I love to share my experience and ideas with food so please enjoy these downloadable recipe cards and don’t hesitate to share your creations with me by tagging my social channels @roubasfoodjourneyor email me at hello@roubashahin.com.au

Knafeh-Buttery Shredded Pastry with Orange Blossom Creamy Filling

I’m so excited to share with you Knafeh-Buttery Shredded Pastry with Orange Blossom Creamy Filling. This creamy filling with a buttery sweet pastry drizzled with orange blossom syrup is to die for. It really is just a delicious homemade dessert! Traditionally they are not baked in muffin trays, rather in a big Pyrex dish (Arab ladies just love those dishes) but I think they look awesome individually served.

Knafeh - Syrup Soaked Shredded Pastry with Orange Blossom Creamy Filling

Salted Orange Semolina Cakes

Let’s rewrite the rules and reinvent this classic dessert. Known in the Middle East as Namoura, here’s my modern take on it. Salted Orange Semolina cakes are my way of presenting the famous namoura sweet in the Middle East. It is usually served as a slice and it is the perfect bite with a sticky texture and sweet nutty flavour.

Recipes in times of social Isolation

Are you looking for the simplest recipes out there that will allow you to feed your whole family during this chaotic period but still not hold you captive in your kitchen for hours on end? 

Or maybe you want to add new recipes to your cooking routine now there’s more than enough time to spend inside? 

Or you’re simply trapped inside your house with not much to do and you want to learn more about cooking/ improve your cooking skills?

I want to make it as easy as possible for you to organize your family menu for weeks to come.  I have created an e-book with all the recipes already adapted to the ingredients we all have at hand during this period. You can download it here

Let’s get cooking.

Apricot and Pistachio Baklawa Parcels

Apricot and Pistachio Baklawa Parcels are the classic Middle Eastern sweet flaky dessert that never disappoints. Baklawa is frequently referred to as baklava but it is not really the same. There is a difference! This is my simple version of the baklawa recipe. Pretty baklawa parcels that are sure to be crowd pleasers.

Grazing Cheese board 2-4 people

Your simple step by step visual guide on how to create an impressive grazing board for your best friend. The key here is to simplify and use the little space you have on this smaller board/s to your advantage. These are fun, simple and pretty.

grazing cheese platter for 2-4 people ready to be enjoyed

Pistachio Delight Sandwiches

These are delicate and delicious sandwich like desserts rich in Middle Eastern flavours. This sweetened ricotta sandwiched between two layers of pistachio, shining beautifully is simply too hard to resist.

Ultimate Grazing Platter

Grazing and gatherings go hand in hand. They bring people together through conversation, food and drinks. All our chats, laughter and good times are often shared around a table and here I will give you a simple step by step visual guide on how to create an impressive grazing board for your guests to enjoy and be impressed with.

Grazing board

Homemade Tahini Sausage Rolls

My guests, family and friends love this recipe. It’s a favourite and always a winner at our gatherings. A change from the everyday traditional sausage roll with my Middle Eastern twist on it. The tahini and spices make these sausage rolls unique in flavour yet subtle.
Think crispy on the outside and delicious on the inside.

banana bread with mixed berries

Homemade Banana Bread

The perfect way to use up over ripe banana! I love making banana bread and smell it leaves in my kitchen for hours after.
Not only is it so quick to make, freezes well and you will only need 6 ingredients. Slice it up, Cling wrap it and freeze it.
Makes a great school snack. I use brown sugar instead of white sugar as it pairs wonderfully with banana and leaves the cake more moist.
So delicious and so yum!

Middle Eastern za’atar cheese savoury muffins

Delicious muffins with the yummy mixture of za’atar and cheese. Za’atar is a delicious Middle-Eastern spice mix. These are great for lunchboxes,  breakfast on the go or afternoon snacks.  There can be many variations to this recipe. Replace ingredients such as cheeses, chia seeds and herbs as you wish.  You can easily freeze these too.  These muffins can be made in just 15 minutes! The recipe makes approximately 12 larger muffins however if using cupcake size, you will get between 20-24.

cheese muffins

No Bake Nutella Cheesecake

The ultimate dessert for Nutella lovers and the perfect dessert for those who are beginners in the kitchen. Let’s not mention how much kids would love to make this and lick that spoon of Nutella afterwards. I must admit it’s rich and creamy, but as my friend Paul described it silky
with a mousse-like texture’. So if you are feeling like something sweet, this is it! No bake desserts are the best. They can be made ahead of time. In fact, in most recipes they must be made ahead of time, which is perfect for planning and preparing.