The city will change a lot in the next 30 days. Ramadan is here and so the endless Iftars with friends. People get more relaxed and calm. There is so much food to share and so much generosity to spread. For me living in a Muslim country thought me how close the religions can be to each other as long people are good.
For all of you that want to try something new this month I will try to post some of my favorite Arabic dishes. There is so many spices and perfumes their cuisine can offer. The incredible mix of North Africa, the Gulf and the Middle East brings to your table all the goodness of their traditions and food.
I will start with these biscuits that made my kitchen smells of perfume. They are not exactly authentic but the flavors definitely are. I can`t resist to anything that have cardamom aroma. This little seeds got so much flavor! You can add cardamom to your coffee, cup of tea, desserts and roasts. I prefer to buy the seeds than the powder. The greener the seeds the better.
For this recipe I blended my seeds for few seconds in a small blender and then sifted. They go just well with the rest of the ingredients and the biscuits turned crunchy and delicious.
Ingredients (enough for 20-30 biscuits)
– 20 g cardamom seeds (blended as mentioned above)
– 1 egg
– 250 g soft butter
– 140 g caster sugar plus extra for dusting
– 400 g white flour
1. Mix all the ingredients to get a nice crumbly dough. Keep it in the fridge for about 20 mins to cool.
2. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees.
3. Roll your dough into 1 cm and cut into desire biscuit shapes.
4. Place on a baking tray covered with parchment paper and bake for 10 mins.
5. Dust with caster sugar before serving.