Daily Archives April 26, 2015

hoe cakes

Hoe Cakes

The Algonquians call these Nokake. The dough was spread on a board and set beside the fire to bake. When it was cooked on one side, it was turned over and baked on the other side. The blade of a hoe was often used to prop up the board beside the fire for baking and to lean baked loaves against a cooling rack.

2 cups water
2 cups cornmeal
2 teaspoons salt
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon cho...

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qady qooda

Qady Qooda (Meatballs in Batter)

Source: Saudi Arabia Magazine (an official publication of the Information Office of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia), Winter 1997

3/4 pound ground meat
2 eggs
1 teaspoon crushed garlic
1 tablespoon baking powder
4 tablespoon rice
1 teaspoon yeast
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup flour
Oil (for frying)

Mix the meat, garlic, rice, black pepper and salt in a bowl...

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sweet rice with cinnamon

Sweet Rice with Cinnamon (Roz Mafooar ? Morocco)

1 1/3 cups regular rice
2 2/3 cups water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup confectioners? sugar
Ground cinnamon

Heat rice, water and salt to boiling in 3-quart saucepan, stirring once or twice; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 14 minutes without lifting cover or stirring. Remove from heat...

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israeli fruit soup

Israeli Fruit Soup

2 oranges, peeled
2 stalks rhubarb, cut in pieces
4 slices fresh pineapple
1 cup strawberries
1 cup pitted cherries
6 cups water
1 cup brown sugar or honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 cup sour cream

Combine all the ingredients except the sour cream. Adjust to taste. Simmer, covered, about 20 minutes, or until the fruit is tender...

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middle eastern shrimp

Middle Eastern Shrimp

Makes 6 servings.

2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans stewed tomatoes
1/2 cup frozen chopped onions, thawed
3 tablespoons pine nuts
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons bottled chopped garlic
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/3 cups water
1 cup couscous, uncooked

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