Qatayef Recipe: No-Fail Middle Eastern Pancakes قطايف

Atayef filled with Cream and drizzled with simple syrup.

This is a no-fail Qatayef recipe that comes with traditional and non traditional filling options. Qatayef is a quitessional treat during Ramadan that is made of pancake-like batter, filled with nuts, cheese, or cream. Some are folded in a half moon shape and deep fried, while others are cone-shaped and filled with
Ashta (clotted cream), sprinkled with nuts and drizzled with simple syrup.  

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Beef Bone Broth: Countdown to Coptic Christmas

Beef Bone Broth is a quintessential ingredient in my Egyptian festive dishes. I make it using quality beef bones, aromatic herbs, vegetables, and spices. This bone broth is known for its rich collagen and its impact on slowing aging and boosting the immune system. I use this broth as a liquid agent to cook my rolled grape leaves, jeweled rice, meat soups, and stews, just to name a few.

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Egyptian Pumpkin-Milk Pudding: Hanna’s Recipe

Egyptian Pumpkin-Milk Pudding is a dish that hails from Egypt and exists in different variations. This recipe credit goes to Hanna, my parents loveliest Egyptian neighbor who is a seasoned cook in her own right. I left Egypt over twelve years ago, nonetheless, I vividly and fondly remember the taste of Hanna’s Pumpkin-Milk Pudding dish […]

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Semsemeya Or Egyptian Sesame Candy: Sweetness Beyond Taste

The sweetness of some childhood candies go beyond their taste! Don’t you agree? I grew up as a Christian minority in a Muslim dominant country but can’t write enough about the affection that tied me with my Muslim neighbors, friends, colleagues, and mentors.

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