February 21, 2017

Labneh Pizzas – Savory or Sweet, you chose!

Posted on February 6, 2017 by in baked goods, cheese

Labneh Pizzas

Labneh Pizzas, talk about fusion. Labneh Pizzas are not pizzas you will find in your local pizzeria and if you do, thy will be under the gourmet range and will cost significantly more. Look, my family also goes for the classic pizza flavors, Hawaiian ( my worst), Thai Chicken or Bacon and Mushroom. Nothing to […]

Pork Pies are just perfect for lunchboxes!

Posted on January 10, 2017 by in baked goods, pork

Pork Pies

These pork pies are perfect for lunchboxes. It can be made in advance, freeze well and will actually survive a day in a bouncing school bag. I have been dying to make these pork pies, but somehow we associate pies with winter so I have always put it on the back burner. Then it dawned […]

Snack Times become feasts with a little planning

Posted on December 14, 2016 by in baked goods, snacks

Snack Times

Snack times are my best times. Those informal get-togethers that end up being the best memories. Snack times can either be stressful and expensive or, with a little bit of clever shopping and cupboard stocking, most enjoyable. I thought it would be a good idea to give you a peep into my festive stock cupboard. […]

Creme Patissiere Tart with red currents and Pistachio Praline

Posted on December 12, 2016 by in baked goods

creme patissiere

Creme Patissiere, or in short  ‘crème pat‘, is a rich, creamy custard thickened with flour. It is used in donuts, eclairs and tarts, as I am going to do today. Making Creme Patissiere is one of those kitchen basics that you just have to master. Like knife skills, measure correctly or kneading. Yet, so many […]

Labneh Quiche with roasted tomatoes and ham

Posted on November 7, 2016 by in baked goods, eggs

Labneh Quiche

This Labneh quiche is going to change your opinion about a quiche. It changed my daughter’s. I packed this labneh quiche with robust flavors such as smokey gypsy ham, roasted tomatoes and garlicy labneh. The labneh is from the Bedouin Cream Cheese Labneh Range. People often ask me if my family “likes” everything I make […]

Hot Milk Vanilla Sponge Cake with Mousse and Strawberries

Posted on October 24, 2016 by in baked goods

hot milk vanilla sponge cake

Hot Milk Vanilla Sponge Cake is in my opinion the best vanilla sponge to bake. It is basically flop-proof, which works for me. This hot milk vanilla sponge cake was the first ever cake my mom taught me to bake. She had very clear instructions. #1 – you whisk the eggs and sugar until light […]

Spicy Apple Coffee Cake – of course with dripping caramel.

Posted on October 3, 2016 by in baked goods

Spicey Apple Coffee Cake

Spicy Apple Coffee Cake on a Sunday afternoon after a nap, what on earth can be better? Having a second slice of Spicy Apple Coffee Cake just before you go to sleep, that can be better indeed. I love weekend baking, I guess it is how I grew up. My mom always baked on weekends, […]

Smokey Cheese Straws made with only 3 ingredients

Posted on September 29, 2016 by in baked goods

smokey cheese straws

Smokey Cheese Straws are the perfect little bite with drinks or when the children come home from school and in need of a snack. Dip a few of these smokey cheese straws in a cup of soup and you have a delicious meal. It is also the ideal way to use up leftover pieces of […]

Meringue Buttercream Icing and Birthday Cakes

Posted on September 26, 2016 by in baked goods

Meringue Buttercream Icing

Meringue Buttercream Icing is the bomb! Oh my word, where has this recipe been all my life? This Meringue Buttercream Icing recipe is my answer to almost a lifetime of searching for an icing or frosting recipe that I like. Let my begin by saying what I dislike about some frosting recipes. Cream Cheese Frosting […]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – Do we have a coffee date?

Posted on September 19, 2016 by in baked goods

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, on a Monday, really? Yes, you can have Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies this week, life is just too short and fragile not to. The truth is that these cookies are so good you need to have stash hidden in your cupboard at all times. These cookies can make a […]