Muhallebi Two Ways

Muhallebi (sometimes called malabi or muhallabia) is a Middle Eastern milk pudding. Traditionally made with rice flour, most modern muhallebi recipes feature cornstarch to give the pudding its thickness. It is lightly sweetened, and beautifully delicate and fragrant as its main flavour comes just from the milk and the…

Pistachio Rose Water Pound Cake

This easy pound cake recipe blends classic American baking with the flavours of the Middle East.

This rich but delicately flavoured cake pairs beautifully with a hot cup of tea, or with a cup of thick spiced Turkish coffee. The recipe makes two full size loaves, so you may…

Syrian Charoset for Passover

This Mizrahi charoset makes a wonderful addition to your seder table. Made with dates, apricots steeped in Jasmine tea, rose water, pistachios, almonds, orange zest, and rose petals.

The word charoset derives from the Hebrew word cheres (חרס), which means “clay”, it represents the mortar that the Israelites used while…

Shorbat Adas (Red Lentil Soup)

This month I found myself finally getting a long-delayed dental procedure – which meant for two weeks my diet could consist only of soft foods. After glancing at the list and realising that many of the listed ‘recommended’ foods were things I didn’t like eating (seriously, I don’t like…

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