Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Kunafa with Cream . Kadayif mit Creme . الكنافه بالكريمه

Kunafa is an oriental dessert , made of a noodle like pastry long threads , soaked in a Sugar Syrup .
There are many ways to do it , I'm doing my mother's recipe which is the best for me .  I was brought up eating it & enjoying its amazing taste. My Mom always used to do it with nuts , My kids now like it more with cream , so I make it with Cream for them ! But you can fill it with roasted nuts in the middle & follow the same steps & recipe. You can also do it as small rolls , just roll the long threads ,with or without Nuts inside , but in theis case you shouldn't cut the Kunafa threads insto small pieces (as will be mentioned latter in the recipe ) .
Kunafa (as we call in in Egypt & in other Arab countries ) is very popular in the holy fasting month of Ramadan . It (with Basbousa " Semolina Cake " ) is a regular visitor on our Dinner tables , it's delicious, relatively easy , & provides us with the Calories needed during fasting. All kids love helping thier Moms doing it, buy cuting the long threads with thier small hands ,then soaking it with Butter . The smell of Butter & Kunafa takes me years backwards towards my Childhood beautiful memories during making Kunafa with my Brother , someone used to cut Kunafa ,the other , peel Almonds & roast nuts then blend them in the mixer & my Mother beggins us to leave the Kitcen for her to do everything herself  (The exact same thing I do now wit my kids:) )
Now, here is the delicious Recipe , Hope you all try it & give me your feedbacks :)

Ingredients : (For a 24-26 cm Cake round Form )

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Egyptian Semolina Cake. Agyptischer Grieß Kuchen . البسبوسة المصري

This is a very popular and well known Egyptian delicious recipe. It's made of Semolina Flour & soaked with light Sugar Syrup . It's a family favourite specially in the holly month of Ramadan , as it provides us with the Energy needed during fasting :)
I've searched a lot for many recipes & this one is my favourite , it's Sally Foad's recipe ,she's a well known Egyptian Chef . I love this recipe it's really a no fail one !


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Triple Chocolate Cake . Triple Schokladentorte . تورتة الشكولاتة ذات الثلاث طبقات

This Cake was a very special Cake I made, as I made it for my Husband's Birthday :) He loves Chocolate, so I decided to make something with triple Chocolate  layers !
I used a Cake that I made before & that we all love , then added a layer of Chocolate Ganache, then a layer of chocolate Mousse . It was so chocolaty & so delicious ! For Chocolate lovers, you will all love this Cake for sure !
You Can decorate with Fresh Fruits or Berries or Whipped Cream, just use your own creation for decorating. This Cake also looks really elegant & can be used in family fests or celebrations .

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Basic Chicken Soup . Hühnersuppe das Grundrezept . أساسيات شوربة الفراخ

This is the basic Chicken Soup recipe that I use in all Soup dishes here in my Blog .
I also use the same recipe for Meat Soup. It's always perfect & full of nice flavors .
You can also use the same recipe for Rice or vegetable dishes.


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Classic Apple Pie . Apfel-Pie . فطيرة التفاح

I love anything with Apples ! This classic Apple Pie is always the perfect dessert for me , I love it warm or cold, with or without Vanilla Sauce !
The recipe is from a book I like a lot called " Das Backbuch"

Friday, May 23, 2014

Pastry Cream. Creme Patissiere . كريم باتسيريه (كريمه الكاستر )

Pastry cream or Creme Patissiere is a creamy Custard like cream or pudding made of Egg Yolks, Milk, Starch & Vanilla. It's usually used to fill Tarts , Eclairs or any other types of desserts .
Doing Pastry cream was a real challenge for me, as I'm very bad in doing things containing Egg yolks or whites that needs heating over the oven ! For example, Doing a Swiss meringue Butter cream Frosting for Cupcakes is so far a dream for me :) As I failed many times in doing it !!! But will Continue trying :)
Anyway this recipe is from an Amazing Book , Called " Die Backfee Zuckersüß" I really love this Book & recommend buying it for anyone who loves baking like me !
I made this recipe with no failure, I'm really proud of myself now & my kids ate this cream & loved it & asked me to do it again ! I was really happy as this a meal full of Protein for them :)

Here is the Original recipe link : http://en.passionforbaking.com/blog/2012/01/01/creme-patissiere/

Friday, May 9, 2014

Basic Moist Vanilla Cupcakes.

This is my Basic Vanilla Cupcake recipe that I always use , it's so delicious & moist !

Ingredients: ( I use a big Mug )