Chicken Curry and Mloukhieh.

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Hello everybody.

How’s your weekend so far? cold cloudy weather , it’s like winter all over again :(

Well guess a chicken curry is just perfect in this weather, hot and spicy and a favorite for my eldest son.

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As for an option for my hubby who doesn’t like curry at all I made some fried mloukhieh , meaning cooked with some onions ,garlic and minced meat with olive oil, salt and pepper. No broth at all and eaten with bread , don’t know why they call it Bourani Mloukhieh.

 

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Farewell Dinner Party .

Morning everybody.

Just realized that I  haven’t posted since Feb 10’th , never happened before by the way, reason is that I’ve been very busy lately preparing for catering a big dinner for my sister in-law’s daughter farewell dinner. Thank God it was a big success, food was delicious and everybody was happy . Congratulations lovely bride to be.

As for the menu it was as follows:

 
Nice loving joyful gathering :)

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After Eight Cake.

Hello everybody.

Busy Saturday as usual,many errands and work at home plus cooking and baking a cake, but all was done by time to go to the gathering at my uncle’s house.

I promised my auntie to bring something sweet and after searching a lot for something new and different ended up taking this recipe from my dear friend Ola,turned out really yummy everybody loved it.

Lunch was chicken curry and chicken giblets ( قوانص).

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Ingredients and method:

* 3 eggs.

* 1 cup sugar.

* 1/2 cup vegetable oil.

* 8 small spoons cocoa.

* 2 tsp baking powder.

* 1/2 tsp bicarbonate.

* 1 big spoon peppermint essence.

* 1 1/2 cup flour.

* 1 cup boiled water.

* 1 pack After Eight.

* 1 pack cream.

 

* Beat sugar and oil well till creamy then add eggs,vanilla,mint,cocoa, baking powder, soda and flour.

* In a small baking greased baking pan pour batter and directly add a cup of boiled water on top.

* bake in a medium heated oven for 35-45 minutes or till surface and center are dry.

* On a water bath melt 10-15  After Eight pieces and whisk till they melt then add the cream and mix well.

* when cake is cooled cover with minty ganache and decorate as you like.

 

Afternoon gathering was nice as usual,we had tabouleh,yalanji,chicken pastries,oregano loaf, salad and cheese cake all yummy yummy :)

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What to do with Last Year’s Olives?

Hello everybody.

Pouring rain today,hope nobody got stuck in traffic or got soaked wet like me,it was sunny when I left home I swear ! anyway thank God for car’s heater , but roads were really awful and I just heard many people were hurt or stuck in floods ,wish you all be safe and warm .

A dear friend told me last week she do this appetizer with olives,since new ones are about to be ready I pitted all last year’s green olives mixed them with grated carrots,crushed walnuts,hot and sweet peppers,lemon slices and some chili then put all in glass jars and added olive oil to the rim. Great appetizer in cold wintry days like today.

Lunch today was chicken curry also a good choice in cold weather and my son insisted to do some Tacos for himself cause he doesn’t like curry a lot .

I also made Anise Cake to have with mint tea now .

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Pear Crumble Cake.

Hello everybody.

I was honored  to have my hubbies’ aunt and our favorite cousin for lunch today,she came for a doctor’s appointment then came to lunch before going back to Irbid,we really had a great time.

I made rice with vegetables and curry chicken (Banan’s Rice ),roasted ribs,chili potatoes and salad with labaneh.

Dessert was a new recipe,pear crumble cake, I had some ripe pears so they were perfect for this.

* Ingredients and method:

* 2 cups water.

* 1 cup sugar.

* 1 stick cinnamon.

* 2 thinly sliced pears.

* 3/4 cup butter.

*2/3 cup sugar.

* 2 eggs.

* 1 1/2 cups flour.

* 2 tsp baking powder.

* 1 tsp vanilla.

* Crumble topping:

* 1/2 cup plain flour.

* 1/3 cup sugar.

* 1/2 cup butter.

* 1/2 cup coconut.

 

* combine water,sugar and cinnamon stick stir over heat till sugar dissolves then add the pears.leave to simmer till tender then drain and dry.

* mix butter and sugar till creamy then add eggs and vanilla.

* add flour and baking powder and mix well.

* pour the batter in a buttered spring pan then add pears on top.

* make the crumble by mixing all ingredients till crumbly, you may need extra flour.

* add crumble on top of pears.

* bake in a medium heated oven for 1 hour or till center is dry.

NOTE: make sure pears are very thinly sliced cause cake may sink in the middle if they’re thick.

* serve with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

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