Sweet Cheese Kunafa

Ingredients

•           For the Scented Sugar Syrup:

•           2½ cups (500g) granulated sugar

•           1¼ cup (300 ml) water

•           Squeeze of fresh lemon juice (about 1 teaspoon)

•           1 tablespoon (15g) rose water (more or less according to taste)

•           1 tablespoon (15g) orange blossom water (more or less according to taste)

Djaj Mahshi (Stuffed Chicken)

Ingredients:

whole chicken, pastured preferred

1 onion, diced

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 cup rice, soaked overnight, rinsed and drained

1 teaspoon butter

1 3/4 cups chicken stock or water

1/2 lb ground lamb or beef

Salt and pepper

All spice

Cinnamon

Ghraybeh

Ingredients:

-  60 grams powdered sugar but this depends on how sweet do you like them, if you in general like sweet cookies, then add 40 more grams

- 125  grams ghee/butter

- 250  grams flour

- Pistachios

 

Preparation:

1.  First you need to mix the ghee/butter with the powdered sugar by hand. Then add the flour to the mixture and mix until it's well combined. The dough should be nice and soft and should not stick to your hands.

2.  Place the dough ball into a bowl, cover with a plastic wrap, and refrigerate for about 1 hour.

Cherry Kabab

Ingredients:

•             2 Tablespooons Olive Oil

•             1 Cup Yellow Onion, Finely Diced

•             4 Cloves Garlic, Minced

•             2 Pounds Ground Lamb

•             1 teaspoon Ground Allspice

•             1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

•             ½ teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper

•             ½ teaspoon Salt

•             1 Pound Fresh Bing Cherries

•             2 Sticks Cinnamon

Maldoum (Eggplant and Vegetable Casserole with Ground Beef)

Ingredients:

•           1.5 lbs 90% ground beef or lamb

•           3 medium eggplants

•           2 large tomatoes

•           1/2 cup tomato puree

•           1 1/2 tsp salt, to taste

•           1 1/2 allspice, to taste

•           1 tsp paprika, to taste