Kazandibi (Caramelized Pudding) 






Hello everybody.

A friend of mine sent me a photo of this dessert after I posted the Turkish dish Iskander kebab,guess everybody got into the Turkish cuisine mood that day.

After some research I found the easiest recipe and made it yesterday, kept it in fridge all night to settle and served it with coffee this morning for my guests.

Feedback was all positive, taste is so yummy but my critical self thought it needs some adjustments, less sugar in pudding mixture and a bit more cornflower so as it’ll be easier to roll it when served.

Guess it’s okay for a first trial, hope next time it’ll look nicer.

Ingredients and method :

# 4 cups of milk.

# 1 pack of cream ( علبه قشطه صغيره)

# 1/2 cup of sugar.

# 1/2 tsp mistaka.

#  1 tsp rose water.

# 3 tablespoons cornflour.

# 3 tablespoons rice flour. (or all 6 cornflour will do)

# some butter and sugar for caramel.

#mix cold milk, cream with sugar, cornflour and rice flour well.

# boil till mixture is thick and creamy.

# add crushed mistaka and rose water.

# leave to cool.

# cover a wide non stick pan with butter then coat it with a layer of sugar.

#slowly add the pudding over it.

#over a medium heated gas place the pan and keep rotating it till pudding is bubbly and all sides are golden and caramelized. (about 20 minutes)

# directly put the pan in a tray full with iced water.

# leave to cool and settle in fridge.

# with a sharp spatula remove a piece with caramel bottom, flip and make it as a roll on serving dish.

Can’t say that last step is easy but I’m sure you’ll get it with practice, I’ll sure will try it again.


Pineapple Pudding Dessert. 


Hello everybody.

A dear friend of mine ordered chicken pie and any kind of dessert that contains pineapples, so after a quick search I came up with this version which is a mix of different recipes with some personal touches.

Ingredients are very similar to the apple pudding eclaires I usually do but with different filling.


Ingredients and method :

* 1 pack of plain biscuits باكيت بسكوت ساده.

* 1 tablespoon butter rubbed with crushed biscuits for the base. ملعقه كبيره زبده بنخلطها مع البسكوت المطحون للقاعدة.

*1 can pinnapple. علبه اناناس.

*filling :

* 1 cup vanilla pudding. كاسه مهلبيه فانيلا دانيت

* 6 kiri pieces. 6 حبات كيري

* one pack cream علبه قشطه

* 2 envelopes dream whip باكيتين كريما

* 4 pieces chopped pineapples اربع قطع اناناس مقطع

* half cup pineapple juice نص كوب صغير عصير اناناس.

* coconut جوز هند

* layer cups with biscuits butter mixture. اول طبقه بسكوت وزبده

* beat all filling ingredients till creamy and well combined. تخلط المقادير السابقه جيدا حتى تكثف وتتجانس

* add some extra pinnapple over biscuits then add cream filling. يضاف بعض قطع الاناناس فوق البسكوت ثم طبقه من الخلطه.

*garnish with roasted coconut and leave to cool in the fridge. تزين بجوز الهند المحمص وتترك بالثلاجة لحتى تبرد.




Chocolate Coffee Pudding.

Hello everybody.

Saw this interesting recipe from Deema Hajjawi’s Instagram account thought I’d try it since I have fresh milk.

Taste is good like a chocolate mousse in a way,recipe is easy but I used fresh milk instead of powder.

Ingredients and method :
* 4 cups milk.
* 3-4 tablespoons starch.
* 1 cup chocolate chips.
* 2 packs creme caramel powder.
* 1 pack cream.
* 1 tablespoon Nescafe.
* Digestive biscuits.

# heat milk ( only 3 cups) till warm then add chocolate till it melts.
# dissolve the remaining cup of milk with the starch.
# add the cream caramel, cream and milk with starch to the milk chocolate mixture.
# add Nescafe.
# mix all well together over low heat till it’s thick.
# pour in small silicone cups or glass cups.
# cool in fridge for several hours.
# upon serving turn it on a digestive biscuit and serve decorated with chocolate syrup or nuts.





Muhalabieh With A Twist.

Hello everybody.

Upon several request I did the caramel muhalabieh or pudding today,a quite cool light delicious dessert.


This time I thought why not give it a twist which is serving it with caramel dipped figs,result was amazing both in looks and taste ,really yummy:)

Ingredients and method:

Note :this quantity yields 12 small jars or pots.

* 6 cups milk.

* 6 big tablespoons starch.

* 1 tsp mistaka finely crushed with 1/4 cup sugar so as not to stick to the grinder.

* 1 tsp rose water (optional)

* more sugar also optional cause the caramel sauce is sweet.

* leave one or two cups of milk aside and mix starch in them very well.

* add to other quantity,mix all very well then boil till it thickens.

* add mistaka and sugar and the rose water.

* pour in one big bowl or small glass bowls or jars.

* cool in the fridge for at 2-3 hours .



* 1/2 cup sugar melted till caramelized and golden.

* 1/2 cup water added very carefully to the browned sugar.

* stir very well and leave to simmer a bit till it’s thick.

* Before serving flip the muhalabieh in a slightly deep dish then garnish with crushed pistachios and drizzle with the caramel sauce.

مساء الخير.
اليكم مقادير وطريقة المهلبية بالكراميل

٦ اكواب حليب

سته ملاعق كبيره نشا

ملعقه صغيره مستكه مدقوقه مع ربع الى نصف كوب سكر

ماء زهر حسب الرغبه.

يذوب النشا بمقدار كوب الى كوب ونص من الحليب المستعمل ثم يضاف الى بقيه الحليب ويغلى حتي يكثف.
يضاف المستكه والسكر وماء الزهر ويحرك جيدا.
يصب في وعاء غميق او زبادي ويترك في الثلاجة من ساعتين الى ثلاثه.

الكراميل :
يذوب نصف كوب سكر حتى ينحرق ويصبح لونه ذهبي ثم نضيف نص كوب ماء بحذر لان حراره السكر عاليه جدا.
يحرك جيدا ويترك ليغلي خمس دقائق على نار هادئة.

عند التقديم تقلب المهلبيه في صحن وتزين بالفستق المطحون والكراميل

صحتين وعافيه




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Apple Pudding Eclairs.

Hello again.

Invited to a gathering at my cousin’s house in my  hometown Huwwara-Irbid,each one bringing something so I made this old recipe I had.

Gathering was full of many different dishes all very yummy as expected.

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wpid-dsc_0014.jpg wpid-dsc_0009.jpg  big variety of delicious food.

wpid-20150421_190101.jpg rose and lemon cheesecake.

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wpid-dsc_0008.jpg my amazing hometown.








Custard on Cake Crumble.

Hello everybody.

Woke up to a rainy cold day, I really don’t like this weather specially if I have to go out, anyway a breakfast gathering was already fixed from last week at a coffee shop ” Commodo “, to be honest food was good but service was awful, hate it when food comes before tea and hot plates before cold, anyway I don’t think I’ll be going again :)
Lunch today was cauliflower with rice and salad suitable dish in this weather.Dessert was recycled chocolate cake leftovers crumbled with its sauce then I made simple custard and topped crumbles with it, nice dessert with coffee after the afternoon nap.

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Self-Saucing Chocolate Pudding.

Hello everybody.

As you may also noticed we’re Mansaf-ing today,and farewell treat to dear Haidar before heading back to Subway and frozen meals.As usual it was superb and we’ll done,my mother in-law’s specialty hope God give her good health and energy to keep on doing it :mrgreen:.
My part was the dessert, I arranged a small tray of sweets including fresh cream, honey, molasses and homemade halaweh with toasted bread sticks and made this new dish that was posted in my page from yummy yummy website which is self-saucing chocolate pudding.

Very easy to make plus it saves you time and effort to make a sauce or ganache for the cake .

Ingredients and method :
* 3 eggs .
* 1/2 cup butter .
* 1/4 cup coccoa .
* 3/4 cup sugar .
* 3/4 cup warm milk .
* 1 tablespoon Nescafe .
* 1 tsp baking powder .
*1 tsp vanilla.
* 1 cup chocolate chips or any kind of milk chocolate .
* 2 cups flour .

For the syrup :
* 2 1/2 boiling water .
* 1/2 cup sugar .
* 2 big spoonful of coccoa .

* whisk eggs,vanilla ,sugar,butter with milk and nescafe till frothy .
* add dry ingredients ( flour,coccoa and baking powder )
* fold in chocolate chips .

* mix syrup ingredients well.
* pour chocolate batter into a greased deep pan.
* pour hot syrup on top .
* bake in a medium heated oven for 40 minutes .
* you’ll have two separated layers of cake and pudding or thick syrup under it.
* serve alone or with vanilla ice cream .



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wpid-wp-1421854765551.jpeg   halaweh,molasses,honey and cream.

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wpid-wp-1421854779835.jpeg   it is actually a self saucing type of cake ,loved it :)










Apple Pudding Eclairs.

Hello everybody.

Back from a short trip to Taba/Egypt,though tiring long drive but it was worth it.Fun in the sun is the exact description , beautiful Sofitel Hotel with lots of pools and activities all day,the only disadvantage was the quality of food, all inclusive buffets but nothing good to eat.Thank God for bread and butter,but all in all it’s the company of good friends that made this trip memorable,we had a blast and lots of funny stories to tell for sure :)

Today as my son said we need something with rice,a good homemade meal is so satisfying after 3 days of eating out,I made Kebabs with tomatoes and rice or as we call it Indian Kebabs.

Tomorrow we’re going to spend the day at my friend’s house by the pool,another fun in the sun day,so I prepared this cool Summery dessert to take with me, very easy to do and a chance to use all the apples my husband brought while I was away !

ingredients and method:

* 5-6 large apples.

* 1 tsp cinnamon.

* 1 tablespoon flour.

* sugar if desired.

* 1 pack whipping cream.

* 1 pack fresh cream.

* 1 pack cream cheese.

* 4 packs vanilla pudding or you can use homemade pudding also.

* plain biscuits and some milk.


* peel and chop apples then add flour,cinnamon and sugar and mix well.

* mix together whipping cream,fresh cream,cream cheese and pudding very well .

* line the biscuits in a deep serving dish and sprinkle with some milk.

* add half the amount of cream then half of apples.

* repeat the layers then decorate with crushed biscuits and cinnamon.

* keep in fridge overnight for better results.



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Rice Pudding. ( رز بالحليب )

Hello everybody.

   Been waiting for my mother in law since I started blogging to do her famous rice pudding !!! Everybody, family and friends loves it, and it’s almost a must every 2-3 weeks. I love it when still hot, so yummy. ♡♥.

Her ingredients are for a big quantity, makes nealy 18-20 small cups. You can minimize it according to your need.

Ingredients and method;:
* 12 cups milk fresh or powder or skimmed.
* 12 big spoons cornflour.
* 1 cup sugar ( you can add more or less as you desire).
* 1 cup rice.
* 2 spoons rose water.

* wash and boil rice till almost done.
* mix milk ,sugar and rose water well then boil.
* mix starch in some of the milk or water.
* when rice is done add it to boiling milk and stirr very well.
* add sartch while stirring.
* simmer till it thickens.
* you can add more dissolved starch if you feel pudding is too thin or not thick enough.
* pour in small cups or balls or in a big Pyrex.
* decorate with crushed pistachio.
* keep in fridge.









Semolina Pudding Cake.

Hello everybody.
Mansaf-ing today also !!!! . We have a dear guest from UAE so Mansaf is requested.
I did the dessert though we brought knafeh, but I have this recipe since mother’s day thought i’ll try it today.
This one also has no title, put one according to ingredients or as I have it in my cook book Rania’s Cake.

Ingredients and method:
* 3 cups milk.
* 4 large tablespoons cornflour.
* 1/2 cup sugar.
* 1 tsp rose water. ( ماء ورد )
* 1 tsp blossom water (ماء زهر ).
* 1 pack cream.
* mix milk with cornflour and boil till thick then add rest of ingredients, mix well and leave to cool .then use as filling.

* 1 cup sugar.
* 1 cup milk powder.
* 1 cup semolina.
* 3 tablespoons coconut.
* 1/2 cup vegetable oil.
* 1 tsp vanilla.
* 1 1/2 tsp baking powder.
* 2 eggs.
* 1 small spoon white vinegar.
* 1 pack cream.
* zest of lemon or orange.

* mix all together  till homogeneous.
* spread half of batter in oven pan.
* spread cooled filling on top.
* spread other half of batter on top, I used wax paper for easy handling then removed it when cake almost done.
* bake 30-35 minutes till done in a medium heated oven.
* serve when cooled.









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