End of the day treat to wrap up my hubby’s birthday celebrations is this yummy desert, no cake this time cause I guess we had enough cakes and cookies over the last month.
Fried ice cream is our favorite dessert that we end up each meal ,though full, at the most delicious restaurant in Limassol, Meze Tavern. We usually order one portion and end up fighting for the last bite. Though owner doesn’t give her recipe to anyone but I’ve been searching for something close to it for so long, all recipes I found usually coat ice cream balls with crushed cornflakes or coconut but it’s not the same as the one we eat, last night I came across one that uses pancake mix so I decided to try to make it for our special occasion.
For a first trial it was not bad at all, gone in seconds actually, may thicken the mix next time or freeze ice cream for a longer period.
It’s an easy recipe but must be done and eaten at once, shape ice cream into balls then coat it completely with crushed biscuits and freeze for 3-4 hours, make pancake batter ( I added some orange zest for flavor) ,heat oil very well, coat ice cream balls with batter and into hot oil till golden.
Serve with maple syrup on top.
As I said they were good but not exactly like Meze Tavern’s ,hope one day Madame Kicoulla will share her secret recipe with me 😍
No intention at all to do a cake or dessert cause we’re all trying to cut down sugars , at least try, but my mother in-law gave these dates she didn’t like cause they ‘re too sweet so I thought i’d do this cake with them and send her most of it.
Recipe is easy so is the cake specially if you eat it with ice cream and sauce.
Ingredients and method:
3 tablespoons butter.
1/2 cup vegetable oil.
2/4 cup brown sugar.
1 1/2 cups pitted dates.
1 tsp baking soda.
1 tablespoon molasses.
2/3 cup boiling water.
1 tsp vanilla.
1/2 cup chopped walnuts.
2 tsp baking powder.
1 tsp ginger.
1 tsp cinnamon.
1 2/3 wholewheat flour.
* In a deep bowl soak dates,molasses,baking soda,ginger and cinnamon in the boiling water.
*Beat butter,oil and sugar till creamy.
*Add eggs one at a time at a time then vanilla.
*Add flour and baking powder.
*Add walnuts and date mixture and mix with wooden spoon.
bake in a medium heated oven for 40-50 minutes or till done from inside.
Cool then serve with ice cream and sauce on top.
1/2 cup brown sugar.
1 tablespoon butter.
1 pack cream
2 tablespoons maple syrup.
Mix all ingredients together and heat till heat till sugar dissolves then simmer for 2 minutes.
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.
Today’s lunch was at mom’s house,a treat from my kind adorable uncle Jeff ,he cooked us leg of lamb with roasted potatoes plus a very tender spiced roast beef and a big bowl of fresh green salad with vinaigrette dressing, everything was well done ,thank you uncle Jeff ,love you <3
After lunch I made banana split ice cream bowls for everyone upon special request a month ago from my beautiful niece,great after the meal and this hot weather. Love you Noudy <3
Hope you’re all enjoying your weekend,next week Ramadan will start Insha’Allah,hope it’ll be a blessed month full of good work and deeds.
Hello everybody,hope you’re enjoying your weekend.
Today is gardening Friday, it’s a ritual each year to go to plant nurseries and remodel our garden,we’re even late this year,so today is the day.Started early in the morning and just finished planting now,not me of course, I’m only my hubbies helper,to be honest I never planted anything and lived so I gave up long time ago!! all credit goes to Abu Khalil for sure <3.
At lunch time we crashed at my mother-in law,she already made roasted chicken and potatoes and I quickly made pasta with white cheese,pesto sauce and parsley as a side dish.
As a reward after a long hot day working outside I made a dish of Banana Split but without cream, only ice cream,bananas,biscuits,fruit salad and chocolate syrup.
Lovely day,but work is yet not finished,we’re continuing tomorrow Insha’Allah.
Went out to lunch with the boys today,to tell you the truth I haven’t eaten junk food since beginning of the blog, I really miss it,though I’s not my kind of food but it was really good,
We went to the famous Buffalo Wings and Rings and I had a classic gyros sandwich,really yummy.
My eldest came back to study with his friends,big exam tomorrow so I thought a little treat will make them happy cause they’re all grumbling about how difficult the exam material is, so I made this giant chocolate chip cookie,in a skillet then served it with ice cream while still hot.
Ingredients and method:
* 2 cups flour.
* pinch of salt.
* 3/4 cup butter.
* 3/4 cup brown sugar.
* 1 egg.
* 1 tsp vanilla and 1 baking powder.
* 1 cup semi sweet or dark chocolate chips.
* mix flour,salt and baking powder.
* beat sugar with butter till creamy then add egg and vanilla.
* mix batter with flour with a spoon then add chocolate chips, mixture will be a bit crumbly.
* grease a medium sized skillet ( one that can be put in the oven or use a small oven pan)
* bake in a medium heated oven for 15-20 minutes or till sides are golden.
* serve directly when still hot with ice cream of your choice.
Beautiful Spring day,spend the morning working in the garden, when done, cooking started. First I had some extra strawberries, I sliced them and added sugar on them till I finish cooking.
This syrup is very easy to make, you can keep it in the fridge to use on cakes or ice cream, better than artificial ones in the market.
Ingredients and method:
* 1 cup sliced strawberries.
* 1 cup sugar.
* 1 tsp lemon juice.
* add sugar on strawberries and leave till all syrup is out.
* simmer on low heat till strawberries are tender.
* mix with hand blender then add lemon juice .
* simmer on very low hest for 5-10 minutes.
* serve with basic cake or ice cream.