Desserts & Sweets

Cranberry-Orange-Pecan Muffins

Although I haven’t lived in New Jersey for decades, in my heart, I’ll always be a 'Jersey Girl' because that’s…

1 week ago

Roasted Grapes with Yogurt and Whipped Cream

Grapes grown in Armenia are known for their special sweetness. We’ve never eaten grapes from Armenia, but all grapes taste…

4 months ago

Gatnabour (Rice Pudding) with Peaches and Pistachios

A recipe for rich, creamy rice pudding enhanced with sweet, fresh diced peaches and crunchy pistachio nuts.

6 months ago

Armenian Apricot Pie for Mother’s Day

An Armenian apricot pie recipe perfect for Mother's Day – a sweet-tart jammy filling in a flaky, buttery crust.

7 months ago

Kadayif Two Ways – Cream Kadayif and Kadayif with Cheese

Kadayif (kadaif, knafe) is finely shredded phyllo dough used in many popular Middle Eastern desserts. In this case, it is…

7 months ago

Chef Nathan Kibarian’s Gata Pastry Recipe

Chef Nathan Kibarian's recipe for Armenian Gata, an elaborately decorated sweet, rich pastry filled with a mixture of flour, butter,…

8 months ago

Baghaj, Bagharj, Pagharch, Nazook, Katah – are they different or one in the same?

According to Irina Petrosian, author of “Armenian Food: Fact, Fiction and Folklore” bagharj is defined as an 'unleavened flatbread made…

8 months ago

Post-Thanksgiving Pumpkin Purée & Pumpkin Custard

In late October, my friend Linda gifted me with two small pie pumpkins – not pumpkin pies, but pumpkins from…

12 months ago

A Recipe Request for Sweet Tarkhana – Grape Juice Pudding

Over the years I’ve received numerous requests to help find family-favorite Armenian recipes. With each request, I did my best…

1 year ago

“The Prince of Wentworth Street” and a recipe for Basstuk – or Bastekh (Fruit Juice Pudding)

I just finished reading a book called “The Prince of Wentworth Street” by John Christie. Doug read it first, then…

1 year ago

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