On the first day of Christmas…

Stories & Pictures | December 2, 2013 | By

I know it has been three weeks since I last posted but really work and life do get in the way sometimes.  When I say life I mean my daughter’s life and her thousand and one activities. It was just this morning in my Music lesson that I decided to photograph some of the munchkins that occupy my mornings at the Nursery I teach in. Between me and you all I really want to do in life is to bake. But we are not going to tell anyone about that and for now baking has to occupy a part and not the whole of my days.

Piano Accompanying 2 year olds dancing to Ella Fitzgerlad Tisket Tasket

Piano Accompanying 2 year olds dancing to Ella Fitzgerlad Tisket Tasket

Salma Skating

Salma Skating

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Playing Lego, would rather I baked…

Playing Lego, would rather I baked…

Doing my research about Kourabidies taught me that we have an equivalent here in the middle east, the Ghoraibeh, I never quiet realised it. Ours is not coated in Sugar.

Doing my research about Kourabidies taught me that we have an equivalent here in the middle east, the Ghoraibeh, I never quiet realised it. Ours is not coated in Sugar.

 

Yesterday, on the first day of December I decided to make those Kourabidies. Truly delectable greek short bread cookies that feel like clouds in your mouth. My only addition to Magda’s wonderful recipe is to sieve everything you use from icing sugar to the flour. Also Next time I make them they will be round and small like snow balls. I would also coarsely chop the almonds in the processor as I want it less grainy and a little more texture in the cookies. So just pulse gradually and briefly is my advice. Bon Appetite.

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    IshitaUnblogged
    December 3, 2013

    Kourabidies… I have never tasted these. Delighted to learn about these Greek short break cookies. Enjoy December and Happy New Year much in advance:)

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    Kitchen Butterfly
    January 16, 2014

    🙂 = I’d rather bake too!

    And I love the connections we make and find when we discover recipes in other cuisines that we have versions of.

    Wonderful cookies. Wonderful photos with the kids too and your princess.

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