Mitabaq is Palestinian cinnamon rolls, filled with walnuts and cinnamon, and dipped in a thick qatr. Traditionally mitabaq is made with a soft dough. Our recipe is a crunchy Mitabaq made with Filo dough. Although a lot of the desserts in Palestine are made with qatr, each one of them has a unique, defined taste. Continue reading
Graibeh – غريبه
Graibeh are traditional Palestinian cookies made from flour and butter, infused with orange blossom water and topped with your favorite nuts. Traditionally, graibeh is shaped like an S. They’re easy to make and melt in your mouth; once you try them you will be hooked. Sahtain! Continue reading
Knafeh – كنافه
Knafeh is a dessert made from shredded pastry dough, filled with sweet cheese, and topped with pistachios and qatr. Nablus is renowned for its knafeh, and the best knafeh is called knafeh Nabulsieh. You find knafeh all over Palestine, and when you receive an invitation to someone’s home for knafeh, you know it is a celebration! We carry on this tradition here and have knafeh to celebrate life events and accomplishments.
Balooza – بالوزه
Balooza is a mouth watering dessert. In Palestine there are street vendors who sell it during spring and summer, and families flock to enjoy this sweet treat in the evenings. It’s a light and healthy dessert, made from milk infused with orange blossom water and topped with honey or home made syrup and garnished with pistachios or any favorite nuts.
Basbousa – بسبوسة
We wanted to post our first dessert today. The sunshine inspired us to have something sweet, and this is a very simple recipe, great for a Friday night! This is is also the first dessert that Rania learned to make. Basbousa (also called hareesa) is a baked dessert made of farina, topped with slivered almonds, and drizzled with a simple syrup called qatr.