By Karimah Bint Dawoud Muslim Chaplain And Well Being Writer.
After giving me bundles of natural moisturizer and body scrub, fragranced with mimosa and vanilla oils,
“Do you want a surprise?” my crazy sistar friend said. She is a co-founder of Karimah’s Cuisina, a bit alternative like me, mashallah.
” As long as its 6foot 2, I don’t mind, ” was my reply.
“Well, ” a long drawn out “well”,
“It might get that big,” as she handed me a mundane looking plastic bag with yoghurt pot in it.
“You’ve not even seen it yet ” she quipped.
Still ” Jazakalakhayrun” was my comment as she handed me The Surprise!
As I took off the bag a familiar yeasty aroma filled my nostrils,
“This is Herman”, she told me as she handed me a sheet of paper on how to look after to him and explained to me that this was the beginning of friendship cake that needed to be stirred for quite a few days, then the yeasty mixture shared before adding the rest of the cake ingredients to the mixture and baking.
Only Allah know where this started from, still even now, I know I’m going to added karimah twist to this sough dough cake recipe inshallah, watch this space.