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Irish Christmas Pudding and Brandy Butter

Irish Christmas Pudding and Brandy Butter

One of my favourite things about Christmas is the cooking. For a lot of the sweet dishes like Christmas cake and Christmas puddings , preparation starts months in advance –¬†they improve with age and have a long shelf life. They should be made at the […]

The Mock Cheesecake

The Mock Cheesecake

Hey there, Christmas is coming, and it’s time to think about Christmas desserts. My family used to bake a time-consuming Polish cheesecake. A day before baking the cake, my grandma would buy a box of fresh cottage cheese, which she then ground in a decade-old […]

Levantine Kibbeh – bulgur wheat and lamb torpedoes in yoghurt sauce

Levantine Kibbeh – bulgur wheat and lamb torpedoes in yoghurt sauce

Kibbeh is a collective effort: time-consuming, labour-intensive, and requiring many hands. We were told that this social aspect, combined with the slow process provided a good opportunity to exchange gossip, and that many potential marriages had been discussed by the matriarchs of respective families, over a bowl of kibbeh dough.