The Iraqi Family Cookbook

The Iraqi Family Cookbook
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Monday, November 25, 2013

Yogurt Dill Sauce

You can serve this sauce as a dip with pita bread or with a rice dish.
2 cups whole milk plain yougurt
1 cup chopped dill, or 2 tablespoons dry dill
2 cloves of garlic,crushed
1 teaspoon salt
Juice of 1 lemon
Combine all the above ingredients in a bowl. Check if it need more salt. Spoon the mixture in a serving dish and drizzle olive oil on top. Cover with a plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.
Will keep in the fridge for three days.


Cardamom Cookies- Shakar Lama شكر لما

These are very delicious cookies similar to sugar cookies.

1 cup sugar
1 cup butter, room temperature
 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
 ½ teaspoon salt
 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
 ½ teaspoon baking powder
Blanched almonds for decoration
Preheat oven to 350 degress F.
In a bowl, whip the butter and sugar and set aside.
 In another bowl combine all the dry ingredients.
 Add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar. Mix well using your hand or a wooden spoon.
Take a walnut size of the dough. Roll it in your hand, and press it flat.
Put a slivered almond on each cookie.
Arrange these cookies in a pan lined with parchment paper.  Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
Makes 24 cookies.
When cool, store in a plastic container.