• oregano bread
    Appetizers,  Brunch,  Dinner,  Snacks

    Palestinian Za’atar Bread

    This za’atar bread is one of my favorite things to eat especially with a cup of warm mint tea and a piece of cheese. It is literally the best breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I was so happy that we had fresh oregano in my dad’s garden when I visited NJ recently. My mom taught me how to make these along with all of you through Instagram and it is my pleasure to share with you the recipe so you can enjoy it as much as we do. Dough Ingredients 5 cups of All purpose flour 1 packet of active dry yeast 2 1/2 tbsp of milk powder 3/4 cup of…

  • za'atar cake
    Brunch,  Snacks

    Zaatar Cake

    My mom called me last week and told me she has been making this cake for the past few months and it has been a hit with the family and her friends. I didn’t know what to expect but let me tell you this is a fantastic recipe! It is darn good and so easy to make that no one is intimidated to make it! This zaatar cake needs very little effort and only a handful of ingredients to be made. It is full of flavor, super moist, and gives the house such a beautiful aroma. What Zaatar is used in this Zaatar Cake? For those who may be wondering,…

  • musakkhan
    Dinner

    Musakkhan

    This is one of the National Dishes of Palestine, my homeland. Musakkhan typically consists of a few staple ingredients. That being fresh flatbread, olive oil, sumac, chicken, and onions. So now imagine the flatbread topped with lots of olive oil, sauteed onions, roasted chicken, and loads of sumac. It is delicious! Taboon bread is traditionally used for musakkhan but isn’t always readily available in the states. A thick flatbread will do the trick to take its place. Musakkhan celebrates the olive harvest which is so important to Palestinians and that is why so much olive oil is used in this dish whether it is to cook the onions or coat…

  • Farayek Za'atar
    Brunch,  Dairy Free,  Side Dishes,  Vegan

    Farayek Za’atar (Oregano Flatbread)

    If you were ever curious as to what recipe made me feel like I was back home; it would be this. Farayek Za’atar (Oregano Flatbread) has got to be one of my favorite things to eat when visiting my parents and even when visiting family overseas. The bread is just so soft yet crispy at the same time and filled with tons of oregano. Often, we paired it with homemade fresh Arabic cheese and a cup of mint tea. It is truly the best breakfast and snack. I sat down with my mom and made this with her. I am taking every opportunity I have with her visiting me to…

  • Turkish Chicken and Flatbread
    Drinks

    Turkish Chicken & Flatbread

    Hi everyone! Hope you are all well. I am so excited because I have my parents in town visiting me from New Jersey, my home state. Whenever my parents and I get together; it is always a great time. I missed them so much so you can only imagine how happy I am! Much of my cooking has been influenced by my mother who is a phenomenal cook. Anything she touches becomes gold. One of the dishes she has been making as of the last few years is this Turkish chicken and flatbread which my entire family enjoys. The flavors are inspired by Turkey where they use so many fresh…

  • Za'atar knots
    Appetizers,  Brunch,  Vegan

    Za’atar Knots

    Hey everyone! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying your summer. Today, I have wanted to share with you the recipe for this yummy treat for over a year now. And I must say that they are always a crowd-pleaser! Not only are these Za’atar knots visually appealing but the taste is just as good with only 3 ingredients being used! Wow, right? Za’atar has been truly a game-changer to anything it touches. In my youtube video below, I demonstrate how to make two different designs using the same method for these knots. This skillset can be utilized using dough in many ways and will surely elevate the…

  • musakhan tacos
    Dairy Free,  Dinner,  Gluten Free

    Musakhan Tacos

    For those who don’t know, musakhan is a popular and traditional Palestinian dish. It’s typically composed of fresh bread topped with tangy cooked sumac onions then layered with roasted spiced chicken. Often it is served with toasted nuts, parsley garnish, salad and/or yogurt. I’ve been meaning to make this dish for a while now, over a year to be exact. I wanted to put my own twist on it since I am gluten and dairy intolerant. Plus, I LOVE tacos. So, I combined the flavors and fundamentals of musakhan into a corn tortilla. Genius, right?! Hands down, one of the best tacos I ever had! There are 3 main components…

  • About Me

    Hi friends and welcome! I’m Heifa, the face behind Fufu’s Kitchen. You may be wondering where Fufu came from; it is actually a nickname my dad gave me from adolescence and it stuck even now in my adult years! I was a teacher and cake decorator by profession before I got married and moved to be with my husband in Chicago. I started this blog to take up a lot of the free time I had as a newlywed in a state unfamiliar to me. I have always had a passion for cooking and baking so it seemed like a wonderful idea to share my enthusiasm for the kitchen with…

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