How to make one of the most delicious Middle-Eastern meat pie “Sfeeha | Lahm bi Ajeen – لحم بعجين|صفيحة”

Once you try a Sfeeha, you are hooked. This Middle-Eastern lamb pine-nuts pie or savory pastry taste like heaven, they are traditionally served as an appetizer, sometimes with mini pizzas and other savory pastries as finger food. Sometimes they are made in bigger size and quantity to replace a main meal for lunch.

How to make Sfeeha Lahem bi Ajeen

Ask any Middle-Eastern about them and they must have a favorite place or recipe. The best part is that wherever you have them, they are slightly made different. Sometimes the pastry is very thin, sometimes it is thick, sometimes different spices are added, sometimes it is just concentrated with meat and onion, some people eat them with yogurt, some eat them with tahini, either way, and anywhere they are mostly very tasty.

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My mother’s recipe below is really worth millions, she makes one of the best Sfeeha I have ever had in my life, not just because they are my mothers, but really the taste is just exquisite. You can easily remove some of the ingredients for a different juice, and it is up to you how spicy you wish to make your Sfeeha.

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All pictures are taken with a CANON 70D, give this recipe a try to share your experience with me on this blog.

Enjoy this song while you are at the making, it is by a Lebanese alternative rock band, Mashrou’ Leila مشروع ليلى – Fasateen

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Make enough for 8 people – Preparation Time 1 hour

Sfeeha | Lahm bi Ajeen – لحم بعجين|صفيحة

Ingredients:

15 – 20 sqaure frozen puff pasry

1 kilo of “soft” fine minced meat

1 large red onion (peeled)

1 teaspoon of salt

Pinch of black pepper

Pinch of mixed pepper

Pinch of ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon finally chopped fresh ginger

2 tablespoon of pomegranate molasses دبس رمان

1 tablespoon of yogurt

1 tablespoon of ketchup

1 tablespoon of tahini

Pinch of crushed red pepper (or as DESIRED)

1 teaspoon of hot sauce (Tabasco or any other)

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1/2 cup roasted of pine-nuts

 

recipe:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 (F).

  2. Finally crush the red onion with an electric mixer.

  3. Mixx the onion with the minced meat.

  4. Add all the flavoring spoons of spices and juicing into the meat and mix very well.

  5. On a cooking tray, start lining the pastry one next to the other, adding 1 tablespoon. of the juiced meat on top of each pastry and spreading the meat over the pastry covering the full square.

  6. Sprinkle the meat pastry with pine nuts.

  7. Place your cooking tray into the oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

  8. Your pies should look a little golden before serving.

Note: Prepare your meat pies only half an hour before serving for better taste. We always serve yogurt and fresh mint on the side along with a big bowl of salad.

How to make Sfeeha Lahem bi Ajeenطريقة عمل لحم بعجين

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For the full recipe click on the following link Tomato Soup.

Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes Tomatoes  Tomatoes Tomatoes; Who doesn’t love them Tomatoes ? A fruit yet is always considered a vegetable, claims to be first used in Mexico and then spread worldwide, although if we look closely to any cuisine, tomato is mostly in all culinary, international dishes; except Mansaf 😉 but yeah, Tomatoes are mandatory, they come in soup, salad, appetizers, main dishes, drinks and dips.

Shopping for Tomatoes is no longer a one stop shop; instead you have varieties of tomato styles to select from. Around 7500 varieties of tomatoes are grown and to name some: slicing tomatoes, globe tomatoes, beefsteak tomatoes, paste tomatoes, pear tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, grape tomatoes, and campari tomatoes. Today China is marked to come first in producing Tomatoes, Turkey comes 4th, Egypt comes 5th and Mexico 10th, but in any mini market around the block, a tomato is there waiting to be picked up.

Benefits? Tomatoes contain lycopene which prevents prostate cancer, protects against UV rays, helps against sunburn and keeping the skin looking youthful. Tomatoes have double the normal Vitamin C, 40 times the normal Vitamin A, beta-carotene, vitamin E,  and high level of anthocyanin. How much more do you now love tomatoes? 🙂

At SUZIE|S KITCHEN we are all fans of her famous cream of tomato soup, trust me when I say you will love it, so here is her secret ingredients and recipe to making tomato soup.

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Navel Orange Upside Down Cake

Orange Cake Experimenting

For the Full Recipe click on: Navel Orange Upside Down Cake 

I have learnt that with experience, learning, exploring, writing, baking and being all artistic in my own way is my way to get closer to discover myself, and since I will be meeting a lot of people for my next project, and since I wish to spread as much love as possible and since I have a beautiful blog and since I am trying to find myself…. Today I decided to start with exterminating baking with Oranges… and yes I want to explore and experiment until I find the best next orange cake recipe ever… I picked my first Orange recipe for this experimentation from the www.hummingbirdhigh.com by Michelle who is also behind my inspiration to start my own food section as a Middle-Eastern.

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Before the hummingbirdhigh.com blog, I discovered the love for baking when I was trying to make moist chewy cookies that resembled to my childhood memory of some delicious cookies I once had. And after mastering my cookie baking “and I do bake amazing cookies” I just wanted to continue baking “the discovery of my passion for baking”.

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So I went to nearest supermarket and started listing what I have to buy: Butter 1JD a stick, Brown Sugar 2.60JD, Lemon 1.30JD/Kilo, Navel Oranges 1.35JD/Kilo, All purpose flour 1JD a bag, Baking powder 0.75Fils, Salt container 0.40Fils, Vanilla tube 0.45Fils, 4Eggs 0.65Fils, Sour Cream 2.40JD. This recipe will cost (considering the amount needed): 10JD and if you do have the primary ingredients at home (Flour, Salt, Eggs, Baking Powder, Sugar): it will cost around 6JD. So I got what was missing from my house and went back home to start baking not my first cake with Oranges but my very first cake for this experimenting project: Navel Oranges upside down Cake.

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I put my things on the table, played a song that has been on my mind all day by Shiny Toy Guns “If I lost you”

The original recipe: Blood Orange Upside Down Cake only I couldn’t find Blood Oranges and I am allergic to corn so I changed the recipe into all-purpose flour and navel oranges and renamed it to be the Navel Oranges upside down Cake.

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I also divided the cake into 3 cake pans to share it with family, friends and my most beautiful grandfather. It turned out to be delicious, and so much fun to bake. So yes, I do recommend you try it at home, and you can share your notes if you have any with me, and if you have any questions I can always get back to you.

Navel Orange Upside Down Cake

 

For the full recipe click on the following link: Navel Orange Upside Down Cake

 

 

 

A Yummy Dish

Mulukhiyah.

Mulukhiya is a truly delicious green leaves used as a vegetable in the Middle-East, they look like mint but taste somewhat like spinach or somewhat nothing like spinach but you know what I mean. Once cooked, Mulukhiyah results looking slimy and greenly and mostly not too appealing. 

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At SUZIE|S Kitchen which is also common between the Palestinians and Jordanians, Mulukhiah comes either in leaves and we call it rough Mulukhiah Khishineh “خشنه”or comes as a soup and we call it soft Mulukhiah Na’ameh “ناعمة”, it is also cooked with chicken or beef.

Give this recipe a try, you will love it 🙂 – We live once, try new food every day.

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Mulukhiyah

Mulukhiyah.

A Middle-Eastern Aranian dish Mulukhiah Mloukhieh green leaves vegetables with rice

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Food is one of the topics that unites the world together, we all strive to learn new recipes, new food, new taste, to add a new dish to a table that unites families, friends, neighbors, colleagues, social events, private events, public events and the world. What is better than to share, to love, to help, to feel alive, to care, to feel compassionate for one another.

My dish for today, unites the Middle-Eastern & North African cuisine, and it is a dish that is cooked for the world to try and taste. Today I want to tell you more about this famous Mulukhiyah, pronounced in over 10 different accents, and has few different names that all sound similar: ملوخية Mulukhiyah, Mloukhieh (is how I say it), Molokhia, Molokhieh, Molokheyyah Mloukhya, Moroheiya, Mrenda, Murere, Apoth, Kren-Kre or maybe not too much of a similarity 🙂 in the west you might need to ask for Jew’s Mallow or Jute Mellow or Nalta.

For the full recipe and article, click on the picture to be redirected, leave me your comments 🙂 Sahtein.

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If you are wondering what to cook or serve for lunch, dinner, iftar today, check out SUZIE|S easy to make chicken pie.

If you think about it, pies are pastries, and they are similar to bread with fillings inside so it is like a big sandwich. You can fill the pastry with almost anything, making your pie sweet or savory. Most pies are traditional and known internationally like: Chicken pie, Cheese pie, Meat pie, Apple pie, Pecan pie, Custard pie, Strawberry pie and Sugar pie. And there are signature pies that are made in specific bakeries or online recipes like: Chocolate & Pumpkin pie, Hot fudge brownie sundae pie, Sweet potato pie, Dark chocolate raspberry pie, Pizza Pie, Millionaire Pie, Tomato pie, Oreo pie and I can keep going on and on. The fun thing about pies is how creative you can get with it.

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Chicken Pie

Chicken Pie.

You know it is chicken pie when the entrance of your home smells warm and yummy. Who haven’t tried chicken pie yet ? I am assuming everyone did, it is part of every house meal menu. But I have never thought about where chicken pie comes from? or more like where did all pies come from?

In my blog post you will find more about pies and chicken pie, you will also find my mothers famous delicious moist chicken pie recipe. Click on the picture to be redirected to the full recipe and enjoy your meal. 🙂 

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