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Flan cake…It works!

This weird miraculous 3 layered cake gives you a feeling while preparing it that it will fail for sure but miraculously it works out in the oven and the look and taste is really good! It is basically made of 3 layers of caramel, flan and chocolate cake. It has an interesting name in arabic…

Egyptians love stuffing stuff so why not potatoes?!

Stuffed potatoes with beef, sounds good, right?! My mom used to make this more than 2 decades ago, at first I thought it was her own invention. How would one think to take the insides of the potatoes and stuff them?! However, in Egypt, we love stuffing stuff, we stuff grape leaves, squash, eggplant, tomatoes, cabbage…

I saved my money and made my own focaccia

In my visit today to Costco, they had those awesome focaccia samples, the kids loved it and they wanted it to buy it. I was a bit reluctant to pay $13 for them, so I thought I will give it a shot to make them at home, if I fail I will go the next…

Another ground beef recipe: Yummy Kofta

Kofta is known in USA as Lula kabob, it is made of ground beef and it is usually grilled on charcoal or gas grill. In Egypt, when kofta is made at home, it is usually get baked in the oven. However, nothing is better than grilling with charcoal. Today, I am sharing with you a…

White beans salad with Egyptian flavors

As you can guess, white beans salad is not an Egyptian dish. However, I cannot see why not to engage some Egyptian flavors in it. I did not have a prepared recipe for that one ahead of time so I just opened my fridge, checked my pantry and went with the flow. As I am trying…

Egyptian white bean beef stew: Fassoulia beda

Egyptian white beans stew is known as Fasoulia beeda. It is usually cooked like any other Egyptian beef stew with vegetables but this time is with beans. So, the stew will have beef, tomato sauce and the beans. What confused me for the longest time is that there are two kind of white beans stews…

How to make very juicy Egyptian Shish Tawook?

Shish Tawook is one of the very well known Mediterranean chicken dishes. It could be made from either  boneless chicken breasts or more commonly in middle east from the thighs fillets. Both are very very tasty but the thigh cut is usually juicier than the breast cut. In this recipe, I am using the boneless…

How to clarify butter?

Clarifying butter is a simple process to strain out the milk solids that burn quickly as well as the water and salt out of the butter. Clarified butter is the key for the outstanding flavors in middle eastern desserts and cookies. It can also be used for cooking fried eggs, steaks, chicken and veggies. However, I…