Chebakia - La Rose des Sables

Chebakia - La Rose des Sables

Chebakia, also known as mkharka, griwech or rose des sables is one of Moroccan cuisine’s most delightful pleasures. It is a chewy, yet crunchy sesame, honey and turmeric wonderfully fragrant cookie. It has so many levels, you really have to try it to understand how amazing it tastes!

Chebakia is commonly prepared in Morocco during the month of Ramadan and is usually served next to a velvelty harira to break the fast. I don’t really know why these delicious cookies are not prepared through the whole year in Morocco. I think it is related to the fact that chebakia requires long hours of preparation and Moroccans tend to keep it as a treat for Ramadan. Just a thought!

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Amlou and Chocolate Hi Hat Cupcake with Caramel Filling

Amlou and Chocolate Hi Hat Cupcake with Caramel Filling

Hi hat cupcakes are on the blog, yay! I discovered them last year while I browsing the web and reading one of my favourite blogs. Molly made these supper cute hi hat strawberry cupcakes and ever since I’ve been thinking; one day I will make a chocolate and amlou version of these beauties and attempt to make them just as cute as hers!

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Pumpkin Spice Cupcake With Orange Blossom Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Spice Cupcake With Orange Blossom Cream Cheese Frosting

It’s the last pumpkin recipe of the year, I promise!

Pumpkin/squash is one of my favourite veggie, along with aubergine and courgette. Well pumpkin and courgette come from the same family so no surprise here… I am not sure about aubergine though (?).

I wasn’t sure how to call this recipe; pumpkin pie or pumpkin spice cupcake? I went for the second one because when you bite this cupcake it really feels like a soft speculoos spread with an aromatic pumpkin jam!

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Honey and Saffron Glazed Peach Galette

Honey and Saffron Glazed Peach Galette

For those who didn’t know, English isn’t my first language, but you probably guessed since my English might sounds odd sometime. It’s ok, I am over it... I stopped harassing my husband when he comes back from work to read my blog posts a long time ago. So apologies for my English and the (hopefully) occasional awkwardness.

French is my first language and I always assumed that gallette is a French word, it definitely sounds more French (Latin?) than any other language. However, galette in the francophone world means something a bit different than in the Anglophone one. The galette I used to know is covered and looks more like a crusty cake. One of my favourite ones is the legendary galette des rois, I can’t remember the last time I had one. But lets get back to what galette means in London, because that’s what we are making today.

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