Ka3ek and Cheese.

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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.

 

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Centro Supermarket.

Hello again.

Was planning to cook green beans today but all plans changed cause I went grocery shopping at this new supermarket and bought some  fresh ka3ek and baked eggs and some cold cuts and cheeses so I decided to fix a quick brunch,good desicion cause boys slept late anyway so it was kind of a breakfast lunch meal.

Centro is a new centrally located supermarket in the middle of Madina Munawara strt. Very clean and tidy,various kinds of goodies specially some Italian brands of pastas olive oil and delicacies,fresh fruit and vegetables, freshly baked breads, excellent butcher…etc.

Very highly recommended, prices are good also, they do have lots of offers.

 

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Beautiful Gathering

Hello everybody.
Such a lovely day, great for sitting outdoors and enjoying the breeze and warm weather with my lovely group of friends.
A visit postponed many times to eat Caraway since my nephew was born, got the caraway powder straight from Nablus this time from my friend,fresh and tasty though unfortunately she couldn’t come today, thank you dear Nadia.
I also made some fresh ka3ek with sesame seeds, cheese platters and spinach tabouleh, all yummy with great company of course.

 

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wpid-wp-1428430085782.jpeg yummy caraway.

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English Breakfast and Almond Hariseh.

Hello everybody.

What did you cook in this weather? all my group members started posting dishes since morning,all locked up in snow and cooking !!

My kitchen was busy doing lots of stuff,a brunch rather than a breakfast cause we ate late, I made a typical English breakfast sunny side ups,scrambled eggs,hot dogs and beans ,a favorite dish for my husband and boys but not me so I baked some ka3ek like last time but today’s batch was much better and more fluffy , ate them with cheese my kind of meal !

DSC_0868 hotel style breakfast.

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Last night I made this new recipe I found,wanted a change from usual hariseh or semolina cake so after searching decided to do this ,turned out nice but as my hubby said it’s not hariseh something totally different guess because it has almonds in it and eggs are separated so it’s a more a cake.

 

Ingredients and method:

* 4 eggs separated.

*1 cup sugar ( i think 1/2 or 3/4 are enough)

* 3/4 cup melted butter.

* 1 tsp vanilla.

* 2 tsp baking powder.

* 1 tsp lemon zest.

*1 1/2 cups semolina.

* 1 cup ground almonds.

*pinch of salt.

* sugar syrup ( 3 cups sugar,1 1/2 water and 1 tsp lemon juice)

 

* Separate egg yolks from whites.

* beat butter,sugar,lemon zest and vanilla till creamy.

* add eggs and beat well then add baking powder, semolina and almonds.

* beat egg whites till frothy and stiff.

* fold in whites into mixture slowly with a wooden spoon.

* grease a medium sized pan and pour mixture in.

* bake in a medium heated oven for 30-40 minutes toll golden.

*Note: you can decorate it with almonds or coconut on top as you wish.

* when done add the cold syrup on top.

20150220_133026  almond harisseh or semolina cake.

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Burger in a Bun and Ka3ek.

 

 

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Hello everybody.

Made this awesome dough today,recipe was posted last week on my page done on Roya TV during cooking segment.

Most important thing is to use exact ingredients to get the required Ka3ek taste,we usually buy this kind of bread from bakeries specially the one located downtown called Nasser El-Deen,well these today tasted almost the same and I’ll certainly do them again.

I filled half the dough with half cooked burgers,cheese, tomatoes and ketchup. Ready to be eaten right away, kids just love these.

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.

As for the buns just spread it add burgers, tomatoes, cheese and ketchup then close all and bake.

 

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