These lovely looking biscuits are called Shakarshee and they are originally from Armenia. While I was making them, I thought they look a lot like some biscuits my mother used to make when I was a child. Unsurprisingly, they taste like they did in my childhood. The not-so-usual part is that we’ve never been to
Maizena are corn flour cookies made in Brazil and Suriname. Maybe even in other South American countries. I’ve made the traditional recipe from Suriname. Maizena means corn flour or corn starch in Portuguese. As they are made with corn flour, it means that these cookies are gluten free. The texture of the Maizena cookies is
Ghorayeba is an Egyptian recipe for biscuits. The traditional recipe is made with ghee or clarified butter. I didn’t fancy extracting the water out of the butter to make it more caloric, hence I’ve used butter. I think it works great with butter, the flavour is lovely. Another thing I loved about these biscuits is
These lovely filled biscuits are called Kiflice or Kifle and they are Croatian. I made these to mark today’s semifinals in the World Cup, when England plays Croatia for a place in the final. It’s so exciting. I can’t wait! Kiflice are biscuits made with a special dough, filled with jam. The dough is special
Panamanian Johnnycakes are quite interesting. This is another recipe I’ve made for the World Cup football matches, with England. I mentioned it when I’ve shared the recipe for Ghraiba, Tunisian chickpeas flour biscuits. I was intrigued by this recipe, it’s for a biscuit, but that is not flat as a standard biscuit. Also, is made
Kaak Warka is my second Tunisian cookie recipe I’m sharing, after Ghraiba, the chickpeas flour chewy and delicious cookies. Kaak Warka (I have no idea how to correctly pronounce either of those, btw) are filled with marzipan, or almond paste if you prefer to call it like that. The marzipan is flavoured with rose water.
Today England plays Tunisia in the Group games at the World Cup. So, I’ve decided to take advantage of the excitement surrounding this event, to re-start cooking for my Taste the World challenge. I’m delighted I’ve done this, because I’ve found some very interesting Tunisian recipes, including Ghraiba. These cookies have a different texture, chewy,