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…

French Macarons

I see you coming.. “Macarons are too difficult to make…it takes too much time…” I got you. I have spent literally months to master the macarons mystery. The ingredients are simple, cute and humble BUT you need to respect some rules to reach to the final product; light, airy, meringue-like French macarons. I have been…

Linzer Cookies.

Hallo! Lange wollte ich ein österreichisches Rezept kochen! Achhhh so! I forgot, I should be posting in English! I have learned German for years at school and university and I am trying to reconnect with it in order not to lose it! German is….mmmh…harder than French? Well…it’s the same headache in grammar this is for sure!…

Pistachio Chocolate Ganache Cake.

Last week I made this delicious and moist pistachio cake. I have to say that chocolate and pistachio are inseparable! I mean the combination of the dark chocolate and the tasty pistachio (called ‘‘pistache” in French) is just perfect. I had a jar of homemade pistachio paste (I will also include the recipe in that…

Braided Orange Flower Water Brioche

This week, I am back to school. It’s so nice to see my students after this long break and see how tall they got in only two months! Since the beginning of the week, I have been sleeping like a bear and I have been running from a corridor to another! Please vacation, arrive ASAP!…