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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..

BONNE APPETIT:))

 

 

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:))

egyptian scotch eggs

imageThis lovely egyptian dish that i have know when u used to go with my family to the most famous iconic restaurant the local egyptian meal;foul and taameya (fool and falafel as most of people say) in Alexandria,Egypt ..it is a version of falafel that is stuffed with an egg an i named it scotch egg because it is the same idea for the British scotch eggs that is also an egg wrapped in ground beef..but the base for this recipe is a good recipe for falafel ..and here is how i made it:

INGREDIENTS:

  • Split fava beans( soaked in water overnight)
  • 1 leeks
  • 1 bunch of coriander
  • 1 onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • dried coriander
  • flour
  • bicarbonate soda

METHOD:

  1. Drain the soaked beans firstimage
  2. cut the leaks top and base and split in halfimageimage
  3. wash layer by layerimage
  4. wash the coriander thenput in the food processor with the leeks ,onion,garlic an turn into a pasteimageimageimage
  5. add the beans and mix wellimage
  6. cover and keep frozen until ready to fryimage
  7. when ready to fry take a portion and mix with a tsp of bicarbonate soda,salt and pepper.at this stage you can fry and make regular falafel
  8. prepare your boiled egg(put the egg in cold water and bring to a boil then turn heat off and leave for 7 mins then take out) ..bring the flour and the falafel miximage
  9. put the egg in the flour to coat well then cover with a layer of falafel mix and fryimageimage
  10. serve with a mice piece of bread and enjoyy

BONNA APPETIT

 

Tomato tart

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Look how cute this tart is..very light ..not too much cheese just simplicity in every bite..i do this recipe when i crave some crunch with a delicate flavor..Soo delicious .Here is how i make it:

INGREDIENTS:

  • Phyllo dough
  • tomatoes
  • yellow cheese like Gouda, Em-mental,Gruyere
  • basil
  • some fried or fresh oregano

METHOD:

  • Butter the baking dish then start layering the phyllo layers with  some oil or butter brush between each layer until u reach about 7-10 layersimageimage

then sprinkle the cheese on top,oregano,slices of tomato and a sprinkle of salt and pepper image

  • bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15 mins until golden and crispyimage
  • cut and serve hot

BONNE APPETIT

serves = 2
calories = 250

Rosemary focaccia

 

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Rosemary focaccia is probably the easiest kind of bread that you can make,,it’s basically pizza dough that is topped with olive oil ,olives,rosemary and garlic..super delicious and here is how to make it

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 1/4 tsp dry yeast
  • 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • olives
  • garlic whole cloves
  • rosemary

METHOD:

-add the yeast to the 3/4 cups of water with sugar and let it foam 5 minsimage

-add the flour with 1/4 cup of olive oil and kneadimage-dissolve the salt in the last 1/4 cup of waterimageimage

-after kneading until smooth put in an oiled bowl,cover and let rise for 2 hours in a warm placeimage

-after rising punch downimage

-prepare the baking pan by sprinkling some corn flour an drizzles of olive oilimage

-spread the dough on the counterimage

-transfer to the baking sheet and poke with you finger as much as you canimage

-drizzle 1/4 cup of olive oil over the dough to fill the dips..then add olives.rosemary.garlic and a sprinkle of salt..at this stage you can add some grated cheese as well..image

-let it rest for 30 mins then bake in a 420 degree F OVEN for about 30-40 mins until cooked and golden brownimageENJOYY THE BEST AND THE SIMPLEST BREAD EVER,ADD NEXT TO YOU DINNER TABLE OR DIP IN YOU FAVORITE SOUP OR EAT JUST LIKE THAT,DELICIOUS..

BONNE APPETIT

Serves=12 (Serving Size 46 g)

calories=200

Nutrition Facts

Calories = 208

Calories from Fat
79
% Daily Value*
Total Fat

8.8g
13%
Saturated Fat

1.3g
6%
Cholesterol

0mg
0%
Sodium

1mg
0%
Potassium

39mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates

28.8g
10%
Dietary Fiber

1.0g
4%
Sugars

1.1g
Protein

3.8g

 

Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 1% Iron 9%
Nutrition Grade B-
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

 

fava beans and eggs tajin

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Hello my friends,wanted to share this recipe with you,this is me and my husband lovely late night dinner (sohour) in Ramadan.It’s a beautiful looking dish,elegant way to present the two most nutritious foods for late night dinner in Ramadan,i love to make it in single ramekins for each person..

Here is how to make it:

ingredients;

  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 cups fava beans cooked
  • tomato juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 eggs
  • red pepper flakes

Method:

-add finely chopped onions with the red pepper flakes in a pan with 1 tsp oil and cook for 10 mins then add the butter to melt,then the drained fava beans and stir trying to mash it with a wooden spoon( here u can add as well chickpeas,sausages,peppers,tomatoes..any additions as u like make it ur own).

-add 1 cup of tomato sauce and season with salt and pepper,cook until u reach the consistency of the beans u like.

- butter the ramekins well..add about 1/2 cup of beans in each ramekin then make room for the egg and drop one egg in each ramekin..sprinkle with salt and pepper and add a drop of oil over each egg to flavor( better to add a tablespoon of cream )image

-put in a preheated 375 oven for 15-20 mins then take out and decorate with parsley or chives and serve with a lovely hot pita bread..enjoyy.

-this recipe is very variable so you can use your best way to do beans in it..it will always taste delicious..

BONNE APPETIT:)

Serves=4

calories=200