Category Archives: cake

Cake

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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Saint Sarkis cake (vegan)

 We can all agree that food is a lot more fun and interesting when it comes along with a story. This cake was posted by my facebook friend Annie Vas with the story that it is to celebrate Saint Sarkis, a patron saint for the Armenian community in Lebanon; I was intrigued, especially after reading […]
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