Showing posts with label Desserts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Desserts. Show all posts

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 It's an oriental dessert , Originally made in Syria , there isn't much written about its history anywhere unfortunately , I only know that it's an oriental dessert that we used to eat more during the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 :)




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, 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 !

Ingredients: 

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 .

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/

Monday, April 21, 2014

Lemon Whoopies . Zitronen-Whoopies. (Whoopie pies ) . حلوى أو بسكوت الووبيز


Whoopies (or Whoopie Pies) is an American double soft Cake like Cookies with a creamy frosting like filling. The classic Whoopie Pies are made of Chocolate Cake with a cream filling . Here I made them with a delicious refreshing Lemon twist.

Ingredients (makes 20-24 soft Cookies = 10-12 Whoopie pies )

Friday, January 10, 2014

German Crullers. Spritzkuchen


Crullers are Fried Pastry topped with powdered Sugar or Cinnamon or Sugar icing.They are made of a dense Dough,somehow similar to that of Donuts, but they are piped from a Pastry bag .
They are very easy to make , the whole process takes less than 30 minutes .

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Chocolate Semolina pudding. Schoko-Grießbrei . بودينج الشكولاتة بالسميد


I'm in love with anything with Chocolate, so I made this double Chocolate Semolina pudding & it's so easy & worth a try!

Ingredients (serves 4) :

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Chocolate Sauce (Ganache) . Schokoladensoße. صوص الشكولاتة


Ingredients : 

200 ml Whipping cream (liquid)
200 gm Semisweet Chocolate
1 Teaspoon Butter (optional)

Preparation:

Monday, September 23, 2013

Caramel Sauce. Karamellsoße. صوص الكراميل



I Never imagined that hommemade Caramel Sauce will be that amazing & tasty!!
This recipe i came up with after trying a lot of other recipes, some were so thick like Candy, some were too runny & some were too sweet!!
I made it with Cinnabons & it was the perfect treat with a cup of Coffe!!
You can also serve with Ice cream or Cupcakes or any other dessert of your choice!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Rice pudding. Milchreis. الارز باللبن


Rice pudding is a dessert that is loved by everyone, There are many variants of Rice pudding as you can add raisins , cinnamon ,nuts or even Icecream to the warm pudding. Here's the basic recipe I usually use ,it's so easy & done in nearly 40 minutes.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Creme Caramel. الكريم كرامل


I guess Creme Caramel was everyone's favourite childhood dessert! I personally loved it as a baby ( I was told) & as a child & still love it till now! It does remind me of childhood memories whenever I smell it baking in the oven or eat it!! Here's my mother's & grandmother's family Creme Caramel recipe :)

Ingredients: ( 6 small ramekins)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Clementine Clafoutis. Clafoutis mit Mandarin. (كلافوتي الكلامنتين (اليوسفي


Clafoutis ,pronounced (klafuti) , is a french dessert made originally with cherries, arranged in a baking dish & covered with a batter thinner then the Cake one . It can also be made with Strawberries ,but I decided to do it with Clementine as we are in the winter season now. Its taste is somehow like a mixture of custard & souffle´ & cake. I like it warm as it's more moist & tender. This is an easy recipe, I did it in small ramekins but you can make it in a big baking dish & cut it into slices. hope you try it & give your feed backs :)

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Semolina pudding . Grießbrei . بودنج السميد


Semolina is the purified wheat midling of durum Wheat. Semolina is a good source of Protein as well as a source of beta carotene which is important for the immune system. 
This Semolina pudding (or porridge) is a "delicious" German dessert that I personally love & it's ideal for kids as well, it takes only 10 minutes in preparation & an hour cooling ,than simply serve it with fresh fruits, fruit sauce , Jam or simply alone! I see it as an ideal easy guest dessert option!
Here is the basic recipe I always use, it's creamy & delicious: