Last Days Of Ramadan.

Hello everybody.

I have to admit, I’m super lazy in my posts this Ramadan but I do post daily on banancooking page everyday.

Last days are usually less active iftar time cause everybody starts preparing for Eid. Date rolls orders already in process plus I’m making the super yummy pistachio rose water cookies and rock cookies with nuts and spices.

Today’s iftar was a kind of breakfast than dinner, cheese platter and kishek.

wp-1467402519977.jpg

 

 

Last samboosek in Ramadan.

wp-1467402525251.jpg

 

Not a Ramadan related thing but it was a super cake, Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Cake.

wp-1467402538074.jpg

 

Mini qatayef with cream and Nutella.

wp-1467402582322.jpg

 

Another eggplant salad.

wp-1467402634750.jpg

 

Burgers and fries.

wp-1467402653168.jpg

Another Week in Ramadan.

wp-1466422549778.jpg

Hello everybody.
Another week passed with lots of yummy dishes, here are some of them.

 

wp-1466422272558.jpg Potato salad.

 

wp-1466422302108.jpg  Hummus falafel and fatteh.

 

wp-1466422335007.jpg  Ouzi in puff pastry.

 

wp-1466422358521.jpg Rice with curried veggies and chicken

 

wp-1466422393836.jpg Fettuccine and salad.

 

wp-1466422407912.jpg Eggplant dip.

 

wp-1466422456871.jpg  wp-1466422474610.jpg Knafeh cheesecake.

wp-1466422501360.jpg wp-1466422489440.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

Two birthdays this week.

wp-1466422518134.jpg wp-1466422525900.jpg

 

Ended this week with a lovely iftar with Family Flavors team at the Four Seasons hotel.

wp-1466422549778.jpg

Past Four Days Dishes.

Hello everybody.
Busy Ramadan this year, no time to post daily so I’ll be summarizing every couple of days.
These last days I made many yummy dishes.

image

Italian couscous salad.

image

Makdous salad.

image

Muhammara.

image

Kofta with tomatoes and tahini.

image

Had caraway at Mom’s.

image

Made this Ramadan dessert, khushaf which is thickened apricot juice with dried fruits and nuts.

image

Kibbeh cupcakes.

image

Roasted Chicken and mloukhieh.

image

Eggplant salad with special dressing.

image

Avocado mttabal.

image

Spaghetti with tomato sauce.

Ramadan Dishes.

wp-1465586913442.jpg

Hello everybody.

Sorry for the laziness but Ramadan is really tiring specially after Iftar, one gets lazy and tired.

Strategy this month is to make little amounts of every dish so as not to have leftovers next day ,the past couple of days I made many dishes.

wp-1465586884171.jpg noodles veggie soup.

wp-1465586944073.jpg

wp-1465586877561.jpg chicken pie.

wp-1465586924337.jpg rocca sun dried tomatoes grilled cheese salad.

wp-1465586979193.jpg chicken fatteh.

 

wp-1465586938900.jpg qatayef and muhalbieh with caramel.

 

 

Ramadan Kareem.

Hello everybody.

Two days passed, I can say they were easy and smooth.
First day ritual dish was stuffed vine leaves and courgettes, mushroom soup and fatoush. Typically dessert was qatayef filled with cheese and walnuts.

Second day’s dish was okra in the oven and Iranian rice, as for dessert I tried a new recipe that I sorted out by mixing many similar ones of the same ingredients.

Pistachio rose water dessert, base was crumbled biscuits and butter,topping was a mix of whipping cream, heavy cream, yogurt, pistachios, rose water, pinch of saffron. All beaten till creamy then onto biscuits, cooled then garnished with pistachios.
Simple elegant dessert with Ramadan spirit in it.

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Cake.

wp-1465061706345.jpg

Hello everybody.

My lovely aunt called yesterday saying she’d like to try one of my cakes, anything with lots of chocolate she said.

wp-1465061734540.jpg

First thing that came to my mind was my usual daisies cake but then I thought why not to try another version, chocolate cake filled with chocolate cream and Ferrero Rocher and topped with the same.

wp-1465061744200.jpg wp-1465061720774.jpg

Final outcome was really amazing and elegant, something all chocolate lovers will love for sure.

wp-1465061714911.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

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.

wpid-wp-1435329660085.jpeg looks yummy !

wpid-wp-1435329689780.jpeg wpid-wp-1435329678337.jpeg

wpid-wp-1435329670161.jpeg  can’t wait !

wpid-wp-1435356349762.jpeg amazing result.

wpid-wp-1435356339827.jpeg wpid-wp-1435356330429.jpeg

wpid-wp-1435356319960.jpeg highly recommended.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ramadan Kareem.

Hello everybody.

First day of the Holy month of Ramadan, wish  Muslims all around the world a month full of spirituality and forgiveness.

A usual custom in our house first dish will be stuffed vine leaves and courgettes with yogurt cucumber salad, fatoush and mushroom soup. My sister in-law will bring lentil soup and boiled eggs and potatoes.
I also baked a big loaf and sliced it to squares a must for my son every year.

Good thing weather is warm so as we’ll eat outdoors.

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

%d bloggers like this: