Archive for the ‘Syrian Baking and Desserts’ Category

To Aleppo With Love – Ma’arouk Nisf Sha’aban

May 11th, 2017

In Aleppo, Nisf Sha’aban is celebrated by making Ma’arouk Nisf Sha’aban (it is also called “Bariosh Nisf Sha’aban”) and Sambousek Lahmeh (meat pies). The recipe of Ma’arouk Nisf Sha’aban is the same to Ma’arouk Ramadan, but what makes it special is that it has to be formed into the shape shown in the photo above.

Let’s make Ma’arouk Nisf Sha’aban:

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Meghli Hamwi

April 23rd, 2017

Meghli is a traditional dessert made to celebrate the birth of a baby. It is good for the baby’s mother and is served to guests when they come to offer their congratulations. In Damascus, Meghli is called Carawya (the word carawya is the Arabic for caraway), it is rice flour pudding spiced with caraway. But in Hama, Meghli is different, Meghli Hamwi is boiled water spiced with anise and fennel.

Let’s make Meghli Hamwi:

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To Aleppo With Love – Aruz Bel-Halib Mbattan

February 28th, 2017

Aruz Bel-Halib Mbattan (Padded Rice Pudding) is a beautiful Aleppine layered pudding. The bottom part is Aruz Bel-Halib (rice pudding) and it is topped with orange pudding.

Let’s make Aruz Bel-Halib Mbattan:

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Aruz Bel-Halib

January 13th, 2017

 

Aruz Bel-Halib (Rez Bi-Halib) is Syrian rice pudding. It is prepared with Egyptian short grain rice, flavored with mastic and orange blossom water.

Let’s make Aruz Bel-Halib:

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To Aleppo With Love – Mrabba Al-Bathenjan Al-Halabi

November 30th, 2016

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Mrabba Al-Bathenjan Al-Halabi (Aleppine Eggplant Jam) is slightly different from previous Mrabba Al-Bathenjan. Mrabba Al-Bathenjan Al-Halabi is flavored with cinnamon and clove, stuffed with chopped walnuts and served as a dessert with coffee, while Mrabba Al-Bathenjan is served for breakfast with bread and cheese.

Let’s make Mrabba Al-Bathenjan Al-Halabi:

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