Category Archives: Sweets (Macmacaan)

No-Bake Cheesecake (Doolshe Farmaajo, La Dubin) Cheesecake à la Framboise sans cuisson تشيز كيك غير مخبوز


English Af-Soomaali Français عربي We have a son who is a cheesecake lover. He is the younger of our two boys and cheesecake is his favourite dessert. Nothing else comes close. When we go out to eat, we do not need to ask him what he will have for dessert. The only time we need…

Masoub (Feetamuus) معصوب


English Af-Soomaali Français عربي This dish is popular in the Arabian Peninsula as well as Somalia. It is considered a high energy dish that is served for breakfast or during colder days. In Somalia, restaurants also serve this dish for lunch and dinner. There are different ways of preparing this dish, each region having its…

Creme Brulee (Kareem Burulee) Crème Brûlée كريم بروليه

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Creme Brulee In Somalia, we were familiar with creme caramel. It was known as doolshe banaadir and was served in some restaurants. It was also one of the desserts that were prepared in our homes whenever guests were invited. Creme brulee is the richer cousin of creme caramel but we…

Cream Cheese Frosting (Kareemo Farmaajo) Glaçage au Cream Cheese كريمة الجبنة

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Cream Cheese Frosting We prepared this frosting for the carrot cake that we made earlier. However, it is also great with other desserts such as chocolate cake, red velvet cake, cinnamon rolls, and cookies to name a few. We make two versions depending on the intended use. Most of the…

Carrot Cake (Doolshe Karooto) Gâteau à la Carotte كيك الجزر

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Carrot Cake We were always very fond of carrot cake but we know several family members as well as friends who would prefer to have no cake rather than eating a carrot cake. That is until they tried this cake. When we started working on this recipe we had a…

Pear Cake (Doolshe Cambaruud) Gâteau à la Poire كيك الكمثرى

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Pear Cake After having delicious couscous for lunch at a Moroccan restaurant in the Latin Quarter in Paris, we decided to spend the afternoon walking around looking for souvenirs and enjoying the sights. It was a cloudy day but to us it did not look like it was going to…

Pecan Cookies (Buskud Laws Bikaan) Biscuits à la noix de Pécan بسكويت جوز البقان

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Pecan Cookies This cookie recipe is just perfect when you need a sweet treat that is not fussy. It has a few ingredients, very few steps and they bake in no time. The result, however, is nothing short of spectacular. The cookies crumble in your mouth and the biggest challenge…

Sweet Plantains (Muus Bukeeni Macaan) Plantains Confits موز الجنة المُحلى

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Sweet Plantains This sweet plantain dessert is a popular Ramadan dish in Somalia, particularly in the southern parts of the country. It is very easy to make and it is also quite economical. The plantains are usually flavoured with coconut and in some places, ground cardamom is also added. For…

Choux Pastry (Bur Shuu) Pâte à Choux عجينة الشو

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Choux Pastry We owe this recipe to Jacques Pepin, one of our all-time favourite chefs. We were enamored by his “Swimming swans in raspberry sauce with a caramel cage”. Who wouldn’t be? Our first attempt at making choux pastry was a few years ago when we were hosting an iftar…

Linzer Cookies (Buskud Linsar) Biscuits Linzer كعك لنزر

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English Af-Soomaali Français عربي Linzer Cookies We never had these cookies back in Somalia but, in recent years, we included them in our to-bake list for the holidays. Not only are they very beautiful but they are also a delight to munch on. The ground almonds (you can use other nuts) and the butter…

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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.