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Fortune cookies favors for newborn – DIY


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Make your fortune cookies say what you like or wish! A cute and memorable favor to welcome your little one.

Feel like the luckiest mom on earth with these really cute and easy fortune cookies. The best thing is there is No baking required!

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These non edible cookies are made with a colored salt dough. To prepare it you need;

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 cup water
  • coloring gel of your choice

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Mix all ingredients and knead well. Roll the dough and cut out circles, this quantity yields 12-15 circles (depending on how big you want it).

Place your customized message in each circle before folding to half. Pinch the middle of the cookie with a knife to twist it.

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You can make many batches to get all the colors you want. Leave them to air dry before offering to people.

And here are my cookies full of wishes and good fortunes for my new little Joud.

fortune cookiesfortune cookiesIt was a great way to share with the family and friends our happiness and fortune to have our bundle of joy among us.

I am sure these favors will be memorable, as a surprise factor and non usual favor. Don’t hesitate to try it, write whatever you like to say and jazz up your happy event.

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Meghleh (floured rice pudding)


meghleMeghleh, is a traditional Lebanese sweet, served on a special occasion such as the celebration of a child birth or christmas. It’s a floured rice pudding spiced with caraway and cinnamon, and garnished with shredded coconut, assortment of nuts (almonds, pine seeds, walnut, pistachio) and dried raisins.

meghlehThe word meghleh in arabic means boiled, knowing that this dessert is served cold, after being boiled for almost 45 mns.

If you are expecting a baby or simply you want to enjoy a quick, easy and flavorful dessert, don’t hesitate to give it a try.

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You will need:

  • 1/2 cup floured rice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ground caraway
  • 1/2 tbsp cinnamon
  • 5 cups water

To garnish you will need shredded coconut, almond, pine seeds, pistachio, walnut and dried raisin. All the garnish is optional and depending on your taste. Personally i like them all, and i soak the nuts in the water before serving to become softer.

In a deep pot add the water, floured rice, sugar, caraway and cinnamon. Stir to combine. Stir over medium heat until the mix comes to a boil (20-30 minutes) Continue to cook the pudding while stirring over medium low heat for 5-7 more minutes, or until the pudding is thick. You know it’s done when it drips from the spoon as a sharp line.

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The secret of success of meghleh is in the continuous stirring over medium low heat. Make sure to stir continuously and scrape the bottom of the pot to prevent the pudding from sticking.

Remove the pudding from the heat and pour it into ramekins and set aside to cool completely before garnish.

This pudding should stay put, try not to shake the ramekins so the surface doesn’t get cracks.

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It is said that this brown pudding is symbolic of the fertile rich soil, and the nuts on top are like seeds that will sprout and grow on this soil – a perfect symbol for birth. Welcome my baby boy Joud!

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