Day D was here! Finally, I’ll meet the Egyptian family. Finally I am going to meet my Egyptian family! Seriously I could not believe it…The luck finally smiled at me and brought me such a huge triumph to my life! Continue reading
Who does not know Hummus? One of the top 10 most famous Egyptian dishes. Certainly all of you have tried this food. And if you do not have this food in your country then you may have asked yourself how it can be prepared at home?
I was also looking for a recipe for a really great hummus. But it was a challenge because in Egypt it is worth to buy than to make it at home. And the most wonderful hummus I’ve ever eaten was in Siwa oasis. I know that I mention this place very often but really the tastes from this area are completely different. and not only for hummus but also for other meals. I don’t know if they have any secret ingredients or just that food is better in itself because of the better environment.
But today I describe you at least the basic hummus we eat in Alexandria. It is the simplest recipe you will find in Egypt. The basic colour of hummus is beige, but you can taste and colour it by vegetables – most tomatoes and green pepper. Then also by eggs and even by avocados. There are really many possibilities. Try to experiment and write in the comments what you made..
400 g of chickpeas
100 ml of water
2 Tablespoon of Tahini paste
1 tablespoon of olive oil
pinch of salt
2 cloves of garlic
Put everything in a blender and mix for 1 minute. And you can serve it right away. It is suitable for salads, main food or just for a snack with Arabic bread.
Tip: Hummus can be flavoured with tomatoes, peppers, eggs or anything you want. Just choose by your taste and creativity.
If you have trouble with buying the Tahini paste, don’t worry… I will write to you the recipe next time!
I never met a person who would NOT like an Egyptian bread. But the thing which you certainly did not know is the fact that in Egypt we have 1000 kinds of bread. Really it is true! And that´s why we call Egypt by its nickname “Country of thousands of bread.” Continue reading
Last time I introduced you a delicious Arabic dessert Kunafa. I have described many variants of Kunefa and I introduced one of them in detail – Kunafa with cream. But to do this, you need the most basic thing and also the most important one…
I saw a plat with Kunafa lying on the table in the living room but I actually did not know what it is. Half of the plat was already eaten so it looked really strange to me. However, the sister of my husband came to me and encourage me to taste it. Continue reading
Every day when I went to work a friend was waiting for me in the rest room. We always had breakfast together before we started working. And what we had For a breakfast??
In Egypt, mostly we eat for a breakfast eggs, falafel, vegetables, beans but this we had nowhere to cook in the staff room and of course we did not want to take all of this from our homes. So my Egyptian friend always brought two Feteer,filled by powdered sugar and wrapped in a roll of paper.
I remember as it was today when she brought me my first Fateer ever. I’ve never eaten anything like that before, but it was really delicious in her way. I couldn’t get enough of it. And so it became our tradition and we ate it every single day.
Best of all was that Feteer costed only 1 LE! I tried to buy the Fateer several times but I never found it as delicious as she always brought me. I don’t know why. Was it Really different? Or it was too delicious for me because someone else brought it to me? I will never know actually, but it does not matter. What matters are those wonderful memories of it.
However, I was very pleasantly surprised when I read that the Fateer is from the time of Pharaoh. And it’s not just ordinary food. It is actually bread that was made sweet from honey, and the Pharaohs used it as food for the Gods and the afterlife. And how do I know? A recipe for feteer meshaltet was found in the tomb of Eighteenth Dynasty Vizier Rekhmire… And coincides with today’s recipe !! Isn’t it amazing? Only with a small variation that today Fateer is not eaten only with honey but also with powdered sugar or cheese
Fateer also represents generosity and affection of the country. Nowadays, it is a dish that is asked by kings and presidents who visit Egypt.
In addition, the French copied the recipe from the Egyptians and created a famous croissant !! The recipe is really easy. I did it myself for the first time and succeeded. So no worry and go make it…
We have two ways to make the Fateer. Both ways are made from the same ingredients. I’ll write you the one I did and the other ways show you in the video. Both ways are correct and it depends only on you, which will suit you.
And suddenly it’s here! Real and genuine bakery! But it is not like in Europe, that you come to the store and all the products are behind the glass, you must not breathe on them and you have to ask the seller to give you what you want. Continue reading
I have been describing a lot of stuffs about Egypt during these 2 months but I suddenly realized that I forget really one important part of Egyptian culture.
Guess what ! Of course FOOD !!!