raspberry martini  Print

January 8th, 2011  | 7 Comments

Celebrating à la julia’s first anniversary!

preparation: 10 min | difficulty:

© 2011 Tony El Batal

serving portion: 1 person


  • 2 shots raspberry liqueur

  • 2 shots triple sec

  • ice cubes

  • 1/2 lime

  • 2 Tbsp sugar

  • 1 mini candy cane


  1. Place the sugar in a plate; with the lime cut in half, wet the rim of the martini glass then dip it into the sugar.

  2. In a shaker, pour the raspberry liqueur, triple sec and splash of lime; Shake it until it’s very cold.

  3. Finally pour the drink inside the glass and place the mini candy cane. Cheers!

manouché b jibné  Print

November 23rd, 2010  | 15 Comments

preparation: 30 min | baking: 6 min | difficulty:

© 2010 Tony El Batal

serving portion: 4 persons

Manoucheh Dough
  • 500 g flour

  • 1 Tbsp salt

  • 1 Tbsp sugar

  • 1 Tbsp instant yeast

  • 1 ½ cups warm water

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

Mixed Cheese Topping
  • 1/2 cup feta

  • 1/2 cup mozzarella

  • 1/3 cup cottage cheese


  1. Mix the flour, salt, sugar, instant yeast, warm water and oil, knead to obtain soft dough; Leave to rest in a covered bowl for 20 minutes until the dough doubles its size.

  2. Divide the dough into 4 equal balls and stretch into circles 2cm thick; Press down with the fingers to make marks on the dough.

  3. Preheat the oven to 250°C for at least 10 minutes; Meanwhile mix all three cheese together and spread evenly on the four circles.

  4. Arrange on a baking tray and bake for 5-6 minutes until puffy. Prick with a fork in some places to avoid excess puffiness

mosaic maki  Print

September 3rd, 2010  | 3 Comments

preparation: 30min | cooking: 20min | difficulty:

serving portion: 2 persons


  • 75g basic sushi rice, for the recipe click here; 100ml water

  • 75g sushi rice cooked with beetroot water; 100ml water of home cooked beetroot

  • 75g sushi rice cooked with saffron; 100ml water

  • avocado

  • 3 sheets of nori


  1. Divide the rice into 3 different small sauce pans; adding the above amounts of water accordingly

  2. For basic sushi rice recipe click here.

  3. Save the water of cooked beetroot and use it in the basic sushi rice recipe.

  4. For the last kind of rice also use the same recipe but add some threads of saffron to give the yellow color.

  5. For the mosaic maki please check the below illustrations; Don’t forget to add the avocado in the center between the 4 pieces; Cut in bites and enjoy the look and taste ;).


valentine maki