Chocolate Baklava Redux

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinFor Valentine’s day I decided to revisit chocolate baklava and create a how-to-assemble slideshow.  It is my husband’s all-time favorite dessert and he’s been begging me to make it for a long time so this is part of his Valentine’s day present. Refer to my original post for the recipe. Tips: Keep the unused…

Inaugural Post : Chocolate Baklava

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinFollow my blog with Bloglovin! I chose this for my inaugural post because this pastry is the most frequently requested by my friends and family.  So much so, in fact, that I wish that I would be asked to make something else because I have made this SO MANY TIMES! But, it is pretty…

How to Make Egyptian Zalabya or Lokmit il Qadi

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin In January 2010,  my priest Fr. Daoud Tawadros from St. Anthony Coptic Orthodox Church in Maitland, Florida approached me about a project our Church was doing for our English-speaking diaspora.  They were creating the Christian Youth Channel, a free-to-air English Coptic Orthodox television channel.  Fr. Daoud asked if I would be interested in…

Feteer Meshaltet: Step by Step Pictures

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinHusband came home and took some great pictures. Let me put this disclaimer out there– I am not a feteer flyer. But unless that’s your goal I think you’ll be satisfied with this tutorial 🙂 First roll out with a wooden rolling pin on a surface generously greased with clarified butter Start pulling up…

Going off the Grid: Feteer Meshaltet

Share this…PrintPinterestemailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin I should actually call this post: “Getting Back to My Roots” because Egyptian pastries are really where I started my baking adventures.  I always had difficulty getting a nice tender pastry when making feteer meshaltet.  It usually ended up thick and tough -especially the outer layers.  I’d been taught to roll out the…

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