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Cake

Lazy cake (Biscuit au chocolat)

This may not be strictly speaking a Lebanese creation but it is so popular there that the argument can be made that it is. One finds this lazy cake in all coffee shops in Beirut, even at the McCafé! I posted several versions on this blog, but this one is the easiest. A sweet something […]
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Fat-free coffee cake

I created this cake based on my tried and true biscotti recipe. Only eggs, sugar and flour (and a bit of liquid ). In fact, this fat-free cake can easily be converted into biscottis, by slicing it thin and re-baking the individual slices  in a slow oven till dry. It is a perfect breakfast-on-the-go option. With coffee […]
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Carob brownies

I did not know we had some carob trees in our orchard . Salah grabbed a few pods and started chewing them, saying that back in Egypt (that’s where he is from), they make a juice with the pods and drink it for Ramadan; carob is super nutritious and keeps hunger pangs and thirst at bay […]
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Mother’s Day cake

Mother’s Day falls on different dates in Lebanon and the US. I have finally caught-up with it in May (it takes place in March in Lebanon) Roses are in full bloom here, the kind that people make rosewater from (called ward joury). I had pulled-up at a gas station  in Dallas and as I lowered the window, […]
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Popcorn cake

It is amazing how homesickness manifests itself by reaching out for certain foods; both my daughter and I have our popcorn cravings and she also managed to single out the best Lebanese brand for peanut butter. She was doubtful first when I told her of my idea; after all, popcorn is supposed to be a […]
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