Monday, May 8, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017
Today I would like to present 2 delicious and easy Egyptian recipes served in a glass , you can call them glass recipes , street recipes , winter recipes , comforting recipes , or simply all of the above ! before starting with my first recipe , I would like to thank my beautiful and talented friend Nisreen for inviting me to her event #cook_it_our_way #اطبخها_بالعربي and to be her guest here in her beautiful website and I would like to tell her keep on going with your beautiful recipes & more beautiful “teaching” photos .
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Um Ali (or Om Ali ) is a typical authentic Egyptian delicious dessert that kids & adults love !It's made of thin Pastry chips (made of Puff Pastry or Filo ) blended with cream & Milk & Nuts , I'm sure now that you can imagine how it amazingly tastes !
Name Story :
It literally means " Ali's Mother " ( Ali is an Egyptian Boys' name & Um means Mother ) ! There's a story behind the name (somehow bloody! ) that goes back Hundreds of years into Egyptian History (year 1250 ) during the Era of Ezz Eldin Aybak ,the first of Mamluk Sultans of Egypt. He had two Wives , the first is "Um Ali" & the second was " Shagaret Aldorr" . Shagaret eldorr was roled Egypt for nearly 80 days after her first Husband's ( Elsaleh Negm Eldin Ayoub ) death, as she was a very powerful Woman . Aybak married her latter , and she forbade him from seeing his first Wife Um Ali and his Son Ali ! Aybak , by time, became more powerful & more aggressive towards his Wife "Shagaret aldorr" ,who prepared to kill him latter & she succeeded . His first Wife "Um Ali" wanted to revenge for her Husband ,so she planned to kill "Shagaret aldorr" by paying for the Palace Guards to kill her by beating her with Wooden Clogs till death !
To celebrate her death "Um Ali" ordered to make a dessert & to distribute among all Egyptians & This dessert was "Um Ali" !!
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Kunafa is an oriental dessert , made of a noodle like pastry long threads , soaked in a Sugar Syrup .
There are many ways to do it , I'm doing my mother's recipe which is the best for me . I was brought up eating it & enjoying its amazing taste. My Mom always used to do it with nuts , My kids now like it more with cream , so I make it with Cream for them ! But you can fill it with roasted nuts in the middle & follow the same steps & recipe. You can also do it as small rolls , just roll the long threads ,with or without Nuts inside , but in theis case you shouldn't cut the Kunafa threads insto small pieces (as will be mentioned latter in the recipe ) .
Kunafa (as we call in in Egypt & in other Arab countries ) is very popular in the holy fasting month of Ramadan . It (with Basbousa " Semolina Cake " ) is a regular visitor on our Dinner tables , it's delicious, relatively easy , & provides us with the Calories needed during fasting. All kids love helping thier Moms doing it, buy cuting the long threads with thier small hands ,then soaking it with Butter . The smell of Butter & Kunafa takes me years backwards towards my Childhood beautiful memories during making Kunafa with my Brother , someone used to cut Kunafa ,the other , peel Almonds & roast nuts then blend them in the mixer & my Mother beggins us to leave the Kitcen for her to do everything herself (The exact same thing I do now wit my kids:) )
Now, here is the delicious Recipe , Hope you all try it & give me your feedbacks :)
Ingredients : (For a 24-26 cm Cake round Form )