Pistachio Dessert (مفروكه فستق)

Hello everybody.

Have guests coming tonight so I prepared some sweets,nuts and fruits.

Got this recipe from a friend since beginning of Ramadan and hadn’t got the chance to do it till now,hope it’ll taste good, usually done in Mediterranean restaurants specially Lebanese.

Ingredients are very simple :
# 1 cup knafeh dough processed to fine pieces.
# 2 cups finely chopped pistachios.
# 2 tablespoons butter.
# 1/2 cup icing sugar.
#3 tablespoons sugar syrup.
# 1 tsp rose water.
# fresh cream.
# roast knafeh dough a bit till golden.
# in food processor mix all ingredients together till you get a smooth dough.
# spread in a Pyrex or in molds the shape you like.
# add fresh cream ( قشطه بلدية) on top.
# cool in fridge till served.

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Knafeh Cheesecake.

Hello everybody.

Invited to my sister in-law’s for Iftar today, promised her to make something sweet so I kept searching for something new and suitable for Ramadan as well.

Then it hit me,remembered this awesome dessert we always eat at Haneen Cafe which is knafeh cheesecake, stylish eastern western kind of dessert and luckily it turned out to be easy and light.

Looks good and yummy but we’ll have to wait till after we eat to decide.

Ingredients and method :
For the crust :
# 1 pack digestive biscuits.
# 1/2 cup butter.
# 1 tablespoon cream.
# 1 tsp cinnamon (optional)

For the filling :
# 2 packs yogurt ( 2 big cups)
# 6 pieces Kiri or pack cream cheese.
# 1 cup powdered milk.
# 1/2 cup sugar.
# 1 tsp vanilla.

Topping :
# 1 1/2 cups knafeh dough( عجينه كنافه)
# 1/2 cup melted butter.
# orange food coloring.
# some pistachios.
# syrup when served.

# mix crust ingredients well, crushed biscuits, butter and cream.
# press in a spring pan and bake for only 5 minutes.
# mix filling ingredients well then pour over crust then return to the oven but with upper grill on this time ( الشوايه)  till surface is a bit hard.
# meanwhile mix knafeh dough, butter and orange color well with your hands.
# spread over filling and roast again till crispy a bit (5-10 minutes)

# keep in fridge 4-5 hours.
# garnish with pistachios and syrup when you serve.

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wpid-wp-1435356349762.jpeg amazing result.

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Mud Pie ( Lunch and Birthday ).

Hello everybody.

Big day!  lunch in the honor of my cousin and birthday of my big bro, all people around the table today are precious to me that’s why we had great time and enjoyed every minute . WELCOME my dear family,love you <3.

Lunch was many dishes, main was Rice with veggies and chicken (رز بنان) ,steaks with mushroom,hot spicy potatoes,mloukhieh,kibbeh,cheese rolls, marinated salmon,green salad and rocca pomegranate salad.

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Dessert was knafeh,strawberries with dips and this new awesome recipe I got from my sis, Mud Pie, it really looks like a plant you can’t tell it’s something edible specially that I inserted a real flower in it :)

Oh most important thing I got some beautiful presents ,one of them is a bunch of lovely stuff from my dear cousin living in Rome ,thank you lovely Rita.


Ingredients and method:

* 75 Oreo biscuits.

Mix 1 :

* 1 pack vanilla pudding.

* 2 cups milk.


Mix 2:

* 2 packs cream.

* 3/4 cups milk.


Mix 3 :

* 2 packets cream cheese.

* 1 tablespoon butter.

* 1/2 cup sugar.


*Mix  each one alone then add mix 1 and 2 to 3.

* Mash Oreos in food processor.


* In a deep transparent bowl make layers of Oreo then cream but take care not let cream appear on the side so that overall look be all brownish.

* leave in fridge to settle ( I made it yesterday) and decorate with real or artificial plant or flower.



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Happy Birthday Hamoudeh ♡

Hello everybody.

Mansaf again today at my mom’s followed by knafeh for sure, crazy mansaf week,bye bye diet I guess.

Yesterday I baked a three layered vanilla cake and filled it with crushed Oreo cream then decorated it this morning with Galaxy Flutes,Ministrels and Ms&ms upon special request from my beloved son of my friend Hamoudeh for his birthday, it really looked beautiful and I just got A thank you message from him saying taste was great also.

Love you Hamoudeh &abibi,many happy returns,wish you all the happiness in the world <3



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What a Weekend !!

Hello everybody.

What a crazy busy full of events weekend, actually events started since Thursday where we had a Mansaf on the honor of our lovely cousin coming back home from Germany and on the occasion of my son’s 20’th birthday the next day, was followed by brownies and ice cream for dessert. Then dinner invitation at my auntie’s house .

Friday morning we all gathered for breakfast, usual Friday menu. Afternoon we went to Irbid for Caraway at my husband’s cousin to congratulate her for the new baby boy, then went to my cousin’s house for a big family gathering as a farewell for those leaving back after the vacation, we had Knafeh and a big cake on the occasions of both my dear twin cousin’s birthday and wife of one of them. It was a very nice party full of love <3

Today I helped my dear friend baking cookies for a party she’s holding,I made her chocolate chip  and oatmeal raisin cookies and cupcakes .

Lunch was my son’s favorite burgers with onions and mushrooms, above all this I made fig jam and as usual went grocery shopping !!

Am I right or not that this weekend was crazy??

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