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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 [...]

Dried fruit compote ‘Khoshaf’

June 16, 2015

Khoshaf, the classic middle eastern Fruit compote, is a staple dessert in Ramadan.  For those who are reading now and don't know much about Ramadan, I will tell you a little about it. 'Ramadan' is a spiritual month of fasting (Sawm) for muslims, billions of muslims observe it every year. It is the ninth month [...]

My special Chocolate Cake

May 29, 2015

Yay ! It's chocolate time! I don't know about you, but I freak out a bit when it comes down to pure baking , only because I know I have to stick to accurate measurements and "this" I am not so good at. That's why I have to say, creating baked desserts is definitely not my strength. With desserts in general, [...]

April 27, 2015

SAHLAB -THE EGYPTIAN SWEET & WARM MILK DRINK –

When the weather starts getting a bit chilly, I start craving a hot Sahlab drink. It reminds me of my childhood when my mum used to warm us up with some of this deliciously fragrant hot milky drink. My siblings and I would all sit next to each other, cover ourselves with a blanket and [...]

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