• Hareeseh Mahshi Bil tamer (Semolina cake stuffed with dates)
    Dessert,  Ramadan

    Hareeseh Mahshi Bil Tamer (Semolina Cake stuffed with dates)

    A traditional Middle Eastern Hareeseh is a semolina cake oftentimes drenched in a simple syrup and topped with almonds. This dessert has multiple names all dependent on the region its made in the Middle East. You may know it as Namoura, or even basbousa. They all refer to this delicious semolina cake. It is an extremely popular sweet treat; you can find it always everywhere and anywhere overseas. Semolina is used predominantly in the Arabic culture especially in desserts. In this baked good, coarse semolina is used as opposed to fine semolina. The two cannot be switched for this recipe. The semolina adds great flavor and texture to this cake;…

  • barazek balls
    Dairy Free,  Dessert,  Gluten Free,  Ramadan,  Snacks,  Vegan

    Barazek Truffles (Sesame Balls)

    Hi all! Hope you are good 🙂 My hubby and I are flying to LA tomorrow for a mini vacay that is well needed! I wanted to share this quick and easy dessert/snack with you before I left. I had two trials with these before posting this recipe and my husband devoured almost all of them so I knew they were good enough to share with you all! So, if I had to choose what my favorite Middle Eastern cookie was it would be barazek. It is a delicious crisp sesame honey cookie that tastes absolutely amazing; it is quite addicting really. My parents would bring them back from overseas in these tins…