Thursday, August 10, 2017

ROCKY ROAD



Loooong time no see !
That's why I came today with a recipe that will make everybody pleased and happy, it's also so easy and can be adjusted according to your liking and preferences 

Recipe:
150g butter
350g dark chocolate
4tbsp maple syrup (you can use honey too or any liquid sugar)
 200g cookies or biscuits or your choice ( I used digestive and Oreo)  
50g corn flakes 
150g mini marshmallows 
icing sugar to dust on top (optional)


Method:
- Melt together the butter, chocolate, and syrup in a saucepan on a low heat then leave it to cool  



- Bash the cookies with a rolling pin, and aim to be left with big chunks



- Pour the crushed cookies and the corn flakes into the mixture you made earlier

- Add the marshmallows and stir well 

- Pop the mixture into a lined tin and let it set in the fridge for at least two hours (ideally overnight)




- Once your rocky road is ready, dust it with icing sugar and cut it into bars







If you're going to make rocky road, what else will you add to it? let me know :)


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

APPLE LOAF

  

      Thick batter, rich flavour, moist cake. This recipe is good for tea time, morning parties, and anything and everything. something phenomenal.


INGREDIENTS:

- 2 ½  apples
- 7 tbsp butter
½  cup sugar and 2 tsp - separated- 
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
½  tsp salt 
- 2 ½ tsp baking powder 
- 1 tsp cinnamon 
⅔ cup milk 
½ cup shredded coconut 

½ cup condensed milk for later 

PREHEAT YOUR OVEN TO 180C

- grease your loaf tin and line it with parchment paper in this specific way to make it easier to get the loaf out of the tin after it's done.



1. Peel, core, and slice the apples into wedges.

2. in a sauce pan, add the apples, and one teaspoon of the sugar, turn on the stove and keep mixing until the apples soften, then add the other teaspoon of sugar and stir again until it's too soft, then mash it with a potato masher leaving some chunks. 



3. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until fluffy and well-combined, then add the eggs, apple mash, and the vanilla and beat to incorporate.


4. Stir together all the dry ingredients, then add them to the mixture, add coconut and milk and stir them one more time.


5. transfer batter to the loaf tin, and bake for 55 minutes.



6. let the cake cool for 20 minute , then pour over the condensed milk.


Saturday, August 06, 2016

ITALIAN PANCAKE




      This is the easiest pancake recipe ever !


INGREDIENTS:
- 1 Cup flour
- 1 Cup milk
- 1 Egg
- 3 tbsp sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- vanilla 


1. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, milk, and egg until there is no lumps, then add the remaining ingredients and mix properly 

2. In a hot pan, add some vegetable oil, then starts pouring your batter in a ¼ cup measuring cup, or any scoop actually that is not huge.

3. Cook your pancakes for 54 seconds to a minute on each side depending on the size , or until it gets golden and brown.

- This batter makes up to 24 pancakes depending on the size- 






Saturday, July 09, 2016

THE BEST CARAMEL POPCORN RECIPE EVER


 

    Who doesn't love popcorn?, it's so great when watching movies, it's considered healthy; as it fills the tummy fast and doesn't contain a lot of calories - but not today's recipe- , and it's delicious !.
   If you're like me, and you can't decide between salt or caramel because you love both, then you should give this recipe a try.

INGREDIENTS 




preheat your oven to 180C/350F

1. Cook your kernels the way you do, then when they're done, leave them to cool a bit on a baking sheet lined with parchment.


2. In a sauce pan add in : the butter, the sugar, and the syrups mixture, stir them gently then turn on the stove and let the butter melt, leave it until simmer, then remove it off the stove.


3. Add the vanilla for some sort of flavour, then add the baking soda, you will notice that the mixture starts to change colour and bubble a bit. 


4. Pour the sugary syrup over the popcorn, stir them to distribute it evenly, then in the oven it goes for twenty minutes, and under the grill for ten minutes to get toasty, you want a nice caramelly colour in the end.

 - rotate the sheet in the middle of the time, to be cooked evenly- 
- time may vary so be careful not to get so dark it might burn-









Friday, June 10, 2016

OM ALI



  Om Ali is an Arabian dessert - means Ali's mother in Arabic-, I really don't know reason of calling it like this, but anyways it tastes amazing, in fact it's my alltime  favourite dessert, and it doesn't really need that much ingredients.


Om Ali is basically a pastry soaked in milk mixture and nuts and cooked in the oven, -usually served warm- the pastry is usually puff pastry or toast bread.


INGREDIENTS:
- 4 puff pastry squares 
- 1 cup milk 
½ cup cream 
¼ cup nuts, I only used walnuts, you can add dried fruits, almonds, cashews,raisins, whatever you like
- 1 tbsp cinnamon sugar - basically cinnamon mixed with sugar-


*This quantity is enough for 2-4 people*

PREHEAT YOUR OVEN TO 180C


1. First of all bake the puff pastry for 15 minutes until it's puffed and golden,then leave it to cool completely.


2. In a bowl, mix together all the other ingredients.


3. In an oven safe dish, break the pastry into little chunks, pour the milk mixture over and leave them ten minutes to soak up, top it ou with the walnuts. 


4. Finally bake them for 20 minutes, leave it a bit to cool, and then you have the best dessert ever.







Monday, June 06, 2016

A WHOLE MONTH OF HAPPINESS

  رمضان كريم..
عَسى أنْ يكونَ شهراً مليئاُ بالخير و الأجر و البركة, و عسى أن يعيننا الله على الصيام و القيام و يعيننا على الصبر و احتساب الأجر.

  Well basically, Ramadan is a month of happiness and goodness for us Muslims, as it's a month of fasting, spiritual reflection, and increased devotion.

  We know that this is the first day of fasting when a crescent of new month appears, and the fasting duration is from the dawn (before the sun rise) until the sun set, and during that, we do all kinds of Worship,( praying, reading Quran,..) we also refrain from doing, saying, or committing bad things.

The aim of fasting is to tame ourselves, to learn patience, and to feel the poor people.

 Plus, the reward of the good things we do is doubled, tripled, no, even more.

So my lovely readers, I might not be here for the rest of the month, and I might be, hope you have the best Ramadan ever, do good stuff and later until then. 💙

Friday, June 03, 2016

WATERMELON SALAD



Yes I'm serious, watermelon in a salad, it's not a fruit saladز this is one of the things that you can't judge until you try.


INGREDIENTS:
- Watermelon portion
- White cheese 
- Red onion
- Olives 
DRESSING 
- Lemon juice 
- Olive oil 
- Salt
- Sumac 




1. Chop up the watermelon into cubes

 
2. Add the cheese..

3. Add the onion - If you want to reduce the onion's strong flavour you can soak in lemon juice for a while-

4. Add the olives..

5. Mix the dressing ingredients and drizzle it over the lovely salad.