Balah El Sham - The Middle Eastern Churros
Coffee Marble Cake

Yogurt Coffee Marble Cake

Cinnamon Cake

Cinnamon Cake

It was my dad’s birthday two days ago and he LOVES everything with cinnamon. I came up with this cinnamon cake just for him and it turned out perfect. I decorated the cake with the coconut cinnamon chips that I posted about earlier. The cake was a great hit that I will for sure be making again. […]

Coconut Cinnamon Chips

Coconut Cinnamon Chips

I came up with this coconut cinnamon chips to use to decorate my dad’s cinnamon birthday cake. They turned out so good that I had to stop myself from finishing it. They are simple to make and the combination of cinnamon and coconut was just perfect. Once baked they are crispy and delicious. You will […]

Bassima recipe

Bassima Recipe

This recipe comes all the way from Egypt. Bassima is a very traditional Egyptian coconut dessert. I got this Bassima recipe from a very dear lady. She is my grandma’s best friend and a relative too. I love you Tata Umm Abdo. Since we tried this recipe, it has become a family favorite. Its easy to make […]

Sugar Syrup

Sugar Syrup

Most of the Middle Eastern desserts are made using this basic recipe of sugar syrup, which is commonly known as Atir in Arabic. Its a combination of sugar and water which is flavored with either rosewater or orange blossom water, depending on the recipe its used in. Usually after the dessert is baked, then its […]

Pineapple Dessert

Pineapple Dessert

This recipe has no name, so I’m simply going to call it Pineapple Dessert. Its a dessert that reminds me of my childhood. Something my mom used to make as a side dessert every birthday. Its simple and light. Nothing special here to be honest. Its just something you can whip up and serve in […]

Angel Food Cake

Angel Food Cake

Fruit Salad

Fruit Salad

Since I was small my Mama has always made fruit salad this way. She always said that she can survive on fruits alone. The special thing about this fruit salad is that; the longer it stays in the fridge, the better it tastes. The types of fruits used depends on what you like and what’s […]

Strawberry Cake

Strawberry Cake

I love strawberries. If its fresh, dried, juiced, chocolate dipped, anything that has strawberries I will love. So when I made this strawberry cake; it immediately became one of my favorites. This cake has lots and lots of strawberries. Its filled with strawberries and topped with many more. You will need: Sponge cake Strawberry filling 1 cup […]