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Earl Grey Muhallabieh

A few days ago, it was cool, overcast, with a nice ocean breeze.  I felt like making an easy dessert and drinking some tea. Tea weather does not hit these Mediterranean shores very often so I had to seize the moment. Earl Grey being my all-time favorite tea, I figured I would infuse the […]

Earl Grey Muhallabieh
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Light and delicate, this is a homestyle custard infused with your favorite tea
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 30 minutes
Earl Grey Muhallabieh
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Light and delicate, this is a homestyle custard infused with your favorite tea
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
10 minutes 30 minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  • 1. Place one ladyfinger broken-up in several smaller pieces in each serving ramequin or cup.
  • 2.Place the milk, tea, cornstarch and sugar in a saucepan. Bring to a simmer and stir continuously until the cream has thickened, about one minute. Strain and divide into 4 cups or ramequins. Cool in the fridge and serve cold.
    strain cream
  • To make your own cream: Place the cream, one tablespoon sugar and a touch of vanilla in a mixing bowl and whip for a few minutes. If the bowl is cold, it will whip faster. When thick stop the machine and keep covered in the fridge.
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By |May 19th, 2015|Sweets|3 Comments
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Strawberries Romanoff

This is a retro dessert  featured on the menus of continental fine-dining restaurants around the globe; kind of like tiramisu is now.  It was supposedly named after the Romanoff line of czars in Russia, but frankly I did not dig into history books  to give you the exact scoop. I just loved it as a […]

Strawberries Romanoff
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Fresh strawberries are marinated in sugar and liqueur and served with whipped cream
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5 minutes 30 minutes
Strawberries Romanoff
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Fresh strawberries are marinated in sugar and liqueur and served with whipped cream
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5 minutes 30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
5 minutes 30 minutes
Ingredients
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Instructions
  • 1. Place the sliced strawberries in a bowl and add the sugar and liqueur. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 2. Place the whipping cream and powdered sugar and vanilla extract in a mixer bowl and whip till firm, about 5 minutes at maximum speed. Cover and chill till serving time. When ready to serve, place some strawberries in a serving cup and top with cream.
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By |May 10th, 2015|Sweets|2 Comments
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Candied orange peels (Murabba al-busfeyr)

This is the uber traditional Lebanese confection, made yearly  by every grandmother in the country whenever Seville oranges (busfeyr) are available.  I figured I’d seize my chance when I noticed some. My aunt Wadad was pronounced the sole expert in the family (as the eldest, she learned it from my grandmother before being married off at […]

By |March 25th, 2015|Sweets|13 Comments
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Date sweets

I love dates. Is there a better snack to start or end the day with? I can’t find one. The good news is one can find fantastic dates in California or, of course, in the traditional date-producing countries like Egypt, Iran or KSA. Iraq alone used to have several hundred (if not thousands) of varieties at […]

By |March 5th, 2015|Sweets|5 Comments
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Berry Brownies

Nothing beats brownies. I was waiting for someone to show-up and I made these on an impulse, from scratch (of course). The tanginess of the berries cuts into the richness of the chocolate. A friend of my daughter’s who was around at the time, tasted one and raved about it. She told me  she is […]

By |February 20th, 2015|Sweets|4 Comments
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Meringue with berries (quick and easy)

I only had 15 minutes to make “something” for Valentine, in order to entertain my 6 and 8-year old nephew and niece. This is a non-pretentious, no measuring required, easy peasy, even “healthy” dessert. Their mom who watches their diet like a hawk ( their school forbids chocolate or candies to be brought to […]

By |February 13th, 2015|Sweets|1 Comment
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Chocolate fondant (quick and easy)

Foodies will be able to relate to the following statement: I remember the exact time and place I first tasted a fondant. It was in Paris, about twenty years ago, and my brother had taken us all to a restaurant not far from where he lived. Nothing fancy, kind of a family eatery chain. […]

By |December 23rd, 2014|Sweets|11 Comments
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S’Mores in a jiffy

The sight of freshly puffed marshmallows on chocolate cream, served on a plain cookie elicits delight on a universal scale.
Then, why not serve s’mores on a holiday table, for a dessert made in a jiffy? You can whip these in under 5 minutes flat and make adults and children happy, without having to […]

By |December 2nd, 2014|Sweets|5 Comments
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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 […]

By |May 17th, 2014|Sweets|9 Comments
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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 […]

By |May 10th, 2014|Sweets|9 Comments