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My husband  brought some blackberries yesterday. He had handpicked them at work and so I made some blackberry cobbler for the first time. Turned out great Maa Sha Allah. Let’s start Bismillah. Alright, so let’s prepare the fruit first. You will need:

1) 3 cups of blackberries

2) 1 1/2 tbslps of starch

3) 1/2 cup of sugar [more if you like]

4) 1 tblsp of lemon juice

Place a pot on medium heat. Dissolve the starch in a 1/4 cup of water and add the blackberry, sugar and lemon and bring to a boil. Turn off.

For the doughy crust:

1) 2 cups of flour

2) 1/2 cup of sugar

3) 2 tsp of baking powder

4) 1 tsp of salt

5) 12 tbsp of cold butter

6) 1/2 cup of boiling water

Mix the dry ingredient well. Then break up the butter in the flour. It’ll be crumbly so continue to break it down. Then add the water and make the dough.

Alright now to assemble–you will need one more ingredient : 4 crushed Graham Crackers . In a pyrex dish pour the fruit, then take the dough and form a rough crust on the top–nothing fancy. Then add the crushed Graham crackers to finish off. Bake in a 400 Fahrenheit degree oven for 25 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, or whipped cream. It also goes well with canned table cream. Enjoy.




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This is a quick and delicious dessert. I saw it years ago at a pot luck gathering with a variety of sisters from the Arab World. An Omani sister brought this dish and I loved its presentation and taste. It was delicious. We couldn’t manage to agree on a time that worked for both of us so I could see her make it, so I just eyeballed it and it worked.  Remember to say the magic word “Bismillah” before you start. You will need:

1) half a packet for shredded fillo dough
2) 1 box of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
3) 1 stick of butter [melted]
4) Sugar syrup [make by boiling 1 cup of sugar  in 2 cups of water until it is reduced to a cup and a quarter. When done, add a few drops of lemon, and 1 tsp of orange blossom water]

Alright, now take a few strands of the fillo dough. Place a tsp of cream cheese in the middle and roll the fill dough around it . Continue until you have these fuzzy-caterpillar-like-rolls. Arrange them on a baking tray. Melt the butter and spoon onto each roll. Bake in a preheated 400 Fahrenheit degree oven for 30 minutes  or until golden brown. Pour syrup on each and enjoy warm.

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