Quality Street Chocolate Cake.

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Hello everybody.

God it’s been while since I posted , what a shame !!!!

Guess it’s lots of work and no time for new recipes . it’s been like this unfortunately since I started catering ,well one can’t have it all right.

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So today I made this beautiful cake , full of joy and love just like the box of the famous Quality Street chocolates.
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I have this big box of these yummy chocolate so I thought I’d use them instead of eating it alone.

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Cake was my basic chocolate cake with raseberry jam and cream filling , topped it with ganache and assorted chocolates.

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Result was a beautiful piece of art.

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Happy birthday dear Marie.

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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Homemade Ravioli.

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Hello everybody.

Very busy eventful week,orders dinners and birthdays.

Last night I had guests at dinner, tried to make it a restaurant style one , served salad which was Greek with capers and feta cheese then pasta, penne and ravioli, then main course, grilled veal with mushroom sauce, baked potatoes and veggies and one portion of grilled salmon with garlic dill and olive oil.Desert was teramisu.

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wp-1454594862202.jpg grilled salmon with dill,lemon,ginger and garlic.

wp-1454594877480.jpg grand finale was a perfect teramisu cup.

 

here’s the ingredients and method of ravioli:

* 2 cups flour.

* 1/2 tsp salt.

* 3 eggs.

* on a clean surface or in a bowl mix flour and salt then make a well in the middle and crack eggs in it.

* start whisking eggs into flour with a fork gradually.

* continue working with your hands or in a food processor till you get a firm dough.

* cover with cling film and leave to rest for 30-50 minutes.

* divide to 4 pieces then roll to a rectangular thin layer.

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* make stuffing of your choice, cheese,spinach with cheese,meat .

*add one teaspoonful of stuffing in a line , cover with another rolled dough, add egg wash on sides  then cut into squares using a cutter or roller knife.

* keep dusting with flour so as pieces won’t stick to pan.

* cook in salted boiling water for 4-5 minutes only.

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* cook in cream with basil and garlic or tomato pasta sauce as you wish.

I can humbly say it was an excellent meal and everybody had a great time.

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Today’s morning orders were za’tar puffs, falafel rolls and two Daisies chocolate cakes.

 

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Beautiful Baby Natalie Party.

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Hello everybody.

Was invited to a lovely gathering welcoming baby Natalie to the world.

Beautiful setting and theme, all lavender and purple colored. Food was various and delicious, of course caraway was present as always.

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My friend ordered from me falafel rolls, mini kibbeh, shawerma and Daisies chocolate cake.

wpid-wp-1452630531194.jpg beautiful kibbeh plate.

wpid-wp-1452630544182.jpg  shawerma.

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Elegant party for sure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beautiful Chocolate Cake.

Hello everybody.

Today’s order was various, date cookies, ginger crinkles, sable and a chocolate cake.

Well the cake was the usual one I always do but I kind of decorated it differently, inside and cover were ganache with some crunch and hazelnuts.As for the top I used button white and dark chocolate with other shapes to make flowers. Not exactly same as original one I saw but close enough.

I also made a chicken pie, really good I even made another one for lunch.

Tomorrow I’ll start working on Christmas orders.

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Chicken Tikka Masala and Chocolate Cake.

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Hello everybody.

Today’s order is for a crowd, three portions of chicken tikka masala and rice for a group of employees during lunch break.

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Dessert was a beautiful freshly baked chocolate cake with syrup on top, green ornament to match the company’s logo shape and color.

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Hope they’ll like it.

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Happy Birthday Lovely Whard

Hello everybody.

Yesterday was the birthday of the loveliest young girl ever, my best friend’s youngest daughter. Can’t believe how years flew this fast, the small cute baby is turning into a beautiful elegant artistic young lady. Love you dear  wish you all the happiness in the world.

Since we’re all going to my friend’s farm I made her a colorful chocolate cake, hope she’ll like it.

 

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Custard on Cake Crumble.

Hello everybody.

Woke up to a rainy cold day, I really don’t like this weather specially if I have to go out, anyway a breakfast gathering was already fixed from last week at a coffee shop ” Commodo “, to be honest food was good but service was awful, hate it when food comes before tea and hot plates before cold, anyway I don’t think I’ll be going again :)
Lunch today was cauliflower with rice and salad suitable dish in this weather.Dessert was recycled chocolate cake leftovers crumbled with its sauce then I made simple custard and topped crumbles with it, nice dessert with coffee after the afternoon nap.

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Niçoise Salad and German Chocolate Cake.

Hello everybody.

Needed a light healthy lunch bit have no mood to cook so I decided to do this lovely colored salad, It’s a French dish made of veggies,tuna and boiled eggs.

Ingredients and method:

Salad :

* Lettuce,tomatoes,cucumber.

* 2 large boiled and sliced tomatoes.

* some boiled string beans ( didn’t have ones today)

* boiled eggs.

*tuna.

* black olives.

* you can add parsley or fresh basil all optional.

* Dressing:

* 1 clove garlic shopped.

* 1 small chopped onion.

*lemon juice.

*dijon mustard.

* salt,pepper.

* olive oil.

* Arrange all ingredients either mixed or next to each other.

* mix all dressing ingredients then add over salad before serving.

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First thing in the morning I did 2 portions of my favorite chocolate cake recipe, half covered with ganache done from Milka Hazelnut chocolate and another with German Chocolate Cake frosting to my sister in-law cause I think chocolate is a big cheering and mood enhancing kind of food ,new moms really need that kind of thing for sure.

Ingredients of frosting:

* 1 1/2 cups of coconut.

* 2 big spoons butter.

* 2/3 cup Carnation condensed milk ( I used !/2 cup milk and 2 big spoons cream ,good enough also).

* 1/2 cup sugar.

* 1 egg.

* 1 tsp Vanilla.

* 1/2 cup crushed walnuts.

 

* Mix all ingredients except walnuts very well .

* boil over medium heat till mixture is thick .

* add walnuts and fold in.

* Use as filling and cover over chocolate cake.

* German chocolate cake contains 1 big spoon instant coffee with the basic cake ingredients.

 

Well,hope you like it dear sis and enjoy the almost warm sunny weekend everybody.

 

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