Sunday, 2 September 2018

Halawet el jibn (sweet cheese dessert) - حلاوة الجبن

Imagine sweet dough made from melted mozzarella and semolina - yet you cannot tell what deliciousness this is - with a creamy mascarpone filling! Aahh! My mums favourite dessert - the yummy halawet el jibn! This recipe was given to me by the amazing Jinan, who was taught this by her mother in law!

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Ramadan Recipe Ideas :)

The blessed month of Ramadan is around the corner! May it be a month of great blessings and upliftment to all. 

Below I have shared some recipe ideas to help you think of what to make during this holy month, something quite easy (to reserve your energy) and not so time consuming (to utilise your time for other things). 

Sunday, 1 April 2018

Sumac and olive omelette

A quick, yet filling and scrumptious breakfast/lunch. The sumac gives this tangy goodness to the omelette. You could change what you add according to your liking, but this is how I made it - and it was super delicious!! 

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Kunafa bil jibn (kunafa with cheese)

If you have had kunafa before, you will understand why I say this is one of the most popular and delicious desserts out there! I have previously made kunafa with qashta (cream), which is just as yummy. But there is something about stretchy sweet cheese with a crispy pastry, drenched in sugar syrup that is just tooooo good to be true!

There are different ways to make kunafa, and I have tried to share a non-complicated, straight forward accessible recipe for you. The two main ingredients that you may struggle with to make this recipe is the kataifi pastry (shredded filo dough) and the akkawi cheese. But, to make it super accessible, I researched and found online shops that sell the kataifi pastry, and used the equally delicious akkawi cheese substitute - mozzarella and ricotta, giving you no excuse to not give this a go! Enjoyyyy :)

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Lamb karahi

I had the great opportunity to learn how to make a few traditional dishes with my friends mother, a great cook who has been making delicious dishes for years! This is one of the dishes she taught me and I was so excited to recreate it and share it with you. It is very straight forward and so yummy!

Sunday, 18 February 2018

No bake strawberry cheesecake

This is a straight forward no bake cheesecake topped with a delicious strawberry coulis. You can make this in advance ready to enjoy every bite! My family thought it was a cheesecake I had bought, that is how delicious it was. Highly recommend you give this a try!

Monday, 29 January 2018

Semolina Cinnamon Pudding - سميد بالحليب والقرفه

A deliciously satisfying yet simple dessert to make. This Lebanese pudding can be eaten hot or cold, which makes it perfect to make as a last minute pudding for guests or ahead of time for something that looks and tastes complex, but is so easy to prepare. 

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Coconut chicken curry

It was one of those days you see something in the shop, pick it up and bring it home to make something with it. Today that item was coconut milk. So a deliciously creamy coconut chicken curry was made!

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

Aubergine and meat maqluba (upside down rice)

There are many variations to maqluba, but no matter what, this is one of my favourite rice dishes! Simple in its ingredients but soooo delicious! Maqluba basically means upside down...and that is exactly what you do, turn the rice dish upside down. Oh so good!