Homemade Lokum – Turkish Delight

Lokum is a dessert made of starch gel and sugar. It comes from the turkish word lokma and lokum, meaning morsel or mouthful or the alternative word rahat hulkum meaning comfort of the throat. It could come in many flavors, lemon, cinnamon, mint, orange, strawberry, rosewater and other.

Some types of lokum may contain some nuts, pistachios or Continue reading Homemade Lokum – Turkish Delight

Apple Cheesecake

Makes 12

Ingredients:

For the crust:

1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar
1 cup flour

For the filling:

3 large apples, sliced 3/8″ thick
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp cream 35%
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
Grated rind of a lemon
1 lemon juice Continue reading Apple Cheesecake

Qatayef (Stuffed pancakes)

These crescent-shaped mini pancakes are a famous choice of dessert in the Middle Eastern regions during the month of Ramadan. Indulge your sweet tooth with this simple yet delicious combination of fried pancakes, nuts, raisins and sugar syrup. Qatayef can be prepared ahead and cooked within minutes making it an ideal choice for last minute visitors, plus you can use Continue reading Qatayef (Stuffed pancakes)

Holiday Pogacha

Pogacha is Balcan traditional bread baked in the ashes of the fireplace. Only experienced cook could make best quality pogacha. It comes from the latin word panis focacius which translated means baked on the heart or fireplace.

There are several ways of preparing this bread and it could be filled with Continue reading Holiday Pogacha

Stewed beef ( Kebab Halla)

If you tired of your usual beef recipes, this recipe is a must try. This juicy beef recipe is a famous dish in the middle-eastern region. It’s usually served with the classic white Egyptian rice and vermicelli. This flavorful dish is slowly cooked with onions and garlic until the beef has gained its own gravy making it an ideal choice of dish to serve on your dining table if you’re looking to Continue reading Stewed beef ( Kebab Halla)