• basic,  breads

    Simply A Bread!

    making breads and working with all types/brands of flours out there in the market have been a GREAT challenge for me, i admit i failed many times to achieve the result desired,i was really struggling to know the secret of making a bread with those big air holes inside, how to make a sourdough starter and all. i MUST say this book ( Flour Water Salt and Yeast ) was life game changing for me, i cant describe how great the book is, all the details you need in a simple way to make great breads and pizzas. so to be fair and honest, this is NOT my recipe, its…

  • basic

    3 ways to store lemons for another season

    my father has a big Lomon tree in his garden, he gave me 2 huge bags full of lemons the other day and there you go the question poped ( what am i going to do with all these lemons ?). i mean yes i'm addicted to lemonade and so ready to drink it every single day but HELLOO it's winter and i'm freezing already! so  i thought the best solution is to find a way to store it. i picked up 3 perfect ways to store those lemons based on my usage of course, i used the whole lemons, ZERO wasted here lol. so basically i made: Candied lemon…

  • basic,  desserts

    Orange Jam

    i grew up in a house full of home made jams, my mother used to make  jams of each season fruit, and to be honest i never liked Orange jam, i used to find it too bitter, lately i started to really enjoy it, only when i realized that bitterness can be controlled to adjust anyone's taste by the amount of orange peels you add to the jam. my recipe requires mixing 2 types of oranges which will lead to a very balanced taste, its not too sweet nor bitter plus it has a citrusy flavor. i took a picture the 2 types of oranges i used just to make…

  • basic,  breads,  breakfast,  chocolate,  desserts,  drinks,  Eid,  libyan,  ramadan,  Sides

    2018 favorites

    When 2018 started I was closing my company Mezian because of few reasons and I had no idea what am I going to do next, I have decided its about time to start blogging, I was not sure how will this work but I believed I will find the way after I start, so I just started ( thanks GooGle for answering all my Qs ) and I must say it is NOT as easy and simple as it looks like, there is a lot of work behind each post, recipe creating/testing/styling/ photographing and even after writing there is post editing, not to mention all the marketing work ( which…

  • basic,  desserts

    Lemon Curd

    i can say this with full confident! this is my all time favorite filling for desserts, its like i’m so ready to fill anything with this refreshing curd, i think its something super fancy but its made out of few ingredients that requires almost zero effort! recipe Ingredients: 3 eggs 3/4 cup white sugar 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 4 Tbsp. butter, at room temperature 1 Tbsp. lemon zest Method: Whisk together the eggs, sugar, and lemon juice in a stainless bowl then place them over a saucepan with a simmering water, keep stirring till the mixture gets thick.  Remove from heat, strain it to get rid of any lumps, whisk in butter and…

  • basic,  breakfast

    Figs and Ginger Jam

    OK, this is gonna sound surprising for most of you, i dont eat Figs as fruits !!! BUT i do like to bake with them lol. so my parents has this big Figs tree and every year they keep asking me to at least try it as if i might change my mind lol but anyways its a bless to have this fruit, cakes, tarts taste amazing with it even grilled with some honey and dried mint then add some goat cheese, PERFECTION! عارفة حتتفاجؤ باني من الناس اللي ما تاكلش التين ( الكرموس ) كا فاكهة بس نحب ندير بيه حلويات ! كل سنة نحاول بالك يعجبني و للاسف…

  • basic,  libyan

    Dernawy Hasaa Mix

    when it comes to Libya, the kitchen is divided by east and west side, and its surprisingly different on so many levels, each side is influced by a different type of culture, Egyptian and Turkish for the east and Tunisian and Jewish for the west, mostly they have same types of dishes, serves same meals but they cook slightly different with some east and west special dishes. since i’m a mix of both sides ( eastern father and western mother ) i do both sides cooking, and i admit i have my own favorites from both! soups are 100% different, in the east side ( Darna city specifically ) they…

  • basic,  breads,  Sides

    Peri Peri grilled chicken sandwiches

    OK so to be honest i’m not a big fan of spicy food, so i make my peri peri sauce medium hot, its just i think when its too spicy or lets say too hot it kills the flavor, its more like a fire in my mouth and i taste NOTHING lol so anyways, i used the sauce to marinate the chicken, it became super tender, grilled it for like 3 minutes on each side and the taste was amazing, sour, hot and moist chicken. i have posted a recipe on my super easy flat bread, typical Arabic bread that i usually use as a quick solution for sandwiches or…

  • basic,  breads

    flat bread

    this is my super life save bread, doesn’t require any effort, no techniques nor complicated ingredients and can be used in so many ways. all you need to do stay away from anything greasy while making it to allow it to Buff while cooking, other than that i just love how it buffs up every time i put it on the pan, then i make sandwiches with it such as shawrma or falafel, or i simply cut it into triangles to place them aside with dippings. recipe Ingredients: 2 cups white flour 1 Tbsp. dry yeast 1 Tbsp. salt Warm water Method: In a small bowl Mix the yeast with…

  • basic,  breads,  ramadan

    basic dough

    a perfect dough that remains soft after baking has been a nightmare for me, i tried soooo many recipes, different ingredients and even different baking ways, i kept failing in getting the result i was wishing for, a soft dough i can fill with anything and stays soft !! anyways, finally i found it, i have to say the Yogurt in this dough works like magic, adding BP does the job too beside the yeast, so i just fill it with what so ever i have in hand and shape it as i desire for the occasion, tuna, spinach or even feta cheese will do fine. its my basic dough!…

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