Mini Qatayef With A Twist.


Hello everybody.

Ramadan Kareem.

Tried these cute mini qatayef today, they’re similar to the ones served with cream or Nutella but in a different way.


You’ll need mini sized qatayef , fresh cream, crushed pistachios and sugar syrup or honey.


Spray a mini cupcake pan with vegetable oil then put qatayef in it , bake for 15-20 minutes or till edges are golden.


Cool then fill with fresh cream or ricotta with a one tablespoon rosewater and few crushed mistika

Decorate with pistachios, add honey upon serving.


Simple,easy and delicious

Cheese Za’tar Cookies. كعك بالجبنه والزعتر

Hello everybody.

An idea just crossed my mind and I did it at once,salty cheesy cookies to serve at Eid cause lots of people will come fed up from eating too much sweets and they turned out really yummy.

# 2 eggs.
# 3/4 cup butter.
# 1/4 cup olive oil.
# 3/4 cup chopped green thyme زعتر اخضر طازج
# 1 cup mixed cheeses any kind you prefer.
# 1 tsp salt.
#1 tsp baking powder.
# 2 1/2 -3 cups flour.

# beat eggs then add all other ingredients.
# add flour last thing 2 1/2 cups first then keep adding till you get a stiff dough ( not soft nor hard) .
# with the help of two spoons make smalls portions of the dough and on an oven pan directly, no greasing or flour needed.
# bake in a medium heated oven for 15 minutes or till bottom is golden.
# roast surface then store in a well closed container when cooled.

As usual I also did rock cookies, a must of course.



wpid-wp-1437062218843.jpeg cute little things aren’t they :)

wpid-wp-1437062239926.jpeg wpid-wp-1437062250093.jpeg rock cookies.




Fried Veggies Salad.

Hello everybody.

My husband cooked today for a change, his favorites sheep pluck and fried tomatoes.

For those who doesn’t eat it ( only me)  I did a salad rich and fulfilling. Normal salad with cubed fried veggies like eggplants, courgettes, potatoes and cauliflowers with tahini sauce on top.

wpid-wp-1436992422909.jpeg fried veggies salad.

wpid-wp-1436992381319.jpeg sheep pluck (معلاق)

wpid-wp-1436992369685.jpeg قلايه بندوره

wpid-wp-1436992398969.jpeg wpid-wp-1436992412139.jpeg سلطه مقالي





Baclava Cheesecake.بقلاوة تشيزكيك

Hello again.

A member in banancooking posted this dessert last night and directly I thought why not do it today since I have a family gathering.


Very easy specially if you have all ingredients.


Ingredients and method:

* crushed biscuits with butter for the crust.

* filling:

* 3 packs cream cheese.

* 4 eggs.

* 3/4 cup sugar.

* 1/2 cup milk.

* 1/2 cup flour.

* 1/3 cup labaneh.

* 1 tsp vanilla.


* 1 cup crushed walnuts and almonds.

* syrup: 1 1/2 cups sugar,1 cup honey,1 cup water,1 tsp cinnamon all boiled together till thick.

* 4 sheets phyllo pastry and butter.

* Make crust as usual then put in in cheesecake pan.

* Mix filling ingredients all together for 7 minutes.

* add over crust then mix nuts with half the syrup and add it as gallops on the filling.

* cover with phyllo pastry coated with butter and some of the nuts mixture if you like.

* bake in a medium heated oven for &0 minutes in a water bath pan.

* cool in fridge and serve with rest of the syrup.


طبقة البسكوت المعتادة ( زبدة و بسكوت)
ال syrup كاسة و نص سكر، كاسة عسل، كاسة مي، معلقة قرفة صغيرة مليانة ( بتنعمل عالنار لتعقد شوي)
الحشوة: كوب جوز و لوز مطحون مع نص كاسة من السيرب

التشيز كيك: ٣ علب فيلادلفيا، ٤ بيض، تلت ارباع كاسة سكر، نص كاسة حليب، نص كاسة طحين، تلت كاسة لبنة، معلقة صغيرة فانيلا. كل خاي المكونات مع بعض عالخلاط يدون ترتيب معين لسبع دقايق يتندار فوق طبقة البسكوت و بعدين بنحط من حشوة الجوز معالق صغيرة مفرقة عخليط الجبنة.
بعدين طبقة عجينة بقلاوة و تدهن زبدة و تكرر ٤ طبقات، بعدين طبقة جوز اختياري بعدين طبقة عجينة و تدهن زبدة.
تحبز بحمام مي عحرارة ١٥٠-١٧٠ طبقة وسط يالفرن ٧٠ دقيقة


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Last Ramadan Gathering.

Hello everybody.

Today was the last big event in Ramadan,I invited my family to dinner.

I made Fish with rice ( sayyadieh) ,shrimps with garlic tomato coriander sauce, akoob with meat, chicken with veggies and noodles,caprice salad,baba ghanouj and a salad.

wpid-dsc_1226.jpg fish with rice.

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wpid-dsc_1223.jpg appetizers.

wpid-20150713_185230.jpg baclava cheesecake.






Caramel Coffee Nuts Cake.

Hello everybody.

Was invited to a small gathering last night at  my friend’s house and it happened that her birthday plus another friend of mine was a few days ago.

As always I did a cake for the occasion, didn’t know what to do at first,wanted something simple and nice then I came out with this one, cake was basic Nescafe cake,frosting was vanilla whipping cream then I decorated it with caramel and roasted nuts.

Final look was awesome and taste was light and yummy.

Ingredients and method:

* 5 eggs.

* 1 big spoon Nescafe dissolved in 1/2 cup of water.

* 1 tsp vanilla.

* 1  1/2 cups sugar.

* 1 cup vegetable oil.

* 4 tsp baking powder.

* 2 cups flour.

* 1 1/2 cups sugar and 3/4 cup almonds for the croquant.

* whipping cream.

* extra Nescafe in water for the cake when done.

* beat eggs with sugar till creamy then add vanilla,oil,Nescafe,baking powder and flour alternatively.

* bake in a medium heated oven in two small baking tins for 30-35 minutes or till dry from inside.

* when cooled, place one layer in serving plate then add some Nescafe on it.

* cover with cream and croquant then add other layer and repeat.

* decorate cake with anything you have .

*Croquant :

* heat sugar and almonds till it caramelize.

* pour in a well greased pan till cold and stiff.

* crush or use food processor to make fine crumbles. ( it actually resembles glass :) )

* leave in fridge to settle before serving.




wpid-20150711_181211.jpg a beauty.




Roast Beef with Mushroom Sauce.

Hello everybody.

Got a nice neat roast beef from Centro Supermarket yesterday and did it for dinner with mushroom sauce to go with it.

Alongside was mashed potatoes,couscous salad and fava beans fatteh.

Did Italian couscous salad and hummus.


wpid-dsc_1173.jpg roast beef and mushroom sauce.

wpid-dsc_1172.jpg fava beans fatteh.

wpid-20150711_193805.jpg Italain couscous salad.





Crispy Caramel Bites.

Hello everybody.
Another dessert done yesterday was this super easy recipe I’ve learned from a friend couple of years ago.

You know the typical ready samboosek dough?  Well you only have to cut it lengthwise fold it like a butterfly then stick it with some water. Deep fry then sprinkle with cinnamon and icing sugar.

Served with caramel sauce which is caramelized sugar with some water and heavy cream all whisked well together.

Very easy and delicious dish.







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.

wpid-20150708_185217.jpg elegant dessert right?

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Chicken with Pepsi and Marble Cake.

Hello everybody .

Upon special request from my son’s friend I made chicken with Pepsi for him and a marble cake with caramel frosting as dessert.


Ingredients and method:
* 2-3 boneless cubed chicken breasts.
* 1 can or pack mushroom.
* 1 green or dry onion.
* 2 cloves garlic.
* 1/2 small cup ketchup (2-3 spoons).
* 1 small spoon soy sauce.
* 1 small can DIET Pepsi.
* 1 big spoon cornflour.
* salt, pepper for seasoning the chicken.

* saute chicken in a bit of oil and season till almost done.
* add chopped onions and garlic.
* add mushrooms.
* add rest of ingredients: soy sauce, ketchup, diet Pepsi and cornflour. Mix well so as not to clot.
* leave to simmer till done and sauce is thick.
* you might need a bit of water if necessary .
* serve with plain white rice.

Enjoy and please try it..♡♥♡♥

wpid-20140319_143216 chicken with Pepsi .

Marble cake with caramel frosting.

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