Another Samoa Cake.


Hello everybody.

It seems Winter is officially here, woke up to heavy rain and fog,strange in this time of year.

I was invited to a gathering with the loveliest ladies this morning and   various kinds of food was spread, salads snacks and appetizers alongside lasagna and potato pie.

I made a Samoa cake cause we had two birthdays to celebrate.

lovely gathering as usual, love you girls<3

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Ka3ek and Cheese.


Hello everybody.

Two lovely friends came to visit this morning and since I woke up so early today I decided to bake some ka3ek.

A small simple breakfast with minted tea,I always feel good about myself when I bake breads don’t know why, guess it’s the smell maybe.

Dough ingredients :
* 6 and extra half cups flour.
* 2 tablespoons oil.
* 1 tablespoon instant yeast.
* 2 tablespoons sugar.
* 2 1/2 cups lukewarm water.
* 2 teaspoons salt.
* 1/2 cup milk.
* some sesame seeds.
* some semolina to sprinkle under the Ka3ek.

* Mix water,yeast and sugar and leave ten minutes till bubbles are formed.
* Mix flour,salt and oil then add yeast and water and knead well.
* leave in a warm place till it rises ( 1-2 hours)
* knead again then form it to loaf shape or place a metal ring inside to make a circle in the middle.
* Brush with milk and sprinkle sesame seeds in top.
* leave to rise again then bake in a well heated oven for 15 minutes.



wpid-wp-1442144894891.jpg this hot weather did a miracle in raising these buns.

wpid-wp-1442144871991.jpg  lovely breakfast.



Lemon Velvet Cake.

Morning everybody.

Did this moist fresh cake this morning for my mother in-law’s friend .

here’s the recipe:

# 3 eggs.
# 11/2 cups suger.
# 1/3 cup margarine or butter.
# 2/3 cup vegetable oil.
# zest and juice of one big lemon.
# 1 tsp lemon essence (optional)
# 1/2 cup yogurt.
# 1/2 cup milk.
# 1 tsp vanilla.
#3 tsp baking powder.
# 3 cups flour.

Frosting :
# 3/4 cup butter.
# 2 cups icing sugar.
# some lemon zest.
# juice of half a lemon.
# some milk.

Frosting this time was different

  • 1 pack cream cheese.
  • 2 packs dream whip.
  • zest and juice of one lemon.

Bread in a Pan.

Hello everybody.

Have some dear friends coming over this evening and upon their request I did some light dishes cause they’re on diet and frankly so do I at least trying to cut down meals and sweets,a decision I try to comply to every September.

So I did a cheese platter, Caprese salad with some watermelon,labaneh with walnuts and some veggies.

A healthy bread loaf to go to with all this was in my mind since morning so after some research I found this healthy easy one that you bake in a deep pan.

Ingredients and method :
# 5 cups whole-wheat flour or a mix of two kinds.
# 1 tablespoon yeast.
# 1 tablespoon sugar.
# 2-3 cups warm water.

* Mix 2 cups of the flour with all the ingredients and cover till it’s bubbly.

Then add the remaining flour with
# sun-dried tomatoes.
# fresh oregano.
# pitted olives.
# any kinds of seeds you like.

Mix all very well with a wooden spoon and cover till it doubles in size.

# heat the oven with a deep metal pan in it till both are very hot.
# sprinkle some flour or semolina in the pan and add dough quickly.
# bake covered for 40 minutes then uncovered for 15 to get a crunchy crust.

Leave to cool then cut to slices.



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wpid-wp-1441210818803.jpg dough in deep pan.

wpid-wp-1441210839569.jpg colorful healthy table.

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wpid-wp-1441210870698.jpg labaneh and grape dessert.

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Chicken Curry.

Hello everybody.

What a relief when your kids ask for a specific dish, wow big burden is off your shoulders.

My son requested chicken curry for his friends last night so I made a big pan to take over for them, I just feel so happy to feed a bunch of boys whose parents are away.
Well mission done and all packed to go with some chocolate pudding from yesterday as well.

ingredients and method:
* 1 cubed boneless chicken.
* cubed carrots, potatoes, chopped peppers and sliced mushrooms.
* 1 chopped onion and 2 cloves garlic.
* 1 tablespoon cornflour dissolved in 1 cup of milk OR coconut milk.

* chicken broth or water with 1 cube maggi ( 5-6 cups).
* salt, pepper, all spice and 2 big spoons curry powder.

* marinate chicken in some of spices and curry for 1/2 hour.
* heat some oil and saute chicken till tender.
* add onions and garlic.
* add potatoes, carrots and peas, mix all till a bit done.
* add rest of spices.
* add peppers and mushrooms.
* add milk and cornflour.
* add broth or water, boil and simmer for 40-50 minutes.
* serve with plain white rice.

Enjoy ♡




Muhalabieh with Caramel.



Hello everybody.


Had this recipe in my book since Ramadan,a friend of mine made it and I took it right away in order to make it then but I didn’t have any chance,so today when the milkman came it crossed my mind and I bought some fresh milk and did it at last.


Very easy cooling recipe and the caramel adds a lot to the taste for sure.


Ingredients and method:

Note :this quantity yields 12 small jars or pots.

* 6 cups milk.

* 6 big tablespoons starch.

* 1 tsp mistaka finely crushed with 1/4 cup sugar so as not to stick to the grinder.

* 1 tsp rose water (optional)

* more sugar also optional cause the caramel sauce is sweet.

* leave one or two cups of milk aside and mix starch in them very well.

* add to other quantity,mix all very well then boil till it thickens.

* add mistaka and sugar and the rose water.

* pour in one big bowl or small glass bowls or jars.

* cool in the fridge for at 2-3 hours .



* 1/2 cup sugar melted till caramelized and golden.

* 1/2 cup water added very carefully to the browned sugar.

* stir very well and leave to simmer a bit till it’s thick.

* Before serving flip the muhalabieh in a slightly deep dish then garnish with crushed pistachios and drizzle with the caramel sauce.



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.


wpid-wp-1437482994110.jpeg colorful happy cake.

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Fabulous Graduation Party.

Hello everybody.

As you may have noticed no post was published yesterday, well reason is that it was my son’s graduation ceremony and dinner party.

Ceremony was in school, very elegant and full of emotions then it was followed by a big dinner party at the Intercontinental Hotel Amman, all party details were organized by the most elegant and professional lady owner of Shahin & Shahin event planner and all decorations were from the shop Shahin flowers and balloons, all was perfect to the smallest details.A big salute and thank to all the team members who made our night a memorable one.

We also ordered cupcakes from Mammy’s cake decorated with a graduate hat and diploma, thank you Lina for a job well done.

wpid-img-20150606-wa0102.jpg photo booth.

wpid-dsc_0815.jpg memory jars,the party hit!

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wpid-dsc_0827.jpg  welcome dear graduates.

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Homemade Vimto.

Hello everybody.

After a beautiful elegant breakfast at my friend’s balcony, thank you dear Amal for the lovely time.

wpid-wp-1433170371864.jpeg basil cheese tomato salad.

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wpid-wp-1433170424294.jpeg wpid-wp-1433170437772.jpeg yummy yummy.

wpid-wp-1433171031239.jpeg cup of a coffee is a finale must !






Went back home in a hurry, made some burgers, my son in order to give it a twist topped it with a sunny side up egg, full satisfying sandwich.

Found some old berries and strawberries so I did them same way as raseberry lemonade and result was a really fresh tasty Vimto imitation drink, I know many people consider Vimto a must in Ramadan well this juice is much healthier of course.


wpid-wp-1433171012181.jpeg wpid-wp-1433171005758.jpeg syrup and mashed fruits.

wpid-wp-1433170984872.jpeg today’s lunch.






Farewell Gathering.

Hello everybody.
Sorry for the delay, extremely hot busy day.

Prepared something for a picnic tomorrow with my friends plus a small farewell gathering for my best friend who’s leaving tomorrow.

For this evening I did a chocolate mousse or mocha cake, some za’tar buns and a plate of watermelon and white cheese.

Wishing you all the best my dearest Rahoom, love you.



wpid-wp-1432751258584.jpeg  watermelon fiesta.

wpid-wp-1432751267434.jpeg chocolate mousse with biscuits.






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