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tiramisu oh tiramisu! Warning: it’s addictive!


tiramisu

It’s always thrilling to get involved in food preparation, especially in family gatherings. I believe it adds warmth and fun. Meeting over food is a no fail plan, always!

Tiramisu, an italian bliss suitable for your cravings, so addictive you will be coming for more!

tiramisu

You will need:

  • 500g mascarpone cheese
  • 20 lady finger
  • half cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 4 tbsp rum
  • 2 tbsp instant coffee
  • 1 1/2 cup of warm water
  • cocoa for topping
  • cherry or strawberry for decoration

tiramisu

Mix mascarpone, sugar and 2 tbsp of the rum. Add 1-2 tbsp water to make it more diluted.

In a bowl mix the warm water, coffee and remaining rum.

In a cup put some of the cheese mixture and insert 3-4 lady finger (depending on your cups size) after dipping in the coffee rum mix.

Cover with mascarpone and sprinkle some cocoa. Decorate with cherry or strawberry. This quantity yields 8-10 portions depending on the size of your cups.

tiramisu

Serve it to your loved ones and give them the pleasure to enjoy a dessert and a smile!

tiramisu

Buon appetito!

la miche de Nana


miche

Miche or country bread, is typically a large round loaf made from either natural leavening or bakers yeast. Most traditional versions of this bread are made with a combination of white flour, water, leavening and salt.

La miche de nana (Nadra my mother in law) is the sweet version of this traditional bread, tastes like brioche and even more delicious!

miche

Spending time with the family, cooking together, chatting and laughing is a treasure! Preparing this miche was so fun over 3 stages to get this golden braid!

miche

It’s a very simple recipe made with love. The secret is patience. For 4 braids of 35cm each you need:

  • 1 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of mahaleb (aka St Lucie cherry or prunus mahaleb)
  • flour to knead the dough

Mix butter and sugar. Add milk, eggs, vanilla, yeast, baking powder and mahaleb. Add flour little by little and knead the dough until it’s not sticky anymore. Let it rest for at least 6 hours, or overnight for a better leavened dough.

miche

Divide it into four parts and each part to three equal parts to make the braids. You can always reduce the recipe in half if you don’t want to make the whole quantity. But trust me it’s so delicious you will regret not to!

miche

Again you have to keep it to rest for ten hours before baking. That’s why i said patience is the key to a successful miche.

Brush the surface with egg yolk and bake for 20-25 minutes on 200ºC.

The irresistible aroma filling the house will kill your patience. I am sure  you will not let it cool to try your first piece that will drag many more!

miche

You can shape it other than braids, for instance teta prepared these small parts for nady! He was so excited and participating in the whole process!

Family cast for this yummy yummy  miche:

  • Teta nana: “the loving baker”, who prepared everything
  • Aunty Salma: “the great observer,” taking notes of the recipe, promising to bake it after her wedding which is so soon yeyyy!!
  • Uncle Hani: “the miche taster” and Nady’s football buddy
  • My precious Nady: “The energy sucker”, who made the process longer, we were all running after him, and we ended up by dancing in a circle 🙂
  • Antoun: “long distance killer” kept updated on whatsapp and facetime until he joins in two weeks
  • And me behind the cam!

miche

Sahten! God keep your families and happy times to all!

homemade fresh watermelon and kiwi popsicles – popsicoholic part 3


Beat the heat with a refreshing treat!

Popsicoholic part 3: watermelon and kiwi popsicles.

This is an incredible summer dessert, low in calories and completely nutritious. Watermelon with kiwi, a little taste of the tropics to beat Doha heat.

In a food processor mix 2 cups of watermelon with 1 tbsp sugar and a pinch of salt. Salt might seem like a strange ingredient to add to a dessert, but it actually helps make the flavor of the watermelon more intense, but it can be optional, some people won’t like it, it’s very subjective. (my husband doesn’t like it with this pinch of salt, he is more into sweet flavors).

Again in the food processor puree 3 kiwis with 1 tsp of sugar.

Pour the mix in molds, making one big layer of watermelon and a small one of kiwi, to make it look like a watermelon wedge!

Freeze until solid. You should get 6 to 7 popsicles depending on your mold size. You can freeze up to one week.

To remove the popsicles from the molds, run under warm water until they are easily released.

watermelon kiwi popsicles

So, what do you guys think? Anyone off to make some popsicles?

There is endless options to make, just pick your favorite fruit and popsicle it!

watermelon kiwi popsicles

This is an incredibly refreshing dessert and is low in calories. – See more at: http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2012/06/blueberry-vanilla-yogurt-popsicles.html#sthash.Baxpwi5t.dpuf
This is an incredibly refreshing dessert and is low in calories. – See more at: http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2012/06/blueberry-vanilla-yogurt-popsicles.html#sthash.Baxpwi5t.dpuf
This is an incredibly refreshing dessert and is low in calories. – See more at: http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2012/06/blueberry-vanilla-yogurt-popsicles.html#sthash.Baxpwi5t.dpuf
This is an incredibly refreshing dessert and is low in calories. – See more at: http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2012/06/blueberry-vanilla-yogurt-popsicles.html#sthash.Baxpwi5t.dpuf