Sunday, 25 December 2011

EASY Macaroni & Cheese - Homemade


Ghrayba bil Halgoom - Libyan butter cookies with Turkish Delight

Libyan Egg Potato Omelet

Libyan Egg Potato Omelet


3 potatoes, sliced and cut into small squares
4 eggs
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons  of flour
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, turmeric, 5 spice & black pepper
fresh parsley, chopped

Peel, wash & slice potatoes into small, thin squares

Fry potatoes in hot vegetable oil until cooked & golden

Crack eggs into a medium sized bowl

Beat eggs with a whisk or a fork

Add the flour & mix well

Add the spices & mix well

Add fresh parsley & crushed garlic

Beat well

Remove potatoes from oil

Drain in a strainer

Pour some olive oil in a pan

Evenly spread the potatoes around the pan

Pour the egg mixture on top of the potatoes

Evenly spread the mixture to the edge of the pan

Lift the edge of the omelet to see if it has set underneath

Take a large plate and place it over the pan

Flip the pan over onto the plate

Slide the omelet back into the pan

Cook a little while longer, just until set

Take your serving plate & flip the omelet onto the plate

Serve with fresh bread & harissa (hot pepper paste)


Aynar - Lebanese Spiced Tea



8 cups of water
6 - two inch sticks of cinnamon
2 inch piece of fresh ginger
1 tablespoon of anise
2/3 cup of sugar
chopped walnuts

In a medium sized pot, add 8 cups of water & the cinnamon sticks

Add the sliced fresh ginger

Add the anise

Bring it to a boil, then cover, turn down heat and simmer for at least an hour and a half

This is the colour it should be after an hour and a half. If you would like it darker and stronger, leave it longer

Add 2/3 cup of sugar, strain into a teapot

Add a spoon of chopped walnuts to a tea glass

Pour hot Aynar over walnuts


Saturday, 10 December 2011

Standard Dough Recipe -VIDEO

M&M cookies - video

M&M cookies

1 cup of butter
2/3 cup of sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla (optional)
2 1/2 cups of flour
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda 
1/4 tsp of salt
3/4 cup of M&M's
3/4 cup of chocolate chips

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Spiced Squash Lentil Soup - video

Spiced Squash Lentil Soup



1/4 cup olive oil

6-8 cloves of garlic

1 large or 2 small onions, finely diced

3 tomatoes,seeded & chopped

2 cups of red lentils,soaked (1 hour approx)

3-4 tablespoons of harissa (hot pepper paste)

1 large butternut squash, (peeled & cut into 1 inch cubes)

3 litres (12 cups) of vegetable or chicken stock

salt to taste