Archive for July, 2016

To Aleppo With Love – Mamouniyeh

July 31st, 2016

Mamouniyeh is a specialty of Aleppo. It is a breakfast dish prepared from semolina, ghee, and sugar syrup, served with cheese and sh’eibiyyat. People think that Mamouniyeh named after “Al-Ma’moun” the seventh Abbasid caliph, but according to Encyclopedia of Aleppo, Mamouniyeh was created by “Ma’moun” a person from Aleppo and named after him.

Let’s make Mamouniyeh:


Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2016

July 8th, 2016

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This post is about sweets I prepared for Eid Al-Fitr.

Read the Archive:

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2009

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2010

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2013

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2014

Eid Al-Fitr, Sweets – 2015

Eid Al-Adha, Sweets – 2009

Eid Al-Adha, Sweets – 2010

Eid Al-Adha, Sweets – 2015

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Eid Al-Fitr – 2016

July 6th, 2016

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Eid Al-Fitr “Smaller Eid”, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. Today is the first day of Eid Al-Fitr.

Eid Mubarak to all of you and your families. May you have a joyful and blessed Eid with family and friends.

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July 2nd, 2016

Ma’amoul are small shortbread pastries filled with dates, orange “my mom’s creation”, walnuts, pistachios, or occasionally cheese, loukoum or other fillings. They can be decorated by hand or in special wooden molds. They are very popular in Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan and other Levantine countries. The smell of freshly baked Ma’amoul spreading throughout the place is an Eid ritual. Many of you have asked me about Ma’amoul recipe, so here it is.

Let’s make Ma’amoul: