Recipes Tagged ‘sugar’

St. Patrick Shamrock

Friday, March 18th, 2011 | 4 Comments

preparation: 20min | difficulty:

© 2011 Tony El Batal

dedicated to: Melissa Matta and Ralph Assouad

serving portion: 28 mini madeleines


  • 150g sifted flour

  • 125g butter, softened

  • 150g sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • 2 tbsp milk

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp liqueur or coffee aroma


  1. To prepare the batter whisk the eggs and sugar until obtaining a white paste. Gradually add the sifted flour and baking powder; then add the butter and milk.

  2. Add the coffee aroma or liqueur; mix thoroughly. Then refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

  3. Preheat the oven to 220°C . Spoon the batter into the molds. Bake 3 to 4 minutes, then lower the oven temperature to 180°C and keep baking 3 to 6 minutes or until the edges of the madeleines are golden brown.



Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 | 5 Comments

I am almost sure that most of the Lebanese have a halawa box in their cupboards. When you are craving for sweet, nothing is better than halawa with Lebanese pita. Thanks to Karim El-Khazen iPhone’s app, I knew that this recipe can be easily done at home!

preparation: 15min | refrigerate: 24 hours | difficulty:

© 2011 Tony El Batal

serving portion: 40 to 50 pieces


  • 1 1/2 cup tahini

  • 1/2 cup unsalted pistachio nuts, toasted

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 2 Tbsp sugar


  1. Beat the tahini in a bowl until smooth; set aside.

  2. In the meantime, combine the sugar and water in a pan and bring to a boil. Continue boiling until the mixture reaches 125°C, then add the pistachio and stir to combine.

  3. Take the pan off the heat and gradually beat the syrup mixture into the tahini, whisking constantly. Continue beating until the mixture begins to set then press the mixture into the base of an oiled cake tin lined with greaseproof paper; Place in the refrigerator and leave to set for 24 hours.

  4. Remove from the refrigerator, take out of the tin and cut into small squares of approx. 2 cm width with a sharp knife whilst still cold.


raspberry martini

Saturday, 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!