Machboos – from Emirates


Machboos is really a dish that surprises. And as you eat clean on the plate, licks his fingers and wonder if there’s more. It comes from the United Arab Emirates. The first time I ate it, was in Cairo (Egypt’s capital and Africa’s largest city) at a restaurant that specialized in food away from the…

Kataif – Cakes from Lebanon


  Today I made some cookies from Lebanon. They were so good and tasted the same as when I ate them last, at least as I remember them, some few years back but I had not forgotten them. They are simple to make and tastes fantastic. And Im sure you will enjoy them as much…

Rose Madeleine


These wonderful French cookies will take you to a wonderful rose garden, I promise. You will not want to leave the rose garden, before the last crumb has been eaten. ¬†Quickly you bake them and I can promise, you will bake them again. 75g soft butter 4 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 0.25 cup rose…

Basbousa – Semolina cake with rose water


This famous cake has countless recipes. One sweeter than the other. But since I’m not a lover of very sweet sweets to eat, so I’ve adapted it a bit more European flavor. In all the countries I have visited in the Middle East and North Africa, so it’s there, like a dear old friend. Appearance…