Ramadan Atayef from A to Z

It’s Atayef (Qatayef or Katayef) Time!! These delicious thin lacey stuffed Middle Eastern pancakes are one of the most popular and loved Ramadan treats; and a staple in our household during this very special month ☪️💐

Infused Simple Syrup

Time to make some delicious Ramadan desserts, but first, the simple syrup!🍯☪️
The Simple Sugar Syrup is an essential addition to most Middle Eastern desserts. It takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and lasts months in the pantry; so I always make it ahead to have it handy when I need it.

Marble Loaf Banana Bread & Toblerone Banana Muffins

You will need: 1/2 cup of unsalted butter, two eggs, 1/2 cup of sour cream or Greek yogurt, 1.5 cups of flour, 2 teaspoons of vanilla, a dash of salt, one 1/4 cup of mashed overripe bananas, 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of baking soda Instructions: In the mixers bowl add the butter…

Fresh Oregano Cake

You will need: Black and green olives, one cup of yogurt, 1 tablespoon of baking powder, one teaspoon of vinegar or liquid vanilla, 1/2 cup of olive oil, 1 cup fresh oregano, three large eggs, 2 cups flour, oneTeaspoon dried oregano, one cup of shredded mozzarella, 1/2 cup of goat cheese First, In a mixing…

Carrot Cake

You will need: Flour, cinnamon, allspice, salt, baking powder, baking soda, granulated sugar, powdered sugar, walnuts, pecans, butter, cream cheese, carrots, vegetable oil, Lemon juice, vanilla, brown sugar, three eggs, Pineapple juice, Raisins Instructions: To start you will need 2 1/2 cups of flour Then add 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon of allspice, 1…

Sweet Potato Marshmallow Casserole

You will need: Sweet potatoes, vanilla, cinnamon, brown sugar, marshmallows, butter Instructions: First, take 3 pounds of sweet potato washed and dried each pierced on top with a fork and place them in the oven Bake on 400° for about 45 minutes Once they’re out of the oven and cooled a little, peel the sweet…

Homemade Apple Sauce

What you will need: 5.5 pounds or 2.5 kg of apples, are used Honeycrisp apples and golden delicious apples, honey, cinnamon sticks, water, a blender Instructions: Peel, core, and chop the apples into small cubes Transfer the chopped apples to a stock pot and add 1 cup of water Bring apples and water to a…

Apple Cider Doughnut Cake

You will need: 2/3 cup of sugar, 2 teaspoons of vanilla, three eggs, 2/3 cup of brown sugar, 2/3 cup of applesauce, one cup of apple cider, 2/3 cup of flour, 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 3/4 cup of butter, 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger, 2 teaspoons of baking powder, 1/2 teaspoon…

Homemade Fig Jam

Instructions: You’ll need: 4 cups cut up figs 1 3/4 cup sugar Juice of 1/2 a large lemon 1/8 tsp salt 1/2 tsp ground cloves 1/2 cinnamon stick 1 star anise  2 whole cloves In a medium saucepan add the sliced figs and sugar, cover and refrigerate overnight. The next day, bring the figs and…

Pumpkin Cookies

You will need: Pumpkin purée, vegetable oil, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger powder, nutmeg, cloves, flour, 1 egg, sugar, vanilla, chocolate chips Instructions: In a mixing bowl, add 2 cups of flour Add 2 tsps baking powder, 1/2 tsp salt, 3/4 baking soda Add Spices: 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/2 tsp ginger powder, 1/2 tsp nutmeg,…