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Recipe: Chocolate Orange Marble Cake

October 14, 2020

Hedel Frank combines two of our favorite flavors (chocolate and orange) in her recipe for this deliciously retro dessert. Hedel Frank, the marketing guru and foodie behind @bringthefoodout, shares her recipe for a deliciously retro cake that features a mouth-watering combo of chocolate and orange. Fluffy, chocolatey and surprisingly easy to make, it’s perfect for […]

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Recipe: Mini Pistachio Cake With Lemon Cream

October 6, 2020

Foodie and baker, Athary AlObaid (@um_hero) shares her recipe for individually-sized pistachio cakes. pre Destined to be a family favorite, foodie and baker, Athary AlObaid, (@um_hero) shares her recipe for perfectly rustic, bite-sized pistachio cakes. With cloud-like sponge, subtle nutty flavors and a welcome hit of citrus, it’ll be love at first bite. Ingredients For […]

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Recipe: Burnt Honey Bundettes

August 13, 2020

The food stylist and writer behind Pass Me The Dimsum, shares her recipe for Burnt Honey Bundettes. The perfect accompaniment to tea, this delightfully sweet cake is deceivingly simple to make. Here, Haiya Tarik, AKA Pass Me The Dimsum, shares her very own recipe. Top tip, choose a high-quality floral honey to make this cake […]

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Recipe: The Snickers Cake

June 25, 2020

Recipe: The Snickers Cake The ultimate indulgence, @thesnacksociety shares the recipe for her famously irresistible Snicker’s Cake. Who doesn’t love a Snickers bar? It’s the perfect combination of salty peanut, chocolate and gooey caramel. Is your mouth watering yet? Now, imagine that in cake form. Here, Recipe developer extraordinaire, Kamilla Ormarzay (or @thesnacksociety) shares her […]

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Recipe: Baklava Rolls

May 19, 2020

Fathima Mansoor, the mastermind behind ( @TableForFiveDubai) shares her recipe for the Middle East’s most famous dessert. Iconic and delicious, these bite-sized morsels of phyllo pastry and ground nuts, dripping with sweet syrup, are a rich and decadent treat. Here, Fathima Mansoor, AKA @TableForFiveDubai), shares her recipe for Baklava Rolls, which are sure to tickle palates […]

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Recipe: Musakhan Chicken Salad

May 19, 2020

Musakhan Chicken Salad Noha Snounou, also known as @Flavours_Of_Arabia, shares her recipe for this distinctly Palestinian dish. With caramelized onions, juicy chicken and perfectly-roasted pine nuts, Noha Snounou (the woman behind @Flavours_Of_Arabia), shares her healthy take on Palestinian Musakhan Chicken. Ingredients For the chicken: ½ Lemon, juiced 3 tbsp vinegar 2 tsp salt 500g boneless […]

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Recipe: Coffee & Date Cake

May 11, 2020

One for the coffee lovers, this indulgent recipe by Maya Ammous (AKA @thekitcheneditor) is rich and full of flavour. Foodie and cake decorator, Maya Ammous (or the @thekitcheneditor), shares the recipe for her famous Coffee & Date Cake. Moist and delicious, with a hit of coffee, grown-up desserts don’t get much better than this. And […]

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Recipe: Date Cake with Butterscotch Sauce

May 10, 2020

Layal Harmouch, the foodie behind @geminibakes, shares the recipe for her gloriously sticky date cake with butterscotch sauce. This decadent dessert is a true classic. The best bit? It’s deceptively easy to make. Here, Layal Harmouch (AKA the foodie behind @geminibakes) shares her recipe for the ultimate Date Cake with Butterscotch Sauce. Serve it warm, […]

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Recipe: Roasted Tomato Risotto

May 4, 2020

Dubai-based food blogger @LadySpatula shares her recipe for the ultimate spring risotto. The super-talented food blogger, Suad Shama (also known as @LadySpatula), shares her favorite spring risotto recipe. Light, healthy and fresh, this Italian classic is packed with vibrant flavor, and relatively easy to make – making it perfect for Ramadan. Ingredients ½ cup olive […]

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Recipe: Riz Bi Halib

April 30, 2020

Our favorite dessert queen, Yasmine Idriss (of @petites_choses) shares her recipe for a traditional Lebanese milk pudding. The ultimate comfort food, Yasmine Idriss (AKA @petites_choses) lifts the lid on her recipe for a distinctly Lebanese, deliciously creamy take on rice pudding. Combining some of our favorite flavors, it’s one dish you’ll be whipping up again […]

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Recipe: Pain d’Épices

March 18, 2020

Brussels-based food blogger, Douceurs d’Alger, shares her recipe for the ultimate no-knead French bread. Food blogger Sophie Vanderhaeghe (aka Douceurs d’Alger) shares her recipe for subtly-spiced, pain d’épices. Bursting with warm flavours, thanks to the generous helping of honey and spices, this classic French loaf is the ultimate comfort food. Ingredients 260g plain flour 50g […]

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Classic Crepes

January 14, 2020

Soft, buttery and infinitely versatile, Brussels-based food blogger, Douceurs d’Alger, shares her recipe for Classic Crepes. Silsal’s favorite foodie, Sophie Vanderhaeghe (AKA Douceurs d’Alger), shares her recipe for super-easy, classic pancakes. Whether you have them for breakfast, brunch or dessert just be sure to prepare plenty, as they are always a huge hit. Ingredients 4 […]

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Douceurs d’Alger’s Indulgent Shortbread Cookies

December 8, 2019

Brussels-based food blogger, Douceurs d’Alger, shares her recipe for indulgent, but oh-so-delicious shortbread cookies perfect for the holiday season. Sophie Vanderhaeghe, the super-talented foodie behind Douceurs d’Alger, shares the recipe for her melt-in-the-mouth Shortbread Cookies. With the festive season fast approaching, these incredibly moreish treats are sure to steal the show at any holiday party […]

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Douceurs d’Alger’s Chebakia Cake

June 20, 2019

Brussels-based food blogger Douceurs d’Alger shares the recipe for her Algerian-inspired Chebakia Cake. Sophie Vanderhaeghe, the super-talented foodie behind Douceurs d’Alger, shares the recipe for her deliciously modern take on traditional Chebakia Cake. Whether celebrating a birthday, birth or marriage, it’s the perfect treat for any special occasion. Ingredients 3 eggs 150g sugar 1 cup […]

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Lady Spatula’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Shot Recipe

May 19, 2019

Dubai-based food blogger @LadySpatula shares the recipe for her crowd-pleasing Chocolate Chip Cookie Shots. Super-talented and ultra creative food blogger, Suad Shamma (also known as @LadySpatula), shares her most delicious, fun and innovative creation to date: Chocolate Chip Cookie Shots. Sure to impress guests and satisfy the sweetest of tooths, these confections will make any […]

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Mouthwatering Meghli: Cherishing Precious Memories with Family and Friend

January 22, 2019

Aromatic spices and delectable nuts combine to create a sweet treat that simultaneously celebrates tradition and new arrivals. Here, Dubai-based Chef Woodz shares her very own recipe. Whether you have a recipe that’s been handed down for generations, or you’ve just tried your very first mouthful, Meghli is an all-time, firm favorite. The traditional Lebanese […]

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Autumn Recipes From Silsal

September 10, 2017

From breakfast to dinner, these delicious and flavorsome autumnal recipes should be enjoyed before the cold winter fully sets in. Assorted Croissants Ingredients (Makes 12) 500g white flour 300g butter, at room temperature, 1 egg, beaten 2 tsp salt 50g sugar 14g active dry yeast Oil, for greasing Nuts, to taste Powdered icing sugar Directions […]

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Refreshing Drinks You’ll Love This Summer

July 31, 2017

This summer, embrace these delicious and hydrating drink ideas to serve at your next brunch, lunch, or dinner party. Lavender Lemonade (Makes 6 cups) Ingredients 6 cups water ½ cup sugar ¼ cup honey 3 tablespoons dried lavender 2 cups lemon juice Lavender springs for garnish Purple food coloring (optional) Ice to serve Directions Over […]

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Our Favorite Lentil Soup Recipe

May 28, 2017

It’s not Ramadan without lentil soup, which is traditionally the first thing one eats to break their fast each night, along with a few dates. A large dinner follows and then a morning meal is eaten before sunrise, when fasting begins again. With so many people around the world enjoying this hearty staple, also known […]

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Valentine’s day dinner for 2: Silsal X Memoirs of A Taste Bud

February 9, 2017

The pressure of Valentine’s Day is looming. Whether you like it or not, heart shaped chocolates will line grocery store aisles, overpriced set menus will be abundant and you won’t be able to walk five minutes without bumping into someone carrying a bouquet of red roses. A day which commenced modestly in Ancient Rome when […]

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