Easy yummy sausage pie

This is such a delicious pie using the awesome ready made dough “Puff Pastry”. You can get creative with the stuffing but this combination hits the spot for me ­čÖé 1 sheet puff pastry 1 tbsp ketcup 1 cup thinly sliced beef sausage 1 cup mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup black olives pitted and diced 1/2…

Pizza Biscuits Recipe – Grands Buttermilk Dough

Few nights ago, my teenage son was craving mini pizza pastries. Those mini pizzas are very popular in Egypt, they are tiny and the toppings usually are tomatoes, olives and cheese. You can buy those in Egypt from almost every “Forn” (bakery) in the street or from any fancy desserts bakery. They really really delicious…

Egyptian Golash – Stuffed Phyllo

Egyptian Golash – not the European meaning of Golash. Golash in Egypt is the stuffed phyllo dough sheets. It could be sweet (baklava – check the recipe here) or savory (meat/chicken/spinach). Today we will do it with ground beef, half regular and half with pizza toppings:) Ingredients 1 wrap of Phyllo dough 1/2 cup melted…

Egyptian Roqaq Dough Recipe

Since I started to live in USA, there was always one dish that I crave and I can never make. You can guess by now, it is El roqaq. I tried different weird recipes to replace this delicious pastry or dough and nothing ever worked. It was until one Saturday after a long working week…

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…

Egyptian Eid butter cookies “El ghorayeba”

That would be a special night, the last night in Ramadan when every mom starts to prepare the dough for different types of cookies and put them in so many dark trays. Many years ago, we used to walk to the bakery “el forn” to bake the cookies for us since the trays were huge…

Twisted Cinnabon with dates and cinnamon

In middle east, pastries with date filling are┬ávery common. It could be in form of cookies, pastries or bread rolls. It is really tasty and common in all Arab countries. In Egypt, it is usually in a form of bread roll but in other countries it is more common as in cookies form that is…

Best pizza ever is in Malta! Is it just a memory or for real?!

I love all pizza types┬áand shapes, thin crust, hand tossed, deep dish, sicilian and any style you can name. However, there is one pizza that I can never forget and I wish I get the chance again to have one more bite from that pizza slice. It is Mr. Maxims pizzeria in Malta. That was…

White bread loaf with honey

I was never so keen about┬ámaking bread at home before. I used to buy it from the store all the time and very happy with what I got. I had few favorite brands like everyone else until I noticed that some of my favorite brands have high fructose corn syrup! At that moment, I thought…

Egyptian cookies with Qatayef stuffing

This recipe was done by absolute coincidence while the kids and I were trying to make some cookies for school. The end result was such a surprise, the cookies tasted exactly like Qatayef. If you are not familiar with Qatayef, it is a middle eastern dessert that is usually eaten around the month of Ramadan….