Lebanese Nights Semolina Pudding 

Sweet, creamy and delicious, Lebanese nights is a traditional dessert that is so refreshing and easy to make. It consists of semolina pudding flavoured with rose water and topped with whipped cream and pistachios. This dish is super indulgent and is made for special occasions and family gatherings. Let’s dig in:) 

 

  
  
Ingredients: 

Pudding 

  • 1/2 cup semolina 
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1 egg 
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch 
  • 1/4 cup water 
  • 2 tsp rose water 
  • 2 tsp orange blossom water 
  • 3 cups milk

Topping 

  • Whipped cream or Nestle cream.
  • Pistachios 

Sugar Syrup ( attar) 

  • 2 cups sugar 
  • 1 cup water 
  • Juice of half a lemon 
  • 1 Tbsp of rose water 
  • 1 Tbsp of Orange blossom water 
  • A pinch of ground cardamom 

How to: 

Make the sugar syrup ( attar ) ahead of time. Bring the water and sugar to a boil and continue boiling for about 3-4 minutes. Add the rose water, orange blossom water as well as the ground cardamom and set aside to cool. 

As for the pudding, add the milk to a medium sauce pan and warm it up on medium heat. Dissolve the corn starch in 1/4 cup water. Next, add the semolina and sugar and stir for a couple more minutes. Add the beaten egg as well as the corn starch and continue stirring for about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and add in rose water and orange blossom water. Pour your mixture in a deep dish or small dishes and let it cool down to room temperature. I chose to serve it in mason jars as I had to attend a friend’s gathering and wanted to do something fun and different. Add the cream and ground pistachios. Lastly, serve with the sugar syrup. 

Enjoy! 

Shahad xo 

Apricot Jam Biscuits 

Truly scrumptious and easy to make, this apricot jam biscuits recipe is the BEST! Served with your favourite tea and enjoyed with family and friends, these biscuits will satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth. 

   

   Ingredients: 

  • 4 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 4 eggs 
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 11/4 cups canola oil 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom 
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder 
  • Apricot jam for filling – about 2 cups 

How to: 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
  • In an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the canola oil and sugar together until they are well combined and then add the vanilla.
  • Add the eggs and sifted flour slowly and continue mixing 
  • When finished, place half of the dough on a greased cookie sheet
  • Press your dough onto the cookie sheet
  • Add the apricot jam and then shred the rest of the dough on top of the jam.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cookies are golden brown.
  • Cool, cut into squares and serve. 

Tip: broil your cookies for about 3 minutes but keep an eye to avoid burning. 

 Shahad xo 

G U A C A M O L E

Made with ripe avocados, tossed with cilantro and served with tortilla chips; this recipe is beyond delicious. It is the best recipe E V E R. So go get ready and turn on your favourite show on Netflix and let’s enjoy this guac recipe.
  
Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe avocados (large)
  • Tomatoes (1/2 cup)
  • Onions (2 green onions chopped)
  • Lime (juice of 1 and a half)
  • Salt (1/2 tsp) 
  • Pepper ( 1/4 tsp)
  • Cumin (1/4 tsp)
  • Siracha 

Instructions:

Cut the avocados in half and remove the stone. Scoop the flesh in a medium bowl

  

Chop your tomatoes into cubes 

  

Chop your green onions and cilantro 

  
Add all ingredients on top of the avocados 

  

Use a potato masher to mash your avocados and to combine all ingredients together.
  
Serve with your favourite tortilla chips and enjoy! 

Shahad xo  

Lazy Biscuit Cake 

Oh-so-tempting! A sweet and crunchy treat that you won’t stop eating. It combines the richness of cocoa with the crunchiness of biscuit to give you an amazingly flavoured cake. 

  
I don’t know about you but when it comes to drinking tea, my husband and I love to enjoy a little dessert on the side. It is like our tradition. I thought I would share this recipe with you since you can easily find the ingredients in your household. 

  
It is also perfect to take as gift to your friends house. I usually place them in a nice plate and wrap them up with a cute ribbon on top. You know that everyone loves a little treat. So go grab your ingredients and let’s get started! 

 
Here is what you will need for this recipe! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack Mary biscuit 
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter 
  • 4 tsp vanilla 
  • 4 Tbsp Cocoa powder  
  • 1 egg

Process: 

  • Whisk the egg in a bowl and add the vanilla to it. 
  • In another bowl, whisk your butter along with sugar and cocoa powder
  • Add your whisked eggs to the cocoa mixture and continue mixing.
  • Break your biscuit into small pieces and add your cocoa mixture to it. 
  • Mix well until all ingredients are all combined.
  • Add you mixture to a parchment paper or a clear plastic bag and make it in the shape of cylinder.
  •  Place your mixture in the freezer over night.
  • Cut into small square pieces 

Enjoy,

Shahad xo