San GIOVANNI Bread: All you knead is love.

SAN JIOVANNI bread is a favorite childhood bread that I grew up eating in my hometown Alexandria, Egypt. It has a pillowy interior and crusty, golden exterior. The flavor of that bread is elevated by the addition of orange zest, mastic and mahleb. It is freezer friendly and pretty versatile as it makes excellent sandwich bread, panini toast, as well as a luscious accompaniment to soak up the sauce of a hearty stew.

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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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