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…

Egyptian Baklava: Stuffed with cream

Baklava or as pronounced in Arabic as “baklawa” is one of the most famous desserts from the Middle East. I have not met anyone yet who does know this dessert. There are many middle eastern desserts, but this one has made it many years ago on the wall of fame. There is no doubt about it, it…

Sanyet El batates Recipe…Egyptian baked potato

Sanyet El batates is my mom’s specialty. She is the best one who can make this dish so far. It is basically baked slices of potatoes in the oven with tomatoes, onions and vegetable or chicken broth in the oven. You can also add some chicken or meat pieces on the top before placing the…

English Trifle with some Egyptian twists

I was invited 20 years ago to my one of my best Egyptian friend’s birthday. Her mom, May Allah bless her soul, used to make for her birthday every year the trifle. It is originally English and it is layers of sponge fingers or cake, custard, jam and fruits. In Egypt, we do not use…