Updated Feteer Meshaltet Recipe and Video

Feteer meshaltet or fiteer is a popular Egyptian street food that is a cross between strudel and puff pastry. It is a basic dough that is stretched really thin and folded with clarified butter between the layers of dough. It can be topped simply with powdered sugar and honey for a sweet snack or filled…

Chocolate Baklava Redux

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: Keep the unused filo…

Inaugural Post : Chocolate Baklava

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, it is pretty fabulous. …

How to Make Egyptian Zalabya or Lokmit il Qadi

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 doing a…

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