Happy 1st of October everyone! I know I say this every month, but wow, September seriously flew right by us! I'm glad it did though, because I've been looking forward to this month and especially this week in particular. This week I'm celebrating #FourDaysofEid!
As a Muslim, I observe two major holidays each year. They're both generally referred to as Eid, but the first one is Eid-ul-Fitr which is celebrated after Ramadan and the second one is Eid-ul-Adha, which is celebrated in conclusion of the Islamic pilgrimage season. That's the one going down this Saturday and it's a four day holiday, hence the hashtag! I am sort of celebrating in reverse though, no big deal.
Today, and for the next two days that follow, I'll be sharing some delish Eid recipe ideas, all of which will be featuring products from my favorite partyware shop, ModernEid.
ModernEid has been creating stylish and contemporary party goods since 2011, and they've been doing a darn good job at it, with each line they release being better than the last. Their motto promises nothing tacky, and if you take a quick look at their products, you can see that they certainly live up to that.
Although ModernEid was founded because of the lack of Eid products available to Muslims in the U.S., their products are not limited to this holiday. In fact, they offer a variety of designs and decorations that can be used all year round for many types of celebrations. All their designs do however share one common theme, and that is, they are modern and up to date with market trends.
I took a page from their book and baked up a modern almond cookie to share with you all today. I've mentioned this before and I'll say it again, almonds are extremely prevalent in the Algerian culture. Almost every cookie is made with them, and because of this, Algerians have to get really creative and make each cookie look different than the last.
I ain't got time for that! So, I brought a basic chocolate-glazed almond horn cookie to our dessert table this year. I believe these are an Italian cookie, though there is some controversy about that according to Google. The point is, somewhere along the line, someone discovered that you could use almond paste to make delicious cookies, and shortly after that, everyone was making their own version!