These cherry blossoms were blooming right outside of the building where my lab is.
And in another part of town (aka my kitchen) something else was blooming (sort of).
Ok, so they may not be as pretty as those cherry blossoms but they sure taste better.
These little blossoms are called sandesh, a really simple Indian dessert made from paneer. Paneer is an Indian cheese that's made by boiling milk, adding lemon juice, and then straining the curds that are produced. I made these desserts with homemade paneer, which is actually really simple to make. No paneer tutorial this time, but I promise there will be one here soon.
I sprinkled a bit of sugar on them and took this picture -- oh, and I also ate two of them.
You can usually buy blocks of paneer from Indian grocery stores. If you use this kind, just use your hands to crumble it up first.
- 1 cup paneer, crumbled
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 tsp freshly ground cardamom
- 1 Tb almond pieces