Dessert

Date & Pistachio Kleicha

No Iraqi can mark a special occasion, like Eid, without this smooth date paste, wrapped in cardamom infused dough. It doesn’t matter if you’re welcoming 10 or 50 guests, a big batch is always the way to go – although those biscuits would never hang around that long. Unlike maamoul, its more famous cookie cousin […]

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Dessert

Pistachio & Cream Atayef

Atayef are Middle Eastern pancakes filled with cardamon and rose infused cream. I like to add pistachios and syrup – they’ll not only taste great but also look lovely on a table amongst other desserts. They’re a perfect treat for the month of Ramadan, although you can make them any time of year! Makes 25 […]

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Dessert

Lemon Cake

This is the ultimate lemon cake recipe! A soft, moist, easy to make and intensely lemony cake topped with a vanilla frosting. To perfect this, I use lots of lemon juice in the batter; top the cake with a generous amount of frosting once it is baked, AND top it with lemon slices and blueberries […]

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Dessert

Pink Semla Clouds

Semla is a traditional Northern European pastry with a delicious cream filling at the centre. I’ve made a slight twist, by adding rose water! If you know me, you know well enough that I love all things rose water; it features quite a lot in my coffees. This recipe is pretty simple and easy to […]

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Dessert

Cinnamon Buns

Warm, cinnamon-y and simply delicious. I’ve been making these quite regularly as I go through these very quickly and I’m sure you will too. I love all things cinnamon and these are a hit! They do take a while to prep and make, but the effort is 100% worth it. You can make these gluten-free, […]

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Dessert, Snacks

Caramel Millionaire Bars

If you are a chocolate and caramel fan, then this is a recipe you HAVE to try. Before I began baking and creating healthy sweet treats, I had absolutely no idea how easy making chocolate was. I used to buy these millionaire shortbreads during my childhood and was obsessed with them; the unhealthy versions of course, from […]

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Mains

Aubergine Fatteh

This Aubergine Fatteh is a middle eastern classic that is completely vegetarian and versatile. It’s one of my favourite recipes to make because it’s so easy and goes down really well on the dinner table. The combination of flavours is absolutely perfect; it’s a crunchy, full of savoury goodness platter that will leave you wanting […]

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Mains, Snacks

Cheese and Spinach Borek

Borek is stuffed pastry and hugely popular within Middle Eastern cuisine. They are amazing to have for breakfast or a mid-day snack with tea. For the filling, I’ve combined spinach and the Violife cheese together to bring a nice creamy texture and flavour. These are a real crowd pleaser and super fun to make! Ingredients: […]

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Dessert, Snacks

Salted Cookie Dough Squares

These have to be by far the best bake batch I’ve made! These dough squares are full of flavour; melted chocolate chips at the centre and a bite that melts in the mouth. It’s great for sweet cravings; there is absolutely no compromise in flavour with this recipe. Just a warning, you may or may […]

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Dessert, Snacks

Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are a recipe I made to try out a new chocolate brand; Montezumas. Upon making it or the first time, I can say without a doubt, my family loved them! They are also wonderfully simple to make, which is bliss when you’re making big batches. Part of my passion for baking is the […]

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