Stuffed Vine Leaves and Nutella Cinnamon Rolls.

Hello everybody.

Well all locked up waiting foe the storm, though it was sunny this morning but as expected snow started this afternoon, I’m sure many will turn to the kitchen to make sweets and hot drinks to warm up.

Lunch today was stuffed vine leaves and courgettes,a favorite to most people here in Jordan specially when leaves are fresh green, though not the season but I did find some really good silky ones that’s why I was encouraged.Thank you dear cousin for coming by to help me,this dish needs a helping hand cause it’s a bit tiring and boring to make it on your own.

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Dessert was Nutella cinnamon rolls,recipe from the blogger posted this recipe on my page last week, they’re really soft and taste is divine. I made half with Nutella and the other with pecan cinnamon mixture, all yummy. Thank you dear Diana for the awesome recipe.



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pecan cinnamon filling.

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Nutella Christmas Tree.

Hello everybody.

As  promised I’m trying to make a Christmas related recipe each day to give you new ideas of main dishes and sweets to add up to your lunches or dinners.

Today I made this beautiful Nutella Christmas Tree, my son send me the photo the other night and I searched for the easiest recipe, really yummy and not complicated as it looks.

Ingredients and method:

* 3 cups flour.

* 1/3 cup sugar.

* 1 cup warm milk.

* 2 teaspoons instant yeast.

* 1 tablespoon butter.

* 2 eggs.

* 1 cup Nutella.

* some crunch or sesame seeds for decoration.


*  Mix dry ingredients well then add egg yolks,milk and butter and knead well for 10 minutes.

* leave covered for one hour in a warm place to rise.

* cut dough to 4 pieces.

* roll each piece into a thin triangle .

* top first layer with a very thin layer of warmed Nutella in a tree shape.

* add second layer on top of it and repeat process.

* add fourth layer on top but without Nutella then cut dough to a tree shape as shown in photos.

* make linear cuts to make branches then twist each one .

* add some milk to egg whites and whisk well together then brush on top of tree.

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

* mix a bit of icing sugar with milk and brush sides so as decorations stick well.

* decorate sides with anything you like, sesame,coconut,almonds, crunch …etc.


Oh forgot to mention that lunch is light today, chicken breasts with soy sauce,garlic,coriander and onions with any vegetable you like, I added broccoli today.

Tree looks and tastes AWESOME, a must try this season !




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Ftoor Invitation.

Hello everybody.
Today we’re invited at my sister-in-law’s house.

Delicious various dishes, cheese rolls, courgettes in yogurt, steaks with gravy, eggs and boiled eggs, makmoura and a big fatoush.
I made small qatayef (عصافيري ) with cream and Nutella and took it with me.
Lovely evening and delicious meal.missing you Didi my dear♥.









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