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Almond-Lemon Tea Cake~كيكة الشاي باللوز والليمون

I picked this tea cake as my first recipe from Tartine because it was easy enough, and it just screams out summer. It was delicious. And mouth-watering. And you just want to have more of it till it’s all gone. And the citrus glaze that […]

How to Make Almond Paste~معجون اللوز

There are some cake recipes that call for almond paste, and since it was not readily available in my city, I decided to make my own! Which is not only cheap and easy, it’s also wonderful, because that way I can make it less of […]

‘Tartine’ Book Review

Hello, everyone! I missed blogging here so much. I have good reasons for stopping, I promise! Last few months have been hectic. Mom was in the hospital for about 2 months, and she had an open heart surgery that she is still recovering from. I’m […]

Spiced Tea (Masala Chai)~شاي بالحليب والبهارات

I love tea. I mean, I REALLY love tea. Whenever I get the munchies, and just want to eat everything in sight… I calm down and make myself some tea. A sweet variation is tea, with milk and spices. The aroma just makes me melt. […]

Chocolate Chip Cookies~كوكيز بالشوكولاته

Hi. These are the most delicious chocolate chip cookies you can make at home. And you are going to love them. It’s not my recipe, that’s for sure. It’s in the way of Jacques Torres… what’s so special about it? Well, he uses two types […]

New York Cheesecake with Mixed Berry Puree~تشيز كيك نيو يورك مع صلصة التوت المشكل

I promise that this is the smoothest, creamiest cheesecake you will EVER have. Which also has an awesome crust. I’ve been planning to post a recipe for a while, I made caramel shortbread a few weeks ago (and I even prepared the post) but decided […]

Biscotti with Almonds and Dried Pomegranate~بيسكوتي الإيطالي بالرمان المجفف

After hours of looking at different recipes for biscotti, I decided to make my own. At least I’d have no one to blame but myself if it turned out awful. And it turned out very awesome. I already had ratios in mind, and I just […]

Lamb Kofta with Potatoes~كفتة لحم الضأن مع البطاطس

I’ve been hesitant to post this recipe since the photography session didn’t turn out well, and I didn’t document the steps. But, you know what? THAT IS ABSOLUTELY FINE. I’m an amateur, and people view this for free, and me posting this would cost nothing, […]

Arugula Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette~سلطة الجرجير بالبالسمك

Okay, so I can’t let you think that I only bake buttery chocolatey goodness and don’t attempt anything else. I DO! And here’s proof. I present to you, Arugula Salad. Okay, so yes, it has croutons and feta cheese and olive oil. But, it’s still […]

Chocolate Fondant with Raspberry Sauce~فوندنت الشوكولاته مع صلصة التوت

It was my sister’s birthday on December 28th, and since I’m a poor student who cannot afford a decent present or even an OK tasting cake, I decided to make her a chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream. I didn’t have to buy any ingredients […]