As I try to make sense of the world, the kitchen seems to be the only place I have control, and the exhale of fresh qatayef makes me feel more safe and more at home than ever before.
“Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, its a way of looking at life through the wrong end of the telescope. Which is what I do, and that allows you to laugh at life’s realities.” -Dr. Suess
Um Ali and Damascus…
When I first set out to make this cake it was really an attempt to make a Gin and Tonic Cake for my brother-in-law’s fiftieth birthday. Seeing that he is quite the eligible bachelor, I thought that a funky recipe would be far more appropriate than a classic one. But you know by now thatContinue reading “Lemons and Yogurt Cake”
With that, the transformation of birthdays was complete. What started as the celebration of the immortal gods, became the celebration of the mortal human birth.
She silently nods at me with approval recognising the similarities we share whether at home or in our career choices; even if she openly objects to the many projects I get myself into and she most certainly does not fully understand why after ten years of a PhD in chemistry, I have abandoned the lab completely and moved into the kitchen instead!
Ingredients 8 eggs separated 3 cups heavy cream 1 cup whole milk 1 cup sugar 65 g of milk chocolate (Easter Chocolate Bunny medium size) 1/3 cup unsweetened coco powder 1 Tbsp Vanilla 1 tsp crushed gum Arabica (mastic) (absolutely optional and only if you like the taste of mastic do you use this,Continue reading “Homemade Chocolate (Peter Rabbit) Ice-cream”