Sunday, October 30, 2011

Condensed Milk Pound Cake

This cake is a HIT everywhere I make it. It is sweet enough, and the texture is super nice! It goes great with breakfast, or tea party. I know some might think that sugar with condensed milk? that must sound really sweet, but trust me, it isn't. Just give it a try and see!


1 cup (226 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for greasing the pan
1 1/3 cups (200 g) all-purpose flour
3/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 cup (106 g) sugar
1 vanilla bean, chopped, or tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. salt
3/4 cup (239 g) sweetened condensed milk
3 large eggs


Preheat the oven 165 C. Generously butter an a loaf pan or any other cake pan, and set aside.

Sift together the flour and baking powder and set aside.

Put the sugar and the chopped vanilla bean, if using, in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the metal blade and pulse until the vanilla bean is finely ground. Sift through a fine-mesh sieve and return the sugar mixture to the food processor. If not using the vanilla bean, just put the sugar in the processor.

Add the butter and salt and process until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes, scraping down the sides and bottom of the bowl occasionally. Add the condensed milk and pulse until well incorporated, about 15 times, scraping down the sides of the bowl once. Add the sifted dry ingredients and pulse until no traces of flour remain, about 10 times. Add the eggs and pulse just until combined, about 5 times. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl, add the vanilla extract if using and finish mixing by hand to fully incorporate the eggs.

Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan. Bake until the top is dark golden brown and a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, about 1 hour. Cool completely in the loaf an on a rack, then unmold.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Potato with Coriander

This is an Arabic side dish which is called 'Batata Harra' which means 'Hot/Spicy potatoes' . I don't know why its called 'Hot' when it is not spicy LOL. But this is a great side dish that can come along with anything.

No major ingredients, just simple garlic and coriander. The kitchen smells amazingly when you fry the garlic with the coriander.. Advise: try it NOW.


1 kg of potatoes - peeled and made into cubes

around 5 gloves of mashed garlic - adding more isn't a bad idea!

1/2 cup of chopped coriander

2 tbsp olive oil


Deep fry the potatoes. Reserve on kitchen towel and sprinkle with salt.

I in a deep pan, add oil, then add the garlic and coriander. Cook for 1 minute.

Then add the fried potatoes.
Mix gently until combined.

This is a delicious side dish. I highly recommend!


Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cold Coconut Cake


2 cups (of sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
4 eggs
1 cup( of milk
2 tbsp of shredded coconut
1 tbsp of baking powder
2 tbsp of butter without salt at room temperature


Using a blender, beat the eggs with sugar and butter until they look like a cream, then add alternating flour and milk, and at the end add the coconut and the baking powder. Butter a cake form and bake for around 40 minutes until golden and toothpick comes out clean.

Sauce for wetting the cake
1 can of condensed milk
1 can (200ml) of coconut milk
1 cup of shredded coconut

Mix everything by hand and when the cake is still hot pour on it slowly the sauce until it dips in it. To make things easier use a toothpick and make holes with it on the cake, in this way it can drink up the sauce easily. Sprinkle shredded coconut on the cake and take it to the fridge to become cold. Store in fridge for minimum 5 hours.


Monday, October 3, 2011

Gelatin Mosaic


4 packets of Jello of different colors

1 can of condensed milk

0.5 L of milk or you can use 0.2L of coconut milk and 0.3L of milk

10 unflavored gelatin leaves


Prepare the 4 packets of Jello as per their instruction and pour each one alone in a squared recipient and send it to the fridge to harden.

In cold water, soak the leaves.

Cut the 4 jello you prepared previously in square around 1.5-2cm.

Not after you have cut them, place mixed colors in a sprayed cake pan, or any other form you want to.

In a bowl, mix the condensed milk with the milk, and the dissolved unflavored gelatin a little of hot water.

Pour the condensed milk mix on the colored gelatin slowly. With a wooden spoon, move around slowly the cubes so that they are all under the condensed milk mixture.

Place in the fridge for few hours.

Once you want to serve, soak a little the bottom of the form in hot water for 10 seconds then turn on a serving plate.


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