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 very 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 and 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 making 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….

Another chocolate chip cookie recipe…So, what’s new?!

As if this world needs one more chocolate chip cookie recipe?! They are all over the net, you can even forget about it and buy the dough ready made or packaged and it is still yummy. True! but making these cookies from scratch is like playing in a chemistry lab besides you know what is really in…

Fillo dough recipe in 15 minutes…Hacked Egyptian recipe of golash!

Fillo dough is used a lot in the Egyptian recipes, we usually call it “Golash” and it has nothing to do with the Hungarian Goulash dish. Egyptian recipes may include sweet or savory stuffing in the fillo dough. Those thin flat pastry sheets could be stuffed with nuts and cinnamon or sweet cream for desserts. They…