Cookbook Giveaway - Mountain Berries & Desert Spice

Mountain Berries and Desert Spice: Sweet Inspiration from the Hunza Valley to the Arabian Sea by Sumayya Usmani is the eagerly awaited follow up to the award winning Summers Under the Tamarind Tree which I reviewed in detail last year. The talented food writer and cookery teacher takes a sweet detour while continuing her journey of discovery through the exotic cuisine of her native Pakistan. 

For more information on this title, please see our review and recipe post.

We are pleased to offer three copies of this title to our EYB Members in the US and UK. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

What recipe in the index would you like to try first?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on June 17th, 2017.

 

 

72 Comments

  • jifar  on  5/12/2017 at 9:29 AM

    The recipe I would like to try is Rabri kulfi sticks with honey, cardamom and bay leaf

  • knittingfrog  on  5/12/2017 at 10:27 AM

    Mmmh sweet parathas... If I win no will give my copy to a friend as I could not wait and order it... Too tempting!!!

  • sipa  on  5/12/2017 at 10:54 AM

    Slow cooked Lahori kheer rice pudding

  • lgroom  on  5/12/2017 at 11:52 AM

    Mulberry and blackberry stew.

  • saladdays  on  5/12/2017 at 12:41 PM

    Baked saffron yogurt

  • Titch  on  5/12/2017 at 12:47 PM

    I would love to try the Sweet pastry puffs I like the sound of the mountain berry's

  • lhudson  on  5/12/2017 at 1:17 PM

    Elephant ear shaped fried pastry soaked in Rose Water Syrup

  • sgump  on  5/12/2017 at 3:29 PM

    The rose and lychee sagodanna pudding sounds divine. Lychees have always reminded me of roses, and putting them together seems destined for deliciousness.

  • DarcyVaughn  on  5/12/2017 at 10:56 PM

    Sohan saffron honey caramels with rose water, pistachio and almonds

  • t.t  on  5/13/2017 at 12:00 AM

    Sesame seed and jaggery melt-in-the-mouth snaps (Sesame gajak)

  • Purplepeepers  on  5/13/2017 at 1:17 AM

    Mulberry and cherry fruit leather with crushed walnuts and pistachios

  • JenJoLa  on  5/13/2017 at 6:30 AM

    Karachi halva with pumpkin seeds and cashews looks great

  • bdmltm  on  5/13/2017 at 8:41 AM

    Carrot and rice pudding sounds amazing!

  • Agaillard  on  5/13/2017 at 10:49 AM

    Malpura semolina pancakes with raspberry and pomegranate sauce

  • Karla123  on  5/13/2017 at 5:06 PM

    Raw mango salad with black salt, red chilli and lime sounds so good.

  • Larkspur  on  5/13/2017 at 5:11 PM

    The spiced fruit chaat

  • Siegal  on  5/14/2017 at 11:45 AM

    Carrot rice pudding is nice

  • lozzle77  on  5/14/2017 at 2:09 PM

    Mulberry and blackberry stew.

  • mpdeb98  on  5/14/2017 at 2:21 PM

    Spiced apple samosas

  • JuneHawk  on  5/14/2017 at 11:33 PM

    Sweet vermicelli pudding with black cardamom and vanilla

  • sharifah  on  5/15/2017 at 5:53 AM

    i would try baked saffron yogurt first. And I love khulfi

  • helskitchenvt  on  5/15/2017 at 6:32 AM

    Pakistani trifle! I keep seeing international trifle recipes and I bet this will be even better than Macanese Trifle (although that's pretty good)

  • NikkiPixie  on  5/15/2017 at 10:01 AM

    Buckwheat pancakes with summer berries, walnuts and apricot oil

  • joneshayley  on  5/15/2017 at 2:03 PM

    Rose water biscuits (Afghani awb-e-dundawn)

  • tarae1204  on  5/15/2017 at 9:17 PM

    I love how the index starts with desserts! They all sound delicious. It would be good to try the Slow cooked Lahori kheer rice pudding to see how it compares to others.

  • Leah50  on  5/16/2017 at 2:26 AM

    Shakarpara sounds wonderful.

  • mph993  on  5/16/2017 at 5:22 PM

    Raw mango salad with black salt, red chilli and lime

  • Katiefayhutson  on  5/17/2017 at 2:15 PM

    Rice flour pancakes with black cardamom and poppy seeds

  • meggan  on  5/19/2017 at 10:57 AM

    Apple halva with cardamom and pomegranate sounds interesting.

  • bstewart  on  5/19/2017 at 12:30 PM

    Carrot + rice pudding!

  • leorabakes  on  5/19/2017 at 6:09 PM

    rose and lychee pudding

  • sarahawker  on  5/19/2017 at 8:21 PM

    semolina-and-carrot-pudding-gajar

  • artmarcia  on  5/19/2017 at 8:47 PM

    Bejewelled Parsi wedding custard Looks delicious--I'm going to try this one!

  • matag  on  5/19/2017 at 8:50 PM

    Spiced apple samosas

  • Julia  on  5/20/2017 at 12:29 AM

    Blackberry donuts

  • JUJUQA  on  5/20/2017 at 4:05 AM

    Apple samosas!

  • colinw  on  5/20/2017 at 5:55 AM

    I'd try the Malpura semolina pancakes with raspberry and pomegranate sauce.

  • BethFishReads  on  5/20/2017 at 6:01 AM

    Buckwheat pancakes

  • skyejaden  on  5/20/2017 at 9:58 AM

    The Spiced apple Samosas

  • Lyndaherman  on  5/20/2017 at 1:00 PM

    The blackberry doughnuts

  • Kayevee  on  5/20/2017 at 3:53 PM

    Would love to make the spiced apple samosas!

  • hc_bailey  on  5/20/2017 at 4:36 PM

    I would like to try the apple halva with cardamom and pomegranate

  • kitchenclimbers  on  5/20/2017 at 5:48 PM

    the apple samosas look amazing!

  • JanScholl  on  5/20/2017 at 11:41 PM

    If it says rice pudding, I want some!

  • rashaye  on  5/21/2017 at 12:16 AM

    Parsi wedding custard - lagan nu custard would be my first choice for pudding!

  • skipeterson  on  5/22/2017 at 11:17 AM

    Mango, cardamom, saffron and red chili murraba

  • rosalee  on  5/23/2017 at 11:45 PM

    Peshwari pistachio ice cream sounds like perfection!

  • emilydoyle  on  5/25/2017 at 3:32 AM

    Sohan saffron honey caramels with rose water, pistachio and almonds!

  • Kelos  on  5/25/2017 at 4:13 AM

    Blackberry doughnuts (Bramble gulgulay) sound lovely :)

  • Mrs.Soule  on  5/26/2017 at 9:30 AM

    Blackberry doughnuts (Bramble gulgulay) - this sounds so Southern, I'm fascinated it's in a Pakistani cookbook!

  • Agent9t9  on  5/26/2017 at 12:21 PM

    Spiced apple samosas - they sound soooo lovely!!

  • PennyG  on  5/26/2017 at 5:00 PM

    Spiced Apple Samosas - yum!

  • juazella  on  5/26/2017 at 5:43 PM

    Sweet vermicelli pudding with black cardamom and vanilla

  • HomespunHouse  on  5/28/2017 at 11:12 PM

    Crunchy oats and blackberry doughnuts.

  • RSW  on  5/30/2017 at 10:56 AM

    sweet pastry puffs

  • Scotsman61  on  5/30/2017 at 6:49 PM

    Sweet pastry puffs

  • annieski  on  6/1/2017 at 10:16 AM

    Shahi tukra brioche bread pudding with saffron, ricotta, cranberries and chopped nuts

  • sequoia55  on  6/2/2017 at 1:53 AM

    Carrot rice pudding

  • elinwoods  on  6/2/2017 at 9:18 AM

    The cinnamon and fennel oats or the carrot rice pudding.

  • echilt5  on  6/6/2017 at 1:53 PM

    Whipped semolina halva with pomegranate and raspberry

  • FrenchCreekBaker  on  6/7/2017 at 5:11 PM

    Shahi tukra brioche bread pudding with saffron, ricotta, cranberries and chopped nuts

  • Uhmandanicole  on  6/11/2017 at 10:38 PM

    Blackberry doughnuts (Bramble gulgulay)

  • celticmll  on  6/12/2017 at 2:34 PM

    rosewater biscuits

  • beca987  on  6/12/2017 at 8:57 PM

    The first I would try would have to be blackberry doughnuts

  • juliafj  on  6/13/2017 at 2:56 AM

    The first recipe I would like to try : blackberry doughnuts!

  • mommaG  on  6/13/2017 at 10:24 PM

    Sweet pastry puffs

  • divamode  on  6/14/2017 at 2:13 PM

    Sweet parathas filled with date, walnut and milk fudge

  • chefmilly  on  6/15/2017 at 4:41 PM

    spiced albus samosas

  • ejsmith  on  6/16/2017 at 2:40 AM

    Sesame seed and jaggery melt-in-the-mouth snaps

  • TRACY007  on  6/16/2017 at 12:05 PM

    Sweet parathas filled with date, walnut and milk fudge - but wow, what a lovely selection to choose from. :)

  • fionajk42  on  6/16/2017 at 3:08 PM

    I'd like to try Sweet parathas filled with date, walnut and milk fudge

  • ebs  on  6/17/2017 at 8:09 AM

    Sweet potato pudding with rice flower and spices. But they all look interesting to me

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