Thursday, October 31, 2013

496. Chocolate Tiramisu Cake

It was merely a question of time. Having the perfect easy tiramisu recipe on hand, the natural following step would be to create a show-stopper tiramisu cake... with shocking ease.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

494. Chocolate Pots de Creme

Chocolate pots de creme are something of a French cross between chocolate custard and chocolate mousse.

Monday, October 28, 2013

493. Iraqi Beef Tongue

My fellow compatriot Nawal Nasralllah has done a major service towards Iraqi culture and I hope Allah compensates her time, patience, efforts, and all she has lost with the best rewards.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

492. Instant 2 Ingredient Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients are chocolate and water. Melt the chocolate and water together, cool it over an ice bath, and whisk till you have mousse. Done.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

491. Orange Poppy Seed Cake

This is an intensely orange cake, with a wonderful teeny crunch of poppyseeds under the teeth.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

487. Iraqi Coconut MacarOOns

I don't think we have many coconut trees in Iraq, but coconut has certainly been a product long imported.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

486. Russian Chicken Turnovers

It is a matter of course that such a huge nation such as the former USSR is influenced multiculturally.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

485. Greek Lamb Gyros

These are Greek gryos, wrapped in warm Moroccan flatbread, together with Iraqi onion-sumac relish.
Not bad, traveling across three continents in a single bite.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

484. Iraqi Onion-Sumac Relish

Eid Mubarak to all! May Allah write what is best for the Muslim nation and the whole world.

Monday, October 14, 2013

483. Moroccan Chickpea Flatbread

I have had this recipe jotted down for over ten years, stemming from my Jamie Oliver watching days.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

482. Qatari Hissu Drink

This amazingly beneficial Qatari drink is made using garden cress seeds (حبة رشاد), more commonly known in Qatar as Hissu seeds (حبة الحسو).

Thursday, October 10, 2013

481. Lime Pickles

I was a child blabbing to my mom as she worked on these lime pickles, without giving a second thought to what she was doing.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

480. Cream Chap Breaded Lamb Chops

I'm not quite sure how breaded lamb chops evolved into being named Cream Chap (كريم جاب), but it is an Iraqi favorite nonetheless.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

479. M&M Cookies

A hit amongst adults and kids alike, these extra-thick chewey m&m cookies were so delicious I made them twice within four days!

Monday, October 7, 2013

478. Baked Mushroom Risotto

When I was first introduced to risotto, I could not believe people made a main dish out of vegetable-flavored rice.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

477. Blueberry Loaf Cake

The transformation that happens to a blueberry whilst cooking is phenomenal.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

476. Coca-Cola Pulled Meat Sandwiches

I did it. I learned to use a pressure cooker. It's life transforming. So worth it.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013