Apple tarte tatin … فطيرة التفاح الفرنسية المقلوبة

Standard

Ingredients:

  • 1 sheet of puff pastry, thawed
  • 7-9 apples preferably Honey Crisp or Granny Smith
  • 3 tbs water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 tbs unsalted butter

Vanilla ice cream for serving

Method:

  1. Peel core and quarter the apples
  1. In a large non stick or cast iron pan and on a medium heat stove, spread sugar and water evenly and cook for 5 minutes or until light amber color obtained.
  1. Stir in butter until melted
  1. Add in apples and stir until they are coated in a thick layer of caramel
  1. Cook apples for about 15 minutes ( be careful not to burn the caramel)
  1. Meanwhile cut the puff pastry sheet in to a circle same size as the baking pan
  1. In an oven safe baking dish, arrange apple slices in a circle shape and pour the caramel sauce over top.
  1. Lay the puff pastry circle on top of the apple slices and tuck it down the sides of the pan
  1. Bake the tarte in a pre heated oven at 375F./190C. for about 45 minutes or until golden brown.
  1. When it is time for serving, turn the tarte out onto the prepared serving plate, slice and serve with vanilla ice cream

المكونات

١ مستطيل من عجينة البف بيستري

٧-٩ تفاحات يفضل النوع القاسي او الحامض

١/٢ كوب سكر

٣ ملاعق ماء

٤ ملاعق كبيرة زبدة غير مملحة

ڤانيللاايسكريم للتقديم

طريقة العمل:

في مقلاة غير لاصقة كبيرة الحجم و على نار متوسطة نضع السكر و الماء نتركهم على النار لمدة ٥ دقائق لحتى يتكون الكراميل

نضيف الزبدة مع التحريك لحتى تذوب

نضيف قطع التفاح نتركهم على نار خفيفة لمدة ١٥ دقيقة مع مراعاة مراقبة الكراميل لحتى ما ينحرق

نحمي الفرن على حرارة ٣٧٥ف/١٩٠م.

بواسطة السكين بنقص قطعة البف بيستري عى شكل دائري بنفس مقاس صحن الفرن الذي سيستخدم في خبز التارت

في طبق الفرن الدائري الشكل نرتب قطع التفاح و نوزع صوص الكراميل فوقهم

نضع عجينة البف بيستري فوق التفاح و نحاول ادخلها في جوانب الطبق

تخبز التارت في الرف الأوسط للفرن لمدة ٤٥ دقيقة او حتي يصبح لون العجينة ذهبي غامق

نقلب التارت في صحن التقديم و نقدمها على شكل شرحات مع الايسكريم

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Orange flavoured Revani cake … كيك الرواني بنكهة البرتقال

Standard

Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup yogurt room temperature
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup semolina
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 zest of 1 orange

Syrup

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice

Method:

Start with making the syrup

  1. On a medium high stove and on a medium size sauce pan stir in sugar, water and orange juice and let them boil for 15 minutes. Set aside

To make the cake batter:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F./180C.
  1. In a big bowl, using The hand mixer to beat in eggs, sugar and vanilla until a creamy mixture is obtained.
  1. Beat in yogurt, oil, semolina, orange zest, flour and baking powder until combined.
  1. Prepare an oven safe pan by spray it with nonstick spray.
  1. Spread the cake batter evenly in the pan, and bake in the middle rack of the oven for about 45 minutes or until the cake is golden brown.
  1. Drench the cake with the syrup and cut it in the desired shape.
  2. let rest for 30 minutes before serving to let all the syrup absorbed
  3. Decorate with crushed pistachios and orange pieces.

Almond milk pudding …. مهلبية اللوز

Standard

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cornflour
  • 1/2 cup ground almond powder
  • 2 drops almond essence
  • A pinch of ground mastic (Arabic gum)
  • 1 tsp orange blossom water

Method:

  1. In a big pot and on a medium heat stove, add in milk, cornflour, sugar and ground almond and stir to combine.
  2. Cook the mixture while keep stirring util thickens.
  3. Stir in the almond essence, mastic and the orang blossom water. Turn of heat
  4. Spread the pudding in the prepared serving dishes.
  5. Cool in the fridge for two hours
  6. Garnish with ground pistachios and almond.
  7. Enjoy

Easy chocolate cake …. كيك الشوكولاتة

Standard

Ingredients:

  •  1 cup brown sugar
  •  3/4 cup plus 2 tbs all-purpose flour
  •  1/4 cup plus 2 tbs unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  •  3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  •  1 large egg, room temperature
  •  1/2 cup yogurt, room temperature
  •  1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1 tbs vanilla extract
  •  1/2 cup boiling water
  •   1/2 tsp instant Coffee, it adds a depth t the flavor .

 Method:

  1. To prepare the batter, preheat oven to 350F. Grease a small cake tin with nonstick spray. ( if you want to use a big cake tin, double up the ingredients)
  2.  In a large bowl, mix together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  3.  Crack in the egg, spoon in the sour cream, and pour in the oil and the vanilla. Mix with a wooden spoon until just combined.
  4.  Pour in the boiling water slowly. (Be careful not to add all the hot water at once or you will end up with scrambled eggs in the cake batter ) . mix until smooth and liquidy.
  5. Spread the batter into the prepared cake tin. Transfer the cake tin to the pre-heated oven and bake for about 25 minutes or insert a tooth pick into the cake comes out clean. Transfer the cake to a wire rack and let cool completely.

* Enjoy! 

Pomegranate and milk mhallabieh (pudding) … مهلبية الرمان و الحليب

Standard

Ingredients:

For the milk layer:

  • 2 cups milk
  • 3 tbs corn starch
  • 4 tbs sugar
    1 tsp orange blossom water
  • For the pomegranate layer:
    • 2 cups freshly squeezed pomegranate 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.
      Put the glasses in the fri to cool for about half an hour.
      To make the pomegranate pudding, repeat the same steps 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
      Garnish with pomegranate jewels and mint leaves
      Enjoy!

    Anise fried cookies … معكرون او أصابع زينب

    Standard
    • Ingredients:
    • 1 cup fine semolina (فرخة)
    • 1 cup all purpose flour
    • 1 tbs sugar
    • 1/2 tsp instant dry yeast
    • 1/2 tsp mahlab mahlab
    • 1/4 cup corn oil
    • 2 tsp of Anise seeds soaked for 10 minutes in 1/2 cup of warm water
    • Oil for frying
    • Simple syrup for drenching

    Method:

    1. In a bowl mix together the dry ingredients until combined
    1. Add in oil and mix well with your fingers until mixture forms crumbles
    1. Add in anise seeds and water and knead the dough until form a ball. Add more water if needed.
    1. Cover and let rest for 30 minutes
    1. Divide dough into walnut size balls
    1. Shape balls same as in video.
    1. Heat oil on a medium low heat stove
    1. Start frying the cookies until golden brown
    1. Dip the cookies in syrup for couple of minutes

    And serve

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

    Standard

    Ingredients:

    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

    Method:

    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.