Wednesday, August 28, 2019

1287. Hazelnut Iced Coffee

This cooling drink was my constant morning companion all summer long. The knowledge that nutella is addictive due to its hazelnut component more that its chocolate makes the appeal for hazelnut paste all the more prominent. Hazelnut coffee is not a novelty, but the simple replacement of the artificial flavoring for the real-deal paste is a game-changer.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

1286. Carrot Cake Swiss Roll

The best part of a carrot cake just might be the cream cheese frosting, am I right? This re-imagined version does not disappoint. The crumb is delicate, the cake subtly spiced, and the cream cheese frosting readily available.

Monday, August 19, 2019

1285. Aubergine Mince Meat Fetteh

The concept of fetteh originally is to use up whatever the family had in the kitchen. As such, the dish is highly customizable and can adhere to vegetarian or carnivore palates without discrimination. Bread and yogurt are inseparable staples in the Levant kitchen. As are vegetables, but those vary according to the season. Grains (rice, burghul, freekeh) are optional, but always favored. Got meat (or chicken)? Throw that in as well, and you got yourself a fetteh.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

1284. Honey Pie

Honey pie was the resulting outcome of a little human's love for Whinny the Pooh and weekly demand for a new type of pie. I was skeptical at first, but the pie was really shining through the honey flavor.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

1283. Chicken Stroganoff

Stroganoff is usually made with veal or beef, but with the nothing-is-ever-good-enough-as-is trend engulfing the world, you just know multiple versions, variations, and interpretations of the dish had to pop up. This version uses chicken, which gives it a lighter feel than traditional beef, but the cream and sour cream makes up for it. Scrumptiously delicious, be aware this is not diet food.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

1281. Nutella Maamoul

With the upcoming Eid Al-Adha preperations well underway, it seemed like a good idea to share this phenomenal nutella maamoul recipe. The dough is simply amazing. Traditionally, maamoul is stuffed with date paste. I decided to play around and fill these maamoul cookies with nutella chocolate spread. The actual dough comprises of only four ingredients, and for certain can encompass any filling under the sun.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

1280. Sour Cherry Rice

Sour cherries work as wonderfully in savory dishes as they they do in pie. Their tang is what it's all about. This sour cherry rice is just as suitably served alongside chicken as it is with fish.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

1279. {Air Fryer} Croissant Brittle

This is not a recipe you would expect to make in your lifetime. In fact, just how popular is the croissant brittle? It was complete news to me for sure. A random food article introduced it as an obscure menu option in a tiny pastry shop somewhere in the United States. I'm not sure what made me give it a go (the seductive deep golden color?), but how I am glad I did.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

1278. Fresh Blueberry Chocolate Mendiants

This is a very simple way to elevate two very simple ingredients into something classy and fancy. Mendiants are a French confisserie concoction of chocolate discs topped with nuts, dried fruit, and oftentimes glace fruits.