As kids, my brothers and I enjoyed ripping through that thin foil, gorging on the delicious milk chocolate shell in the shape of an egg and finally being able to build the toy within!
Sadly during the last few years the kinder surprise that we once knew and loved has gone through changes and is now reduced to kinder joy. Ironically I find no joy as I did in the past.
It was never about the chocolate but the inner plastic egg that held the toy…and in those times they were quite intricate like Asterix characters but now they are simple and barely require putting together.
So Billo Icecream is about a lot more than just Icecream. It’s about Pakistani truck art decorating the walls and seats, dishes named after crazy quotes on the backs of trucks, chaat, gol gappay and falooda (and if you don’t know what the last 3 things are you need to get yourself to a Pakistani/Indian restaurant right away).
A dear friend was craving chocolate desserts and something mouth-size sp chocolate tartlets seemed like the right way to go.
My friend told me they melted in his mouth and they were quite the dessert. I love baking cause I get to see the end result and make people smile.
I have gotten myself quite religious when it comes to my workout routines but the one thing I cannot contain is my sugar craving and they creep up on me at nights mostly. But I believe I have found a healthy way out! These are my latest creations involving dates, cocoa powder for that yummy chocolatey taste, peanut butter and protein powder to give me that extra to keep me going. Super easy and the desiccated coconut is just to fancy it up and I’m absolutely loving it!!!!
This year we ended up going to the Sharjah Light Festival on the very last day so we were only able to catch the lights at Al Qasba.
It was a spectacular show and to be honest you’d be forgiven for not having taken any pictures because you just wouldn’t want to miss a thing.The show that we watched included the history of the emirate and we were lucky enough to even see our university included in the show!
Next time, I’d love to go to the mosques and the Cultural Square to catch the light show.
If you have any pictures, do share them and let me know what I missed! :)