Egyptian sugar syrup: El sharbat el masry

There is no traditional middle eastern dessert that can be made without that yummy sugar syrup. This recipe below is the pure Egyptian way of making it. However, if you visit the neighboring countries like Syria, Palestine and many others, the flavor is different. Sometimes they add what is known as rose water. The Egyptians…

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…

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…

Egyptian rice pudding with cinnamon and raisins…Just right!

Rice pudding is a common desert in many countries, and of course each country has its own twist. I love the indian version of the rice pudding but it is quite different from the Egyptian one. The Egyptian rice pudding is thicker (hence heavier and fattier) and it does not have cardamom. Also, the Egyptian rice…