For centuries, coffee has played a central part in the Arabic culture and traditions. It is interwoven in […]
Knafeh has got to be the recipe I get the most questions about and requests for! and that’s no wonder because it is one of the most addictive Arabic and middle eastern desserts.
What I try to explain to most people when they ask me is that knafeh is not a single dessert. It is actually a broad category of desserts. There is knafeh naameh (which means smooth knafeh and that refers to the texture of the dough used to make the crust), knafeh khisneh (rough knafeh)-both the naameh and khisneh are filled with cheese-, knafeh othmanieh (Ottomali Knafeh) which is filled with ashta or cream, knafeh asabe3: rough knafeh dough formed into mini logs filled with cheese or cream ,and last but not least,today’s recipe: Arabic knafeh or Gazan knafeh which is filled with walnuts and spices.
Spice blends remind me of the trips I used to take with my dad to down town Amman. There was a time when you could only buy your spices and spice mixes at the old parts of the city. Sure, it is more convenient to have a supermarket or a mall around every corner where you can buy everything that you need (and don’t need) but I always found it enchanting to watch the process of making a spice blend.
Here I will be sharing pictures and a little info about arabic and middle eastern ingredients I use […]
First of all let me clear out the terminology 🙂 I know many of you are familiar with naan […]
Sorry for my lack of posting lately, we are in the middle of packing the house for our […]
3 desserts in one! the crust is a cross between basbousa/ harissa and a cake. The filling is a thick muhalabia (milk pudding) that provides the perfect contrast in color and texture to the golden brown crust. A feast for the eyes and taste buds
What better way to start the day than with a white, warm and creamy drink that is dusted […]
Today’s recipe was this month’s Arabic flavor assignment 🙂 Our host Chef Rawan Sawwan chose one of the […]