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Middle Eastern Desserts: Warbat or Kullaj (cheese stuffed phyllo dough) 

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 in Desserts, LoaMP, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I’m a sugarholic that loves anything dairy. I love cheese, milk, milk and cheese, and all desserts that contain all of the above.  So I’m getting straight to it. Here is the recipe for the best stuff in the world.       Ingredients: One box phyllo, thawed ready to use 4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted Simple syrup to drizzle Crushed pistachio for garnish (optional) Ashta (filling): 2cups heavy cream 2cups half and half 6 tbsp starch  5 tbsp sugar You can add some fresh mozzarella or sweet cheese into this mix, optional. Not necessary  Instructions: 1. Add all the ashta ingredients into a medium sized pot, stir on medium heat until pretty thick. (Maybe thicker than pudding) 2. Spread out and cut the dough into 3″ squares. Use a ruler if necessary. I found its easiest to do so...

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Dessert time! How to make sahlab!

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in Desserts, Drinks/smoothies | 0 comments

Sahlab is a well known drink/dessert in the Arab world. It’s a thinner version of milk pudding or (Muhalabeya) and it’s so easy to make. You will need to know how many servings you need, so you have enough for everyone. (Hubby and I always take seconds and the kids wait for it to cool off first then eat as pudding in bowls) Per serving, you will need 1 cup milk. For each cup of milk add 1 tbsp each starch and sugar. Ingredients ( 4 servings with a bit extra) 6 cups milk 6 tbsp starch 6 tbsp sugar 1 tsp vanilla (optional) Whisk the starch in the cold milk, then add into a pot on medium heat. You must keep stirring with a whisk or wooden spoon so the bottom doesn’t burn. It will take a good...

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Tried- recipe: Nutella No-bake cheesecake

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in Desserts, LoaMP, Tried Recipes | 0 comments

I got this recipe from the awesome FB group, what’s cooking good looking. Recipe is super easy and very good. A bit too sweet for me to eat a whole slice, but that’s probably better for me anyways! Lol Recipe: Ingredients: 2 boxes cream cheese 1 can sweetened condensed milk 1-2 tsp vanilla Graham Cramer pie crust (or make your own) 1/2 cup Nutella A couple pieces of ferero rocher Directions: In your mixer, combine cream cheese and condensed milk. Mix on medium for 5 minutes until all combined well. Pour into pie crust and let it settle in fridge for a couple hours. After that, warm Nutella in microwave until a bit liquidy. Pour over cheesecake neatly and add on ferero rocher balls for decoration. Fridge overnight and serve! Share this:ShareFacebookPinterestEmailTwitterPrintLike this:Like...

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Guest Post: Molten Lava Cake by Sherin Mohammad

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 in Desserts, Guest posts, LoaMP | 0 comments

This is a quick and easy recipe that is sure to hit the spot for any chocolate craving; ooey, gooey, fudgy, and warm! Garnish with cocoa powder or some powdered sugar. For a tasty contrast pair with vanilla ice cream and enjoy. Ingredients: 5 oz. Bittersweet Chocolate Chips (slightly less than a cup) 1 stick Butter (1/2 cup) 4 Eggs 3/4 c. Sugar 1/2 c. All-purpose Flour 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract Directions: Preheat oven to 450 F. Melt chocolate and butter over a double boiler. Then whisk eggs, vanilla, and sugar Slowly add chocolate to eggs while whisking so that eggs don’t cook . Sift flour over mixture and fold into batter. Grease ramekins with baking spray and fill 3/4 of the way. If you do not have baking spray then butter ramekins generously and lightly flour. Bake between...

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Guest post: Blueberry cinnamon rolls by Fatin Taha

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in Desserts, Guest posts, LoaMP | 0 comments

Samantha here :Here is another guest post by my beautiful friend Fatin Taha. She is the mastermind chef behind the FB page : “Memoirs of a seven spice addict”. how cute is that name?? Enjoy the recipe!!             BLUEBERRY CINNAMON ROLLS Ingredients: 3-3 1/2 cup flour 1 package active dry yeast 1 1/3 cup evaporated milk 2 tablespoon butter 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon salt 1 egg 6 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (clear imitation) 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon grated lemon or orange peel 2 cup fresh blueberries Sugar glaze: 1 cup powdered sugar, 2-3 tablespoon milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, few drops of lemon juice. You may add more milk or sugar to reach desired consistency. Directions: In bowl combine 1 1/2 c. of the flour with the...

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Ramadan Crafts: Eid Lollipops

Posted by on Aug 4, 2013 in Desserts, LoaMP, Ramadan/Eid, Snack ideas/ kid friendly | 15 comments

As an attempt to make Eid more fun and enjoyable for my kids, (here in KC it’s pretty lame, sad to say) I’m trying all kinds of things to get them involves in the celebration. Enter Eid lollipop molds here. My online friend Hanan has a page called Eid Molds (links to her Facebook page) sells these molds for $6 each and she has different designs. Also has pretzel and Oreo molds!  Please send her a FB message and she will take care of you  It is her small business and all your purchases from her are greatly appreciated.   I got one of each. If you would like to order some, let me know and I will pass her info on to you, or contact her through FB. Back to the molds, I made these out of different colored...

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