Monday, April 24, 2017

Belila Egyptian recipe . البليلة المصري

Today I would like to present 2 delicious and easy Egyptian recipes served in a glass , you can call them glass recipes , street recipes , winter recipes , comforting recipes , or simply all of the above ! before starting with my first recipe , I would like to thank my beautiful and talented friend Nisreen for inviting me to her event #cook_it_our_way  #اطبخها_بالعربي and to be her guest here in her beautiful website  and I would like to tell her keep on going with your beautiful recipes & more beautiful “teaching” photos .

Monday, March 20, 2017

Rice meatballs . Koftit Roz. كفتة الرز

This is a typical Egyptian dish ,made of rice meatballs soaked in delicious Tomatoe Sauce . Rice meatballs with Egyptian rice is one of my favourite dishes , it's so tasty and easy to make , you can eat it with rice or bread , or combine it with potatoes and eat it as a full meal.
It's made of minced beef meat and ground rice . You can either use the blender or kitchen machine to grind rice into a powdered form , or simply use rice flour . Earlier ,there wasn't any rice flour in the market ,so we had to grind rice at home and it was a bit hard because sometimes you can't have the powdered form that you are looking for , now with the presence of rice flour , doing this recipe became easier.

Ingredients :

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Halawet El Jibn ( Halwa aljebn ) . حلاوة الجبن

Halawet el jibn is the arabic name for cheese dessert , as it's made mainly of Mozzarella plus semolina & water . It's really easy & all guests will love it. It's an oriental dessert , Originally made in Syria , there isn't much written about its history anywhere unfortunately , I only know that it's an oriental dessert that we used to eat more during the holy month of Ramadan , I guess because we all search for a sweet thing to eat after fasting for many hours. I've been searching for a nice recipe since a long time & my friend gave me her recipe that I modified a bit to get this very nice & delicious recipe , I did it for some German guests who wanted to try something oriental & they loved it ! Hope you all try it & I'm sure you'll all love it :)

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Black & white Cookies . كوكيز الفانيليا الطريه . Amerikaner

Amerikaner is a very popular cake like cookies , or you can call them cookie like small cakes ! The exact translation is "American" ! It's very popular in kids' birthdays here in Germany , every child loves them , I used to hear from the kids "I ate Amerikaner today" & I've always thought what was the "american" they ate ! they used to describe it & I never knew weather that was a cake or a cookie! I asked a German friend & she explained what was it for me & she even showed them to me ,they are every where in Bakery shops & they are sold frozen in Supermarkets ! since than I started searching for recipes & making them for kids with different toppings. Original Cookies are  American & are called Black & White cookies , because they are always half black & half white . Here in Germany they are very popular in Birthdays covered with Sugar glaze ( icing ) & smarties chocolate ! you can even make faces over the suagr glaze using melted chocolate , or colored sugar glaze . you can also cover only with chocolate instead of sugar icing !
Here I did mine for my daughter who loves pink , so I covered it with Sugar glaze (icing ) & splinkeled some pink & white sugar sprinkles . It's delicious & very soft like small Cakes bit in the size of a cookie.The recipe is so easy , hope you all try it & like it .

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Homemade Bread spread . Vegetarischer Brotaufstrich . جبنه بيضاء بالخضار للسندوتشات

This is one of our Family favourite weekend breakfast , It's my Mom's reecipe that was done nearly daily . It's a very very easy recipe that is done in 5 minutes , all you have to do is put all ingredients in a mixer ( or just mix everything with a fork in a big Bowl ) . you can add whatever vegetables or herbs you want , you can add 2 or 3 types of cheese , there are no limits to your creation !

I will write down the basic recipe that is really easy & hope you can try it & give me your feedback .

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Pumpkin Soup . Kürbissuppe. شوربة القرع العسلي

Pumpkin Soup is one of my kids' favorite Soups , The kids loved it from Kinder garden , as it was a regular visitor for lunch in Autumn months , they used to ask me to do it at home , but cutting a pumpkin at home was a disaster for me :) so I used to buy those pre-made Soup powders & do it for them & they always say it's good ( but not that good that I hear when I do any other type of home made soup from scratch at home).
I found those beautiful previously cut in cubes Hokkaido (Red Squash ) in Market , so I said to myself , now it's time to make my kids happy ! I made it & it was really good , the kids loved it & I heard that "This soup is really good" with their childish enthusiasm that I was waiting for :) It tastes fruity ,creamy , fresh & has a nice sweet taste , I can't really describe it that good ,but you have to try it as it's very very easy ,like most of the Soups !

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Food Fotografie von Corinna Gissemann

Food fotografie ist mein passion !  Ich folge corinna in iherer facebookseite seit einem Monat . Ich habe sie in eine anderen Facebookseite (Für international Food Fotografen & Fotografinnen) entdeckt! Ihre Fotos waren immer die beste , und ich mochte ihere "behind the scenes" Fotos  sehr ! In ihere Facebookseite , habe ich gehört über iherem Buch "Food fotografie" , heute habe ich dieses Buch gekauft & ich muss sagen ,dass dieses Buch Klasse ist ! Das Buch ist in 232 seiten geschrieben , Perfekte Qualität , viele viele super-tolle Bilder ,und in zehn Kapital geschrieben.
Für alle Food Fotografie "lovers" Einsteiger oder Profi ,das ist ein wichtiges buch zukaufen.

Corinnas Internetseite :

** Sorry ! Ich bin nicht zu Gut in Buch-Fotografie :)

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Berries Cupcakes with Yogurt Frosting . كب كيك التوت والفراوله بكريمه الزبادي

Those beautiful Cupcakes I've made for my daughter's friends who love Cupcakes & Berries , so I made them those girly & summery Cupcakes ! The visit was back in June , it was then the Strawberry season ,now There are some Strawberries but not everywhere ! forgive me for the late post , but better late than never :)

Those are very easy Cupcakes , you can enjoy them simply without Frosting with a cup of Tea or Coffee ,or you can take them to Picnics or parties , here's the easy yet delicious recipe !

Ingredients : (for 12 )

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Egyptian Puff Pastry Pudding ( Um Ali ) . أم علي

Um Ali (or Om Ali ) is a typical authentic Egyptian delicious dessert that kids & adults love !It's made of thin Pastry chips (made of Puff Pastry or Filo ) blended with cream & Milk & Nuts , I'm sure now that you can imagine how it amazingly  tastes ! 

Name Story : 

It literally means " Ali's Mother " ( Ali is an Egyptian Boys' name & Um means Mother ) ! There's a story behind the name (somehow bloody! ) that goes back Hundreds of years into Egyptian History (year 1250 ) during the Era of Ezz Eldin Aybak ,the first of Mamluk Sultans of Egypt. He had two Wives , the first is "Um Ali" & the second was " Shagaret Aldorr" . Shagaret eldorr was roled Egypt for nearly 80 days after her first Husband's ( Elsaleh Negm Eldin Ayoub ) death, as she was a very powerful Woman  . Aybak married her latter , and she forbade him from seeing his first Wife Um Ali and his Son Ali ! Aybak , by time, became more powerful & more aggressive towards his Wife "Shagaret aldorr" ,who prepared to kill him latter & she succeeded . His first Wife "Um Ali" wanted to revenge for her Husband ,so she planned to kill "Shagaret aldorr" by paying for the Palace Guards to kill her by beating her with Wooden Clogs till death ! 
To celebrate her death "Um Ali" ordered to make a dessert & to distribute among all Egyptians & This dessert was "Um Ali" !!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Spaghetti with Mussels & Shrimps . المكرونة الاسباجتي ببلح البحر والجمبري

After a whole year of shooting this recipe , At last had some time to write it :)
Actually now we are celebrating the holy month of Ramadan & I do search for very easy & fast recipes to do without wasting feel energy in the Kitchen :) Just made this yesterday again & wanted to share this super easy & delicious recipe with you.
One year ago I tried -for the first time- doing Mussles at home & found them too delicous ! I never tried them before because I never knew how to do them & I'm not a sea food fan & lastly , I was afarid that my kids won't really like it !( I used to eat them only in Resturants on the beautiful beach in Egypt )  Surprisingly , they all loved it & since then I do it a lot as a side dish & they sneak into the kitchen to eat it from the pot :) ( I don't say no for that ) . I do it with so many sauces , Tomatoe Sauce, Garlic & Butter Sauce, Lemon Sauce ...etc. & you can also invent your own sauce !
You can eat it as a side dish or eat it with Pasta ! I personally love it both ways ! Their magical smell brings me back years ago when I ate them on our vacations to the beautiful beach of Alexandria ,Egypt , & brings up all the beautiful beach memories to my mind (Childhood memories are pricless! )
Now let's start with the "How to cook Mussles" basics :

 I don't actually name it "cook" ,it's more like "steaming" & they usually take few minutes to open up & compeletely cook !