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Knefeh
Sweet

Knefeh

Whenever I go back to Lebanon, the first thing I do is pass by one of the many bakeries on the way from the airport and grab a nice, sweet, warm knefeh (knafeh, kanafeh, kunafeh or kunafah). The traditional knefeh is made with white cheese and a special type of semolina-based […]

Walnut and almond cake
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Walnut and almond cake

In Lebanon during Easter, we make wonderful pastries called ma’amoul. The whole family was involved in the making: kneading, rolling, filling, shaping (that was my specialty :-)) and of course baking. The heavenly smell filled the entire house and the hardest part was: you weren’t allowed to eat them if you […]

Lemon pie
Fruit, Sweet

Lemon pie

Unlike other recipes on the blog, this lemon pie requires a bit of precision and time and you will need a thermometer to get it spot. But trust me, it is worth it! The filling is based on a recipe by Heston Blumenthal (hence the precision bit) from his book Heston […]

Carrot cake
Sweet, Vegetables

Carrot cake

There’s something about a carrot cake that makes it irresistible. Maybe it’s this wonderful combination of spices, creamy icing and warm colour. Or maybe, like this recipe, it’s quite easy to make. It could also be the lovely smell that fills the house when baking. Or simply because it’s freakin’ delicious! […]

Coconut ice cream
Sweet

Coconut ice cream

Making ice cream yourself might sound a bit daunting, but the truth is: it’s not that big of a deal. Even if you don’t have an ice cream machine (like me!), it’s a simple task. This recipe contains no dairy products and is based on coconut milk. A lovely vegan […]

Sweet

Nutty nammoura

Nammoura is one serious guilty pleasure. Forget calories and waist size for a moment and enjoy the warming sweetness of this classic! Small tip: don’t cut it in slices as you would any other cake or pie. This one is really sweet; so keep the pieces nice and small. It is perfect […]