Nuts Qaytayef

During the Holy Month of Ramadan, millions of Muslims fast, there is one special treats that is very famous among the Middle East countries at that time: Qatayef, Atayef, you name it! The spellings and pronunciations will vary depending if you are Palestinian, Lebanese of Syrian! It has this unique half moon shape and it…

Rustic Apple Galette and chit chat

Hey beautiful bakers! I hope you are doing well wherever you are, with the current situation it can be stressful. I feel like having so much emotions throughout the day; fear, hope, peace… I really hope all will go back to normal. On a positive note, I keep myself busy since I am officially out…

Liège Waffles

In Belgium, they call it « gaufre au sucre » (sugar waffle, referring to the pearl sugar), and it is enjoyed warm and fresh from one of the waffle stalls. Brussels is over three hours from my city in France and I enjoy going there where I rush to eat a warm waffle! it is nothing compared…

Almond Blueberries Muffins

It’s berries season yay! During those difficult times, I have not stopped baking and taking food photos and I am really enjoying it! What about you? Have you found yourself spending a lot of time in your kitchen lately? What have you been making? Sometimes, you want to indulge yourself and do not want to…

Eclairs

Alright, today we’ll talk choux pastry. You know this dough that helps making eclairs, profiteroles, Paris-Brest and many more other French classics. In French, this famous and delicate dough is called “pâte à choux”. The ingredients are very basic but yet (like any French desserts) the recipe requires some important details in order to achieve…

Banoffee Pavlova

Worthy like an elegant ballerina, this dessert is unique. Very famous in New Zealand and Australia, once you bite into a pavlova, your taste buds will start dancing ballet! What is pavlova?  You won’t believe that this delicacy’s main ingredient is egg white! It helps to get a chewy and marshmallow like texture; it’s crunchy,…

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

I have an issue… My bananas ripe too fast! Does it happen to you too? Well, I keep looking at them getting darker and darker, not that I don’t like eating bananas, but my inner voice tells me to wait and make some banana bread! Today, here I am! Sharing with you a mini version…

Chocolate Tahini Cookies

Tahini…Does it ring a bell to you? Well, to be honest, I discovered this famous Levant/ Eastern Mediterranean well-known ingredient, only when I came to live in the U.A.E. What is tahini? Also called tahina, is simply a roasted sesame seeds paste, that is used in hummus, many Palestinian (and other Levant countries) dishes, sauces,…

Vegan Blueberry Banana Crumble

Did you just say vegan? Yes! Every spoon of this crumble will give you loads of fruits crunchiness and all of this guilt free! It also gives you a taste of a Summer plate; freshness, tangy blueberries and sweet bananas. This recipe is also gluten free, as I used gluten free rolled oats and ground almonds….

Orange Blossom Flower Water Cake

What is orange blossom flower water? Such a long name! Well let me introduce you (if you don’t know it already) to one of the most refreshing floral water. I will share with you my relationship with that water! Yes, a long one. My parents being from Algeria, didn’t forget to bring the food, spices…