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Monday, October 03, 2005

First Day of Ramadan Meal

I'm already hungry, here is a course I dont mind having on the first day of Ramadan. Atayef Ingredients 4 cups prepared pancake mix (eggs, milk and oil added) oil for frying Walnut Filling 2 cups broken walnut pieces 2 cups sugar 1 cup karo syrup 1 teaspoon rose water or orange blossom water Clotted Cream Filling 2 cans Nestle clotted cream 1 cup powdered sugar Syrup for Drizzling 2 cups sugar 2 cups karo 1 tablespoon rose water or orange blossom water 1/4 cup water. Method Prepare pancake mix, (slightly thin but not as thin as you would make for crepes). In a large skillet heat 2 teaspoon vegetable oil. Pour 1/2 cup batter into pan making small rounds. Cook until done. (DO NOT FLIP) Remove from pan and let cool. Walnut filling Mix all ingredients in a small saucepan and heat to boiling for 10 minutes. Let cool. Spoon mixture onto uncooked side of pancake rounds and fold over. Clotted cream filling Mix cream with powdered sugar and spoon onto uncooked side of pancake rounds, fold over. Syrup for drizzling Mix all ingredients and bring to a slow boil for 20 minutes. Let cool. Consistency should be that of cold maple syrup. _____________________ Lentil Soup Ingredients 1 cup of yellow lentils 1 medium-sized carrot 1 small zucchini 1 large tomato 1 medium potato 5 garlic cloves 2 tablespoons of cream 2 tablespoons of butter 1 cup of chicken broth 1 and 1/2 spoons of cumin salt and pepper Peel all vegetables and chop into medium size pieces. Wash lentils very well several times and drain. Fill half a medium deep pan with water, bring to boil over high heat. Add lentils, carrot, tomato, potato and garlic. Leave to boil. After 15 minutes add zucchini. When all vegetables are tender (after about 5 more minutes), pour all components of pan in a blender. Blend well then strain in a medium bowl. In a medium deep pan, heat oil or butter over medium-high heat. Stir in double cream for about 1 minute. Add strained vegetable mix, chicken broth, salt, pepper and cumin. Leave to boil for about 5 minutes. If texture of soup is thick, add more broth or water. _____________________ Musakhan Ingredients 1 large chicken 3 tbsp. ground sumac 1 tsp. salt Juice for lemon 1/8 tsp. pepper 1/8 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. nutmeg 1 large onion 2 tbsp. pine nuts 3 tbsp. olive oil Rub chicken with lemon juice, season with sumac, and the other spices. Let rest for an hour. Then, mix onions, nuts and olive oil. Finally spread over chicken. Bake chicken on top of pita bread coated with oil at 400 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. You can also wrap the chicken like a chawarma and bake. _______________________ Fatayer Ingredients 80g butter melted 1/3 cup olive oil 1/4 cup water 2 cups plain flour 1 egg lightly beaten Cheese Filling 1 cup grated feta cheese 1 cup white creamed cheese 2tbs chopped parsley 1tsp lemon juice To make the cheese filling : Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. To make the pastry: Combine butter, oil and water in bowl. Add sifted flour, 1tbs at a time, stirring to a smooth paste between additions. Continue adding the flour until a soft dough is formed. Turn dough onto floured surface, knead gently until smooth. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. Divide pastry in half; roll each half between sheets of cling film until very thin. Use a cutter or teacup. Cut circles from the pastry (you can make them bigger if you like) Drop 1 tsp of filling into the centre of each circle. Fold over and pinch edges together to seal. Place pastries on greased oven trays and brush with egg. Bake in a moderately hot oven for about 15 minutes or until lightly browned.


raindrop said...

er7am batnak
or shall i say "kershak" ..!!

sa7tain oe 3afye :D

PALFORCE said...


I didnt even talk about So7oor yet.