Bouza ‘Ala-Halib

February 28th, 2019

Bouza ‘Ala-Halib is a delicious Syrian Ice Cream made of whole milk, Sahlab (Salep) and mastic. In Damascus, milk ice cream is named “Emaa'”. It is also called “Bouza ‘Arabiyeh”.
Syrian ice cream whether milk ice cream, chocolate ice cream, or fruit ice cream is perfectly thick and stretchy, thank to the special ingredient “Salep” which is a white flour like powder made from the tubers of the orchid genus Orchis (including species Orchis mascula and Orchis militaris. In ice cream parlors in Syria, the ice cream is manually churned, it’s pounded with large wooden mallets and then pulled and stretched.

Let’s make Bouza ‘Ala-Halib:

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Orange Blossom Water Turns Ten!

February 28th, 2019

Today my blog celebrates its tenth birthday.

It’s been ten years. I started this blog on February 28, 2009. I can’t believe it. Thank you for showing up here, for taking interest in things I care about. I hope this space is always a place where you feel welcome and inspired. I’m looking forward to the coming years!
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Sahlab

January 31st, 2019

Sahlab (Salep) is a white flour like powder made from the tubers of the orchid genus Orchis (including species Orchis mascula and Orchis militaris). These tubers contain a nutritious, starchy polysaccharide called glucomannan. Salep is used as the basis of a drink and as a thickener in Syrian ice cream and Turkish ice cream.

Sahlab drink is made using salep powder, milk, sugar, orange blossom water, and cinnamon. It is a popular winter drink in middle east and Turkey.

Let’s make Sahlab:

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Archive – 2018

December 31st, 2018

I want to thank you all for the support you’ve shown me, and I hope 2019 will be a wonderful year for you!

Click here and take a look at the archive of 2018.

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Mrabba Al-Qare’e Al-Mabshour

December 28th, 2018

This post is related to : Syrian Breakfast

When making Mrabba Al-Qare’e and Mrabba Al-Qare’e Al-Halabi, you will get pieces of pumpkin slices that are irregular in shape or small, these residues can’t be used to make the first two kinds of jam, and they are used to make Mrabba Al-Qare’e Al-Mabshour (Shredded Pumpkin Jam).

Let’s make Mrabba Al-Qare’e Al-Mabshour:

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