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Kaab el ghazal (Gazelle horns)

Kaab el ghazal (Gazelle horns)

Gazelle horns is a very delicate and simple Algerian pastry. We are very fond of these in my family. These small North African pastries are made of a shortcrust pastry, filled with almond paste and then dipped in sugar (or, better still, honey) syrup, flavoured with orange blossom water and dusted with icing sugar.

Chocolate sandwich cake

Chocolate sandwich cake

A lovely chocolate Victoria sandwich cake that is light and easy to make. Make sure you use 100% unsweetened cocoa. You can use other fruits instead of strawberries - cherries or raspberries work a treat.

Johnnycakes

Johnnycakes

This polenta pancake has its roots in Native American cuisine, and has been called loads of names over the years - hoecakes, Shawnee cakes and ashcakes, just to name a few. Serve hot with honey and butter for a unique breakfast treat.

Caribbean chicken

Caribbean chicken

An unusual twist on classic roast chicken, this recipe makes the most of the flavour of the fresh fruits.

Lebanese fattoush salad

Lebanese fattoush salad

A fabulous Middle Eastern salad featuring pitta bread and fresh herbs. I learnt this from some Lebanese friends, so it is authentic!

Kanafeh

Kanafeh

A delicious Palestinian dessert that everyone will love. Finely chopped filo dough is blended with clarified butter, pressed into a tin, topped with a layer of creamy sweet cheese, baked and then drenched in a rose water syrup.