holiday baking

cardamom rosewater gingerbread cake

Whether you’re sending cookie boxes to friends, baking a tray of baklawa for the office, finding the perfect showstopper for Christmas dinner, (…or avoiding baking altogether!), I’ve got all my favorite recipes here in one place:

baking to share

Perfect for cookie boxes, gift baskets, and spreading holiday cheer.

milk tea baklawa

milk tea baklawa

cardamom baklawa

cardamom baklawa

cardamom rose gingersnaps

cardamom rose gingersnaps

walnut kleicha

walnut kleicha

date ma’amoul

date ma’amoul

rosemary cornmeal fig ma’amoul (gluten free)

rosemary cornmeal fig ma’amoul (gluten free)

chocolate chunk ghraybeh

chocolate chunk ghraybeh

cardamom and tea ghraybeh

cardamom and tea ghraybeh

baking for the occasion

The perfect way to end a holiday meal.

cardamom rosewater gingerbread cake

cardamom rosewater gingerbread cake

dried mint labneh cheesecake

dried mint labneh cheesecake

sumac thyme cake

sumac thyme cake

persimmon upside-down cake

persimmon upside-down cake

spiced walnut date molasses pie

spiced walnut date molasses pie

pomegranate molasses meringue pie

pomegranate molasses meringue pie

baking for christmas morning

Cinnamon buns can be shaped the night before, proofed at room temperature for about 30 minutes, and stashed in the refrigerator overnight. Bake the next morning straight from the fridge, glaze, and serve. Kadeh can be baked ahead of time, frozen, and reheated before serving.

cardamom swirls

cardamom swirls

sage and cinnamon chelsea buns

sage and cinnamon chelsea buns

kadeh star

kadeh star

kadeh (roux-stuffed brioche)

kadeh (roux-stuffed brioche)

“baking” without actual baking

Stuffed dates are perfect when you’re running low on time, or when you want to spend less time in front of the oven and more time just hanging out with friends and family.

stuffed dates 8 ways

stuffed dates 8 ways