Marble cake

IMG_2058This cake is one of my childhood favorites..i remember this time when i was young going to school and i used to take a peice of this cake with me ans also i used to bring it to my freinds in parties..it made me confused wish to eat first the chocolate or the vanilla part, sometimes i love to keep the chocolate part to the end and most of the time i am inpatient and i start with it..those are really nice memories and make this cake means to me so much more than just a sweet taste:)

here are the ingredients:

  •   2 2/3 cups flour
  • 1/3 cup good quality cocoa powder

  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup milk or 1/2 cup of sour cream/yogurt  + 1/2 cup water

  • 2 cups sugar

The method to do it is very simple:-

     - Start by mixing the dry ingredients together: flour,salt,baking powder,baking soda together in a small bowl..(leave the cocoa aside for later)

    -Then cream together the butter,oil,sugar together until light and fluffy ,add vanilla extract then start adding the dry ingredients and mix just until combined(don’t overmix).

    -on your prepared cake pan loaf or bundt of you choice lay down 2 1/3 of the cake batter .

   -Then remaining 1/3 of the cake add to it the cocoa with 2 tablspoons of water until incorporated then put it on top of the white batter 

   -Then swirl the design of your choice,be your own artist a go ahead and bring it:)) its a really nice feeling.. 

Now ready for the final step to put it in a preaheated 350 degree F oven for about an hour or hour and 10 mins unil a tooth pic comes out clean.the enjoy the marble heaven..better with a tablspoon of jam and a cup of coffee:))

BONNE APPETIT:))

 

 

roasted spaguetti squash with herbs butter sauce

IMG_6684

if you went to the grocery store and you kept seeing these squash not knowing what to do with them,,here is a yummy recipe that is also very healthy:

  first start by cutting the squash in half(take care because its very hard) and put  it on a baking tray with some water to steam and sprinkle over some salt, pepper and olive oil ..bake for 1 hour in a 350 degree oven and flip halfay for even cooking

.IMG_8468

when the knife go thru the flesh eaily it means its done

IMG_8915

fluff it with a fork and you can see why it is named spaguetti squash

IMG_7066

now you can start preparing the sauce by melting 3 tablspoons butter with sage and thyme leasves on a low heat to flavour the butter  then raise the heat

IMG_0251

when you reach this color you sauce is done

IMG_8987

add some fresh basil

IMG_8915

stir in the squash and season with salt and pepper to taste

IMG_5157

serve into a nice plater or even in the  squash cups and decorate with the fried herbs and sprinkle some tasted pinuts0

bonne appetit;)

cocconut macaroons

IMG_0902

                    Coconut macaroons is the american macaroon is totally different from the french macaroon wish is a sandwich delicate     usually colored sugary cookie.. This one is made from couple of ingredients..CAN U IMAGINE!!!! the easiest as it can gets and      perfect for beginners or as a quick preparation gift and for unexpected parties..its is coconut based and everyone loves it…here    are the ingredients and how to make it:

  • 4 cups shredded sweetened coconut

  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

  • 1 large egg white

 

    As simple as mixing all those ingredients together an preparing a baking sheet lined with silicon mat or parchment paper   

scoop the cookies with a spoon or ice cream scoop   and bake in a preheated 325 degree F oven for 30 mins..Let them cool and for extra special treatment dip them in melted dark chocolate( i don’t recommend milk chocolate as these cookies are really sweet)..

 present them to your loved ones and bonne appetit .   

(more…)

1 3 4 5