Jello-Savoiardi Cake: Happy Valentine

Jello-Savoiardi cake is semi-homemade, make ahead, no stress, no-bake cake, yet impressive, photogenic, juicy, decadent, and rich in flavors and textures. It is an excellent festive cake for many occasions including potlucks. It takes minutes to assemble this vibrant cake, yet it will be the town’s talk for much longer.

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Ka’ab El Ghazal: Egyptian Date Filled Cookies: كعب الغزال

“Ka’ab Alghazal” is an Egyptian Date filled cookie that is also known as “Menin”. It is omnipresent in Egyptian bakeries and is considered a staple cookie to serve with cardamom coffee or mint tea. It has a flaky shell that encases a velvety date filling, spiked with warm spices such as fennel and anise. A true delight to indulge on and to share with others. Roll your sleeves, these cookies are worth baking and trying.

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Macarona Béchamel/Forn: The dish that bridges three cultures

Macarona Béchamel (aka Macarona Forn) is an Egyptian pasta bake, and a one pot meal that has three layers: penne pasta, spices-spiked, luscious red meat sauce, and a silky, smooth white sauce on top. The dish is an iconic crowd pleaser in Egypt. It is nutritious, make ahead, freezer friendly, and excellent potluck dish that garners compliments like no other.

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kahk: National Cookies of Egypt: الكحك المصري

Egyptian Ka7k  is the synonym of feast in Egypt, as they are the national Egyptian cookies baked to celebrate both Muslim and Christian feasts. Those mouthwatering ghee-rich cookies are filled with either date paste, agameya, or walnuts and sprinkled with powder sugar.

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Egyptian Petit Four by Marian: Happy Coptic Christmas

Food Blogger Marian Guirguis @marianjoyfulkitchen is sharing at Chez Nermine her recipe of Festive Traditional Egyptian cookies known as Petit Four. Not to confuse them with French Petit Four, those melt-in-your-mouth cookies are close to Western butter cookies.

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Anise Turmeric Biscotti: A Comfort Cookie

Anise Turmeric Biscotti is an easy recipe inspired by my grandma’s Egyptian kitchen. It is rich in fiber, yet low in carb and sugar. Serve it with tea or coffee or as a snack.

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Peanut Butter-Chocolate Cookies: Giving Ourselves Grace

Peanut Butter-Chocolate cookies is a recipe adapted from the French book: Le Grand Livre Marabout de La Patisserie Facile.  It is a rich buttery cookie that comes plain in the original French recipe. My take on these was to half-dip them or drizzle with bitter dark chocolate to cut through the buttery, rich texture. For some crunch, the cookies are sprinkled with some salted peanuts that stud the warm chocolate before it sets!  You bite into those cookies and they just burst and then melt in your mouth in a blink of an eye. 

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Marak We Feteer: Southern Egyptian Meat Stew & Flatbread

This recipe is of an ultimate sentimental value.  I know my late father would have been enthralled seeing this recipe on my blog. He was enamored with any dish that originates from where his roots are. God bless his soul. Marak (meat stew) and Feteer (Flat Bread) is an authentic recipe that originated in Southern […]

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