Sweets

Linzer Christmas Biscuits
Lenka, who is from the Czech Republic, shares her recipe for her family's traditional Linzer Christmas Biscuits
French Spice Cakes (pain d'epices)
This spicy gingerbread loaf by Edwina Salvatori is bursting with warm flavours of nutmeg and ginger - perfect for the festive season
Mexican Wedding Cakes
Although named Mexican wedding cakes, it's believed these cookies originated in the Middle East. Their snowy exterior makes them the perfect Christmas treat.
Lebkuchen
Found in practically every Christmas market in Germany, why not make these traditional gingerbread cookies at home with the kids.
Spinneys Extra Mature Cheddar Shortbread
Turn our award-winning extra mature cheddar into a tasty, crumbly snack
Vegan Coconut and Raspberry Pavolva Wreath
In search of the perfect vegan dessert? Try this delicious coconut & raspberry pavlova wreath
Legeimat
This traditional Emirati recipe has been personalised with the addition of mozzarella cheese by Zahra Al Nahdi. This pastry is a delicious and traditional sweet similar to doughnuts and is often served during Ramadan and special occasions
Phirni
Looking for no-fuss Diwali dessert ideas? Chef Ajay Negi from Taj Dubai's Bombay Brasserie has easy treats that can be prepared in advance for any unannounced guests or untimely cravings.
Honeydew melon and basil granita
Cool down with our fresh and flavourful Melon Granita during the outdoor season
Matcha panna cotta
At Fen Café and Restaurant in the Sharjah Art Foundation, head pastry chef Maria Jesusa DV Crisostomo showed us this Arabic, Japanese and European fusion dessert
Omnia chocolate cake
Celebrity chef and wellness guru, Silvena Rowe shares her tried-and-tested recipe for a diet-friendly yet delicious Chocolate Cake
Lime and lemon mint ice lollies
These layered fruit and yoghurt ice lollies won't just delight the little ones – they're an ideal refreshment for a parched grown-up as well