SWEETS FOR MY SWEET!

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USMAN AHMED SATISFIES HIS SWEET TOOTH WITH JUST CRUMBLY, A HOME-BASED BAKERY THAT IS ALL THE RAGE IN ISLAMABAD RIGHT NOW

 

 

Just Crumbly is the brainchild of Mahira Imran, a talented home-based baker from Islamabad, with a degree in Pastry Arts from the International Culinary Centre.Nowhere else in Islamabad can one find dessert as opulent, and made with as much passion and flair. I have had the privilege of trying out almost everything on the menu and must admit that her desserts taste as decadent as they look and sound. Just Crumbly has a selection of superb sweet pies and tarts that are made to perfection, with options of a rich chocolate or vanilla filled base and various fruit toppings. Other desserts worth mentioning are the heavenly chocolate truffles with caramel ganache filling. The combination of chocolate and salted caramel is almost impossible to resist, crunchy and with the perfect balance of sweet and salty. I savoured each bite!. For those who don’t opt for overly sweet desserts, and like a more bitter, dark chocolate taste, the Coffee Caramel Cake, is exactly what you need: caramel icing layered in between cake and a coffee flavoured icing on top, makes a truly mouthwatering and heavenly treat!

Up there in my books is the Mille Feuille, a French delicacy also known as The Napoleon. It consists of three layers of puff pastry (pâtefeuilletée), alternating with layers of pastry cream (crème pâtissière), and includes whipped cream or jam as substitutes. The top is dusted off with confectioner’s sugar. It can be extremely difficult to make this dessert with finesse and precision, but Mahira executes it beautifully. A must try for anyone with a real sweet tooth!

However, Just Crumbly also has a few non-dessert items on the menu that are worth mentioning. Their Spinish Jalousie, apuff pastry filled with spicy spinach filling, is a perfect teatime snack, and their whole wheat bagels are a great way to start the day.

While Just Crumbly is a new venture, it has the heart and soul of a real foodie, which is bringing in scores of fans. Currently operating through Facebook, with a versatile menu filled with a selection of exquisite desserts and made-to-order cakes, this is definitely a must try for all in Isloo! g

Visit Just Crumbly at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Just-Crumbly/133598026754973 or phone 0331- 5448406.

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