Lemon Drizzle Scones


Fresh and zingy lemon drizzle scones filled with mascarpone and strawberry jam.   After making buttermilk vanilla scones the other week they went down so well with the family I decided to make more. this time instead of vanilla being the star now it’s lemon. We are gently holding on to summer flavours whilst putting our best foot feet … Read more

Lemon Scones with Apricot Jam


These lemon scones may just be my best scones to date….. Scones are my go-to these days when I want to bake. They are quick to make with minimum ingredients that I almost always have at home. My in-laws lemon tree is yielding fruit this time of year. I’ve taken full advantage of this and … Read more

Orange Raisin Scones

Orange & Raisin Scones

Orange Raisin Scones; sugar encrusted quick-breads, studded with raisins and flavoured with sweet citrus zest. I couldn’t wait until later in the week to post the recipe for these tasty treats. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before, but I associate certain foods with special people in my life. Whenever I think about, see or … Read more

Vanilla Extra Virgin Olive Oil Scones


Extra Virgin Olive Oil Scones; light and tender quick breads with deep fruity olive flavour and the slightest hint of vanilla. I was out of butter margarine (yuk! but that’s what I get when I ask father-in-law for ‘Zibda‘) when I wanted to bake something to have as a sweet treat along with our afternoon coffee. I’m no stranger … Read more

Buttermilk Vanilla Scones


For those unfamiliar with scones, really all they are a small, slightly sweet quick breads. Some have add ins such as currants or mixed dried fruits but I like this basic one which is elevated by one of my favourite spices and scents vanilla, i used both homemade vanilla sugar and some bought in halal … Read more

Camel Milk Hot Chocolate…Camelicious!

Camel Milk Hot Chocolate

I was amazed when my husband brought home a bottle of camelicious camels milk from his recent shopping trip in Sheffield, UK! Yes you read that right UK is now stocking camels milk all be it pasteurized camels milk, RAW as we all should know is better for us and no doubt tastes better but P.L.E.A.S.E try to … Read more

Viennese Whirls Biscuits


Asalamu Alaikum, This was my first time baking viennese whirls biscuits, as you can see we have a ‘big mama’ biscuit with 2 babies…. soon to be 3! Yes you guessed right or already know from my post on Cafe Muslimah I’m pregnant Alhamdulillah These biscuits remind me of my pre teen and teenage years living with my … Read more

Apricot & Yogurt Oatmeal ‘Cookies’

Apricot & Yogurt Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

Rough on the outside, soft and chewy scone-like inside, tangy Apricot and Yogurt Oatmeal ‘Cookies’ are good for breakfast or to keep you going in the afternoon you could easily have a couple with your afternoon tea. These cookies that aren’t really cookies but more like mini oatmeal scones as they don’t contain egg and the ratio of dry … Read more

English Muffins

English Muffins

The savoury side of muffins Unlike the American muffins of which you can find examples here and here, English muffins or simply muffins to us Brits are small savoury yeast-leavened breads cooked on a hot plate or griddle. Imagine ~ crisp semolina (or cornmeal) dusted top and base (crusts?) with a fluffy interior crumb and soft squidgy sides. I’ve made these muffins … Read more

Bradj – Algerian date filled semolina galette


Bradj also known as Kesra Mbardja, are pieces of rich semolina galette stuffed with fragrant spiced date paste Bradj also known as Mbardja, are pieces of rich semolina galette stuffed with fragrant spiced date paste. Are they cookies, cakes, flatbreads or pastries? The quick answer to that is, a bit of all four! Algerian Bradj – diamonds … Read more