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Crown cookies (ka'ak bel ajweh)

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A traditional Easter semolina cookie from the Lebanese kitchen; the cookie is stuffed with a date paste and the dough is redolent of rose and orange blossom water. The shape of the cookies is symbolic of Christ's crown of thorns.

Moroccan Desserts

Moroccan Desserts

For round 2 of the Project Food Blog competition, Natalie was challenged to create a classic dish from a foreign cuisine. She let Morocco inspire her, and then she seriously outdid herself with these three incredible Moroccan desserts: Pears and Figs in Honey Syrup, Sfenj (doughnut lovers, this is for you), and a Moroccan Serpent Cake (M'Hanncha), made with filo pastry, almonds and rose water.

Natalie: as someone who has had the honor of posting your baked goods before, the Baking is Hot community wishes you the best of luck! Your desserts look so gorgeous (and delicious)!!

Recipes: Moroccan Desserts

Exquisite Pistachio Cake

Exquisite Pistachio Cake

I fell in love with this cake as soon as I saw it. And when I read the combination of exquisite Middle Eastern flavors - pistachios, almonds, lemon, rose water - that love turned to lust.

Recipe: Pistachio Cake