Category Archives: Sweets (Macmacaan)

Baklava (Baqlaawe) بقلاوة


English Af-Soomaali عربي Baklava is a dessert to be experienced. It has an amazing combination of textures that is sure to please. The paper-thin layers of filo pastry are flaky and crisp while the nut filling is sweet and chewy. Addictive. We used our homemade filo pastry that makes the baklava taste infinitely better than…

Filo (Phyllo) Dough (Bur Fiilo) Pâte Phyllo عجينة الفيلو/الكلاج/الجلاش


English Af-Soomaali عربي You do need to be an experienced chef to prepare homemade, paper-thin filo (phyllo) sheets. You do not need to stretch, and stretch, and stretch the dough. Our easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions will give you guaranteed results. Filo dough can be used to prepare different kinds of dishes. It is used for many…

Date Maamoul (Macmuul Timir) معمول تمر


English Af-Soomaali عربي Ramadan and the lead up to it have been the busiest time for us. We posted 10 recipes in June and this is the 9th recipe in July. That is four months’ worth of recipes based on the average number of recipes we post per month. Yet, we still believe we could…

Semolina Layer Cake (Toorte Basbuusa) Gâteau de Semoule à Étages تورتة البسبوسة بالقشطة


English Af-Soomaali Français عربي After our very successful recipe for basbousa, we received many request for a recipe for basbousa with cream. The video for the basbousa recipe got close to 3/4 of a million views on YouTube, with half a million of those views in the last 6 months. We are delighted with the…

Qatayef with Cream (Qataayif Qishta Leh) Qatayef à la Crème قطايف بالقشطة


English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Qatayef are a staple Ramadan dessert that rarely absent from iftar tables in the Middle East. These little treats have many variations and are made in different forms. Some are filled with cream and drizzled with a thick sugar syrup, others are filled with cheese or nuts and are deep-fried then…

White Pastry Cream (Qishta Karsan) Crème Pâtissière Blanche القشطة المطبوخة


English Af-Soomaali Français عربي In many traditional Middle Eastern sweets, a thick cream known as qishta is used. Qishta is a type of clotted cream and has a high fat content and it is prepared using a traditional heating and skimming process. Full-cream milk is simmered for a couple of hours after which it is…

Banana Halwa (Xalwo Muus) Halwa à la Banane حلوى الموز


English Af-Soomaali Français عربي I remember a time in my childhood when I would not eat my lunch if a banana was not served with it. My mother told me the same thing, how she used to boycott lunch if there were no bananas available. I outgrew that, but I still prefer to eat bananas…

Apple Fritters (Bur Tufaax) Beignets aux Pommes فطائر التفاح


English Af-Soomaali Français عربي We wanted to post the recipe for apple fritters ever since our visit to the Savour Stratford Perth County Culinary Festival. The festival is held once a year in beautiful Stratford, Ontario, a city alive with art and culture. The culinary festival brings together food lovers, award-winning chefs, local artisan producers…

Somali Pancakes (Bur Shubaal) بان كيك صومالي


English Af-Soomaali عربي Bur shubaal is a traditional Somali pancake and is a popular street food. It was sold by street vendors and was available in the markets, in front of schools, offices, and neighbourhood gathering spots. It is a sweet, unleavened pancake that is great with tea for a quick breakfast on the go….

Firni (Farni Cad) مهلبية


English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Firni is not one of the foods we were familiar with growing up in Somalia. It was egg custard and tapioca pudding that we were accustomed to. Firni has a magic of its own. Even before digging in with your spoon and tasting its satiny-smooth texture, this dessert will excite your…

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We are a husband and wife team and we live in Canada. In a world full of food complications, we make cooking very simple. Our recipe videos will make your cooking easy, relaxed and enjoyable. We bring you the foods we love from Somalia and from around the world.