September 22, 2010

Looks can be deceiving!

A'salaamu alaikum ya'll! Did you see the yummy looking box of goodies we received from a neighbor for Eid? Masha'allah it was sooo sweet of the brother, and sooo beautiful!

Don't these look absolutely divine?

Alas, I could not eat them. :-( And believe me, I was salivating at the thought. However, these had a really funky taste, like they had marinated in cigarette smoke for a good couple of days before being liberally doused with pine tar. :-(

OK maybe I am exaggerating a tiny bit but they tasted smoky/piney. I've never had a pastry that tasted like that before! I think possibly it was pine essence... dunno. My family liked them pretty well but it was a deal-breaker for me.

Anyone else experienced this level of heartbreak before? :-) Jazakallahu khair to the brother for the beautiful thought but maybe next time he'll just give me a bottle of Liquid Smoke instead. LOL Oh for what its worth they came from a Lebanese bakery; maybe there's some weird little flavoring they use that just doesn't jive with Western tastes.

Ma salaama ya'll!


Banana Anne said...

GAAH those look SO DELICIOUS Masha'Allah! And Masha'Allah, what a kind sentiment from that brother; may ALLAH reward him with even better (endless delicious baked goods in Jannah, maybe?)

Anonymous said...

some lebanese bakery use so much rose water, I don't like it

Anonymous said...

some lebanese bakery use so much rose water, I don't like it

Angelle said...

Sadly for my recent weight gain, my goodies have been all too good lately. For the sake of my health, I need to find this guy's bakery.

Umm Aaminah said...

@ Anne: The brother and his wife are sooo sweet; I reallyI appreciated their gesture.

@ Anon: Yeah I don't like rosewater either... there is a weird red syrup you add to drinks in India/Pak; it's like drinking a syrup rose!

@ Angelle: LOL Funny and I had the same thought, oh well at least I won't eat too many (any!) of them...