Decorating With Russian Nozzles.

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Hello everybody, hope you’re enjoying Spring.

Couple of days ago I tried decorating my lemon poppy seed cupcakes with cream cheese icing using the Russian nozzles for the first time.

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Outcome was nice considering that I didn’t practice before and surprisingly cream cheese frosting was good enough, cause everybody says that these tools only work with butter cream .

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Well now that I’m happy with those I guess I should buy all shapes :)

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Pineapple Cupcakes with Butter Cream Frosting.

Hello everybody.

Had the pleasure of hosting my lovely niece this morning,a usual ritual every time she visits is baking something sweet,well a tradition we  both actually enjoy cause I guess I love to teach her something and she’s a quick eager learner to everything not just cooking and as she always says we must eat and try something from banancooking.

Today I have some pineapples left and some strawberries and since Noudy wants a pink thing ( a must ) so I we did this easy recipe but altered a bit in ingredients cause it’s too sweet.

 

Ingredients and method:

* 2 eggs.

* 1/2 cup butter.

* 1 1/2 cups sugar.

* 2 cups flour.

* 1/4 cup milk.

* 1/2 cup crushed pineapples.

* !/4 cup pineapple or orange juice.

* 1 tsp vanilla.

* 2 tsp baking powder.

 

* Butter cream icing:

* 1 cup butter.

* 1 cup icing sugar.

* 1/2 tsp vanilla.

* a bit of cream or milk.

 

* Mix all cupcake ingredients alternatively till smooth ,batter will be a bit thick not runny don’t worry.

* bake in cupcakes or one pan in a medium heated oven for 20-30 minutes.

 

* whip all icing ingredients for 6-7 minutes till creamy then cool till you need it.

* decorate cupcakes with any fruit you like or coconuts.

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Fruit Cheesecake Cookie Cups and Apple Cinnamon Rolls.

Hello everybody.

I’m so excited today cause me and my friends are invited to a special early dinner at our lovely neighbor’s house and she’s making a traditional Carcissian dish called chips and basta, I’ll write you details about it later tonight.

As usual I told her dessert is on me, I wanted to do something new, colorful and lively so after a bit of searching did these cute kind of tarts and since I have some apples in the fruit basket is did some apple wheels or rolls.

Ingredients and method of fruit tarts :

* 3/4 cup butter.
* 1 cup sugar.
* 1 egg.
* 1 tsp vanilla.
*  2 cups flour.
* 1/2 tsp baking soda.
* 1/2 tsp baking powder.
* 2 tsp cornstarch.

For the filling :
* 1 pack cream cheese.
* 1/2 cup icing sugar.
* 2 tablespoons cream.( قشطه)

* mixed fruits for topping.

* beat butter and sugar till creamy then add all other ingredients till you have a thick dough.
* in a cupcake pan add a spoonful in each paper then press well with higher edges ( this quantity made 24 cups)
* bake in a medium heated oven for 10-15 minutes.
* remove and leave to cool.
* meanwhile beat cream cheese with sugar and cream then top over each cupcake.
* decorate with fruits as you look like.

As for the apple wheels, I did same dough for cinnamon rolls or Nutella tree, the added brown sugar and cinnamon to a rectangular spread-ed dough, lined up sliced apples the rolled and baked them.

Hope our host will like them,I’m sure we’ll have fun and eat delicious food.

 

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Double Chocolate Cupcakes.

Hello everybody.
Gloomy dark day,just hate when the sun is not out.

Lunch was courgettes in cooked yogurt (ablama كوسا مخشي) , suitable in this cold weather.

I also did these amazing amazing cupcakes maybe they’ll cheer up the mood. I have this box of chocolates,a gift from a dear friend and a pack of ready mix chocolate cake. I saw this done on the net once thought I’d try it before I end up eating the whole box of chocolate alone.
You simply mix cake as directed then fill half a cupcake with battery add the round chocolate then add another quantity and bake.
They were supposed to be more like molten chocolate but maybe kind I used is too smooth that it sank down but nevertheless it made a crunchy crust,shooo yummy with some ice cream.

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Courgettes in cooked yogurt.

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Pumpkin Cupcakes.

Hello everybody.

First day in Winter timing and it coincides it’s cold and rainy today, plus It’s Halloween this weekend. I made these cupcakes for my friend’s son going to a sharing party today.

I love pumpkin and all its recipes,gives you a feeling of warmth specially in cold weather, I think I’ll make the remaining pumpkin a soup or stew tomorrow !

Lunch was out in Taj Mall at Hanin Cafe today,really yummy go try it, knafeh cheescake is a must try believe me.

Ingredients and method:

* 3 eggs.

* 1 cup sugar.

* 1 cup pumpkin puree ( boiled till done then mashed)

* 1/2 cup oil.

* 2 tablespoons butter.

* 1 tsp cinnamon,pinch of nutmeg and pumpkin pie spice if available.

* 1 tsp vanilla.

* 2 tsp baking powder and pinch of salt.

* 2 cup flour.

 

* Icing is cream cheese with whipping cream and orange food coloring.

 

* Mix all ingredients alternatively then fill cupcakes till half and bake till done.

* decorate with icing and sprinkles.

 

20141031_111104~2 I decorated the tray with dry leaves,nice right?

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DSC_0208 special Autumn effects :)

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DSC_0225  Knafeh cheesecake,mouthwatering !

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Farewell Treat♡

Hello everybody.
We’re saying farewell to my sweet lovely niece going back after Summer vacation, it was really fun and amusing having her around all this time, cause she’s such a funny adorable girl.
I invited her to come over this afternoon and made her some pink decorated cupcakes cause she just loves everything pinky.

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As for lunch well it was a healthy fulfilling meal, I bought fresh lean steaks and grilled them with herbs and spices, roasted some veggies and chilli potatoes with coriander. Really really yummy .

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