When a 21-year-old Palestinian girl’s birthday is celebrated in the West Bank, she is traditionally presented with a cake that is made of honey and salt.
But her father and brother decided to celebrate with a dessert that would be more than a cake.
The cake is made from a mixture of sugar and flour, and is traditionally baked with a wooden base with an air hole in the center.
The ingredients are the same as for a cake made with the butter, milk and oil, but instead of butter, honey and sea salt, it is a combination of white sugar and cornstarch.
“It is a celebration of a 21st day,” said Nasser Al-Zabadi, who is one of the owners of the bakery in Bethlehem.
Al-Din Al-Qahtani, a Palestinian from the town of Khirbet Al-Kharoum, is one the owners and has made this cake several times.
“A cake is something that is meant to be taken with pleasure and is meant for everyone, but this is not a cake for me, it’s not for the young ones,” Al-Quahtini told Al Jazeera.
“For the young people, it will be an event they will remember forever.
It will be a great opportunity to show them that they are not alone, that the world is still beautiful.”
The young girl is known as “Bashar” because she is the daughter of the late Palestinian President, Yasser Arafat.
In addition to the cake, the family presents Bashar with sweets.
The family does not celebrate her birthday with the usual cake and sweets.
Instead, Bashar’s father, Zaid, and her brother, Yousef, buy sweets for her every year.
The sweets are different, and it is not uncommon for them to contain a few items of meat.
The owner of the shop, Ibrahim Abu-Rabi, told Al-Jazeera that they were selling sweets to the children, and that the children often ask to eat them.
“We do not do this for ourselves, but for Bashar, who always asked for sweets.
It is her way of saying thank you to her family and friends,” he said.
The bakery is part of the al-Qawthra family, a family of bakeries in Bethlehem, which has been in the village for centuries.
The al-Quawthras also sell traditional sweets in the street.
“Bastards like us are not doing anything special.
We bake our bread and then we sell it.
If they want sweets, we do it for them, but we do not celebrate our birthday with sweets,” said Zaid al-Khatib, Bashir’s father.
“Sometimes people ask us why we do this, but I tell them: the cake is for Bashir.
We do not want to make fun of her birthday.
I love Bashir and I want her to grow up and be happy, and I am happy for her to celebrate her 21st.
I know that Bashar is a beautiful girl.”