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 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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Light No Bake Fruit Cheesecake.

Hello everybody.

It’s Summer time, fruits of various kinds and colors are abundant everywhere, this morning I got some fresh from the farm peaches on my way back from the lovely town Fuheis where we had a nice breakfast.

Back home I decided to try this dessert, kind of my own invention, small cups of no bake cheesecake with fruits on top,so yummy and light great in this hot weather.

Ingredients and method :

# crust :
# 1/2 pack of plain biscuits.
# 2 tablespoons oats.
#2 tablespoons coconut.
# 1 big tablespoon butter.
# 1 tsp jam.

Mix all these together till crumbly.

# cheese layer :
# 1 pack cream cheese.
# 1 pack cream ( قشطه)
# 1/2 cup caster sugar.
# 1 tablespoon butter.
# 2 tablespoons labaneh.

Mix all ingredients together till creamy.

# put some crust in small bowls or cups.
# add cheese filling.
# top with any fruits you like.
# keep in fridge for couple of hours then serve.

Oh and lunch was regular kofta with vegetables and a big salad.

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Try it,really good you won’t regret.

Fruit Garden -Dabouq.

Hello everybody.

Been wanting to go to this place for a while now specially after they posted last week that they have an offer on berries ( buy 5 get 2 for free).

Well today since I had some spare time before picking my son from his exam and to stop worrying about it I passed by the Fruit Garden shop located in Dabouq and how happy I was that I went.

Neat,clean, cheerful place with helpful staff and very good prices, they even told you should come take pictures on Friday cause all Asian fruits arrive Thursdays,will definitely go back.

They have many services like preparing and cutting your veggies, sanitized herbs and vegetables, juices and fruit baskets, my dream shop.

Can’t wait to do yummy things with those fresh berries, started by a detox water mix with some mints.

Lunch today is pizza,again comfort food cause of the exams.

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Canelloni with Spinach and Pavlova.

Hello everybody.
It’s always a pleasure to cook a pasta dish, last night’s Italian aromas are still lingering in my mouth so I decided to cook cannelloni today.

Did it as my friend once told me,tomatoes in the bottom not on top of stuffed pasta, really yummy.

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Dessert was another pavlova cause first time it was eaten quickly and we had guests so my kids ate only the leftover crumbles, love this dessert so easy to do and really good looking, seriously it’s very elegant.

 

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Cannelloni recipe:

Ingredients and method:
*1 pack cannelloni.
* 1 can chopped tomatoes.
* 1 spring onion or leek.
* 2 big ripe red tomatoes.
For cannelloni filling:
* 2 chopped chicken breasts.
* 1 cup spinach.
* 2-3 cups thick white sauce ( 2 big spoons butter,  2 big spoons flour, 2-3 cups milk.)
* cube of white or fetta or ricotta cheese.
* some grated parmesan.
* mozzarella or kashkaval chesse for topping.

* start by making the filling cause it must cool before you use it.
* sautee chicken pieces with some oil.add salt and pepper till golden.
* make the white sauce by adding flour to heated butter, stir well till golden then add milk slowly and whisking at the same time.take care cause it may clott , if so use electric whisker to make it creamy.
* add spinach and chicken, cheeses then season to taste.
* keep uncovered to cool.
* make the tomato sauce by frying chopped onions, adding tomatoes (2 kinds) and salt, pepper, chilli, paprika as you like.
* leave for 15-20 to cook.
* stuff cannellonis with filling with a small spoon or as I do….wear a disposable glove and stuff..much more quicker:)
* arrange over tomatoes then put them covered in a medium heated oven 45-50 minutes.
* note: I actually added a bit of water on top  during baking cause I felt pasta is drying.
* sprinkle with cheese and roast till it melts.

 

 

Day Off!

Hello everybody.

Today I decided to take the day off,we  had cheese sandwiches at noon and maybe we’ll have an early dinner somewhere out, I’m in no mood  to cook at all,so excuse me for not posting a dish today. I know many of you have the same feeling every now and then:)

Nevertheless remember yesterday’s berries? I made the rest of them jam cause I washed them all so this morning they were not so fresh, same way I did the apricot jam but I sieved them when done to remove all seeds.

I also made miniature jam cookies,same dough as the ones I made in big tray but molded it in small cupcake papers,added jam and nuts and baked them for 15 minutes. Nice treat to my son’s friends when they gather at night .

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Cherry Berry Mousse.

Hello everybody.

Gloomy cold day,I hate this weather when no sun appears,went shopping to lighten up but unfortunately though most shops have sale but I wasn’t lucky at all :)

Anyway since I was out all morning I was planning to fry some ready chicken escalopes,I boiled some potatoes before I left to make mashed potatoes. God bless Nabil products as I always say.

I rushed to grocery store on my way back to bring some extra chicken and fresh rocca to make a salad cause my son called saying his friend is coming to lunch,as I entered I couldn’t resist the fresh berries,cherries and strawberries on the fruit stand,so I got a good amount to make this recipe,refreshing and yummy, I’m sure kids and adults will love it.

Ingredients and method:

* 1 pack cream cheese.

* 2 packs whipping cream.

* 1 pack cream.

* 3 packs strawberry and cherry jello plus 1 for the top.

* 1 cup milk

*3/4 cups hot water.

* 2 cups fresh berries.

* mix all ingredients with only 1/2 cup of berries very well in food processor.

* pour in a deep serving dish then dip in some big chunks of berries.

* refrigerate till firm then decorate top with rest of cherries and berries.

* dissolve the remaining jello pack in 1 cup very hot water then cover berries with it slowly.

* refrigerate for 2-3 hours then serve.

Haven’t tasted yet but it sure looks pretty good,enjoy your weekend my friends.

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20140605_172107  today’s lunch,fried chicken,mashed potatoes and roca salad.

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