Batheeth and makooka are traditional desserts/ sweet snacks. They are prepared in the form of a crumble, balls or shaped to resemble cookies and maamoul using moulds . They are usually served alongside coffee for a quick afternoon pick me up
Adding a layer of date paste infused with spices between the layers of batter lends a unique taste and texture to the baked cake making it extra moist. Add the nutty crunch of the walnut topping ,and the result is an irresistible blend of cake meets maamoul that you just have to try!
4 ingredients, melt in your mouth, no baking, no added sugar! And believe it or not, the recipe is hundreds of years old! (And you thought energy balls were a hip new food trend 😉)⠀
Bsaisit al kharob is actually an ancient Palestinian recipe. It uses staples from the pantry: whole wheat flour, carob molasses, sesame seeds and olive oil. It was one of the essentials travellers would pack for pilgrimage and long trips because it lasts for a long time without going bad and it is loaded with nutrients and health benefits. Both essential when you have to spend months on the road.⠀
These crackers and rich and crumbly , sweet but not overly so, the sesame and anise seeds pop in your mouth when you bite into them, like little firecrackers for your taste buds!
The Palestinian cuisine’s answer to brownies! They are soft, rich and moist yet at the same time they pack an intense flavor punch. There is no chocolate here. The black colour is entirely from the nigella seeds paste but the texture, the intensity and the color are indeed reminiscent of brownies .
layers of semolina ,coconut , cinnamon and nuts alternating in a beautiful pattern and heavenly combination of flavor.
It is sort of mammoul meets harissa/basbousa meets knafeh and oh my if there was one dessert that is the best of those three worlds it would be dahdah!
A date paste filling scented with cardamom, cinnamon and anise is swirled through a flaky and rich cookie crust resulting in the perfect combination of spice scented, rich, flaky and addictive.
the moist cake layer is perfectly complimented by the flan..silky smooth custard topped with deep flavored golden brown heavenly caramel,in one word..perfection
With all due respect to brownies, these Lebanese
Sfouf bi debs bars are rich, moist and almost fudgy,( the very definition of irresistible) and they might have just taken brownies’ spot as my kids’ new favorite dessert!
Flavorful, aromatic Middle Eastern wheat berry porridge that you can serve for breakfast or dessert.
These dried figs and walnuts orange scented bars are one of my “aromatherapy recipes”!
You know, the recipes that fill the house with a cloud of aromas and spice and everything nice!
Orange and spiced chocolate cake.. a walk down sweet memory lane