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♡♥♡♥.

Lovely Meatballs In Buns. 

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Hello everybody.

Tried this new recipe I’ve seen in So Yummy page.

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You simply empty top of buns, sprinkle with garlic, parsely olive oil or butter then some cheese.

 

Add sautéed meatballs, a bit of marinara sauce then another layer of cheese.

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Put all in the oven for 15-20 minutes and that’s it.
Easy, delicious and presentable.

 

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Happy Valentine’s Day. 

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Hello everybody.


Though I believe love should be celebrated daily not on a specific day or time, but it’s becoming a festive day.

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We celebrated my way, simple healthy breakfast full of love with little heart-shaped tomatoes and strawberries.

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Then I made this lovely berries cake and took it to a family gathering with all my lovely cousins.

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Baking Spree. 

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Hello everybody.

Lots of baking this week, no complaints at all cause it’s merely a lot of fun to me. The smells,aroma and warmth gives one a big sense of pleasure.

 

 

Sometimes once I start I end up baking various kinds, since oven is on as my mom says.

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It all started with date order, then another one of anise date ones. Later my friend wanted a selection of cookies to take with her to Saudi Arabia, made rock cookies, coconut lime cookies, oatmeal cranberries and ended the day with chocolate chips for her sweet son. 

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All was yummy and work though tiring but worth the happy ending.

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Algerian Almond Cookies ( حلوى الدمعه)

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Hello everybody.

Saw this elegant delicacies recipe on Facebook that triggered me to try them immediately ,specially that I have all ingredients, after i published the photos on my page many members told me that these are Algerian cookies named “tear drops” maybe cause of its shape.

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They’re simply a special dough filled with almonds, shaped like a tear drop using a long fork then shaped like a tear drop, baked then drizzled with syrup while still hot.

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First three or four pieces were not good looking but then i figured the correct way , not difficult at all.

Ingredients and method:

for the dough:

  • 150 gm butter.
  • 1 tablespoon semolina.
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon coconut.
  • 2 tablespoons icing sugar.
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder.
  • 1 tsp vanilla .
  • 2 eggs
  • 2- 21/2 cups flour.
  • 1 cup crushed almonds with 1 tablespoon sugar.
  • sugar syrup.

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  • Beat eggs with vanilla .
  • add butter then all dry ingredients .
  • add flour gradually and knead well till you get a soft dough.
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  • shape dough into small size balls.
  • spread dough over a wide fork then fill with almonds and close.
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  • remove dough and twist to close ends.
  • you can put an almond in the middle.
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  • bake in a medium heated oven for 20-30 minutes or till golden.
  • while still hot drizzle syrup on them.
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You can add crushed pistachios on ends if you like.

المكونات :

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العجينة :
150غم زبده، بيض 22، ملعقه كبيره جوز هند، ملعقه كبيره لبن، ملعقه كبيره سميد، ملعقتين كبار سكر ناعم. ملعقه كبيره باكينغ باودر، ملعقه فانيلا، كوبين الى كوبين ونص طحين.
الحشوه لوز مطحون مع سكر ناعم.
قطر بارد.

 

Today’s Order. 

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Hello everybody.

A loving grandma ordered this lovely combination of dishes for her visiting grandchildren.

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Outcome was very colorful specially the tutti fruitti cake, full of fruits and cream.

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Alongside she ordered za’tar puffs, pasta salad, teramisu and a small box of chocolate balls I sent as a gift.

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Morning Gathering. 

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Hello everybody.

A simple elegant cheese platter with dried fruits and strawberries with crackers or breads can be the best thing for a small gathering specially if done with love to loving friends. 

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I used a selection of cheeses, white, cheddar, Camembert and kashkaval with healthy dried fruits, some olives and a selection of jams (figs,quince, marmalade) 

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I also made some sweet light cheese served with mixed berries jam.

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Quince Jam.

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Hello everybody.

Since it’s quince season, jam is a must I guess.Though many people make it  big chunks in syrup but I prefer this way cause it’s easier to spread.
Ingredients and method :

* 1 kg quince fruit cored then grated.

* 5 cups sugar.

* 2 cups water.

* juice and peel of one lemon.

* 1 stick cinnamon.

* 4 pieces cloves.

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* wash core and grate quince.

*add sugar, water and lemon juice and peel.

*mix well then add cinnamon and cloves.

* heat till it boils then lower heat and leave to simmer for an hour and half or till quince turns dark and syrup thickens.

NOTE: a quicker way to do it is to cook it in pressure cooker for 20-30 minutes max.

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* remove cinnamon stick and fill jam in clean jars.

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