Monday, March 31, 2014

600. Dukkah Puffed Roses

These dukkah rose puffs apply the same technique used in the zaatar rose puffs.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

599. Dukka

There are two types of dukkah (دقة), a Palestenian one and an Egyptian one. I'm not sure which one belongs where, but the difference is that one is a spice mixture, the other is a hazelnut-based seasoning.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

598. Feta-Mint Puffed Bourag

Bourags (البورك) are generally not made with puff pastry, and are more traditionally fried rather than baked.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

597. Fresh Broad Bean Felafel

Taking advantage of the fresh broad beans I got, I decided to make a fresh broad bean felafel.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

596. Chilli Con Carne

I used to have a recipe for a chili con carne and I can't find it!
I remember the concept though; what made it special was the pastry topping.

Monday, March 24, 2014

595. Palmiers

Palmiers are a classic French cookie, made solely from excellent quality puff pastry and sugar.
Outside of France, it has also come to be known as Elephant Ears.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

594. Iraqi boiled Fresh Beans

This nibble-on is as simple as can be.
I took advantage that we got some fresh broad beans, but it can also be done with dried broad beans.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Stop and Think

This is not the usual post.
Today I will be talking about the atrocities the majority either ignore or silently watch as it unfolds in the land of Iraq.

Monday, March 17, 2014

591. Lebna Balls

Lebna balls are made from further dried out lebna.
The balls can be coated in a number of mixes, such as dried mint, or zaatar, or chiili flakes, or almost any dried herb.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

590. Zaatar Pita Chips

Boring pita bread is transformed when oven-fried.
This is no recipe; it's a how-to.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

588. Potato Salad

When I made the black eyed bean salad a while back, I mentioned how parsley, onion, lemon, and olive oil make the perfect foundation for almost any salad.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

587. Green Pea Brown Rice Risotto (Baked)

Ever since I discovered risotto can be baked (like this mushroom risotto), I see no reason to babysit it over the stove for 45 minutes.

Monday, March 10, 2014

586. Tray Marble Cake

One of the things I remember my mother (الله يرحمها) making for us on a regular basis was a Marble Tray Cake.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014

584. Raspberry Tiramisu

I would sometimes replace the coffee in my tiramisu for chocolate to make it more kid-friendly, such as in my tiramisu cake.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

583. Shrimp Broccoli Fettuccini

This pasta is restaurant quality and so satisfying I found myself wanting more, despite being thoroughly full!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

582. Roasted Beetroot-Rocket Salad

Cooking TV shows grew immense popularity over the last decade or two, and I think I'm not alone when I say they are sometimes really fun to watch.

Monday, March 3, 2014

581. Lebna: Strained Yogurt

Lebna, which is strained yogurt, is a very basic ingredient in Arabic cooking.
It can be featured in breakfast, lunch, and dinner in various shapes and forms.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

580. Sugar Cheese Pita Pizza: Sukaria

There's this local bakery that sells these sweet pizzas, naming them Sukaria (سٌكرية).