Salted Caramel Momofuku Style Cake.

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Hello everybody.

I accidentally  came across these kinds of cakes at Pinterest the other day and been eager to try one them, so a surprise birthday for a cousin was just the right time to do it.

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Seems this style of cakes is famous in the US and can be found in a chain of the restaurants of chef and founder David Chang. specially in its Milk Bar Bakeries . today i tried the simplest one as a start and the result was super yummy, I’m not kidding but taste and texture was extraordinary .

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Though to be honest I used less sugar and butter than original recipe but it was good, not too sweet nor heavy.Steps are a bit long but believe me it’s worth it specially if done before night and kept in freezer.

Ingredients and method:

For the cake base:

3/4 cup butter

1 cup sugar

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

pinch of salt

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup yogurt

1 1/2 tsp baking powder.

2 1/2 cups flour.

Beat sugar and butter till creamy.

add eggs then all other ingredients consequently then divide batter in two medium sized pans.

bake in  a medium heated oven for 30-35 minutes.

leave to cool.

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Caramel milk mix:

1 cup warm milk

1 cup caramelized popcorn

mix together and leave to use as a soak for the cake.

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Caramel cream mix:

1 cup fresh cream

1 1/2 cups sugar

3 tablespoons butter

1/2 tsp salt.

heat the cream till warm

heat sugar till it caramelize the slowly add to cream and mix well.

add salt and butter and mix well

leave to cool.

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Cream Cheese caramel mix:

1 cup cream cheese.

1 tablespoon butter

1 tablespoon icing sugar.

1/2 cup from the caramel cream mix.

beat cheese till creamy then add other ingredients then leave to cool in fridge.

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Caramel crumble:

1/2 cup crushed caramel popcorn

1/2 cup flour.

1 tablespoon corn flour.

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup butter.

pinch of salt.

mix all ingredients till it’s crumbly,

bake for 15-20 minutes.

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Assembling the cake:

  • start with the first cake ,soak it with the caramel milk.
  • top it with half the caramel cream mix.
  • add half the crumble.
  • add half the cream cheese mix.
  • repeat the same process end the top with cream cheese.
  • for better result freeze cake overnight .
  • garnish with caramelized popcorn.
  • you can use  cake ring to keep it in shape or just wrap it with foil or nylon.

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I know it may seem hard but i really enjoyed every moment, waiting to try another flavor soon for sure.

 

 

Quality Street Chocolate Cake.

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Hello everybody.

God it’s been while since I posted , what a shame !!!!

Guess it’s lots of work and no time for new recipes . it’s been like this unfortunately since I started catering ,well one can’t have it all right.

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So today I made this beautiful cake , full of joy and love just like the box of the famous Quality Street chocolates.
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I have this big box of these yummy chocolate so I thought I’d use them instead of eating it alone.

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Cake was my basic chocolate cake with raseberry jam and cream filling , topped it with ganache and assorted chocolates.

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Result was a beautiful piece of art.

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Happy birthday dear Marie.

My Latest Beautiful Cake.

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Hello everybody.

Baking and decorating a new cake with specific qualifications is becoming a big challenge, full of anticipations and excitement to reach the final look. It’s a feeling I guess similar to painting art or designing a dress , you just can’t wait to finish .

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This weekend’s cake was for a graduation party, client wanted it flowery, pink with some leaves and topped with macaroons. though the idea was to use baby pineapple instead of the cactus but unfortunately I couldn’t find.

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Cactus was the alternative and It was amazing, gave the cake a beautiful touch.

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Cake was lemon velvet filled with cream cheese frosting, strawberries, pineapple and coconut .

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thank God client was satisfied and super happy .

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Ramadan Kareem. 

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Hello everybody.

Full week before Ramadan full of birthdays,meaning lots of different cakes.

Started with a coconut jam cake topped with cement like frosting and violet roses

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Followed by lemon velvet with beach color cream cheese frosting and roses.

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Then I made this beautiful cake for my sister’s twins, topped with cereal and wrapped with white Kit Kat.

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The other day we celebrated a dear friend’s birthday with a lovely elegant pistachio cake.

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And finally today I made this simple vanilla cake with chocolate icing and strawberries on top for a handsome young boy.

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Now we’re all ready for the holy month of Ramadan, may it be filled with love and peace.

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Latest Banan Cooking Orders. 

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Hello everybody.

Sorry for the delay in posting new stuff, lots of work and events.

I’d like to show you my latest orders, many cakes, trays and cookies.

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Made two lovely Lemon Velvet cakes with berries on top, really loved them

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and these two all fruits tart and mini  baked cheesecakes.

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with some with chocolate, recipe same as knafeh cheesecake but different toppings.

Another lemon velvet with shivered almonds and berries

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A selection of cookies for a charity bazaar in my hometown including rock cookies,oatmeal and cranberries, ginger raisin, aniseed and brownies.

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and last thing was a colorful healthy cheese platter and sandwiches for a breakfast.

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Happy Palm Sunday.

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Hello everybody.

Did this Easter inspired cake today for a friend and I may say it turned out very nice, though i took the idea from Pinterest but of course colors and final look weren’t exactly the same.

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Cake is chocolate with cream cheese filling and Oreo , brown spots on cake are done from a paste of cocoa and water then dripped with a brush and nest effect done with knafeh pastry .

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Hope you’re all enjoying your holy holidays.

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Decorating With Russian Nozzles.

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Hello everybody, hope you’re enjoying Spring.

Couple of days ago I tried decorating my lemon poppy seed cupcakes with cream cheese icing using the Russian nozzles for the first time.

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Outcome was nice considering that I didn’t practice before and surprisingly cream cheese frosting was good enough, cause everybody says that these tools only work with butter cream .

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Well now that I’m happy with those I guess I should buy all shapes :)

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Friday Lunch Order.

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Hello everybody.

Though I try not to take orders Friday but this one I couldn’t say no to cause it’s from a special old friend to her family.

Thank God though order was a bit variant but all went smoothly and was done on time.

I made

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Peanut Butter Cookies In Brownies.

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Hello everybody.

We had a small lunch gathering today,my hubby made sheep pluck a meal not all favor so another dish was a must, made chicken fatteh was the option.

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For dessert I searched for a new chocolate recipe cause I know it’s a favorite for my boys and niece. Came across this easy two in one kind of thing.
Peanut butter cookies dough scooped into brownie dough then baked all together, end result was really delicious. Actually not a bite left.

Ingredients and method :

Brownies batter :

* 1/2 cup butter.
*1 cup sugar.
* 1 egg.
* 1/2 cup flour.
*1/3 cup coccoa.
* 1 tsp vanilla.
* 1/2 tsp baking powder.
* 1/4 tsp salt.

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For the peanut butter cookie dough :
* 1/4 cup vegetable oil.
*1/2 cup sugar.
* 1 egg.
* 1 cup flour.
*1/4 cup creamy peanut butter.
* 1 tsp vanilla.
* 1/2 tsp baking powder.
*1/4 tsp salt.

* make brownie batter by mixing sugar with butter first till creamy then adding rest of ingredients subsequently.
* line a medium sized pan,with wax paper and pour batter in it and spread it evenly.

* Make the cookie dough, beat oil with sugar then add all other ingredients till you get a firm ball.
* divide cookie dough to equally sized balls then dip them into the brownie batter.

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*bake in a medium heated oven for 25-30 minutes, be careful not to over bake so as not to dry.

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*when cooled remove from pan and cut into squares.

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Great Depression Cake ( No Egg No Milk)

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Hello everybody.

Yesterday I met a sweet lady who asked me if I make no egg and milk cake cause as you know it’s fasting time now and she had trouble finding one for her mom on Mother’s day.

Her question intrigued me to look for such recipe which led me to many.Most famous ones are called “big depression” or ” crazy cake” or “wacky cake”. Reason for this name goes back to the great depression time when eggs and dairy products were available so people had to use other resources to make cake. Result was really good and light, I changed a bit in the recipe to add up the flavor and topped it with pineapples and roasted coconuts.

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Ingredients and method:

*3 1/2 cups flour.

*2 cups sugar ( I used only 1)

* 1/4 tsp salt.

*2 tsp baking powder.

*1/2 cup coconut.

*1 tsp lemon zest.

*1 tsp vanilla.

*2 tsp white vinegar.

*5 tablespoons vegetable oil.

*2 cups water.

* Some pineapples with it’s juice and roasted coconuts for garnish (optional)

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*grease a big oven pan with some oil.

*mix all dry ingredients very well then put them in the pan.

*make 3 depressions in the flour mixture, two small and one bigger.

*put the vanilla in the fist small hole, vinegar in the other and finally oil in the big one.

*add water on top of  and mix all together well.

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* Bake in a medium heated oven for 25-30 minutes or till try to toothpick test.

*when cooled add some pineapple juice on top and garnish with pineapples and coconut.

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I’ll definitely try the chocolate and fruits version of this one soon, very easy and yummy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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