Maamoul Med with Kashta {معمول مد بالقشطة}

Maamoul mad bi ashta - lebanese dessert recipe

The one dessert we always begged our dad to bring back with him when he visited Lebanon was Maamoul med B kashta. If you didn’t get your share Continue reading “Maamoul Med with Kashta {معمول مد بالقشطة}”

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How to make fine knefe dough

Knefe (kunafa, kenafa, knafeh) is a Middle Eastern dessert that’s loved world wide. It is a layered dessert consisting of a pastry layer and a cheese or cream layer. You can think of knefe as a family of desserts that are interpreted a little differently depending on the region you visit. In Lebanon, Continue reading “How to make fine knefe dough”

Arabesque Mini Lebanese Sfouf Cakes

Our all time favourite pattern is the Arabic zellige – when we saw this mould from With A Spin, we knew it would be a perfect pairing with a traditional Lebanese dessert.

Sfouf is a tumeric flavoured sweet cake, Continue reading “Arabesque Mini Lebanese Sfouf Cakes”

Namoora {نمورة}

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 Recipe Updated!

Namoora cake is one of the easier, simpler, less time consuming Lebanese dessert recipes. This recipe combines a few simple ingredients to create a decadent melt in your mouth dessert you will crave long after it’s all gone. This egg-less cake is drowned with Atyr syrup warm from the oven. Continue reading “Namoora {نمورة}”

Ramadan Kareem!

Ramadan is one of the Holy Months in the Hijri (Lunar) Calendar in Islam. During this time Muslims fast from sunrise to sunset, and we mark the end with the celebration of Eid Al-Fitr (Literally means to break fast). During this time we will be releasing a few recipes that are healthy and delicious, which are perfect to have for Iftar (breaking the fast). Traditionally, one should break their fast on a Date, and then continue to have their prepared meal. Continue reading “Ramadan Kareem!”

Yellow Cake – Sfouf {صفوف} (Egg Free)

Sfouf literally means “rows” in Arabic, so why is this cake called sfouf? Beats us! This cake gets it’s beautiful yellow color from the all natural spice known as Turmeric. Turmeric has been proven to Continue reading “Yellow Cake – Sfouf {صفوف} (Egg Free)”

Lebanese Maamoul: Date & Nut Stuffed Cookies {معمول}

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Recipe Updated 2018!

The Maamoul stuffed cookie is a rose water infused, butter semolina cookie, traditionally made in times of celebration. The cookies are stuffed and pressed into unique molds each shaped a little differently to hint as to what’s inside. The three most authentic stuffings are date, walnut and pistachio.

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Osmaliyeh: Shredded Pastry with Cream {عثملية/عصمليه}

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Osmaliyeh is super simple, and can be made by frying or baking. It tastes great plain but can be adapted to include various toppings to suit all taste buds! We have been making this recipe for a couple years now and thought it was time we do a minor update on some of the techniques we’ve learned.

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Kashta {قشطة}

Kashta is a basic filling for desserts that come from the Arabic world. If you do live in the Middle East you could buy this cream ready made from a local grocer, or even canned! The canned version is a thinner, and doesn’t at all resemble the good stuff. Home made is always the best way, and this recipe can be made super fast and stores well in the fridge.
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Atyr – Lebanese Simple Syrup {قطر}

The Lebanese syrup is an essential component to almost all Arabic sweets. Atyr is a simple syrup lightly infused with rose and blossom water and used as an ingredient in Arab sweets or on the side of sweets for extra indulgence.

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