Chocolate Baklava Redux

It's only fair to share…For 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:…

Inaugural Post : Chocolate Baklava

It's only fair to share…Follow 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,…

How to Make Egyptian Zalabya or Lokmit il Qadi

It's only fair to share… 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…

Feteer Meshaltet: Step by Step Pictures

It's only fair to share…Husband 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…

Going off the Grid: Feteer Meshaltet

It's only fair to share… 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…

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