Aish El Saray – Arabic Dessert

A very tasty Arabic (commonly linked to Lebanon and Egypt) dessert, this is almost a no fail for anyone who wants to try something unique and exotic tasting without actually doing a lot of work.  It satisfies a lot of different palettes and is an easy win if you’re hosting or for pot luck.  The…

Iraqi “Halawat Tahin” dessert

This is a very traditional Iraqi dessert, literally translates to “flour dessert” and is usually done for special occasions.  But I think it can be done anytime since it doesn’t need a lot of ingredients (or utensils) just your undivided attention while you cook.  It’s on the heavy side (as you can tell from the…

Jazar (Carrot) Halwa (Sweet/Dessert)

This warm carrot dessert has its variations in India (Gajar Halwa), but this version has distinctly Middle Eastern flavours.  The hardest part of the whole thing is getting some of the ingredients, especially the sweet condensed milk (Nestle or Rainbow are the most common) and ghee, but head to your ethnic or Middle Eastern grocer…