• breads,  breakfast,  ramadan,  Sides

    cheddar flat bread

    being a libyan means i have to have bread every single day, its the usual normal thing to have breads as part of each lunch and dinner, for me i dont care what type of bread it is as long as it goes perfectly with the meal, i will always welcome those lovely YUM carbs :). as the everyday struggle starts of what to make for lunch i was really craving some cheesy bread but more like the ftera style, i didnt want it to feel like a real bread but more like something light and flaky, so i was like ok why not mixing both ? and by that…

  • breads,  desserts

    Nutella Swirl Brioche

    i am alomst sure that Nutella is the thing should be used to make peace around the world dont you think so too ? i mean its the thing all genders and ages love, even if they are not IN LOVE with it they still dont hate it! i dont know why but i have been thinking about making something with it that involves a " dough" , i made hazelnut cookies before and they were a hit to be honest, perfect cookies to store unbaked which is ideal for a make ahead of time recipes, everyone like EVERYONE loved them and they were full of nutella lol. So, i…

  • breads

    cheddar Pretzel knots

    i was having one of those days when i cant decide what to make for lunch and all i wanted was some hot soup specially it was raining heavy for 2 days and it was soooo cold outside, but you know a soup for us is not considered ad a real meal lol i mean we are arabs after all!!!, so i have decided to make lentil soup and on the side we will be having some kind of breads. i found a pretzels recipe on Whats Gaby Cooking website that i have adopted and changed a bit to fit what i have in hand, i switched Parmesan with cheddar…

  • 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…

  • breads,  desserts

    Panettone

    i dont even know how to start or where to begin?, i cant explain how happy and proud i am to finally get to make a great panettone at home, i lost counting of how many times i tested panettone recipes and kept failing to reach a perfect balance of softness like a brioche but its more likely to be a bread, the airy fluffy texture AHHH !!!! just for the past 2 weeks i tried 4 different recipes, and i can tell my last one was the ” almost there ” recipe but still i didnt like how it was not fluffy and started to crumble and dries so…

  • breads,  breakfast,  Sides

    Labneh Cheese

    beside all types of fancy breakfasts, my favorite would be a typical Arabic one, a huge plate of tomatoes, olives, cheese and tea with mint along with freshly baked bread, HEAVEN! i have always been amazed by how they make labneh, those small white cheese balls look so elegant and fancy, so i started making it at home using Libya’s local excellent olive oil to add extra flavor, then i play with what so ever i have in hand to coat those little balls and make them more special. i do enjoy playing with flavors when it comes to labneh cheese , this time i picked smocked tunisian peppers i…

  • breads,  desserts,  Eid,  libyan

    Ftera

    I’m not really sure if this recipe is 100% Libyan but its a tradition to make for the first day of Eid, its the typical breakfast after 30 days of fasting usually people like with honey along with their tea or coffee but for me i just love it with cheese and i may add honey but the cream cheese has to be there lol all you need to make this recipe a successes is a very good quality flour, high in gluten flour will allow the dough stretch to a very thin layer which is the secret to have it light like thin papers. this is how the dough…

  • breads,  ramadan,  Sides

    spinach rolls

    ever since i discovered this magically soft dough, i started playing with fillings, the dough is so soft and it welcomes any kind of filling you chose, just PERFECT! so away from all the meat we ( the Arabs ) love to use, i’m a big fan of feta cheese and i find it perfect with spinach, i think this is something Greek! but its just yumy in my tummy and so appetizing !!!!, specially the feta has that salty taste that makes me wanna eat more! these rolls are ideal for any occasions, i use them for brunch, side dish for lunch and they make perfect snack for picnics.…

  • 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…

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