I was passed along the contact details of Lidija Abughazaleh as if I was being handed over some top secret black market information. Lidija is a stay at home mom and a talented baker, but clarifies she is not a pastry chef. She makes some of the best baked goods in town out of her home kitchen and is establishing quite a name for herself in the foodie circuits around the city. I had the pleasure of enjoying some of these gooey and delicious morsels of heaven and decided I needed to meet the woman behind this product of chocolatey perfection......
I learned we shared a lot of similar passions and she even provided me with some samples of her other goods as seen below. This is a chocolate mocha buttercream dream....pretty good, but I'm still partial to the brownie!
Another variation of the layers cakes, this is a whipped chocolate ganache layer cake. Great for a birthday or special occasion.
Now this is Lidija's pride and joy...the Carrot Cake. She claims it's the best in dubai, and I have to say it definitely gives LimeTree Cafe some serious competition! It's slightly sweeter than the others, perhaps with a hint of pineapple, but the cream cheese icing is velvety, soft and delicious!
Lidija's Kitchen has a limited menu, but everything is done with a touch of LOVE. If you're looking for a special treat or a quick gift idea, this is the right choice. Brownie and cake orders need 1-2 days advance notice, and slightly longer for the more custom orders. For more information, check out Lidija's menu: