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Za'atar is a popular Middle-Eastern flavour, comprised of thyme, sumac, sesame seeds and salt. It is often served with bread, either in this crispy version, or spread with lots of butter onto warm flatbread and rolled, so that the butter runs down to your elbow as you eat it.
This is the traditional way to make chai, the spice tea of India.
If you've lived or travelled in Asia, you will be familiar with this drink which is strange to the uninitiated. Basil seeds swell and become glutinous when wet, giving this drink a consistency something like watermelon. It's very filling, and has even become popular as a weight-loss aid.
We've been making our own bread for years - it's a pleasant weekend chore and so rewarding! It's good to know exactly what goes into your bread.
A spread of mezze dishes is a wonderful way to entertain at lunch time. Easy to prepare in advance, the dishes (such as this one) are tasty and very more-ish.
This simple and delicious baked ricotta is perfect to serve as part of a mezze table, or with a salad for a simple lunch.
Since the movies Like Water for Chocolate and Chocolat, people have been fascinated by the Mexican version of our homely cup of cocoa. As the movie title suggests, hot chocolate can be made using hot water or hot milk, or a combination of the two. This is our version.
There's really no reason to be afraid of souffles. They are so very easy to prepare, and very rewarding to see that magnificent risen creation as it comes from the oven. Remember, although cold dessert souffles hold their shape, it is natural for a hot souffle to deflate onbce out of the oven, which is why it is important to serve it immediately.,
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