Fattoush (Lebanese Bread Salad)

Fattoush Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Lebanese cooking class!   Whenever I have stale Lebanese bread I generally turn it into pita crisps, then use some of them to make fattoush, one of the easiest and most delicious salads. There are as many variations on fattoush as there are Lebanese cooks. Some recipes […]

Ful Medames

Ful Medames Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Lebanese cooking class!   Ful medames is a creamy Middle Eastern fava bean dip. Served with some fresh warm flatbread, yoghurt, mint, cucumber and olives it’s one of my favourite breakfast dishes, and it’s a great addition to a mezze table too. It’s popular throughout the […]

Lebanese Cauliflower

Lebanese Cauliflower Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Lebanese cooking class!   I love the deep-fried cauliflower often seen as part of a Lebanese mezze, but it can be a touch oily. So I usually roast my Lebanese cauliflower in the oven instead. Roasting gives the same great caramelised flavour with less mess and […]

Shish Barak

Shish Barak Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Lebanese cooking class! Shish barak are little meat filled dumplings cooked in yoghurt sauce, similar to Turkish manti. I find that the longer the dough rests the easier it is to work with, as the gluten relaxes so it’s less likely to spring back when you […]

Lahmacun (Turkish Pizza)

Lahmacun Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Lebanese cooking class! Lahmacun (or lahmajun) is a contraction of ‘lahm bi ajeen’ literally meaning ‘meat with bread’; and these simple tasty flatbreads are also sometimes referred to as Armenian or Turkish pizza. The dough and lamb topping can also be used to make little Lebanese meat […]

Za’atar Manouche (Lebanese Flatbreads)

Za’atar Manouche Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Lebanese cooking class! Flatbreads called manouche (or manakish, manaqish, man’ousheh and other variations) are a very typical Lebanese breakfast, though I love them as a snack at any time of day. Za’atar (see video below), the ubiquitous Middle Eastern seasoning of dried thyme, is the most […]

Ejjeh (Lebanese Omelette)

Ejjeh(Lebanese Omelette) Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Lebanese cooking class! In Lebanon, ejjeh (omelettes), typically filled with just green onion and herbs, are popular as a snack, part of a meze, or as a sandwich filling wrapped inside fresh pita – sometimes with a little extra green onion and parsley or onion and […]

Lebanese Coffee (Arabic Coffee)

Lebanese Coffee Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Lebanese cooking class! Lebanese coffee – or Arabic coffee, also called qahwa kahwa, ahweh – is very similar to Turkish coffee, except that it’s often scented with cardamom seeds, which the Turks don’t use. Both are made with pulverised coffee beans, which are often sold in […]

Lebanese Lemonade (Batrouni Laimounada)

Lebanese Lemonade Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Lebanese cooking class! Homemade lemonade is a delicious treat and very popular in Lebanon and, especially in summer, a typical way to welcome guests. Lebanese lemonade is also called Batrouni lemonade after the resort town of Batroun in northern Lebanon, famous for its beaches, nightlife and […]

Date Ma’amoul

Date Ma’amoul Like this recipe? You’ll love my online Lebanese cooking class! I love these Ramadan date cookies, also called qrass bil-tamr. They’re similar to shortbread with a date filling and are an essential part of Ramadan feasts in Lebanon. And I love how easy they are to make. The dough can be filled with […]

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