Desserts

Katayef [Qatayef]

Middle Eastern stuffed pancakes are the perfect Ramadan dessert for nuts and cheese lovers! Ramadan Mubarak to all my Muslim sisters and brothers worldwide! As this blessed month comes to an end, I pray that your Ramadan has been full of barakah and blessings.   Ramadan is my favorite time of the year and I wanted to share a delicious…

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Vegan Coconut Cake

A scrumptious coconut fix for your sweet cravings Coconut is a family favorite for dessert in my house. My daughter and I were craving something sweet, a dessert that we would all love. I looked inside the pantry searching for ingredients to make a quick desert. I found flour and coconut. That’s all I needed to spark a new recipe.…

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Palestinian Knafeh

The Sweetheart of the Middle East.   I still remember our trips to my homeland Palestine year after year. There were special places my parents would always make sure that we visited on every single trip. Jafar Sweets, a very famous Knafeh place in Jerusalem, Palestine is still one of my favorite places in Palestine that was always a must…

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Basbousa (Coconut Sweet Cake)

This traditional Middle Eastern sweet cake infused with coconut is an easy and delectable dessert to make for any gathering!    My husband doesn’t like desserts because Middle Eastern sweets are traditionally very sweet and usually drenched in sweet syrup called “aatar”. However, he loves Basbousa because I make it deliciously light.   Learn how to make my Basbousa by watching…

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Mamoul [Eid Cookies] (VO)

That sweet smells of cinnamon, dates, and walnuts dance through the house filling my heart with joy. It means Eid is around the corner! Mamoul, or Ka’ack il Eid, are specially made during the holiday season. While I bake all kinds of desserts on my own, this is the only dessert that I stick to the tradition of asking my…

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