German apple cake with orange blossom water and cinnamon …. كيك التفاح الألماني مع المازهر و القرفة



For the apple mixture:

• 4 small apples

• 2 tsp cinnamon

• 4 tbs sugar

For the batter mixture:

• 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature

• 1/2 cup granulated sugar

• 2 tsp orange blossom water

• 3 large eggs

• 1 1/2 cups cake flour (see instructions above)

• 2 tsp baking powder

• 1/4 tsp salt

• 2 freshly squeezed orange juice

• 2 tbs milk

• Apricot jam for brushing the top


1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease the bottom of a 9- or 10-inch springform or use parchment paper.

2. Peel, quarter, and core the apples. Thinly slice each quarter lengthwise without cutting all the way through. In a bowl add apples, cinnamon and sugar, mix well and set aside.

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter until creamy, about 1 minute. Add sugar and mix until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

4. Add eggs one at a time and beat for 30 seconds on high speed after each addition.

5. Add orange blossom water or vanilla extract if you prefer, and orange juice. Beat until combined.

6. Combine cake flour, baking powder, and salt. With the mixer running on low speed add half of the flour, then 1 tbsp milk, followed by the remaining flour, and then the remaining milk. Beat until just combined. Don’t overmix!

7. Transfer batter into prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Distribute the apples with the sliced side up on top.

8. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes, until lightly browned and a skewer comes out clean.

9. Transfer to a cooling rack and remove the springform ring. Brush the top with apricot jam.

10. Enjoy!!

Tip: if you don’t have cake flour, You can make it yourself from all-purpose flour, you measure one cup of all-purpose flour, remove two tablespoons flour from the cup and add 2 tbsp cornstarch. Sift the mixture two times to evenly distribute the cornstarch.

Orange and milk pudding …. مهلبية البرتقال و الحليب



For the milk layer:

  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tbs corn starch
  • 4 tbs sugar
    1 tsp orange blossom water
  • For the orange layer:
    • 2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
      4 tbs sugar
      3 tbs corn starch
  • Method:
    1. To make the milk pudding,in a big nonstick sauce pan,, add all milk pudding ingredients and mix them really well.
      On a medium high heat stove, cook the mixture and keep stirring until thickens.
      Spread the pudding among the serving glasses.
      To make the orange pudding, repeat the sMe procedure with the milk pudding and spread it on top of the milk pudding layer.
      Let the pudding cool in the fridge for couple of hours before serving