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Fatoosh Revisted

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This is an extra post because I’ve written about fatoosh before. The hot weather has me reaching for some familiar favourites. Now is a good time to remember all the wonderful summer dishes I haven’t eaten for months. I’ve been making pita bread to eat with all sorts of dips, and this is how I used up one leftover bread, for lunch.

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Giant White Beans (in the style of Ful Mudammas)

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Here’s a recipe for ful mudammas. I substituted giant white beans for fava beans to save myself a bit of work peeling.

Harak Osbao

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I worked from this recipe, but I substituted vegetable stock for the chicken stock, and used green speckled lentils instead of brown lentils.

 

Char-Grilled Greens

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I modified the recipe, using only one type of bean and opting for snow peas instead of shelling the peas. I didn’t have sorrel so I replaced it with spinach.

Mutabal

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The appearance of spring weather makes me want summery foods: meze and bread with cheese. I made mutabal for the first time, serving it with familiar favourites such as yoğurtlu havuç salatası.

Steamed Matcha Rice Dumplings

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To make these little sweets, I mixed glutinous rice flour with baking powder and a pinch of salt. I then added hot water and stevia and kneaded the dough a little before dividing it and adding matcha powder to half of it. Meanwhile, I heated some water in a large pan and lightly greased a muffin tin. I rolled the dough into small balls and put them in the muffin tin, then set the tin over the boiling water and steamed it for 20 minutes.

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After reading that lemon is a good accompaniment to matcha, I made a glaze of lemon juice and sugar. These small chewy steamed dumplings were a nice treat.

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Tahini Soup

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This is a fresh soup for spring.