Today’s Order. 

Hello everybody.

A loving grandma ordered this lovely combination of dishes for her visiting grandchildren.

Outcome was very colorful specially the tutti fruitti cake, full of fruits and cream.

Alongside she ordered za’tar puffs, pasta salad, teramisu and a small box of chocolate balls I sent as a gift.

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Hello everybody.

Housework and cleaning up today, too much dust in this country.

When done I was looking for something to do for a quick breakfast cause my son wants something ready to go or easy to fix each morning before going to the university.

Crossed over this bagels’ recipe and thought I’d give it a try,resembles a lot the soft pretzels one, result was not bad I guess waiting for the boys to judge.


Lunch was leftover lasagna with some chili potatoes with garlic and coriander.

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I also made dried fruit cake,light and not sweet to have with Nescafe in the morning.

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Ingredients and method of bagels :
# 3 1/2 cups flour.
# 1 1/3 cups warm water.
# 1 tsp salt.
# 2 tsp sugar.
#1 1/2 tsp instant yeast.
# boiled water.

# mix dry ingredients together well then add warm water and incorporate well together.
# knead for 5-10 minutes till smooth.
# cover and let rise for 1 hour.
# when doubled in size knead once more then form 6-8 balls.
# with a floured finger make a hole in the middle.
# leave to rise again then broil in boiling water for 1 minute on each side then remove to dry.
# line up on a floured oven pan.
# brush surface with some egg whites then sprinkle with sesame seeds or poppy seeds or salt.
# bake bagels in a medium heated oven for 20-30 minutes.

Guess they’re fine as a first trial.

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Christmas Fruit Cake.

Hello everybody.

Though I’m much better today but couldn’t cook plus nobody  coming to lunch,we actually just ate cheese , labaneh and delicious makdous, my kind of food I really consider this the best meal ever.

Nevertheless I did a beautiful Christmas fruit cake cause I already prepared all ingredients yesterday and couldn’t do it.

Of course the traditional cake contains alcohol in it, usually Rum or Brandy, done a month before the holidays and kept in a closed tin so that all flavors and liqueurs are well absorbed, but this alcohol free one is really good and suitable for children.

Ingredients and method:

* 2 eggs.

* 2/4 cup brown sugar.

* zest and juice of one orange.

* 1/2 cup butter.

* 1/2 tsp of cinnamon,1/4 clove,1/4 nutmeg.

* 1/2 cup raisins.

* 1/2 cup walnuts.

* 1/2 candied dry fruits.

* 2 tsp baking powder.

* 1/4 tsp sodium bicarbonate.

* 2 cups flour.


* Beat eggs,sugar, butter,orange zest and juice well till creamy.

* Mix fry ingredients with flour well then fold in creamy batter.(mix is a bit thick )

* bake in a medium heated oven for 1 hour or till done.

* decorate with icing sugar.

Really yummy juicy and well flavored cake,do try it you’ll love it !



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