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Olive oil cornmeal cake with honey and rosemary

  Mom: your older brother is ill…as a second eldest you are going to host the men guests this eid. regardless, you are representing your father as well   It is was the last days of Ramadan, and unlike last year or the year before. I wanted to put myself at ease from blogging and writing recipes in this holy month. Not because Of my  sloppiness , but some parts…

Bread

Cheesy Spinach & Artichoke shatta Pull-Apart Bread

“No amount of guilt can change the past and no amount of worrying can change the future” Omar bin el khattab     It has been a long time since I posted anything on my blog. Its all started at that moment when I walked into my kitchen and somehow, it doesn’t look theatrical to me as it used to be… Maybe I’m having a headache or maybe overthinking about…

Cookies, Brownies & Bars

Dark muscvado sugar star anise shortbread

I always receive complements whenever I bake Shortbread at home, my mom enjoy having it with cup of gahwa every afternoon. i  love trying new flavors & different variations every now & then and I came up with this one for this season star anise dark muscavado sugar shortbread. I change the original recipe  ingredients by using dark muscvado sugar and adding star anise to please my mom she loves…

Tarts, Pies & Galettes

Sumac, date molasses cherry pie

  “The choice you have made will shape the road ahead. This being so, you must not regret it.” Roland  no no kuni 2   Yesterday at the news they announced Canopus star will appear on 25th August   we call it suhail star in Middle East. For Centuries and until today..suhail was an indication that the summer is nearly over and we already started pressing summer date harvest and date…

Basics

Swiss meringue buttercream

  swiss meringue buttercream is one of my favorite. silky, light ..and spreads beautifully over cakes, delicate & not too sweet. this recipe adopted from Stella Parks the genius behind brave tart cookbook. once you try this recipe you will never look for another one and it’s a keeper read the instructions carefully   (2/3 cup 170g)egg whites from 5 to 6 large eggs (about 1 2/3 cups; 310g) granulated…

Layered Cakes & Cheesecake

Zwetschgenkuchen (German Plum Cake) With cinnamon & star anise pistachio streusel

  “Just because you would do anything to bring a loved one back, it doesn’t mean you should!” Evan  ni no kuni 2    Thursday night after hanging out with friends, and after cupping session together ( cuz literally we got bad blood) celebrating weekend after long restless week at work. Before heading home I always enjoy going to the night market to see what I can get to make…

Layered Cakes & Cheesecake

Russian Salty Honey cake(medovik) with rose and pistachio

Mayed are you making honey cake this weekend? your brothers and sisters are coming for lunch, and we wonder if you could bake one or shall we get it from the bakery? You know your dad used to love this cake a lot.. My mom 6 years ago the honey russian cake went viral in uae. bakeries & cafes stacked with luscious layers of honey cakes. One bite of that…

Cookies, Brownies & Bars

Ratab, dark chocolate & walnuts cookies.

Summer here again and it’s the time to celebrate ratab season in GCC. If you don’t know what’s ratab, it’s fresh date. Beautiful ratab peals hanging from palm trees everywhere. It’s really common to see a bowl of ratab next to dalah on a side table almost in every house for hospitality. but we don’t have the courage to make desserts out of ratab, it’s too good to make something…

Layered Cakes & Cheesecake

Blackberry star anise cream torte

  I haven’t seen you in a very long time. don’t get me wrong, but call me whenever you need anything…I’m serious. I know you would never believe me but I’ve changed a lot …give me a chance…you used to be my best friend.. It was one busy Ramadan day and the kitchen is crowded with family members  preparing dishes for the weekend iftar which requires a lot of dishes.…

Bread

Chocolate tahini babka

You think you gonna be successful, You have no chance at all. you call yourself a baker by baking these silly things, this is bullsh*t Almost 10 years by anonymous It’s one of these day when you walk in to the kitchen and I ask yourself should I bake something for pleasure or should bake something to test ….or should I do both. Brioche is one of the things that’s…