Teramisu in Easter Chocolate Eggs.

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Hello everybody.

Have this teramisu order tomorrow so as usual I always do cold dessert a day before.

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Today’s twist in teramisu was that I used chocolate Easter eggs as cups, removed top with a sharp hot knife, filled them with lady finger biscuits dipped in coffee and cream.

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Final presentation was really elegant and nice, hope taste will be as well.

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Apricot Jam Pie ( مبروشه)

 

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Hello everybody

As a change for the usual hunting or basic cake, I did this apricot jam pie,very easy and tasty dessert that everybody loves.

Here are the ingredients and method :
large egg.
1 tsp vanilla.
3/4 cup butter.
1/2 cup sugar.
2 cups flour.
1 tsp baking powder.
Pinch if salt.
2 cups oj jam of any kind you desire diluted in a bit if water.
Beat the egg.vanilla.sugar and butter well till mixture is creamy and fluffy.
Add the flour.salt.baking powder ,,, keep mixing till dough is stiff and you can hold it without sticking to your hands…form it into a ball.
Spread 3/4 of the dough into a baking tray..spread jam on top.
To the remaining dough add extra 3/4 or 1 cup flour and spin it in food processer till it forms fine crumbles…then sprinkle them over jam.
Bake in medium heat oven for half hour or until sides are brownish..then use the upper flame of oven to toast the top.
Leave to cool well, then cut to squares and serve.♡♥♡♥

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No Bake Chocolate Slice.

Hello everybody.

Going to visit my friend this afternoon so I thought a nice desert would be nice.

I have this easy quick recipe that I have all its ingredients.

Ingredients and method :
# 1 pack marshmallows. (200 gm)
# 2 tablespoons butter.
# 2 tablespoons water.
# 1 bar or 1 cup cooking chocolate.
# 1 pack plain biscuits crushed.
# 1/2 cup cherries.
# 1/2 cup walnuts.

# In a nonstick pan heat melt marshmallows, water and butter.
# when all melted add the chocolate.
# crush the biscuits add cherries, walnuts and melted marshmallows chocolate mix.
# mix all together and pour all in a mold or loaf pan.
# leave to cool in the fridge for several hours.
# flip over and decorate with melted chocolate or crushed biscuits.

 

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Apple Pudding Eclairs.

Hello again.

Invited to a gathering at my cousin’s house in my  hometown Huwwara-Irbid,each one bringing something so I made this old recipe I had.

Gathering was full of many different dishes all very yummy as expected.

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Mushroom Broccoli Pie.

Hello everybody.

Bad dusty weather , went back home quickly after a meeting and closed everything tightly hoping that house stays clean,then started buzzing in the kitchen.

Lunch as planned was courgettes in white sauce and meat, specially requested and done,love it when kids ask for something a day before you wake up happy hahaha.

After that I started looking around for something to do with the remaining puff pastry from yesterday, then I remembered the asparagus pie in did couple of weeks ago and decided to use same filling ( mustard, labaneh, eggs) but used mushrooms and broccoli, added some olives and cheese then wrapped it up, sooooo delicious.

I also found some leftover blueberries so I made my favorite biscuits with jam or filling, yummy yummy for sure.

 

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Black Angus Beef with Blue Cheese Sauce.

Hello everybody.

Been waiting for a day when everyone is home for lunch to do these steaks that our dear cousin brought us cause they must be grilled and eaten right away,so this snowy day is perfect.

The steaks are” black angus beef bone in striploin bone calvetti ” was afreaid they won’t be done cause they’re very thick and I can’t do them outside on the grill but they turned out alright, well done from inside.

I used some BBQ seasoning and salt only and pinched them all over then grilled then on top of a very hot grilling pan, kept turning them with a lid on till done. Side dishes were roasted potatoes and sauteed veggies and sauces were gravy mushroom ( ready mix ) and blue cheese sauce ( only for me cause nobody else like it)

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This morning I recycled some old goodies, processed some old rock cookies, all bran and mashed dates all together and made them balls, great as breakfast right? and I have two old oranges used them for a fresh orange cake and used the remaining of the Nutella cinnamon icing on top of it after adding some lemon juice to give it a tangy flavor.

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Well it was a long day full of work but better than sitting doing nothing cause apparently we can’t go out :(

 

 

 

Smores Monkey Bread.

Hello everybody.

A member in my group posted a video of how to make monkey bread last night and many were asking for recipe.By chance I was planning to do this monkey bread with a twist recipe since last week,even have all ingredients ready but didn’t have the time to do it.

To be honest original recipe contains too much sugar so I didn’t add the exact amount written and added some ingredients to add up the flavor.Monkey bread is a very nice dessert to do in wintry cold days, resembles a lot the taste of cinnamon rolls bit easier to do, you can find many different recipes,basic one is very simple then you can add any flavors or nuts or marshmallows and chocolate depending on how you prefer it.

Lunch today was Spaghetti with chicken cream and pesto.

Ingredients and method:

For the dough:

* 2 1/2 cups flour.

* 1 cup crushed digestive biscuits.

* 1/3 cup warm water.

* 1/3 cup brown sugar.

* 1 tsp instant yeast.

* 2 eggs.

* 1/2 cup butter.

* 1/3 cup warm milk.

* 1 tsp baking powder,pinch of salt.

For the sauce:

* 1/2 cup butter.

* 1/3 cup sugar.

* 1 pack cream.

* 1 tsp cinnamon.

* 1 cup mini marshmallows.

For the assembly:

* 1 cup crushed digestives.

* 2 tablespoons butter.

* chocolate chips and marshmallows.

 

* Make the dough by first whisking the water with yeast and sugar and leave it till it foams.

* beat eggs with butter and milk.

* add all to flour and biscuits mixed with baking powder and salt.

* knead well till you form a firm dough,leave covered in a warm place till it rises ( 1 hour)

 

* make the sauce by mixing all ingredients except marshmallows till syrup boils then add them and mix well.

* make equal sized balls from the dough and leave to rise again.

* cover balls with crushed biscuits and butter.

* in a round oven pan spread some biscuits in the bottom,pour some of the sauce then line the balls all over.

* sprinkle some chocolate and marshmallows.

* add another round of balls and repeat filling.

* add the rest of the sauce all over.

* cover and leave to rise and doubles in size.

 

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

* leave to cool a bit then flip over.

* Note 1: I made a butter,cinnamon,brown sugar sauce and drizzled it on top cause it looked a bit dry.

* Note 2: basic monkey bread is done the same way but without digestive and marshmallows only cinnamon and butter.

*Note 3: key word for a successful monkey bread is letting dough rise well and leave it to rest after each handling.

ENJOY really yummy.

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Cheesecake Pots.

Hello everybody.

I’m sure many many moms are delighted today right? Well it’s the first day of school for most students,though I feel sorry for them cause of the heat wave, they’ll all come back home sweaty and tired for sure. Nevertheless it’s back to order and routine, bye bye Summer vacation :(

Lunch today was simple Kofta,it’s too hot to do anything more complicated, I even regretted not making pasta with yogurt and mint instead,cooling dish.

I also started preparing for tomorrow’s diner party,made these cute cheesecake pots,very easy light recipe I have from an old magazine, they’ll be nice dessert after dinner.

 

Ingredients and method:

* digestive biscuits.

* 1 spoon butter.

* some strawberry jam.

* 1 can carnation ( condensed milk)

* 1 pick whipping cream.

* 1/2 cup plain yogurt.

* 1 pack cream cheese.

* juice and zest of one lemon.

* strawberry or cherry topping.

* crush the biscuits and rub in the butter till crumbly.

* divide the amount in glasses or pots.

* add small spoon of jam on top of biscuits.

* mix all other ingredients till creamy.

* add over biscuits then leave to cool in the fridge.

* decorate top with strawberry or cherry topping (will do that tomorrow)

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Lazy Cake <3

Hello again.

Last Wednesday we were invited at my uncle’s house on the occasion of his son’s graduation from university. As usual my auntie made lots of yummy food,table was various and full of many kinds of both finger food and desserts.

I made for her the old fashioned lazy cake,this might be the oldest and first dessert a girl might start doing in her teens,cause it’s easy and quick to do,that’s why I think it’s called lazy cause any lazy person can do it without much effort :)

This old recipe of mine contains eggs,but cooked not raw, you can find many modified or other ones without it,but this one is a sure success every time and unbelievably tasty.

Ingredients and method:

* 3-4 packs plain biscuits.

* 3/4 cup butter.

* 3/4 cup cocoa powder.

* 1 cup sugar.

* 3 eggs.

* vanilla.

* crush biscuits to medium size pieces.

* mix butter,sugar,cocoa,vanilla and eggs very well and heat till all combined to a smooth thick mixture.

* add over biscuits then pour into a mold of your choice.

* decorate with melted chocolate or cocoa powder.

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Apple Pudding Eclairs.

Hello everybody.

Back from a short trip to Taba/Egypt,though tiring long drive but it was worth it.Fun in the sun is the exact description , beautiful Sofitel Hotel with lots of pools and activities all day,the only disadvantage was the quality of food, all inclusive buffets but nothing good to eat.Thank God for bread and butter,but all in all it’s the company of good friends that made this trip memorable,we had a blast and lots of funny stories to tell for sure :)

Today as my son said we need something with rice,a good homemade meal is so satisfying after 3 days of eating out,I made Kebabs with tomatoes and rice or as we call it Indian Kebabs.

Tomorrow we’re going to spend the day at my friend’s house by the pool,another fun in the sun day,so I prepared this cool Summery dessert to take with me, very easy to do and a chance to use all the apples my husband brought while I was away !

ingredients and method:

* 5-6 large apples.

* 1 tsp cinnamon.

* 1 tablespoon flour.

* sugar if desired.

* 1 pack whipping cream.

* 1 pack fresh cream.

* 1 pack cream cheese.

* 4 packs vanilla pudding or you can use homemade pudding also.

* plain biscuits and some milk.

 

* peel and chop apples then add flour,cinnamon and sugar and mix well.

* mix together whipping cream,fresh cream,cream cheese and pudding very well .

* line the biscuits in a deep serving dish and sprinkle with some milk.

* add half the amount of cream then half of apples.

* repeat the layers then decorate with crushed biscuits and cinnamon.

* keep in fridge overnight for better results.

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