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Sugar Syrup

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Sugar Syrup for breads and sweets

Recipe:

  • 2 cup sugar
  • 1  1/4 cup water
  • 4 drops lemon juice

Take a small pan, add the ingredients in it and put it on the stove on the lowest flame, until the sugar dissolves let it simmer. And here you go the sugar syrup is ready!

Store the syrup:

You can also store the syrup for later use. Pour it in a glass jar and put it in the fridge. It would stay fresh for a whole long week.

 

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Tiramisu

Origin

Tiramisu is an Italian dessert enriched with the touch of coffee.


So it’s about today that I thought; I must try some nice dessert, and Tiramisu just came to my mind.

The recipe I’m sharing here is not how Original Italian tiramisu is made. Instead, this recipe is a result of a few variations. And it’s very common here in Saudi Arabia 

Recipe

Ingredients:

Heavy Cream/ regular Cream
Nutella
Tea biscuits
Instant Coffee
Cocoa Powder
Sugar
Vanilla Essence

Formula:


Beat the cream for almost 20 min non-stop  with a few breaks. OR until it turns slightly thicker than before. Add sugar & vanilla essence in it and beat to combine them up.

Now pour 1/4 part of your cream in another bowl. Add Nutella in that cream It’s up to you, to your desired taste. Mix it well and leave it aside.
Its time to make a cup of coffee with warm water, and just dip the biscuits for 1-2 seconds only and set them in any baking tray as a base. {I took double biscuit each time and it formed a nice thick base}
the second layer would be the Nutella-cream mi
xture.
And now again its the turn for the coffee dipped biscuits. For the final layer or for the topping you need to spread the cream all over.
In the end just dust the cocoa powder over the cream and cover the tray with cling film and let it refrigerate for almost 2-3 hours. 

Tips & Tricks!

  • Don’t dip the biscuits longer than 3 seconds. As it would make your base so wobbly.
  • Try not to use the whipping cream. Because it has a kind of foamy texture and that doesn’t taste well.
  • If you’ll add less sugar in the vanilla cream mixture it would be better because Nutella is way too sweeter so, you have to balance the amount of sugar by yourself. IT’S ALL UPTO YOU.
Do let me know what was your first experience with this. And for any queries you can comment below. 🙂

Qatayef ; Sweet dumplings

Origin

Qatayef is a very famous Egyptian dessert mostly & very commonly eaten during Ramadhan by the Arabs. It is a sweet dumpling  almost same as the pancakes but differs by the fact that qatayef are cooked only from one side.

My reviews:

I made this delicious dessert for the first time and it’s so easy to make them. You’ll literally enjoy for how the whole cooking method reaches to success!

Qatayef Recipe

Ingredients:

The dough:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tbs corn starch
½ cup semolina
2 tbs sugar
1 tsp instant yeast
2 tsp baking powder
1 tbs orange blossom water (optional)
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 ½ cup warm water

Cheese filling:

200g unsalted cream cheese
6 tbs thick cream
2-4 tbs icing sugar

Walnuts filling:

1 cup crushed walnuts
1 tbs icing sugar
1 tsp cinnamon powder

Method:

  • Put all the ingredients in a blender. And give it a speedy stir until combined
  • Look at the consistency; you need a runny paste.
  • Now heat the non-stick pan and pour the smallest of your measuring cup in the pan. spread the batter with the back of the measuring cup making round movements.
  • Cook individual qatayef until you find the upper side  is being died or if the bubbles have formed.
  • When you were cooking all those qatayefs you need to make the fillings along. Just mix the cream filling ingredients with a fork. So that you can make a fine paste of Cream Cheese. You can use Kiri or cream cheese range of Almarai.
  • For making the walnuts filling it’s same! Just mix the ingredients of this filling and put them aside.
  • Now As we were done with making the qatayef. Its time to fill them with the fillings which suits you the best. I LIKE THE CREAM CHEESE FILLING so I’m going with it.
  • Put a small part of the filling in the qatayef, on the uncooked side. Seal them with the help of your fingers; by pressing the sides of the qatayef.​
  • Now heat the oil. And deep fry your qatayefs on medium heat so that you would get a golden brown colour with a crispy crust.
  • Pour the sugar syrup you had on room temperature. Or use condensed milk instead.

Enjoy the sweet blend of cream cheese with coffee or tea.
Try making Qatayefs this Eid! ♦