North African

Almond Ring Cakes

Nice and light and very flaky, you get to taste the roasted almonds, then the cinnamon, then the beautiful aroma that comes from the orange flower water all these flavours will be dancing in your mouth. I made this especially for people to have during a celebration at laid (or Eid) at the end of Ramadan, or especially for a wedding.

They are time-consuming if you make them from scratch, but I cheat and I don’t mind as I don’t always have time like some people,  life is too short and people today don’t have the time. So I found my way that is easier and quicker to make. These cakes are beautiful looking and they taste just gorgeous. I could eat four in one go easy – no guilt at all!  I came up with this idea because the original recipe is very time-consuming. I find using bought short crust pastry is so much better as you get the best result in my opinion and everyone who has tried my cakes loved them , so I am very pleased with myself,I am sure someone out there will do the same as soon as they read this, and why not.

I even fooled my sister and she makes the best cakes ever, she never knew the truth as I was giggling secretly to myself. I have never given the recipe to any one or told my secret, well, now you all know how to make them. I still make them from time to time when people visit me during any festival like Christmas or any kind of party and when I make them they love them.

I will show the real recipe for the pastry maybe next time, I would like to say most of my cakes are very light and flaky, if they are hard then they are not made well.

Now let bake:




Almond Ring Cakes

Almond Ring Cakes Nice and light and very flaky, you get to taste the roasted almonds, then the cinnamon, then the beautiful aroma […]


Jalebi This Jelabi or Zlabia is so delicious and sweet, you can suck up the honey from the inside using it like a […]

Lamb and Vermicelli Shorba

Lamb and Vermicelli Shorba What is Lamb and Vermicelli Shorba? Well, it’s a very rich, filling and amazing tasting red soup. You can […]

Spelt Loaf

Spelt Loaf Since I was a child, I remember the joy of eating fresh bread, and what I like about this bread is […]

Mediterranean Spicy Rice with Sweet Pepper Sauce

Mediterranean Spicy Rice with Sweet Pepper Sauce This side dish is nice and easy to make, and it tastes just as good as […]

Giant Couscous With Lamb and Vegetables

Giant Couscous With Lamb and Vegetables My goodness – have you ever tasted anything like this beautiful Giant Couscous With Lamb and Vegetables? […]

English Muffin My Way

English Muffin My Way What can I tell you that you don’t already know about English Muffins? Well, there is a difference between […]

Tajine Zitoune

Tajine Zitoune is a lovely dish that you must try if you like olives. Tasty, creamy and sticky with a glossy sauce. The […]

Mediterranean Shakshouka

Mediterranean Shakshouka Good morning to you all from our campsite in Devon. This Mediterranean Shakshouka is so fulfilling and delicious. Also, it’s so […]

Baked Sardines with Chermoula

Baked Sardines with Chermoula These Baked Sardines with Chermoula are really tasty, delicious and fun to prepare. You and all the family will […]

Light Cauliflower Fritters

Light Cauliflower Fritters These cauliflower fritters are amazingly light, yet filling and very tasty. They are very quick, easy and fun to make. […]

Harissa Chicken Bites

Harissa Chicken Bites These Harissa Chicken Bites are juicy, tasty, spicy, lemony and sticky all at the same time!. The best way to […]

Steamed Couscous

Steamed Couscous This is so beautifully nice and light –  Steamed Couscous. It is really wonderfully fluffy and so really easy to make […]