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
Big, soft ginger spiced molasses cookies
Nutty, crunchy, slightly floral and not overly sweet. An irresistible combination that makes stopping at just one of these Babouches or blighate nearly impossible!
For the July Muslim food bloggers challenge, we were asked to make a recipe in which honey is one of the key players in terms of flavor. I have already missed the past 2 MFB challenges and was determined not to miss this one!
At first I was going to make a kale salad with a honey mustard dressing (my go to lunch lately in our 44 C summer) but the bag of sesame seeds that my mum sent me a few months ago to make karakeesh was never put to good use and we’re leaving for a vacation in three weeks, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to use it up.
If you love pumpkin spice cake or pumpkin spice anything, you need to give these pancakes a try. The pumpkin puree gives them a beautiful warm color, add the spices and the smell alone is worth waking up 30 minutes earlier to make these beauties
It’s been two weeks since my last post, I am so sorry for the absence. My kids had […]
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The December 2016 Daring kitchen challenge was to make Dutch Oliebollen (commonly called Dutch Donuts). Traditionally, these little sugar dusted apple and raisin studded spheres of bliss are eaten throughout the winter months in the Netherlands but particularly on new year’s eve.
I have missed so many daring kitchen challenges this year. I was determined not to miss this final challenge! But more importantly, a very dear friend of mine is from the Netherlands. When I saw the title of this challenge I just knew I had to make it, for her, so Margret if you are reading this, this post goes out to you.
Growing up,the only association between pumpkins and desserts for me was in the form of the traditional candied pumpkin that is usually served in the winter as a filling for a special kind of Palestinian bread called zalabia. You see, pumpkin in my book was associated with savory recipes like pumpkins and lentils in tomato sauce,and pumpkin frittata.It wasn’t until I started blogging that I was blown away by all the sweet possibilities!
If you’re like me and you grew up in the Levant in the early 80s, the pictures in […]
Isn’t it funny how a certain smell, flavor or image can conjure up a world of memories?
Somehow it is never the elaborate recipes or the fancy meals, it is a bowl of soup in your mum’s kitchen on a cold day, a cup of peach icetea across the table from a dear friend, a fresh loaf of bread from your grandmother’s oven, the cookies you made for your kids’ class and stayed up till 2 in the morning decorating and packing them, the salad you made for your best friend and forgot the parsley.