Puff Pastry Cream Triangles (وربات بالقشطه)

Hello everybody.

Eventful Friday ,started with boiled eggs for breakfast then followed by a nice coffee at a lovely aunt’s house.Of course coffee wasn’t alone,she made some pastries and a delicious lemon cake.I made her a nice Cherry Cake as a gift :).

Afternoon my dear uncles came by for a cup of tea, such a short notice visit,couldn’t think of anything to serve,After looking through my fridge and pantry for something quick to do, best thing I could manage was some cheese rolls and olives, nuts,chocolate and marshmallows plus I found a pack of puff pastry in the freezer so I thought these would do as dessert, stuffed in cream and topped with syrup and pistachios.

Visit was really pleasant and joyful as always <3

Ingredients and method:

* 1 pack squared puff pastry.

* Cream filling:

* 1 cup powdered milk.

* 1 cup water.

* 1 tsp butter.

* 2 big tablespoons flour.

* 2 tablespoons cream.

 

* Mix all ingredients except cream very well then boil till sauce is thick.

* add cream and whisk well till all is homogeneous.leave to cool.

* spread each square of pastry a bit,add one tsp of filling then fold to make a triangle.

* press sides with a fork to close well.

* bake in  a medium heated oven till puffed and golden.

* make some sugar syrup (2 cups sugar with one cup water and few drops lemon juice)

* pour syrup over triangle while hot,decorate with crushed pistachios.

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Crispy Tortilla Pizzas.

Hello everybody.

Bought these tortillas Saturday to do these pizzas and didn’t have time to do them till today, excellent when you don’t have time to make a dough. Even an extremely fast choice if you have ready pizza sauce and already grated cheese :)

You simply add pizza sauce on one tortilla,add any kind of topping you like, I made one salami,one roast beef,one only olives and one with only pesto and salami then add cheese. Top it with  another tortilla on top and add some sauce and cheese on the surface. Bake them till crispy and golden on sides, really yummy yummy :)

One last tortilla left so made it as dessert, Nutella and crunch, FANTASTIC after lunch !

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Eggs in a Bun.

Hello everybody.

In no mood to cook today,my son suggested to do this eggs in the bun thing he saw once on Instagram so we did, tasted good but more a breakfast than a lunch option but a good choice with the remaining chicken pie from yesterday.You simply remove the inside of the bun,stuff it with cheese,turkey or salami and add the eggs then cover with foil paper and put it in the oven till eggs are done.

I also made some orange marmalade cause I have lots of citrus fruits from Ghor sent to us from our dear aunt, love this kind of jam, my favorite actually.

I also made some jam biscuits,needed the jar to be honest,they’ll be a good treat for tomorrow’s hunting trip.

Well full long day , hoping for a relaxing weekend !!

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Potato Cups (بطاطا كاسات).

Hello everybody.

Still have some cabbages from yesterday but a small side dish is needed for sure cause it won’t be enough for all and because I’m going out for coffee with my friends to the Cake Shop I did this simple dish.

My mom used to make these cups too much when we were kids specially end of the week,really yummy, today they tasted exactly the same as old days, a pinch of nutmeg is the secret I guess.

Ingredients and method:

* 3-4 boiled till done potatoes.

* 2 eggs.

* small bunch chopped parsley.

* grated cheese ( white and cheddar usually)

* salt,pepper and pinch of nutmeg.

* mash potatoes with some salt,pepper then form it into cups and put them in fridge a while.

* mix eggs,cheese,parsley,salt,pepper and nutmeg.

* grease an oven pan then place potato cups and fill with mixture.

* bake in a well heated oven for 25-30 minutes.

Easy quick delicious yummy what else to say??

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took some of these freshly baked spinach pastries from my aunti’s house when I passed by ,couldn’t resist !!

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Hash Browns Eggs Brunch.

Hello everybody hope you’re enjoying your weekend.

Different Friday routine today, went to Ikea as a change to usual coffee at Rula’s , lovely  shopping time ended with delicious aromatic coffee .

Got back home not knowing what to cook,boys wanted something quick not lunch or breakfast type,then I remembered this recipe I saw the other day on Fatafeat done by the famous chef Gordon Ramsay , turned out a perfect brunch , kids loved it.

Ingredients and method:

* 3-4 large potatoes peeled and finely grated.

* 1 small grated onion mixed with potatoes.

* 3-4 large eggs.

* some salami or beef bacon (optional)

* salt and pepper.

* vegetable oil and some butter.

* mix grated potatoes,onion,salt and pepper very well then squeeze to remove all water.

* heat some oil in a skillet (one you can use in the oven later)

* add potato mix and press evenly.

* add some butter cubes on edges.

* cook till bottom is crispy and golden then flip all on the other side using another plate or pan.

* cook till golden then add eggs,salami,salt and pepper on top.

* put in the oven to roast or eggs are well done.(upper flame on )

* serve with salad, today I made lettuce,corn,sun dried tomatoes and dressing on top.

Really easy quick fulfilling meal,great as brunch,lunch or even dinner.

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Pizza Loaf.

Hello everybody.

Full of activities this Friday,usual coffee at my sister in-law then lunch with my family at Zuwar Restaurant, beautiful place and scenery, then my dear auntie and cousin came for tea. feeling blessed as they say in Facebook statuses , love you all <3

I made this loaf for afternoon tea and a bowl of fresh fruit salad, this loaf recipe is easy and quick,tastes a lot like pizza but all mixed together, or can slice it and spread cheese or labaneh on top.

Ingredients and method:

* 2 eggs.

* 1 tsp salt.

* 3/4 cup vegetable oil.

* 1/2 cup chopped mushrooms.

* 1 cup chopped peppers.

* 1/2 cup pitted olives.

* finely chopped green thyme leaves.

* 2 tsp baking powder.

* 2 cups flour.

* white cheese and sesame seeds for decoration.

 

* beat eggs,salt and oil till creamy.

* add all other ingredient and mix with a wooden spoon (it’ll be like a thick cake but not a dough)

* decorate with cheese pieces and sesame seeds.

* bake in a well heated oven for 30-40 minutes or till done.

 

Great day full of delicious food and loving people.

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Morning Gathering .

Hello everybody.

As I mentioned yesterday we have a gathering this morning for a very special group of ladies that I really love so much, my mother in-law’s school mates,really sweet lovable group <3

Last night I made the apple pie and za’tar pastries,this morning I arranged a cheese platter with some fresh figs and grapes,decorated some pastries with labaneh,tomatoes and olives and made spinach tabouleh and my sister in-law made yalanji and got some Halouva .

 

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Turned out a really elegant table,everybody enjoyed the food and company :)

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Lovely Breakfast Gathering.

Hello everybody.

Thanked God for the lovely weather this morning,cause as I mentioned yesterday I have friends coming for breakfast, and setting outside was great, though it became hot around noon but we were almost done.

I love breakfast gatherings,as I said earlier to my Facebook group,you can have a simple homemade menu,and make a stylish table setting, results can be very nice and enjoyable,better than any fancy restaurant, at least you can chit chat freely and eat food made with love though it’s simple labaneh and cheese.

Today I didn’t bother myself a lot,dessert is ready in fridge ( chocolate mousse ). My friend volunteered to bring hummus and fatteh on her way, I made fava beans ( foul ), boiled eggs in my molds, plus a variety of cheeses,labaneh and olives.

We really had a great time,love you all :)

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Rubi’s Apple Cake.

Hello everybody.

Just came back from Irbid,we were invited to a  lovely lunch at my husband’s cousin. Food was incredibly delicious,  have to admit I ate too much, but couldn’t resist :)

Early morning I made apple cake to take with me,my cook book says Rubi’s apple cake ( recipe from my dear friend Ruba <3), very simple,juicy and easy.

Ingredients and method:

*2 big peeled sliced apples.

*1/2 cup brown sugar.

* raisins or cranberries.

* 1/2 tsp cinnamon.

* 3 eggs.

* 1 1/2 cups sugar.

* 3/4 cup oil.

* 1 cup milk.

* lemon zest.

* 1 tsp vanilla.

* 3 tsp baking powder.

* 2 cups flour.

 

* spread brown sugar ( you may add a bit of butter if you like ) ,apples,raisins and cinnamon in a cake mold or high baking pan.

* beat eggs,vanilla,sugar till creamy then add oil,milk and zest.

* add flour and baking powder beat for 5-10 minutes.

* pour batter over apples then bake in a medium heated oven for 35-40 minutes or till dry from inside.

* turn upside down when cooled.

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Cardamom Cookies.

Hello everybody.
  I was invited to an event for Panasonic Beauty today followed by a delicious lunch. Plus I do have lots of food in the fridge so no cooking today.
   Nevertheless,couldn’t leave blog empty, so cookies are the choice, nobody will complain to find them in the jar tomorrow morning.
  Found this recipe in one of my cook books. Good one and easy plus I do have some fresh cardamom seeds, very aromatic and spicy, so thought to try these cookies.

Ingredients and method:
*2 cups flour.
* 4 teaspoons cardamom powder.
* 1/4 tsp salt.
* 1/2 cup grounded almonds.
* 1/2 cup sugar.
* 3/4 cup melted butter.
For the coating:
* 1 cup confectionary sugar (سكر ناعم ).
* 2 teaspoons powdered cardamom.
* almonds.

* mix flour, cardamom powder, sugar, grounded almonds and salt together. * add butter and mix with your hands till you have a frim dough. You can add a bit of cold water for easy handing.
* form dough into small balls.
* coat with powdered sugar-cardamom mixture. * press balls with a small cup to flatten a bit.
* decorate with almonds.
* bake in a medium heated oven for 10-13 minutes. Till bottom slightly golden then toast surface for 5 minutes.
* store in a well closed jar.

Perfect with black coffee, please try them, they’re really good ♡♥.

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