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Yafawi sfeeha “spiral meat pies”

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The July Daring Bakers’ Challenge was brought to us by Manal from Manal’s Bites. She introduced us to an authentic Palestinian dish from Java that is served as a main meal along with a bowl of soup or a salad. The “Yafawi Sfeeha” or also known as “Milwayeh” which means twisted, is crispy yet tender and full of flavor.  

Sfeeha is a popular middle eastern meat pie usually prepared through out the Levant in the form of minced meat topped flat bread. You can serve sfeeha as a main meal, a snack or a party appetizer depending on your preference and the size you make them.

Spiral meat pies

Yafawi Sfeeha is Arabic for meat pies from Jaffa (a city on the cost of Palestine). What sets these meat pies apart is their distinctive spiral shape and the fact that they are prepared from an unleavened dough.Although meat is the most popular…

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Atayef (Kataif), the ultimate Arabic pancake

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Chef in disguise atayef

Ramadan Mubarak to all my wonderful readers who observe Ramadan 🙂

Today is the second day of the month of Ramadan.I wrote a little about Ramadan last year and I am hoping to explain more this year through the upcoming series of posts. I will be sharing popular recipes made in the month of Ramadan, family favorites, associated with childhood memories.You can get a sneak peak of the recipes in this album on my facebook page. If you have any special requests, send me an email or leave me a comment and I will do my best to include them. I will also be taking you on a tour in the old city markets and we will go back to Jerash to finish our visit to the old Roman city. Stay tuned 🙂

What I love about Ramadan is that it is a chance to slow down, step back…

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Cheese bread wreath

Looking forward to try this very soon insha Allah, looks yummy and sooo cheesyyyy ❤

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Cheese stuffed bread wreath

Today is the 16 th of Ramadan, every year I receive requests to explain a little more about the month of Ramadan and the practice of fasting and it is always a pleasure to do so.You can find my previous posts about Ramadan here, here and here but for this year I thought I’d answer a few FAQ.

If you have a question about Ramadan,I’d love to hear from you. So please leave me a comment or send me an email. let’s start with the basics:

So what is Ramadan?

Ramadan is the month in which Muslims are instructed to fast from sun rise till sunset.

What exactly is fasting?

To fast by definition means to abstain. In Ramadan Muslims abstain from food,tobacoo and drinks from sun rise till sunset but fasting goes way beyond this simple definition. Abstaining from eating or drinking is actually the easy part! To…

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Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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Macaroni and Cheese, commonly known as Mac and Cheese is the combination of cooked elbow macaroni and cheese sauce. Earlier I used to make macaroni with white sauce. When I came across the Baked Macaroni and cheese  recipe by Alton Brown, I decided to give it a try. Boy!!! Was it yum??? D just loved it. What I liked the best about this dish is the crunchiness of the breadcrumbs along with the mac n cheese. Here’s the recipe for all you Mac n Cheese lovers 🙂

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