Month: February 2011

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Molten Chocolate Cake or Coulant au Chocolat

Mmm Chocolate “Coulant”, this nice little cake with a smooth and runny center…  So if you love chocolate, especially, the ooey-gooey style, so this is for you!  This dessert has become so popular that one might think it has always existed, when in fact it was created in 1981 by Michel Bras, France’s most venerated […]

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Chocolate & Speculoos terrine

This is probably the easiest dessert I’ve ever made. It takes no time to assemble then a few hours in the fridge and it’s done!! Sometimes you just don’t feel like standing in the kitchen for hours and sometimes you have some friends coming over for a last-minute drink or dinner and you need to […]

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Madeleines with pine tree honey

What I love about baking is the fact that recipes are much more of a chemical formula. Exact amounts of flour, sugar, leaveners, fat and liquid involved. Adding a little more or a little less of any of these key ingredients could quite possibly throw off the formula, and result in a less than perfect […]

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Fish kibbeh – kibbit samak

You may all be familiar with kibbeh, one of the most venerated dishes of the Levant, and sometimes considered the national dish of Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, and Iraq. Generally, kibbeh is most commonly defined as a mixture of bulgur and ground meat usually in meatball-form. However, there are a variety of dishes under the name […]

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Chocolate mousse guaranteed

Chocolate mousse is a much-loved dessert and it’s funny that there are so many different ways to make this classic, with different textures but one only name: the chocolate mousse. This recipe is really easy, only 2 ingredients and you’re done. Since the recipe has only two ingredients, it all depends on the quality of […]

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Chickpea and eggplant dip

Now who doesn’t love a good hummus dip? And who doesn’t also love a good baba ghannouj dip? So why not combine them both and have a wonderful creamy and flavorful dip. Usually when my husband and I visit our favorite Lebanese restaurant we are always torn between ordering hummus or baba ghannouj and we […]

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Chicken wings with pomegranate molasses

This is one of my favorite appetizers. A meal that is full of flavor for only a tiny amount of effort. Sometimes just a few ingredients can create lots of wonders, like these chicken wings which are packed with really tasty flavors. One if its secret ingredient is pomegranate molasses, a key ingredient in Lebanese […]