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Fruit Trifle with Dates

Best fruit trifle recipe. Layers of fruits, cream, dates and cake. Sweet, juicy and oh so delicious. The best way to welcome summer is to make this trifle.

Cubed cake pieces soaked in hot custard and mango juice, making it more like a bread pudding , luscious and fruity. Topped with fruits and finally covered in a tangy fluffy whipping cream.

Summer is finally here, we are still getting some cold days, but it is not as freezing as the dreaded winter days. 



▢cake ready and cut into chunks

1/2 cup of dates cut into chunks

▢ 5 cups prepared custard

▢1 cup mango juice.

is a popular pastry with various fillings in the Middle East.

Znoud el sitt is a popular pastry with various fillings in the Middle East.

It is one of most famous Syrian sweets and it is eaten fresh, using the finest natural ingredients, to give a delicious flavour that distinguishes it from other sweets.

Znoud el sitt is made with thin sheets of phyllo dough that are wrapped into small elongated rolls while the center is filled with ashta (milk cream), then fried and dipped in sugar syrup, flavored with blossom water before being sprinkled with crushed pistachios. It is crunchy on the outside and creamy on the inside.

This dessert is often served on all occasions and especially during the holy month of Ramadan.

Znoud el sitt, with slightly different names, can be found in numerous countries, including Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq, its name - lady’s upper arms - because the round, elongated shape of the pastry resembles lady’s arms.

Artichokes with meat

Artichokes are often considered a vegetable, but they are also a type of thistle.

This plant originated in the Mediterranean and has been used for centuries for its medicinal properties.

Its alleged health benefits include lower blood sugar levels and improved digestion, heart health, and liver health. Artichokes are low in fat while rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

Stuffed artichoke casserole is one of the most common artichoke recipes in Syria. Artichoke bottoms stuffed with a flavorful ground beef mixture and cooked in a tomato sauce. It has many methods of cooking.  It can also be eaten as a salad.

Kamruddin Drink

Kamruddin or A'amruddin as we pronounce it in Syria is an apricot juice or sun dried apricot paste made by squeezing hundreds of kilograms of apricot, mixing it with glucose syrup and spreading on giant trays to dry under the summer sun. The final product is a tangy apricot leather-like orange sheet. It was first produced in the Ghouta and Syria produces tonnes of Kamruddin every year with 90% of the production exported to other Arabic countries. All of it to be consumed over the month of Ramadan.

Syrian Cheese Fatayer

Cheese Fatayer is a Syrian cheese pie that is made with akkawi cheese or mixed with feta & mozzarella cheese and parsley. It is a popular breakfast or snack in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and other Middle Eastern countries.

Cheese fatayer is made from dough similar to pizzas and pita bread. The cheeses, parsley, and egg are mixed in a separate plate bowl before you top it into the pie.

These breads are perfect to make during Ramadan, Eid holidays or special occasions. You can also find them in pastry shops and market stalls. 

These  fatayer can be shaped into an empanada or sambusa style, where it is fully covered. It can also be made  into a boat shape, where the center of the pie is uncovered. 

The fatayer can be made with a lot of fillings like chicken, mutton, spinach.