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November 18, 2015

Wholesome banana bread with pecans

I have been working on this recipe for a week, trying so many different ways to get the texture and taste just right .. and because baking is still not my strength, this was a bit of a challenge! I didn't just follow a recipe, I actually made my own version of a banana bread only keeping the basic rules of baking [...]

spiced orange yogurt cake

September 7, 2015

I have made this cake several times following the forever beautiful Nigella Lawson's recipe found in her 'Nigellissima' book. This time though, I dared to give it a bit of an Arabian twist by adding ground mastic and cardamom spices to the vanilla flavour and using orange zest instead of the lemon in the original recipe. I have also used raw fine sugar [...]

EGYPTIAN SHORTBREAD COOKIES 

July 16, 2015

 It's this time of the year again when we say good bye to the holy month of Ramadan. Every year this month comes and goes in a blink of an eye! Yes we fast all day and yes we sleep less, yes we struggle to keep up with school routines, training schedule, homework etc., but [...]

July 2, 2015

Goldilocks perfect porridge

I haven't been a big fan of oats .. to be honest as a kid I wasn't even exposed to it, my mum used to cook this traditional wheat based porridge known in Egypt as 'Belila' which is usually served with honey and milk, But that was it for porridges..  I have only discovered oats few years [...]