Wednesday, March 20, 2019

1227. Eggs in Buns


These eggs baked in bread buns are one of those rare recipes where it is almost just as much (or little, in this case) effort to make for one as it is for ten. It is also highly customizable to personal taste too.

Monday, March 18, 2019

1226. Overnight Bread Manaeesh (Cheese and Zaatar)



Overnight bread strikes again, in the form of Arabic breakfast and snack manaeesh. To say manaeesh are Arab pizzas is somewhat derogatory since they existed way before the Italian pizza and might even have been the origins of pizza.

Thursday, March 14, 2019

1225. Iraqi Breakfast: Geemar and Dibis


Geemar and dibs is a traditional Iraqi breakfast in the cold days of winter. It provides so much energy and, served with warm khoubiz or sammoun, warms you right down to your soul. As noted before, geemar is the Iraqi clotted cream, a surreal concoction so creamy you'll find yourself reveling in delight.

Monday, March 11, 2019

1224. Carrot Apple Cream Cheese Cake


A lightly spiced cake, made with fruit and vegetable to placate the virtuous side of us, and laden with cream cheese frosting for the not-so-virtuous side makes for a great addition to a brunch, afternoon tea, or potluck.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

1223. Fresh Tomato Toast


Now this is a sandwich that needs to be made and consumed at the height of tomato season, when tomatoes actually taste like tomatoes. Naturally the question of using butter instead of mayonnaise pops up.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

1222. Croquembouche


There are recipes you make on a whim; this is not one of them. While making croquembouche seems pastry chef level, I can assure you a degree from Le Cordon Bleu is quite unnecessary. This impressive pastry dessert is rather achievable and plenty of tools to facilitate is further exist.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

1221. Creme Patissiere (Pastry Cream)


Creme patissiere, or pastry cream, is the French equivalent to custard, but so much tastier. It is the classic filling for French pastries such as eclairs, profiteroles, and even fruit tarts.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

1220. Ice Cream Profiteroles


Choux pastry is used for many famous French desserts, including eclairs, croquembouche, and profiteroles. Profiteroles are presented as buns, and can be stuffed with ice cream, creme patissiere, or simple whipped cream.

Friday, February 22, 2019

1219. Salmon Pasta


This is a pasta dish worth buying a fresh salmon fillet for. What's so great about it is that you can just as deliciously make it from leftover cooked salmon. It is a salmon carbonara, if you will.

Monday, February 18, 2019

1218. Blueberry Greek Yogurt Pancakes


With only five ingredients, these extra-fluffy pancakes are not your average breakfast. They are healthier, but also way easier: mix the egg and yogurt, then stir in the flour and leavening. Presto, your ready to griddle them in a hot pan, dotted with fresh blueberries as the underside cooks.