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February 10, 2016

Spiced apricot pavlova

Even though I'm naturally not too heavy on desserts, but when I crave one, this dessert is always on the list. It's just simple, light and perfect to serve in summer. I made this one on Australia Day. I just couldn't think of anything more Australian than a pavlova to make. Usually I would add passion fruit or [...]

Wholesome banana bread with pecans

November 18, 2015

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 [...]

July 16, 2015

EGYPTIAN SHORTBREAD COOKIES 

 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 [...]