• desserts

    Lemon Tart

    its took me a while to start making my tart crust perfectly from the first time, i remember i used get pissed off and just add an egg to hold everything up but that for sure will lead to not so crunchy crust, so the key was KEEP PRACTICING Lubna you will get there lol. this recipe was adopted from one of the food blogs i follow then i had to change a little in it,so its between a tart crust and a shortbread,  one major thing you have to put in mind while making a pie or a tart, use cold ingredients, if its too sticky DO NOT add…

  • breakfast,  desserts

    Granola

    GRANOLA, i think the recipes to make a perfect Granola are endless, i like mine crispy, some like it chewy, also the ingredients are completely different between recipes. for some reason its always related to breakfast, i think it should be eaten as a good healthy breakfast lol i just have it as a dinner, its the perfect meal for me, i layer it with yogurt, fresh and dried fruits or whatever i have at home by then, some honey and i sleep with a happy tummy! recipe Ingredients:   500g rolled oats ½ cup butter ½ cup maple syrup 2 Tbsps. dark brown sugar 4 Tbsps. white sugar ¾…

  • 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…

  • desserts,  drinks

    peach honey sorbet

    its finally SUMMER, i know i KNOW most of you hate it but i just LOVE the long days, i’m always hyper and happy as long as the sun is up :D. add to that summer begins with one of my favorite fruits, peaches and apricots, then comes water melons and ending with grapes, not to forget figs :D. so for a start and because it is super hot these days i thought of making sorbetto with these amazing fresh fruits, its so refreshing and what i love the most about it, is it has no fat,as it has no dairy in it so basically just fruits, water and sugar!…

  • breakfast,  desserts

    Basil Garlic Focaccia

    lately i started using a starter for this recipe coz i noticed the result is way much better, one of the things i noticed is dough rises faster and better, it becomes real fluffy and full of air. even though focaccia is one of the easiest simplest breads out there to make yet for me i think it needs kneading skills, i do use my stand mixer with the kneading hook but still i knead it by hand for like 5 minutes to allow the gluten to develop, and like any other type of breads the more you knead the better this dough has 3 resting periods, one of them…

  • 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…

  • desserts,  Eid,  libyan

    Magrood

    the KING! that is what i call this dessert, among all libyan sweets or desserts for me this is the best or let me say my all time favorite, Semolina, date with honey! its just magic for me especially that i’m a coffee addict so Magrood makes it extra luxury. there are sooo many ways to make Magrood but i must say the typical traditional way has no measurements, yes they keep adding this and that till they get to a dough that hold up in their hands in a certain way which is too difficult for me so i had to fix the measurements and come up with a…

  • desserts,  Eid,  libyan

    Libyan Ghraiba

    i think this type of sweets or desserts is well known in most Arab countries, most of them make Ghraiba but its different from country to another, ingredients and techniques are the reason behind this deference. its well known as an easy to make dessert yet so tricky to get it perfectly done, as for the Libyan Ghriaba is has to be a bit hard when you take a bite, melts in your mouth and the more it cracks while baking the better it is and your ghraiba is considered a success. for me i had to go through many recipes, yes yes the ingredients are way too simple but…

  • desserts,  Eid

    Lancashire Cookies

    this is the kind of recipes that never lets you down, easy with simple ingredients and the result is delicate and elegant! i usually make these cookies for tea parties or even for my kids to play with, like they choose their favorite jam to stick the two cookies and cover them with sugar sprinkles then eat what they have made, its kindda mess but some how super fun :))) for the past 3 years i added it to my Eid sweets menu as it can be baked ahead of time and just finish the jam gluing part in the Eid morning.   Let them cool completely before you glue…

  • desserts

    date cake with meringue buttercream

    since its Ramadan, i have alot of Dates in my fridge, and to be honest i am getting bored of the typical ramadan desserts with alot of sugar syrup, Qishta and so on, so i was trying to come up with something new using dates but at the same time not the typical desserts. i have tried a recipe i found online for Sticky Date cake from this website ( clean eating ), it was nice and moist ( had to change few things in it ) then it hit me to make a change to it using maybe toffee!  and because i’m not a big fan of whipping cream…

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