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Roz Bel Laban

Roz Bel Laban

(Rice Pudding)


1 cup white rice

2 cups water

3 cups milk

1 cup sugar (adjust to desired sweetness )

¼ teaspoon cinnamon, and or ¼ teaspoon nutmeg, according to taste

½ cup raisins(optional)

1 teaspoon rose water (optional) or 1 teaspoon orange blossom water (optional)


Rinse rice and place in a saucepan with water. Cover and simmer over medium heat for 15-20 minutes. Add milk, stirring constantly. When it begins to thicken, and sugar and orange blossom water. Continue stirring constantly until rice is soft or well done. Remove from heat and pour into platter spreading it thinly or pour into individual bowls. Cool and serve.

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Umm Ali

Umm Ali

(Bread pudding)


1 (17.25 ounce) package frozen puff pastry, thawed

5 cups milk

1 cup white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

¼ cup raisins

¼ cup slivered almonds

¼ cup pine nuts

¼ cup chopped pistachio nuts

¼ cup sweetened, flaked coconut


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Unroll the puff pastry sheets, and place flat on a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until puffed and golden brown. Break the puff pastry into pieces, and place in a large bowl. Add the raisins, almonds, pine nuts, pistachios, and coconut, and toss to distribute. Pour into a 9×13 inch glass dish, and sprea evenly. Pour the milk into a saucepan, and stir in the sugar and vanilla. Heat until hot but not quite boiling. Pour over the mixture in the baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Turn the oven to broil, and broil for 2 minutes to brown the top. Remove from the oven and let stand for 5 minutes. Serve warm.

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Over the holidays Ms. Whisk had the pleasure of cooking with these 2 three year olds twice; while on vacation. We made a Dark Chocolate Cake for Christmas and Cajun Pretzels for snacking. They had so much fun putting ingredients into a bowl and then stirring! Flour was all over the counter for playing in and for flying through the air. Their favorite part about cooking was stirring and then of course tasting!!

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Egyptian Baklava

Egyptian Baklava


2 cups of walnuts, chopped

1 cup sugar

½ cup melted butter (for walnuts)

2 cups melted butter, or as needed (for phyllo)

2 tablespoons cinnamon

1 package Phyllo dough, thawed to room temperature


2 cups sugar

1 cup water

2 tablespoons lemon juice


Preheat oven to 350 ℉

Spread walnuts on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes

After you take them out of the oven, mix the walnuts with ½ cup of melted butter and cinnamon in a bowl.

Grease your pan (size depends on the size phyllo dough you are using) and add two sheets of dough; brush them with melted butter. Repeat this until you have used half your dough.

Spread the nut mixture evenly over the dough.

Again, place two sheets of dough and coat with butter. Repeat until you use the rest of the dough.

Cut the Baklava in the pan before baking it, make diagonal lines and cut in a pattern to create diamonds.

Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes until golden brown

While it is baking, prepare the syrup, combine the sugar and water in a pot and heat it over the medium for about 10 minutes or until it begins to boil.

Take off the heat and add lemon juice, then return it to heat until it starts to boil again. Then set it aside until the Baklava is done baking.

Once both the Baklava and the syrup are cooled completely, pour the syrup over the Baklava coating it completely.

Top with nuts to garnish, and enjoy!

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Hi! I am Ms. Culinary, and this is cooking with kids! Did you know cooking is about smells, and smells help us to remember and transport back to what we made or ate and who we were with; and even how old we were when we encountered that recipe. This is so cool!

Come on a journey of smells and memory through food; and travel the world. Let’s learn the culture of each country and experience their different recipes. It will be fun and educational at the same time.

Todays’ adventure will be Egypt and we will be making Baklava and learning the culture.

Traveling with the adventures of Ms. Culinary! Cooking with kids is so much fun! The words they use to describe the ingredients, they are putting in the bowl is both creative and imaginative. It is so exciting to watch and observe, the energy and excitement they have in making something that they will eat and share with family and friends. They can’t wait for the recipe to come out of the oven, so that they can taste the recipe they created. Cooking for children is imagination!