Cheese Zatar Rolls.

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Hello everybody.

Thanks to a member in Banan Cooking group that made realize that  i didn’t post recipe of these yummy rolls that are now a basic item in my menu. So light and perfect for a snack or even breakfast.

Sorry for my laziness again in posting new recipes, it’s been really the craziest summer ever , hope life will go back to it’s normal routine soon.

 

Ingredients and method:

* 3 cups flour.

* 1 tsp salt.

* 1 cup yogurt.

* 2 teaspoons instant yeast dissolved in a cup of warm water and 1 tsp sugar.

* 1 tablespoon butter.

* 1 egg.

* a drizzle of olive oil to coat dough .

Stuffing:

  • grated white cheese.
  • 2 tablespoons feta cheese.
  • zatar.

*Mix flour with salt , yogurt and butter.

*When yeast foams add it with the water to flour and knead well for 5 minutes.

*Dough will be very soft, leave to rise then roll it to a big rectangle on a flour dusted surface.

*Add stuffing and roll it,

*Cut to pieces then flip it on the side and shape then into circles on n oven pan

* Bake them in a well heated oven till bottom is golden.

*Roast surface as well, you can drizzle olive oil on top at this step .

 

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Seperable Za’tar Cheese Loaf.

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Hello everybody.

No cooking today cause I have leftovers,I only made this big bowl of colorful salad to add up.

I also made the same separable loaf I did a while ago but this time with za’tar and white cheese half and another with Gouda, a quick tasty breakfast for the kids before leaving the house.

 

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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.

 

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Beautiful Morning.

Hello everybody.

Beautiful morning after two hot dusty weather.

Woke up too early don’t know why, so by ten I was both bored and hungry so I decided to make a big breakfast or brunch actually.

Made mashed fava beans,sunny side ups, fried cheese plus labaneh and cheese.

I also tried the deep pan pizza but with olive oil and za’tar,not bad but not as tasty as a real manousheh.

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Enjoy your weekend lovely people.

Another Shakshouka.

Hello everybody.

Beautiful weather a real Spring day,going to a gathering this afternoon so my share is Za’tar Puffs amazing how dough rises quickly in warm weather, all process of kneading, cutting and baking took less than an hour.

Lunch was kids’ favorite Shakshuka, great option, easy and everyone love it.

 

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Morning Gathering .

Hello everybody.

As I mentioned yesterday we have a gathering this morning for a very special group of ladies that I really love so much, my mother in-law’s school mates,really sweet lovable group <3

Last night I made the apple pie and za’tar pastries,this morning I arranged a cheese platter with some fresh figs and grapes,decorated some pastries with labaneh,tomatoes and olives and made spinach tabouleh and my sister in-law made yalanji and got some Halouva .

 

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Turned out a really elegant table,everybody enjoyed the food and company :)

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Traditional Apple Pie.

Hello everybody.

No cooking today,I still have lots from yesterday,plus I went out with my friends for breakfast to a kind of new place in town Shakespeare & co. really pleasant place,beautiful decor, tasty food and excellent service I might say :)

This doesn’t mean no work,my mother in law’s school friends are coming tomorrow morning so I made apple pie and za’tar sticks but as round pastries this time, will be great with a cheese platter and Tabouleh.

You may find various apple pie recipes all over,I usually make this one which is easy and always work.

Ingredients and method of apple pie:

*Crust:

* 1 egg.

* 1 tsp vanilla or lemon zest.

* 1/2 cup sugar.

* 3/4 cup butter.

* 1 3/4 cups flour ( you may need 1/4 more to make a firm dough)

* pinch of salt.

* 2 tablespoons cold water.

 

Filling:

* 5-6 large apples peeled and cut to slices.

* 1/2 cup walnuts (optional).

* 1/4 cup raisins (optional).

* 1/4 cup brown sugar.

* 1 tsp lemon juice .

* 1 tablespoon cinnamon ( sorry forgot to add it in the photo)

 

* beat the egg.vanilla,sugar and butter till creamy.
* add flour and salt and knead well till you have a firm round dough ( add more flour if it’s sticky and you can’t handle it)
* leave to cool in the fridge for 30 minutes.
* spread 3/4 dough in pie pan evenly in bottom and sides.
* pinch it with a fork so as it won’t form a bubble.
* mix filling ingredients well and pour them into the pie pan.
* make shapes to decorate top of pie from remaining dough ,sprinkle surface with flour or use plastic bag for easier handling.
* bake in a medium heated oven for 30-40 minutes or till sides and bottom are golden then toast the surface.
    You can reheat it and serve it with vanilla ice cream or as is with a sprinkle of icing sugar,depends on how the lovely ladies prefer tomorrow .
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Trip Goodies!

Hello everybody.
Long day full of events, I just finished my errands and work, niw enjoying a cup of coffee outside, beautiful night ♡
One of the things I did today was cheese, za’tar and hotdog pastries for our trip to Taba tomorrow. We’re leaving early morning so they’ll be perfect for breakfast in the bus.
See you all Sunday :)

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Za’tar Sticks.( اصابع الزعتر)

Hello everybody. How’s your weekend so far???
Hope you’re enjoying the great weather♡.
We’re invited to lunch today at my brother’s fiancee family house…off cooking  also!!! . Actually we had great time and had delicious whole roasted lamp with rice followed by knafeh.
This morning I cut some fresh green za’tar leaves from my garden, so aromatic and tempting to do something with them.
I always bake these sticks whenever I have fresh za’tar, very good in the morning as quick breakfast with cheese or labaneh.

Ingredients and method:
* fresh za’tar or thyme.
* 2 big spoons of each eating za’tar (the one usually bought ready from stores ), dried oregano, sesame seeds, black seeds (قزحه ).
*1 spoon instant yeast.
* 1 spoon salt.
* 1 tsp sugar.
* 3/4 cup olive oil.
* 3 cups  whole  wheat flour.
* 3 cups white flour.
* enough lukewarm water to knead (1-2 cups)

* take one cup from the flour,add yeast, sugar and 1 cup water ( not hot nor cold) mix well and leave till bubbles are formed.
* add all remaining ingredients. Knead well with water enough to form an elastic  non sticky dough.
* cover it with a bit if oil and leave for 1/2 hour to rise.
*  spread it to a thin layer in a big oven tray.
* cut to long rectangles or any shape you like.
* bake in a well heated oven till golden from bottom then roast the upper part.
* store in a well closed jar or tin.

Enjoy♡♥♡♥.

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PIZZA.

Hello everybody.

I’m pretty sure all kids won’t say no to pizza.specially if coming right from the oven and topped with each member’s taste

To solve this problem and save time at the same time.I bought large rectangular oven trays,I spread the dough and make 3 kinds of pizza toppings .all will be happy and eat it hot at the same time.

One can find many recipies for pizza dough, I usually stick to this one.
You will need:
*1 big spoon instant yeast.
*1 small spoon sugar.
*1 big spoon powdered milk.
*1 cup flour.
*1 cup warm water.
Mix all together till creamy.cover and leave for 10-15 min or till bubbles are formed.then add:
*1/2 cup vegetable oil.
*1/2 cup olive oil.
*5 cups flour.
*1 spoon salt.
*1-1/2 cup warm water.
Knead well for 10 min.leave in a warm place to rise.
This dough is called the 10 minutes dough، cause it does rise quickly and it’s very easy to handle.

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As for pizza sauce. I usually mix canned tomatoes, tomato paste, clove of garlic, oregano, basil..then leave to simmer.cool and use.
Toppings are various according to your family’s choices. Today I have mushrooms.black olives.courgettes.I will make 2 small ones..one with za’tar , the other with labaneh, rocca leaves and tomato slices.
Bake the pizza in a well heated oven.add the cheese when it’s almost done not before.then drizzle a bit of olive oil on top before roasting.makes it extra crispy.

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Though I know that many people prefer to order pizza, but I find homemade ones more, I don’t know how to describe it, maybe
loving.hahaha:)
Enjoy♡♥♡♥

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