Shakriya

Ingredients

•  3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

•  1½ to 2 lbs (680 to 910 g) red meat , trimmed of fat and cubed

•  Water, to cover the meat

•   2 beef bouillon cubes

•   1 bay leaf

Strawberry and Spinach Salad

Ingredients

    5 ounces baby Spinach

    1 cup sliced strawberries

    2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

    2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil leaves

Orange and almond cake

Ingredients:

•        2 oranges, washed

•        250 g caster sugar, plus extra for dusting

•        6 eggs

•        250 g almond meal

•        1 tsp baking powder

Walnut Baklava

Ingredients

•  13 ounces/367 grams walnuts (3 1/4 cups whole walnuts)

•  1 teaspoon confectioners’ sugar

•  ½ teaspoon orange blossom water

•  1 package phyllo dough (1 pound, about 30 sheets, sized as close as possible to 13 x 18 inches), defrosted if frozen

Apple strudel

Ingredients

   1 tablespoon flour

   500g packet puff pastry

    5 sour apples

    Juice of 1/2 lemon