Happy Diwali to all that are celebrating this year 🙂
Making biscuits for Diwali is one of our family traditions. Whilst it may not be something you associate with Diwali, it’s something we always made alongside all the spicy snacks and sweet treats.
My Mum and I would make biscuits every year and hand them out to all of our friends and family. This meant that we made a lot! My last memory of making biscuits with my Mum was that we had a little production line going all over our kitchen, and we baked all day long. We made so many that we had to store them in large plastic buckets. My Mum was fighting cancer at the time and somehow found the strength to bake for Diwali. I’ll treasure that day.
I realise I reminisce a lot but I can’t help it. This time of year always takes me back to my happy childhood memories. And now I hope to make new memories with my daughter. Although baking with a 3 year old is very different. My daughter wants to eat everything before we even begin. There is only so much biscuit dough one can eat before feeling ill.
We never used to ice our biscuits. They were just plain and simple and paired perfectly with a hot cup of chai. Besides we made hundreds of biscuits, we weren’t about to ice them all?! No that would be crazy.
This is a basic recipe from Sainsburys as I wanted something a bit sturdier to handle the Diwali stencils. The biscuits and my Mum used to make were deliciously crumbly and may not have survived the Diwali print. I bought the stencils from Etsy, you can buy wonderful things on there.
Anyway I am off to enjoy a day with my family, eating and playing and hoping the rain holds out.
What do you do for Diwali? Do you have any family traditions? I’d love to know, leave me a comment below 😊
I hope you have a wonderful day filled with love, light and laughter. Happy Diwali! 🥳
My name is Bhavisha Surti and I am a food photographer and stylist based in Milton Keynes. Please subscribe to my blog below and check out my website to see more of my work at www.jbimagery.co.uk. Thank you!