Pineapple Pudding Dessert. 

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Hello everybody.

A dear friend of mine ordered chicken pie and any kind of dessert that contains pineapples, so after a quick search I came up with this version which is a mix of different recipes with some personal touches.

Ingredients are very similar to the apple pudding eclaires I usually do but with different filling.

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Ingredients and method :

* 1 pack of plain biscuits باكيت بسكوت ساده.

* 1 tablespoon butter rubbed with crushed biscuits for the base. ملعقه كبيره زبده بنخلطها مع البسكوت المطحون للقاعدة.

*1 can pinnapple. علبه اناناس.

*filling :

* 1 cup vanilla pudding. كاسه مهلبيه فانيلا دانيت

* 6 kiri pieces. 6 حبات كيري

* one pack cream علبه قشطه

* 2 envelopes dream whip باكيتين كريما

* 4 pieces chopped pineapples اربع قطع اناناس مقطع

* half cup pineapple juice نص كوب صغير عصير اناناس.

* coconut جوز هند

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* layer cups with biscuits butter mixture. اول طبقه بسكوت وزبده

* beat all filling ingredients till creamy and well combined. تخلط المقادير السابقه جيدا حتى تكثف وتتجانس

* add some extra pinnapple over biscuits then add cream filling. يضاف بعض قطع الاناناس فوق البسكوت ثم طبقه من الخلطه.

*garnish with roasted coconut and leave to cool in the fridge. تزين بجوز الهند المحمص وتترك بالثلاجة لحتى تبرد.

 

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Eggs and Hotdogs.

 

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Hello everybody.

Saw a nice video doing this eggs and hot-dogs in a cute way,though taste is as usual but it’s an appetizing meal.

You simply cut one edge of the hot-dog but not all the way then attach them with toothpicks. Fry in some oil then add eggs in the middle.

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Lovely dish I bet kids will love it.

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Shakshouka and Zalabya (زلابيه).

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Hello everybody.

Sunny warm Friday, we even had our morning coffee outside.

Lunch time came with no clue what to do, just made dough for zalabya then started to think. End result was a big Shakshouka with lots of spicy sausages,very delicious and gone in minutes.

ingredients and method of shakshuka:

* 1 large thinly sliced onion.

* 4 cloves of garlic ( used my new mortar to crush them)

* 1 can or 5 big diced tomatoes.

* some fresh sausages (optional).

* chili powder,salt and pepper.

* some chopped parsley (optional)

* 4-5 eggs.

* olive oil.

* saute onions and garlic in hot olive oil till tender.

* chop sausages and add  them.

* add the tomatoes,salt,pepper and chili then leave to simmer till done.

* crack the eggs on top and cover .

* leave over low heat till eggs are done the way you like them.

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Zalabya was awesome as well,though takes time while frying but worth it.

ingredients and method of zalabya or fried arabic crepes:

*5 cups flour (  I mixed 3 white and 2 whole wheat)

* 1 tablespoon aniseed powder.

* 1 tablespoon fennel powder.

* 2-3 tablespoons sesame seeds.

* 2-3 tablespoons black seeds.

* 1 tablespoon instant yeast dissolved with some sugar and lukewarm water.

* 1/2 cup sugar.

* enough water to knead the dough.

 

* Mix all ingredients and knead well till you get a kind of soft dough.

* leave to rest and rise then form equal small balls and leave to rest for 30-40 minutes.

* heat oil very well then spread each ball to a thin round flat bread .

* remove carefully and fry till golden.

* sprinkle with icing sugar or honey before serving.

 

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wpid-wp-1449845036383.jpg old fashioned yummy dessert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Green Onions Mushrooms Cheese Omlette.

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Hello everybody.

I’m talking the day off since it was a very tiresome weekend plus beginning of the week.

Went to a gathering at a friend’s house, met new lovely ladies, enjoyed delicious food and desserts. A real nice change from household work.

Well back to reality afterwards cause nevertheless kids and dad were hungry so I made a quick omelette, rich and fulfilling with green onions, mushrooms   and cheese in the middle.

I also had some ready made hummus that completed the issue.

 

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Energy Bites!

Hello everybody.

Did a massive fridge and freezer cleaning today and took out many things stored since a long time so as to do something useful or throw them away.

Result was a mix dried fruits,nuts, crushed biscuits,blueberries, oats all bound together with honey and molasses with a bit of cinnamon, cardamom and ginger. They’ll make a super snack during Ramadan specially at suhour time cause they’re full of nutrients and fiber which will help during fasting next day.

Another outcome was a plate of chickpeas with tahini sauce ( مسبحه) decorated with parsley and nuts.

Lunch was Shakshouka, no cooking till beginning of Ramadan, that’s my decision so far.

wpid-wp-1434372089016.jpeg energy bites.

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wpid-wp-1434372111335.jpeg nuts fruits oats mixed with honey and molasses.

wpid-wp-1434372151087.jpeg chickpeas and tahini.

wpid-wp-1434372159462.jpeg shakshuka.

wpid-wp-1434372170908.jpeg lunch !

wpid-wp-1434372165693.jpeg  yummy light food!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunny Sides in a Log!

Hello everybody.

Forgot to tell you that O made spinach with minced meat and kofta yesterday,had some left for today but won’t be enough so I decided to make this appetizer or mostly breakfast kind of dish but nevertheless my boys love to eat eggs anytime no problem.

I would like to thank my cousin Rania for posting this idea to me,really easy and very  presentable way to serve eggs ,love it.

You simply make holes in a French loaf ,drizzle it with olive oil,crack your eggs add salt,pepper and some parsley, I added oregano and cheese also then bake it till eggs are done, amazingly easy.

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English Breakfast and Almond Hariseh.

Hello everybody.

What did you cook in this weather? all my group members started posting dishes since morning,all locked up in snow and cooking !!

My kitchen was busy doing lots of stuff,a brunch rather than a breakfast cause we ate late, I made a typical English breakfast sunny side ups,scrambled eggs,hot dogs and beans ,a favorite dish for my husband and boys but not me so I baked some ka3ek like last time but today’s batch was much better and more fluffy , ate them with cheese my kind of meal !

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Last night I made this new recipe I found,wanted a change from usual hariseh or semolina cake so after searching decided to do this ,turned out nice but as my hubby said it’s not hariseh something totally different guess because it has almonds in it and eggs are separated so it’s a more a cake.

 

Ingredients and method:

* 4 eggs separated.

*1 cup sugar ( i think 1/2 or 3/4 are enough)

* 3/4 cup melted butter.

* 1 tsp vanilla.

* 2 tsp baking powder.

* 1 tsp lemon zest.

*1 1/2 cups semolina.

* 1 cup ground almonds.

*pinch of salt.

* sugar syrup ( 3 cups sugar,1 1/2 water and 1 tsp lemon juice)

 

* Separate egg yolks from whites.

* beat butter,sugar,lemon zest and vanilla till creamy.

* add eggs and beat well then add baking powder, semolina and almonds.

* beat egg whites till frothy and stiff.

* fold in whites into mixture slowly with a wooden spoon.

* grease a medium sized pan and pour mixture in.

* bake in a medium heated oven for 30-40 minutes toll golden.

*Note: you can decorate it with almonds or coconut on top as you wish.

* when done add the cold syrup on top.

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Pavlova.

Hello everybody.

We’re having visitors for lunch today,dear cousins of my husband who doesn’t come often so a big special meal is done.

As a change In did fish with rice (صياديه),chili potatoes,fettuccine with cream and another After Eight cake.
My sister in-law made kibbeh with eggplants and Ceazar salad.

I also made Pavlova,a meringue based dessert named after the Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavlova, crisp crust and soft light inside topped with cream and fruits. Origin of this is debatable between Australia and New Zealand but formal research indicates New Zealand as the source.

Ingredients and method :
# 6 egg whites (at room temperature)
* 1 1/2 cups sugar.
* 1/2 tsp lemon juice.
* 1/2 tsp white vinegar.
* 1 tsp vanilla.
* 2 table spoons corn flour.

* whisk egg whites till frothy white and stiff. (6-7 minutes)
* add sugar gradually then rest of ingredients.
* on a piece of wax paper drop the mixture in a heap circular shape and try to make peaks.
* bake in a low heated oven for 1 1/2 hours.
* keep the pavlova in the oven till it cools completely.
* beat 1 pack of fresh cream with a pack of whipping cream or sugar till it double in size.
* top cream over pavlova then add fruits like strawberries, kiwi,pomegranate or berries then serve immediately.

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wpid-wp-1422986679050.jpeg  After Eight Cake.

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wpid-wp-1422986694537.jpeg  crisp shell, I think my oven was very hot cause it should stay white.

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wpid-wp-1422986754300.jpeg  kibbeh with eggplants.

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wpid-wp-1422986778897.jpeg  chicken with cream fettuccine.

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Dry Fruits Cookies.

Hello everybody.

Was privileged by a visit from my dear uncles this morning,e had coffee and Coconut Jam cake, a favorite of my best uncle Ziad, I was really happy he ate from it cause I know how much he loves coconut.

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Started cooking lunch after they left which was upon kids request ” Shakshouka” and some baked beets. Did them a different way than usual, wrapped in foil then baked till tender , yummy and easy.

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DSC_0367 baked beets,you can mash one to use as food coloring !

 

My son invited some of his friends over so I baked some mixed dried fruits cookies and prepared a chocolate chip giant skillet cookie to bake when they arrive. I actually prepared a basic batter then divided it to two portions one with fruits and one with chocolate.

Basic cookie dough is:

*1 egg.

* 3/4 cup butter.

* 1/2 to 3/4 cup brown sugar.

* 1 tsp vanilla.

*1/2 tsp bicarbonate.

* 1 tsp baking powder.

* 1/2 cup oats ( optional)

* 1 1/2 cups flour.

* pinch of salt.

* beat butter and sugar till creamy then add egg and rest of ingredients then you can add any kind of nuts,dried fruits,dark or white chocolate or marshmallows.

* spoon a walnut size amount of dough and place in a big oven pan.

* bake in a medium heated oven for 10-13 min max.

* I decorated today’s cookies with some melted chocolate.

DSC_0371 dried apricots,cranberries and raisins.

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Shakshuka.

Hello everybody.

Invited to breakfast this morning so I wanted to cook something as quick as possible, this simple rich dish was the rescue recipe, my husband saw and wrote it down  long time ago in Fatafeat cooking channel. Though the original recipe on the net usually doesn’t contain sausages like this one so you can do it with or without. Very tasty and good for a Friday brunch by the way.

Anyway breakfast was at a nice place in Taj Mall called Majnoon Qahwa, though service is slow as always in MOST Amman restaurants but food was really good and all in all atmosphere is cozy and nice,most important thing is that smoking area is completely separated so no Argileh smoke to suffocate you !

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And they do have excellent Yemeni coffee,really strong and aromatic.

 

Ingredients and method of Sahkshuka:

* 1 large thinly sliced onion.

* 4 cloves of garlic ( used my new mortar to crush them)

* 1 can or 5 big diced tomatoes.

* some fresh sausages (optional).

* chili powder,salt and pepper.

* some chopped parsley (optional)

* 4-5 eggs.

* olive oil.

* saute onions and garlic in hot olive oil till tender.

* chop sausages and add  them.

* add the tomatoes,salt,pepper and chili then leave to simmer till done.

* crack the eggs on top and cover .

* leave over low heat till eggs are done the way you like them.

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20141229_144410  yummy Shakshuka.

 

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