August,the month of cakes.

Hello everybody.

I know I’m becoming terribly lazy in posting new recipes ,seems like catering and blogging don’t work well together, no time at all to try new recipes at all.

But definitely catering took me to another level specially in baking and decorating cake, since August was full of parties and birthdays I had a chance to take new challenges and creations.

Here are the cakes I did through these two months, they vary in flavors and fillings according to client wishes.

Letter Cake

Hello everybody.

My latest letter cake for a dear friend, this new trend is becoming a so popular, I really love making them, so challenging.

Personally I prefer cakes over cookie dough or sugar biscuits, much easier to handle and cut upon serving.

My First Brushtroke Cake.

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Many events and birthdays this February, top and most important one was the 3’rd birthday of my beloved nephew.

I’ve been waiting for a special day like this to try this kind of cake, called Brushstrokes , which are done by brushing streaks of colored white chocolate then letting them dry and used to decorate cakes.

The cake this time was roasted coconut, filled with walnuts and buttercream , topped with many cheerful strokes to match the birthday party theme.

Loved the outcome so much, sure looked and tasted awesome.

Thank you Kalabasa for the elegant fancy technique.

Upside Down Almond Caramel Cake.

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Had a few pieces of mulberry left from a day before cake so I searched for a new easy new recipe to do with them, after looking through some I mixed and matched three, result was a super yummy easy cake. Will be on my always to do cake for sure.

Cake was upside down almond caramel with mulberries and soaked with orange juice while still hot.

As I always try to do, used less sugar and butter than original recipes ( 6 tablespoons of butter for caramel is way too much) , result was really great.

Here’s my version of this cake:

Caramel almond layer:

* 1 cup brown sugar (or white with a tablespoon of molasses)

*1 tablespoon butter.

* Mix together over low heat till sugar dissolve then pour into the cake pan.

* Roasted cup of almonds, layer them over the caramel.

Now the cake layer:

* 1 cup sugar.

* 1 tablespoon butter.

*1/2 cup vegetable oil.

* 3 eggs.

* 1 tsp vanilla.

* 1/2 cup of yogurt.

*1/2 cup of ground almonds.

* 2 cups flour.

* 2 tsp baking powder.

* Pinch of salt.

* Beat sugar and butter well.

*Add oil till mixture is creamy.

* Add eggs, vanilla and yogurt.

* Add flour and baking powder.

*Pour cake batter over almond caramel layer.

* Bake in a medium heat oven for 30-35 minutes or till cake is dry in toothpick test.

* While still warm flip the cake onto serving dish.

*Add 1/2 cup of orange juice to remaining caramel stuck in the pan and mix well over low heat to get a syrup.

*Drizzle it over cake .

One of the best cakes I’ve ever done, it even doesn’t need any decorations and awesome with coffee or tea.

Light Coconut Macaroons.

Hello everybody.

How’s the new year treating you so far? 

Mine began with exciting plans and projects, first one was shooting videos for Sayidaty Kitchen , and they’re really getting high views already.

Of course each day is becoming a challenge, either catering orders or trying new recipes.

Yesterday I tried this one I found on Pinterest, with small alterations, coconut macaroons without condensed milk or egg whites.

Result is incredible, crunchy from outside yet soft and chewy inside.
Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups shredded coconut.

1/2 cup fine semolina.

1/3 cup sugar.

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla.

21/2 tablespoons vegetable oil.

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp rose water or orange zest.

Pinch of salt.

Just mix all ingredients with whipped egg and sugar.

Form into small balls then bake in a moderate heated oven for 10-13 minutes or till bottom is lightly brownish.

Cool then keep in your cookie jar.

Happy New Year.

Hello everybody.

Well here comes the end of an eventful year, full of yummy food , elegant and cute cakes and lots of burgers and shawerma .

Though tiresome sometimes but all that goes away when results are good and feedback is encouraging.

Here are some highlights on this year’s cakes and orders.

Hope next year will be more challenging and successful.

See you in 2018 :)

Amman Gourmet Food Weekend.

Hello everybody.

Sorry again for this long absence,busy days and lots of events.

Latest one was my participation in Amman Gourmet Food Weekend at Zara Centre, a joyful event organized by iJordan. It was such a great successful bazzar full of yummy food and drinks and lots of amusement for all family members.

I shared a booth with my cousins from Irbid , we had lots of traditional food and desserts plus olives, makdous and labaneh.

Without any doubt the two stars were the famous dishes of Irbid Makmoura and Cha3acheel, big hits cause most people tried them for the first time.

Best ending was winning the prize for the competition  sponsor AlKasih Food made the first day, a beautiful box filled with yummy Kasih products.

Looking forward to the next event for sure.