Posts Tagged: baking


Learn to make Maamoul, a tasty pastry sweet eaten during Easter in Palestine and Lebanon. As you prepare and bake these biscuits, pray for the 5 million Palestinian refugees under UNRWA, and for all refugees who are seeking a way across the Mediterranean. Pray they would find true comfort in the Lord. Ingredients 260g flour… Read more »


A Mazurek is a sweet flat Easter cake full of dried fruit and nuts. As you bake this, pray for the 2.3 million Poles living abroad in Europe. Pray for their familial relationships, and that they’d find a true eternal friend and Saviour in Jesus Christ. Ingredients 175g butter 320g plain flour 4 tbsp sugar 6 tbsp… Read more »

Tsebhi birsen

Tsebhi birsen is a simple, tasty and vibrant lentil-based dish from Eritrea. As you make this dish, pray for the 480,000 Eritreans (11% of the total population) who have fled a tough dictatorship in search of a better life. Pray they would find complete fullness in Jesus. Ingredients 300g red lentils, washed and drained 2 tbsp… Read more »

Begun Bhaji

  Ingredients 2 aubergines, sliced into circles about 2cm thick 1 tsp turmeric 1 tsp cayenne 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp garam masala 3 tbsp olive oil   Method Mix the spices and oil in a small bowl or mug Slather thickly on both sides of the aubergine slices, and stack to… Read more »

Tocană cu rosii

A tocana  or tocanita is a key part of Romanian cuisine.  It is a slow-cooked tomato-based stew, traditionally eaten with mashed potato or maizemeal. Whilst waiting for this tocana  to cook, pray with us for migrant workers around Europe. Pray against discrimination or prejudice, and praise God that he knows each person individually. Ingredients: 450g roughly diced pork… Read more »

Qatayef asafiri

Qatayef asafiri (قطايف عصافيري) are often made at celebrations across Syria, Lebanon and Jordan. It looks complicated – and it does indeed have several stages – but it is one of the easiest sweet dishes to remember. It also looks stunning! Whilst baking this, pray for the 11 million displaced Syrians whose homeland has been torn… Read more »

Iraqi date biscuits (Kleicha)

Kleicha كليجة are often baked for Easter, or for the end of Ramadan. As you make this recipe, pray for the 3 million displaced Iraqis. Pray they’d hear the gospel and trust in Jesus, and find true comfort and security in him. Ingredients 240g white flour (or 100g ground almonds + 140g rice flour) 1 tsp salt… Read more »