Type: Breads and pastries

April 26, 2021

Spinach pies

These take Sami straight back home. He used to have them, once or twice a week, eaten fresh from the oven when…

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Za’atar bread

Za’atar bread is also known as ‘fatayer fallahi’, which means ‘villagers’ pie’. Traditionally, it’s made in spring, when the season for collecting…

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Sweet tahini rolls

The journey of these rolls can be traced through Lebanon to Armenia, where these kubez el tahineh come from. They are simple…

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Sumac onion and herb oil buns

The inspiration for this recipe is less tradition itself than sumac onions: one of the sweet, sharp and heavenly flavours of the…

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Arabic samosas

Indian samosas, Hispanic empanadas, Cornish pasties, Bosnian burek: there are so many ways to encase various fillings with pastry before the whole…

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Pita bread

Who put the pocket in the pita? Pita is the Arab bread khubez adi (‘ordinary bread’) or khubez kimaaj (taken from the…

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Jerusalem sesame bread

Ka’ak Al Quds are stacked high on street corners all over Jerusalem, sold by men young and old, from sunrise to sunset….

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