Meghleh my way

Meghleh is the sweet that we have grown up to enjoy at the birth of a new baby.

In Lebanon, people serve Meghleh when they have a new born at home, some people also make Meghleh on Christmas since this the time of the year when Jesus was born.

I am not sure how this tradition is used in other Arab countries, yet I assume that it is used in similar ways.

My husband and I love Meghleh so much, so we decided to prepare it even if we had no new borns at home.

Here are the ingredients for the delicious Meghleh:

  • 1 cup white rice flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons caraway powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cinnamon
  • 9 cups water
  • ½ teaspoon ground anise seed
  • 3 tablespoons whole anise seed
  • 9 fl oz water (extra)
  • almonds (soaked in water and peeled)
  • pistachios (soaked in water and peeled)
  • pinenuts (soaked in water and peeled)

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You mix all the ingredients together, and you stir… It’s quite simple…

Don’t forget to soak the almonds and pine in water!
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Here’s our cute homemade design!
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Do you cook your Meghleh in a different way? And do you cook it for different occasions?

Haunted Rooftop Party

Fadi and I decided to hold a Halloween party in our so-called haunted rooftop!

The rooftop indeed was haunted and everyone who came to it was too!

From scary ballerina dancer to the joker, we hosted quite a crowd!

Here’s a glimpse of our party!

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