Saturday, September 19, 2009

Eid Fitr Saeed Everyone...

Eid Saee'd to all of you ...& in sha Allah the fast went easy..but now it's time to break our fast & eat some of the lovely Eid Kahk "cookies" & biscuits...

My lovely neighbour umm Abd Arahman made me these nice platters of cookies filled with nuts & malban (I have no idea what to call it in English so i'm adding this pic to show you all what it looks like,its also called Rahet elhalkoom in some places wich means soother to the throat)
Umm Abd Arahman is officially my life-saver all Ramadan ..she has a home bussiness where she cooks & sells food from her house ..mainly traditional Egyptian food like stuffed vine leaves & cabbage,feteer meshaltet & eid cookies & biscuits.I have used her services in my Iftars & her food is very tasty masha Allah.

Although the cookies taasted great ,I have to say that they do not compare to my mom's cookies.
They are the melt-in-your-mouth type but I guess they definitly needed more filling.
The biscuits are crunshy...just as I like them.
On another note, in our Home in Egypt they are not making cookies because this last year we lost our grandmother & my uncle...May Allah forgive them & grant them Janna...Ameen.
If my mom was making kahk this year I would've made her send me some...insha Allah next year...
Tell me your favourite kahk or biscuits?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ramadan a time for Friendship & Dessert

Ramadan is the time of year when our ebadat increase ..but it's also a time for sharing special recipes between friends..
Dishes filled with tasty food has been going back & forth between me & my friends and I had to share the amazing desserts that were given to me by my loving friends...

Let me start with this ...the very rish & calorie loaded labanese madloa'a

Yummy just look at that ...this basically a base made out semolina flour ,covered with fresh creamor eshta & then sprinkeled with every nut you have ..cashews ,hazelnuts,pine-nuts..

katayif beleshta...Home made katief filled with fresh cream

& the tastiest Blueberry Cheescake I have ever had

What do you think ?

What it is your favourite?