Homemade glazed doughnuts..

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Hello, my friends …i have made this recipe a while ago and i wanted to share it now with all my friends…i woke up one day needing one of those hot doughnuts so i said why my own doughnuts and they turned out fabulous…so here is how i made it:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 5 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of  butter
  • 1 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup lukewarm water
  • oil for frying

METHOD:

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  1. add the yeast to the mixing bowl the add to it the warm water..leave to foam about 5 mins..image
  2. now put the milk ad the butter in a bowl and melt in the microwave or in a pot on the stove ..then let cool for 30 mins..add it to the yeast mixture and mix
  3. mix the eggs,sugar and cinnamon together the add them to they yeast milk mixture with the flour and beat until combined then use the dough hook to knead the dough for about 5 minsimageimageimageimage
  4. now form into a ball..cover and leave to rise for about 2 hours in a warm placeimage
  5. after the dough rises properly..take it release the air and spread with a rolling pin into about an inch thick ..then start cutting your doughnuts
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  7. Now leave the doughnuts to rest again for about 3 ins covered before frying
  8. heat the oil to 350 degrees and start frying the goodies for a minute on each sideimageimage
  9. now let them coo for 5 mins on a cooling rackimage
  10. then you can start glazing right away with chocolate ,sugary or any other glaze

here is how i made my glazes:

Chocolate glaze:

  • prepare a pan and put in it 6 ounces of unsweetened chocolate,half a cup of butter,1/4 cup of milk, one tablespoon of coffee ..put on a low heat until all melted and mix together
  • then add 2 cups of powdered sugar with one tablespoon of honey and wisk until combined and glazeimage

The sugar glaze:

  • also in a pan put 1/4 cup of milk with 2 cups of powdered sugar and heat until just warm and combined then add 1 teaspoon of vanilla or cinnamon or any flavoring you like
  • start glazing the doughnuts and is you want you can sprinkle with any coloured sprinkles or sugars you likeimageimageimage

Now you have made the most beautifull doughnuts that you can share with your freinds and loved ones..these doughnjts will beat any store bought ones,,they r simply fresh and warmm..

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Turkish simit…

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Have you ever went to turkey…specifically to ISTIKLAL street..passed thru the biggest breakfast and coffee shop there named SIMIT SARAY.ss cepe.they make the best ever fresh warm simit..i went there couple of years ago and it came to my mind these days that i wanna try to recreate there recipes..so i came up with this recipe and it was fabulous..the closest one to the real deal..and won’t believe how easy it is to make..

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 CUPS FLOUR
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 tsp dry yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 cup Luke warm water
  • molasses mixture: 2 tbsp water+3 tbsp molasses
  • white sesame seeds

METHOD:

  1. combine all the dry ingredients together then start adding the water and kneading the dough until it comes together..you might need lessor more water depending on the flour and the weather too so add little by little until it forms a ball that does not stick but moist too..DSC_0020
  2. knead for about 10 minutes to develop the gluten in the breadDSC_0023DSC_0026
  3. cover and let it rise for 2 hours until doubled in sizeDSC_0028
  4. take the dough into your working surface roll out and divide into about six peicesDSC_0029DSC_0030
  5. take each piece and roll out into a thin long threadDSC_0031
  6. fold on itselfDSC_0032
  7. roll on itselfDSC_0033
  8. tuck both ends together into a ringDSC_0034DSC_0035
  9. now dip each one in the molasses water mixture on both sidesDSC_0036DSC_0037DSC_0039
  10. then put into the sesame seedsDSC_0040
  11. lay them all on a baking sheet and let them rise again for about an hour
  12. preheat the oven on 450 degree F or 225 Degree Celsius.. and bake for about 15 to 20 mins until golden brown..
  13. i have to admit i couldn’t resist the urge to tear up one and have a bite and it was well worth burning the mouth..DELICIOUSSSDSC_0003

BONNE APPETIT:))

Decadent chocolate cake

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Yes it is September and yess it is my birthday and also the birthday of two of my favorite people in the world..my two lovely cousins Mennat and Dina, as well as  a lot of dear friends and relatives..pretty much every day in the month of September it is the birthday of someone dear to me..now i know that is my birthday and i was supposed to back up and just be pampered which definitely happened but i just wanted to make something homemade,rustic and absolutely delicious..i was just in the mood for it especially that i have had a long time not making any dessert so i was very exited..i would describe my cake as very moist ,chocolaty rich and soo cheerfull..so enough talking..here is how i made it:

INGREDIENTS:

The cake:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sour cream or yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract

the frosting:

  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 10 ounces of dark chocolate 70 % cocoa
  • 10 ounces of semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons of golden syrup or honey to give a shine

the syrup:

  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp orange zest

METHOD:

  1. 1st i like to make the cake because i can simply leave in in the fridge or even the freezer for a day or two until i am ready to assemble the cake which actually moisten the cake even more..so preheat the oven 350 degree F (160 Celsius)
  2. prepare 2 8 inch round baking pans lining them with parchment paper and butterDSC_0198
  3. start by combining all the dry ingredients ,sifting them then set them aside..
  4. mix the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer for about 10 mins until light and fluffyDSC_0199
  5. add the eggs one at a time with the vanilla extract alternating with the milk,sour cream and lemon juice until you have added all the amount.DSC_0204
  6. now add the dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix until combinedDSC_0209
  7. divide the batter between the two pansDSC_0210
  8. bake for 45 mins to an hour until a tooth pick comes out clean..this will be a dark rich chocolaty cakeDSC_0213
  9. leave the cake in the pan for about 15 mins then take out on a cooling rack and cover with a paper towel to keep moistDSC_0215
  10. at this stage you can refrigerate the cake until ready to assemble
  11. Now make the syrup by adding all the ingredients in a saucepan on the stove until the sugar dissolve and boils for 5 mins then leave to cool slightly
  12. And now start making the frosting by boiling the milk
  13. grind the chocolates in the food processor then poor over boiling milk..mix until the chocolate melted..then add the butter..vanilla..pinch of salt..and golden syrup and mix
  14. put your frosting in a bowl and and let it set at room temperature to gain the right consistency which will take an hour or two..
  15. now everything is ready to assemble so take the cakes..remove the thin top layer of the cakes then slice both cakes into two layers…
  16. put the bottom layer..brush over drops of the syrup..don’t over soak the cake
  17. add a thin layer of the chocolate frosting
  18. then top with 2nd layer of cake and repeat until the top.
  19. now poor 3 big dollop of frosting and start spreading them  on top and slide to cover the sides of the cakeDSC_0222
  20. now start decorating but put the frosting in a piping bag and start piping ltlle button then spread with a small teaspoon and repeatDSC_0229DSC_0232DSC_0233DSC_0234DSC_0235DSC_0239DSC_0240DSC_0237DSC_0244DSC_0012DSC_0015DSC_0024DSC_0026

Now this cake is done and you are ready to taste the deliciousness after the hard work even thought it was easy and enjoyable..Make this cake for a special occasion dear to your heart and what a great way..even do it for your own birthday..you deserve it:))

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chicken and waffle

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Hello my friends ,its been a long time since i last posted on nousafoodobssesion.com…thanks to the post Eid hangover,where a lot of family and friends gathering and travelling,but here we are back to my baby blog and what a nice way to start better than one of my favorite recipes ..Chicken and waffles…amazingly delicious recipe that i am sure all of you will love…

Here is how i made it:

INGREDIENTS:

There are two parts of this recipe; the chicken and the waffles so lets start with the chicken first:

  1. boneless chicken breast ( if it is very thick slice it by half )
  2. buttermilk
  3. 1 cup flour
  4. lemon juice
  5. paprika
  6. garlic powder
  7. onion powder
  8. salt and pepper

and now for the waffles:

  1. 2 cups of flour
  2. 3 tsp baking powder
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 4 tablespoons of butter
  5. 1 1/2 cups of buttermilk

METHOD:

  • 1ST you need to marinade the chicken in buttermilk overnight for better moist chicken
  • mix the flour and the seasoning together
  • then drain the buttermilk from the chicken and dredge them in the flour mixture..let them sit for 15 mins
  • heat the oil to 350 degrees then start frying the chicken 10 mins on each side( also depending on the thickness of the chicken)  then drain on a cooling rack in a warm oven until you make the wafflesimage
  • 1st get red of all the oil from the frying pan then add 2 tablespoons of the flour mixture that you dredged the flour in and whisk it on medium heal with the remaining oil that coats the pan .then add 1/2 cup of chicken stock and whisk until thickened ..season with salt,pepper,nutmeg,paprika and this will be your sauce
  • Now prepare the waffles by mixing the dry ingredients together first and set asideimage
  • then beat the eggs then add the buttermilk and melted butter..and then the dry imageingredients…imageimageimage
  • heat your waffle machine the start pouring the amount of batter according to the manufacturer instructions of your machine..imageimage
  • this batter will make about 5 to 6 wafflesimage
  • now you are ready to assemble the whole dish:image put one waffle on a plate..top with a piece of chicken..drizzle with the sauce and then top with a bunch of thinly sliced lettuce and you are ready to have a great experience..image

BONNE APPETIT:))

petit four

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Hello my friends,,wanted you all to try this buttery flaky soft petit four..I know that most recipes say that make the recipe then take half of the batter and add to it the cocao to make the chocolate petit four but i have found that by doing that the chocolate petit four become a little dry so i like to make every one separate especially that i make a lot more of the chocolate one because my husband loves it..for me i prefer the vanilla..

Here is how i made it:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 450 grams flour( for the chocolate do 400 grams flour and 50 grams dark cocao powder)
  • 375 grams butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • vanilla
  • 2 eggs and 2 egg yolks
  • apricot jam
  • ground pistachios

Method:

  1. cram the butter first until lighter color then add the sugar and beat until light and fluffyIMG_4245IMG_4246IMG_4247IMG_4248IMG_4264
  2. add the eggs and vanilla one at a time and beat until well mixedIMG_4249IMG_4252
  3. add the flour and mix just until just incorporated IMG_4253
  4. fill into your piping bag or your petit four machine and start making you prefered shapesIMG_4310
  5. for the chocolate repeat the same but with the cocaoIMG_4263IMG_4266IMG_4267IMG_4272
  6. bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minsimageimageIMG_4274
  7. let it cool the start sticking each two together with the apricot jam the dip the edges into the pistachios and enjoy the best cookie everr….IMG_4475IMG_4468IMG_4470IMG_4469IMG_4472IMG_4473

I couldnt help myself from taking pictures of this beauty queen or star and share it with you my friends..

BONNE APPETIT

 

Egyptian Eid cookies..كعك العيد بالعجمية

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I am talking now about the king cookie for Eid Alfetr..so kiss it before you eat it..the best ever..nothing like it..speaks for who we are as Egyptians and very unique to Eid Alfetr..i just love it..

Here is how i make mine:

INGREDIENTS:

the filling:(العجمية)

  • 60 grams ghee
  • 60 grams flour
  • 400 grams honey
  • 1 tablespoons sesame
  • ka3k essence
  • walnuts

the cookie:

  • 1 Kilo flour
  • 2 cups ghee(سمن)
  • 2 large tablespoons of sesame seeds
  • ka3k essence (ريحة الكعك)
  • rose water
  • 2 tablespoons of dry yeast

METHOD:

  1. prepare the filling by heating the ghee until smokes the add the flour and sesame, stir until golden color then add the honey and the ka3k essence off heat,whisk,bring back to heat and stir until boil for a couple of seconds anf thickens….take off the heat and leave to cool and Start by measuring all the ingredients and be prepare..
  2. put your flour in a large heat safe bowl and put the sesame seeds in the middleIMG_4366IMG_4367
  3. put the ghee on heat until it start smokingIMG_4365IMG_4408
  4. add it immediately to the flour and mix gentlyIMG_4409IMG_4411
  5. now let cool the start mixing with you hands until you feel all the flour has absorbed the ghee equallyIMG_4370
  6. after letting the yeast to foam add it with the ka3k essence to the batter and mixIMG_4368IMG_4413
  7. now knead the dough with rosae water until it become easily shaped into balls when pressed but still crumbly and softIMG_4414
  8. let the dough rise for about 4 to 5 hours in a hot place..,make sure it is well covered so it does not dry
  9. when risen start shaping into small balls the make room to fill with the honey filling (عجمية) and a piece of walnut, then shape the top of the cookies..the easiest way is with a fork..but better to have the traditional shapers IMG_4395
  10. bake in a 350 degree F OVEN..(180 degree Celsius)IMG_4400
  11. store in a container until you are ready to serveIMG_4422
  12. dust generously with powdered sugarIMG_4483IMG_4486

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egyptian macaroon(غريبة )

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Egyptian macaroons name ghorayeba is one of the most indulgent EID AL FETR cookies..it’s literally like eating butter at its best…it’s is my favorite one because it has asuch a unique flavor and texture that is simply satisfying..it is not easy to make..you can have all the ingredients..you can make it good but really not easy to make it excellent..but there are few tricks that i have learned over the year that will guarantee the best results..

Here is how i made it:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups of best quality ghee (سمن)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • 4 cups flour
  • pinch of salt
  • raw blanched peeled almonds

METHOD:

  1. Start by measuring all the ingredients..then whisk the ghee with an electric mixer until it become very light in colorIMG_4230IMG_4231
  2. add the sugar and vanilla and beat again until become creamyIMG_4232IMG_4233
  3. now add the flour and mix just until incorporated..now here every weather and flour type will make this recipe change..so you can add as much or as litlle depending on the consistencyIMG_4234IMG_4235
  4. now this is a very soft batter that couldn’t hold itself..so either you put it in the refrigerator to hold itself for an hour or what i did is i have put it in a piping bag and put on a baking sheet into the pieces ..refrigerate for an hour then try to roll them quickly with your hands into round shapes..press the almond lightly on top.. IMG_4244image
  5. bake in a 300 degree F (140 degree Celsius) for about 10 mins..we want them just to cook but not to develop any colorimage
  6. take out and let it cool completely before moving it from the baking sheet…IMG_4342IMG_4482
  7. the last step is actually trying to wait until Eid to enjoy the soft deliciousness

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keshk with chicken( كشك بالفراخ )

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I am always so proud to present the recipes that are Egyptian and how good they are..Keshk with chicken is one of the recipes that means a lot to me because it was my grandma who taught me about it and it became a family staple for us..it reminds me of her and how she teached us how to eat elegantly..she had Turkish routes and obviously this version of keshk is one of the Turkish recipes originally…love you grandma so much..

keshk can be the main dish when chicken is added to it or it can be a side dish plain as dip for some nice breads..

here is how i made it:

INGREDIENTS:(This recipe will serve 2-3 for a main dish meal)

  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 4 large tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • lemon juice
  • pepper
  • salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 large onions
  • shredded precooked chicken

METHOD:

  1. Mix the yogurt,lemon juice,salt and pepper and flour in a bowl and leave to rest for about an hour to two..imageimageimage
  2. bring your chicken stock to a boilimageimage
  3. add the yogurt flour mixture and whisk continuously until thickenedimage
  4. add one tablespoon of butterimage
  5. now add you chicken and miximageimage
  6. slice the onions into small strips and deep fry in a hot oil until golden crown and crispy..drain and serve a generous amount over you keshk with a nice piece of hot or toasted bread and be ready to dive in the Turkish heaven..image

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Om3ali(Egyptian Turkish luscious bread pudding with nuts)

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Om3ali…what can i say..it just speaks for itself..it is the ultimate indulgence in desserts that why people always like to make it in parties and weddings..this is how good it is..rich and filling like no other desserts…it has the same idea of bread puddings which is choosing a kind of dried pastry or bread,soak it in a milky liquid then baking it until it puffs up and become the yummiest thing ever..this is the oriental version full of all the lovely nuts mixture that is known in most of the oriental desserts..and here is how i make it:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 sheet of PUFF PASTRY ( or you can use fillo dough that has been fried or baked after spreading some butter on it or you can use a mixture of both)
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • mixture of chopped nuts of your choice
  • shredded unsweetened coconut
  • creme fresh(qeshta)

METHOD:

  1. Bake the puff pastry in a 400 degree oven until puffed and golden brown( i used 2 sheets one will serve about 4 persons)IMG_3880IMG_3881
  2. leave it to cool then crumble it into small piecesIMG_4150
  3. now add you mixture of chopped nuts with 1/2 cup shredded coconut and mixIMG_4151
  4. put on your prebuttered baking pan..you can divide it into individual ones alsoIMG_4154
  5. remove the spices from the milk ..add the heavy cream..sugar and anise .cardamom..cinnamon..clove to flavor and heat either on the stove or in the microwaveimageimage
  6. pour 3/4 of the the milk over the puff pastry mixture and leave for 15-30 mins until absorbedimage
  7. bake in a 350 degree F OVEN for about 20 mins then take out when it just starts to setimage
  8. add the remaining milk and top with the creme fresh and bake for more 15 mins..put under the broiler to develop more color for 2 mins(add more milk if you find it dry)
  9. take out .poke it with a soon and pour some sweetened cream in the spaces and enjoy the best dessert everr..image

Be careful not to burn your mouth

Bonne Appetit:))

the perfect pot roast

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Hello my fiends..this recipe is perfect for family dinners or dinner parties because it looks so good on the table and is yummy too..the meat i used is a very tough peice of meat that surprisingly turn into the most tender by slow cooking..Here is how i made it:

INGREDIENTS:

  • beef chuck( part of the shoulder meat)
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 large carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 leek
  • bay leave
  • thyme
  • mushrooms cut in half or quarters
  • chicken stock
  • 1 cup crunched tomato
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 3 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

METHOD:

  1. Cut all you veggies before starting and preheat oven  on 300 degree F ..(130 degree Celsiusimage
  2. dredge with flour on all sidesimage
  3. heat 1 tablespoon of oil in the pan and add the beef to sear..super high heatimage
  4. after searing on both sides and developing nice color then take the meat out to restIMG_4105
  5. add all the veggies and cook for 10 mins while stirring image
  6. add the tomato sauce,the bouquet guarnier of herbs ans chicken stockimage
  7. let this boil the add the meat backimage
  8. put in the oven and cook for 3 hours flipping the meat over in the middle of the time
  9. after finished take the meat carefully out because it ill tend to fall apart
  10. take the mushrooms and carrots outimage
  11. make a roux by combining the butter and flour together with a fork IMG_4108IMG_4109
  12. add the roux to the sauce and stir while on the stove to thicken the sauce then pure all with an immerson blender until smoothimage
  13. Now you are ready to serve the meat surrounded with the beautiful veggies,the sauce and it is best next to rice..

Bonne Appetit

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