tamarind Tree is the April 2017 selection for the World Spice Cookbook Club. Summers Under The Tamarind Tree is currently available for purchase online at www.amazon.com.


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