A spoonful of cardamom added to espresso powder gives these brownies a decidedly Middle Eastern flavor. Perfect as a post-meal pick-me-up, or to keep your dinner guests perked.
'Balaboosta' on Serious Eats
Be your own Balaboosta and serve malabi at your next dinner party. It's a milk custard thickened with cornstarch and topped with an orange marmalade and brandy sauce.
A cream-bo is a chocolate-covered cream-topped cookie, based on an Israeli treat with a similar name. Those of us born and raised in the US might be reminded of Mallomars. In either case, they're infinitely better homemade.
Three kinds of nuts in the filling and a soaking in rosewater syrup makes this a Middle Eastern gem.