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?


mona said...

Eid Mubarak to you too!

umelbanat said...

Eid Mobarak Mona!


Eid Mubarak!

Looks very nice!! You have a very nice blog!! Lot's of Salaam from the Netherlands!

Rie said...

Is 'malban' like 'marzipan' in English? These cookies look so delicious!
I'm not so familiar with Muslim culture but I have a lot to learn from your blog, I love your blog!

umelbanat said...

Malpan is mainly sugar & starch..
Marzepan is made from almonds..they're completly different.
I googled it & here's a very good link describing it very well
I'm glad you enjoyed my blog.
I've neglected it for a while & have been feeling guilty about it & I have to get my act together & give it some loving care that it deserves.