Saturday, 11 May 2013

Kofta B'siniyah

A Middle-eastern finger food,
enjoy as part of a mezze or serve with pitta and cucumber and tomato salad

Kofta B'siniyah

700g minced lamb
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
50g toasted pine nuts, roughly chopped
30g flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1½ tsp ground cinnamon
1½ tsp ground allspice
¾ tsp grated nutmeg
1½ tsp ground black pepper
1½ tsp salt

Put all the kofta ingredients in a bowl and use your hands to mix everything together well. 
Shape into whatever shape you want, making sure you press the mix to compress it and ensure the kofta is tight and keeps its shape. 
Arrange on a plate and chill until you are ready to cook them.
Bake in a 210C oven for 10-15 minutes.

Coincidentally (not!) Elsa is off on a week-long holiday school trip to Morocco. The field trip makes up part of her IB CAS hours.
CAS which stands for Creativity, Action, Service 
is a fundamental part of the IB programme 
and takes seriously the importance of life outside the world of education, 
providing a refreshing counterbalance to academic studies.
Elsa along with her 13 classmates are accompanied by their 3 teachers and some local guides.
The trip will start off with a flight to Marrakech. 
One of the activity they'll be doing is hiking cross the Atlas mountains into the dessert. 
Probably spending the night out in the open under the desert stars. 
What lucky lots!!
Anyways, have fun Elsa... 
hope you'll bring back lots of happy
amongst those stinky clothes, shoes...


  1. Salam k.muna....ohw syoknye ur daughter away fr home & doing an adventurous trip.btw today recipe pun best. Blh cuba klau rajin ni

    1. Salam Rostina
      Kan... kalau boleh kakMuna pun nak ikut sama... at least boleh juga keep an eye on Elsa... kalau ada boys datang kacau, boleh mama Elsa pulaih telinga depa :)

  2. Salaam muna..kofta looks sedapp..and the tagine sangat cantik..I ada yang emile henry plain punya jer..suka sangat yours yang ada corak timur nya elsa travel to yang dalam wishlist auntie..insyallah kalau ada rezeki..enjoy your trip and have fun :-))

    1. Salam Salmi
      I love the corak on that tagine too... it's a hand-painted Tunisian tagine.
      Jom kita pi Morocco... it's on my bucket list too - need to track down some of my ancestors my there :)

  3. Best nye Elsa dpt gi Morocco. This year my boy nak gi school camp for 3 days. My baby boy nak tinggal kan I 3 hari. Mcm tak caya je. Nanti I yg nangis dia joli2 ngan kawan2 dia kat ulu mana entah...

    1. memang....
      they'll miss us bila.... lapaq.... nak duit... to take ferry them around.... etc
      haish, kids... macam mana depa bagi kita pening kepala pun we'll miss them when they leave home :(