Type: Sweets

April 26, 2021

Labneh cheesecake with roasted apricots, honey and cardamom

Cheesecake is not, traditionally, a dessert eaten in Palestine, but all the ingredients are: the labneh and filo, for example, the nuts…

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Shortbread cookies

Ghraybeh means ‘swoon’ in Arabic. Aptly, these little sugar cookies are often served at celebrations such as baptisms or weddings, when the…

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Muhallabieh with cherries and hibiscus syrup

This is basically Palestinian panna cotta – a simple set pudding – but even lighter and easier to make. Milky set puddings…

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No-churn strawberry ice cream

After supper in Haifa one night on our travels, Sami stopped by an ice cream shop for something sweet. Opting for what…

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Orange blossom, honey and baklava semi-freddo

This is a real show-stopper of a dessert. There are a few elements to it but none of them are complicated. The…

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Chocolate and qahwa flour-free torte

Qahwa means ‘coffee’ in Arabic. Arabic coffee tends to be very strong and intense, drunk in small quantities and usually paired with…

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Palestinian Bakewell tart

This is our take on the Bakewell tart. Kids love these, adults love these, Mr Kipling himself would have loved these, we’re…

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Sticky date and halva puddings with tahini caramel

These little puddings – our take on sticky toffee pudding – are a knockout, best eaten warm with a spoon of crème…

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Pistachio harisa

Harisa (not to be confused with harissa, the spicy North African chilli paste!) also goes by the name basbousa or namoura, depending…

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