Saturday, December 10, 2016

Putting a name to a yummy Middle Eastern dessert

My guy has chosen a good time to travel to a city in which there isn't any snow. This week, we have received a couple of snowy evenings. In my area, it wasn't enough snow to cause major issues. However, where he lives, his city got a ton of the white stuff.

Recently, I had visited a Middle Eastern grocery store that my guy had indicated that he enjoys going to. A while back, my guy brought me an assortment of yummy desserts from Cairo. I didn't know what they were called, but they were delicious.

At this grocery store, I found the dessert that I loved the most out of the assortment. The sign at the store said that it was osmalieh. I finally figured out what I was eating! When I ate it an Egyptian cafe in Anaheim several months ago, it was called kunafe. It's crunchy, sweet, and incredibly good!
"Ah, I know what it is now," he texted me after I had sent him a photo. "It's definitely not baklava."
"It's so yummy," I replied.
"Did you want just this dessert or others?" he asked me.
"You had brought an assortment of sweets the last time you were there, so something similar would be wonderful," I replied.
"Anything for you," he answered.
"You're sweet. You can't haul a pyramid back," I teased.
"Unfortunately not," he replied.
Our texts were followed by a couple of smileys.

He is currently on his way to somewhere in Moldova. This good girl gets to speak to him soon.


  1. Yum it would be fantastic to have desserts like you described. Lucky you. Enjoy!

    Hugs Lindy xx

    1. Thanks, Lindy! I am looking forward to consuming said yummy desserts soon. =)

  2. I've never heard of that dessert, CB...most of the middle eastern sweets I've eaten are just too sweet for me. As a measure, where does it compare to baklava? That is too sweet for me. Good girl? You admitted you were a bad girl. ;) Stay safe if the snow heads your way.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

    1. The one that I speak of isn't sweet. Like you, I don't like overly sweet desserts. I am not a fan of baklava unless the sugar content is reduced. My guy, on the other hand, loves it.

      I only admitted that I was bad temporarily. It's fun saying that I am good. =)

      It has been snowing since mid-Sunday. It's supposed to stop in time for the rush-hour commute. So much fun!