Persian Halva

Ingredients: 1 cup water 1 cup oil 1/2 teaspoon saffron 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 1/4 cup rose water Directions: In a small pot, boil the water and add the sugar, ground saffron, and rose water. Mix and leave on low or place aside once well mixed and sugar is melted. In a larger […]

Mhancha (Gateaux Marocains d’Amande)

M’hancha is a traditional Moroccan pastry consisted of fillo dough sheets and almond paste perfumed with cinnamon and orange blossom water. There are several sorts of M’hancha, I am presenting this one so that it falls just before the month of Ramadan, because the Moroccan families like to have it on the table after fasting.

Iced Sugar Cookies

Ingredients Cookies: 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (about 11 1/4 ounces) 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup granulated sugar 10 tablespoon butter, softened 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 large egg whites Icing: 2 cups powdered sugar 1/4 cup 2% reduced-fat milk 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Preparation To prepare cookies, lightly spoon […]

Apple Pie

Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (about 11 1/4 ounces) 3/4 teaspoon salt 6 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening, cut into small pieces 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 3/4 cup ice water 2 1/2 cups thinly sliced peeled Braeburn apple (about 1 pound) 2 1/2 cups thinly sliced peeled […]

Sweet manju pastry

Ingredients (for 8 manju):
 1 cup lima beans, ½ cup sugar, ½ ts salt, ¾ cup flour and ½ cup extra flour, 2 eggs, ¼ cup sesame seeds, ¼ cup sweetened condensed milk, 2 ts of vanilla extract Directions: 
Let’s make sweet filling first! 1. Soak 1 cup of lima beans in cold water overnight […]

Wave Your Flag Cheesecake

Affogato al Caffè (Coffee-Drowned Gelato or Ice Cream)

The Culinary Institute of America is the world’s premier culinary college. Culinary school instructor Gianni Scappin demonstrates how to prepare Affogato al Caffè (Coffee-Drowned Gelato or Ice Cream).

Pineapple Upside Down Cake