Mini Qatayef With A Twist.

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Hello everybody.

Ramadan Kareem.

Tried these cute mini qatayef today, they’re similar to the ones served with cream or Nutella but in a different way.

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You’ll need mini sized qatayef , fresh cream, crushed pistachios and sugar syrup or honey.

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Spray a mini cupcake pan with vegetable oil then put qatayef in it , bake for 15-20 minutes or till edges are golden.

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Cool then fill with fresh cream or ricotta with a one tablespoon rosewater and few crushed mistika

Decorate with pistachios, add honey upon serving.

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Simple,easy and delicious

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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Happy Mother’s Day.

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Hello everybody.

 

Long full day, full of cakes flowers and presents.

Grand finale were two beautiful cakes for my mother in-law and mom، though I assembled them in a hurry but they turned out real beauties, covered with colored cream to match the macaroons and meringues on top.

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First layer was lemon velvet filled with strawberries and top layer chocolate filled with ganache. So yummy.

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Happy Mother’s Day to all lovely moms.

Vegetarian Kibbeh. 

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Hello everybody.

I now strongly believe that some recipes do actually call me to try them, I know this might be weird but true cause I look through many many recipes on daily basis but not all interest me to try them.

Well couple of days ago I saw this light healthy recipe in an account I follow on  named Bandora (means tomatoes) , vegan type of kibbeh great for vegetarians or lint.

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Fifty percent of ingredients is burgul, other half is sautéed onions and tomatoes, raw green onions, carrots,zucchini, coriander, parsely, mint, chili paste,salt, pepper,summaq and olive oil. All together in the food processor.

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A dish worth trying for sure.

Turkish Coffee cake.

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Hello everybody.

Loved the idea of using Turkish coffee in a cake, never occurred to me before until I saw  it on Measuring Cups Optional , loved the idea a lot since I’m a big coffee fan.

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The recipe posted was more like a fudge cake so I kept searching for similar recipes, Pinterest of course, found many cakes with coffee but not Turkish  ( espresso or instant) so I combined both recipes together and the result was really awesome.

Took the cake to my cousin’s this morning , big family gathering and everyone just loved it.Coffee chocolate lover will surely fall in love with the rich taste.

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Ingredients and method:

  • 3 eggs.
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar.
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla.
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil.
  • 1/2 cup milk.
  • 1 tsp ground cardamon.
  • 2 tablespoons Turkish coffee powder
  • 1/2 cup cocoa.
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda.
  • 2 1/2 cups flour.
  • Beat eggs and sugar with vanilla  till creamy.
  • Add oil,milk.
  • add coffee and cardamon.
  • Add cocoa ,baking powder,baking soda and flour consequently.
  • Bake in two or three pans  as you wish in a medium heated oven for 30-40 minutes.
  • cool then assemble layers with cream and any kind of dark chocolate.

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For the cream:

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 sachets whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup cooled boiled Turkish coffee with 1 tsp instant coffee with it.
  • Whip all ingredients till double in size and fluffy then cool in fridge.

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Loved everything about this new baby , so easy and delicious !

المقادير والطريقه:
3 بيض
نص كوب سكر بني
3/4 كوب سكر ابيض
نص كوب زيت نباتي
ملعقتين كبار قهوه تركي ( بودره مش مغليه)
ملعقه صغيرة هيل مطحون
نص كوب كاكاو
ملعقه صغيرة فانيلا
3 ملاعق صغيرة باكينغ باودر
ربع ملعقة كربونات الصودص
2 1/4 كوب طحين.
يخفق البيض والسكر جيدا ثم تضاف باقي المقادير بالتتابع.
تخبز بفرن متوسط الحراره لمده 40-45 دقيقه.
انا عملتها بقالبين وحشيت كريما بالنص.
الكريما
علبه قشطه
باكيتين كريما بودره
فنجان صغير قهوه تركي مغليه مع نص معلقه نسكافيه
تخفق جيدا وتبرد.
تحشى الكريما بين الطبقات وحطيت كمان شوكولاته سوداء.
تزيين حسب الرغبه.

Beautiful Pistachio Cake.

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Hello everybody.

Baked this beautiful elegant cake for my friend’s birthday today, It’s becoming a dear tradition each birthday that I really enjoy and of course do it with lots of love.

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Well this cake has very little ingredients and very easy to make, but it’s success depends upon baking heat and time.Oven must be on 180 º and may need to lower it after 15-20 minutes to 130º.

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Another issue is baking time, recipe says 20-25 minutes, it may need a bit more but you must be careful not to over bake or else it will dry or collapse..turn off the oven when surface is golden and sides crispy. Then leave to cool completely before removing it from pan.

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Ingredients:
* 3 cups finely crushed pistachios
* 6 eggs.
* 1 1/2 cups sugar.
* 1 tsp vanilla.
* 1 1/2 tsp baking powder.

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Method:
* Mix eggs, vanilla and sugar till fluffy and creamy.
* Add baking powder and pistachios.
* Grease 2 small baking pans or line with wax paper.
* Devide batter in pans.
* Heat oven at 180º. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Leave to cool.
For the filling:
* 1 pack kiri or cream cheese.
* 1 pack dream whip.
* 1 pack cream.
* icing sugar if you like your cream extra sweet.
Mix well till fluffy and doubled in size. Leave in fridge overnight.
Assemble the cake and leave in fridge to firm for 2-3 hours. Decorate it as you wish.

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Enjoy♡♥♡♥.