Beautiful Pistachio Cake.

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Hello everybody.

Baked this beautiful elegant cake for my friend’s birthday today, It’s becoming a dear tradition each birthday that I really enjoy and of course do it with lots of love.

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Well this cake has very little ingredients and very easy to make, but it’s success depends upon baking heat and time.Oven must be on 180 º and may need to lower it after 15-20 minutes to 130º.

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Another issue is baking time, recipe says 20-25 minutes, it may need a bit more but you must be careful not to over bake or else it will dry or collapse..turn off the oven when surface is golden and sides crispy. Then leave to cool completely before removing it from pan.

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Ingredients:
* 3 cups finely crushed pistachios
* 6 eggs.
* 1 1/2 cups sugar.
* 1 tsp vanilla.
* 1 1/2 tsp baking powder.

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Method:
* Mix eggs, vanilla and sugar till fluffy and creamy.
* Add baking powder and pistachios.
* Grease 2 small baking pans or line with wax paper.
* Devide batter in pans.
* Heat oven at 180º. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Leave to cool.
For the filling:
* 1 pack kiri or cream cheese.
* 1 pack dream whip.
* 1 pack cream.
* icing sugar if you like your cream extra sweet.
Mix well till fluffy and doubled in size. Leave in fridge overnight.
Assemble the cake and leave in fridge to firm for 2-3 hours. Decorate it as you wish.

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Enjoy♡♥♡♥.

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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Lovely Authentic Gifts.

Hello everybody.
Nothing feels better than a genuine real gift right from the source and these past couple of days were full of them thank God.

When my mother in-law asked me what to bring you from Beirut told her nothing but an original bottle of pure rose water from the famous shop Al-Hallab, you can smell the fresh roses once you pop the cork, really different than commercial ones,and as usual she got us a box of plain pistachio filled marzipan or lozina as they call it,my favorites.

Another original thing is Chinese tea brought by my sister who’s here on vacation from China, again it’s much more fresh and aromatic than ones in stores and perfect with green mint and few drops of rosewater,couldn’t be happier.
Thank you lovely ladies for the good stuff

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Aish EL-Saraya ( عيش السرايا).

Hello everybody.

We’re Mansaf-ing today for dinner as well,second time this week :) ,but this time at my mother in -law’s house and ( don’t be shocked) we’re mansaf-ing again tomorrow at my mom’s, 3 Mansafs in one week is a big crime I suppose, bye bye diet !!!! why is it whenever you decide to start a diet you either have guests or receive lots of invitations? all include food of course,anyway I’m trying to at least minimize my portions :)

I made this Arabic dessert for tonight,remember I did it once in Ramadan but didn’t post the recipe then.

 

Ingredients and method:

* 1 loaf white toast.roasted till dry and golden.

* 4 cups sugar.

* 2 1/2 cups water.

* some rose water.

* few lemon drops.

* 2 cups fresh cream and 2 packs ready cream (قشطه بلديه وعلب)

* some crushed pistachios.

 

* Remove hard toast sides and process the insides to fine crumbles.

* heat 1 cup of the sugar till it’s caramelized and brown.

* add the water and rest of sugar and stir till all melts,add the lemon drops and simmer till solutions is syrupy (20-30 minutes),add rose water.

* pour syrup while hot over bread crumbs and mix well till it’s all absorbed.

* spread in a wide serving dish.

* mix creams well then spread over bread.

* leave to cool in the fridge.

* decorate with finely crushed pistachios.

 

Really easy delicious dish , I personally love it <3

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Pistachio Cake

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Hello everybody.

Morning breakfast birthday celebration was superb, beautiful weather we even sat outside with best company and delicious chocolate orange mousse cake. Happy Birthday Reemo ♡♥.

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As I told you we have visitors coming this afternoon. Last night I baked the cake and mixed the cream and kept it in the fridge..I assembled it this morning.
Well this cake has very little ingredients and very easy to make, but it’s success depends upon baking heat and time.Oven must be on 180 º and may need to lower it after 15-20 minutes to 130º. Another issue is baking time, recipe says 20-25 minutes, it may need a bit more but you must be careful not to over bake or else it will dry or collapse..turn off the oven when surface is golden and sides crispy. Then leave to cool completely before removing it from pan.

Ingredients:
* 3 cups finely crushed pistachios
* 6 eggs.
* 1 1/2 cups sugar.
* 1 tsp vanilla.
* 1 1/2 tsp baking powder.

Method:
* Mix eggs, vanilla and sugar till fluffy and creamy.
* Add baking powder and pistachios.
* Grease 2 small baking pans or line with wax paper.
* Devide batter in pans.
* Heat oven at 180º. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Leave to cool.
For the filling:
* 1 pack kiri or cream cheese.
* 1 pack dream whip.
* 1 pack cream.
* icing sugar if you like your cream extra sweet.
Mix well till fluffy and doubled in size. Leave in fridge overnight.
Assemble the cake and leave in fridge to firm for 2-3 hours. Decorate it as you wish.

Enjoy♡♥♡♥.

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