Dahdah: Jordanian Semolina Dessert with a Walnut-Cinnamon Filling

Dahdah is a Jordanian vibrant dessert that is nor crunchy, nor cakey, it tastes like a large crumbly cookie that collapses once you bite into it. The pungency of the cinnamon note definitely gives it an edge and pairs so well with the walnut.  The addition of turmeric lends the cake its vibrant, happy color

This dessert is put together in no time if you crush the roasted walnuts and clarify your butter in advance. Having said this, store-bought clarified butter will do just fine.

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Semi-Homemade Apple Pie & Bourbon-Salted Caramel

  Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for a large crowd calls for plenty of resourcefulness and serious time-planning skills. As I mentioned in my previous post: Thanksgiving Dinner Made Easy: Lessons Learned the Hard Way,  storebought quintessential ingredients rush to our rescue when we are totally overwhelmed by the number of dishes we have to make […]

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Pumpkin-Coconut Pudding & Kaya Jam Sauce : First Thanksgiving In Singapore

Recipe Created by Nermine Mitry-Mansour  There aren’t two identical tables on Thanksgiving dinner in the US.  Each household has its unique story that is displayed through a number of signature recipes. Every immigrant who lands in the US carries dreams, skills and a deep-rooted food heritage. While we strive to make our dreams come true in […]

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Mango Sago: Singapore, My New Home 3/3

Recipe and food styling credit to Chef Derick Koh  Mango Sago is the perfect, delicate grand finale to a profusion of tantalising flavors, artfully packed in a Singaporean meal.

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Basil-Lemon-Lime Granita: Cosmopolitan Alexandria

  Basil-lemon-Lime granita is probably the ultimate light and easy-to-make dessert.  It is the perfect cooler on a warm day.  It is made out of fresh lemon and lime juice mixed with basil- infused simple syrup.

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Lola’s Rice Pudding: The Bitter Sweet Memory

  Rice pudding is almost a universal spoon dessert.  It comes in various versions, it is either cooked on a stovetop or baked, eggless or eggy, bland, or spiced up. Rice pudding remains a comfort food that evokes sweet childhood memories across the universe.  My personal predilection goes for the simplest, fluffiest, creamiest, and eggless. […]

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