Wednesday, January 3, 2018

1151. Fruit Pizza


Fruit pizzas are a fruit tart different from the French tarte aux fruits. The French version consists of a pie crust, filled with creme patissiere, topped with fresh fruit and a final touch of jelly glaze. Fruit pizzas are the American version consisting of a giant sugar cookie, topped with cream cheese icing, and sliced fresh fruit.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

1150. Iraqi Savory Dill Biscuits


These Iraqi dill biscuits significantly exceeded my expectations. We Iraqis love to dunk things.. cookies in tea, bread in soup, cake in coffee... so this savory biscuit delighted us all. Even when fresh out of the oven, the biscuit gives a hint of its toughness. As they cool, they dry into an almost stale consistency, but this is all the better for the dunking!.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

1149. Best Chocolate Loaf Cake


I by no means take lightly the claim that this is the best chocolate loaf cake. This coming from a year heavy in chocolate cakes (Kinder Chocolate Loaf CakeCocoa Bundt CakeDense Chocolate Loaf Cake, Mayonnaise Chocolate Cake, Courgette Chocolate Cake), I would urge you too to take this claim seriously.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

1148. Mushroom Chicken Pie


I was gifted a newly released 5 ingredient cookbook, and considering our affinity here at MCW to mushrooms and pies, making the chicken mushroom pie was the first recipe that popped out to try. The result was not a fail, but it was not a success by our standards either. You see, sticking to the limit of five ingredients resulted in what felt like sauteed Chinese mushrooms topped with crusty puff pastry. In short, not something you want from a pie.

Monday, December 18, 2017

1147. Cherry Kebab


This is such a sophisticated dish that is so complex in flavors. A tasty kebab mix is seared, before the most amazing fresh cherry sauce is made in the pan drippings. Savory, with a tinge of sweet and a very pleasant pucker of sour from pomegranate molasses and lemon.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Jerusalem is Ours


Jerusalem is Muslim.
Palestine lives.
Israel does not exist.
Allah is most great.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

1145. Date Bran Muffins


Bran muffins are one of my favorite excuses of felling better about having cake for breakfast. There are already one or two bran muffin variations on MCW, and this is a well deserved addition to the collection. As a self-admitted affectionado of the date fruit, I was particularly happy about adding that distinct sweetness and mega nutritional value to the already nutritious muffin.

Friday, December 1, 2017

1144. Creamy Mustard Chicken with Mushroom


Tender chicken pieces cooked in a creamy sauce is a favorite classic world-wide anywhere. This specific version has the addition of sauteed mushroom and whole grain mustard to the sauce. The fact that skinless, boneless chicken breasts were used makes this dish express.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

1143. Chickpea and Roast Pepper Salad


Yet another chickpea salad is not what most people seek out, but you'll have to try this one to decide for yourself if this is the best chickpea salad ever. There is a combination of elements that make this salad outstanding, and totally worth the effort, as this makes a giant batch which you will be very happy to have leftovers with.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Time and Again Part 6


There is no order or leading trend for the sixth installment of the Time and Again series so many of you are fond of. Obviously, Iraqi food hold a greater majority presence, but if I had to label, I'd call this a collection of very homey recipes, to very chic ones.