My Mother’s Crème Caramel

A French custard with a self-saucing caramel top that is ubiquitous in Egypt. This recipe is my mother’s with a few of my tweaks. It differs from crème brûlée in that it is a liquid caramel instead of solid.

Hungarian Gulyás (Goulash)

I do not presume to be an authority on Hungarian cuisine but my husband asked me to post this recipe because he thinks I hit the nail on the head. I did refine the recipe to his taste and customs — there are no red peppers or turnips in this version as you might find…

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…

All I Know About Sourdough (which is just the tip of the iceberg)

During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic there has been a lot of interest in sourdough bread which makes me super excited because I have been saying for at least a couple of years now …sourdough bread is just REAL BREAD. It is the way bread was made before commercial yeast became available in 1938….