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Thursday, 27 February 2020

Chicken strips or Schnitzel

 Today i'll share with you my way to make these lovely golden chicken schnitzel recipe or chicken strips; it is so easy and quick to make, some people like to season it quickly and fry the same hour but i prefer to  marinate my chicken at least 2 hours to get the lovely season flavours.
What to serve with chicken schnitzel?
French fries or vegetables salad or both!
yes i love to serve my chicken strips with salads and french fries, i know this meal has lots of calories but once a month will not kill me LOL!

Prep time : 15 mins
Fried time : 8 mins
Serve: 2 persons


400g or 1 large boneless chicken breast
For marinade:
1/2 cup yogurt
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp black Pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp lemon juice

Chicken Tender coating:
1 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 cup all purpose flour
2 whole eggs

Oil for frying

The way:

- Cut chicken breast into steaks.
- In a large bowl, place the chicken steaks, add yogurt, lemon juice, paprika, black Pepper and garlic powder. Mix all together until the season covered the steaks.
- Mariened for overnight or at least for 2 hours.
- In a shallow dish, whisk the 2 eggs with black pepper and salt.
- Place flour in another dish, and  place the breadcrumbs into a third
shallow dish.
- Coat chicken with flour; dip into egg mixture, then coat with bread crumb mixture.
- Transfer the steaks into a wire rack and rest for 30 minutes.
- Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet to (180 degrees C).
- Fry the chicken in batches until golden brown on both sides, 6-8 minutes.
- Drain on paper towels.
- Enjoy!

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

No-Bake Leche cake dessert 

Well! today's dessert a little bit strange from what i've used to make, but as i mentioned before i love new recipes and middle eastern recipes, so i have tried this recipe and it become my favorite dessert, they called it Lebanon nights, but i found the name a little bit weird for this white clear shiny dessert so i called it Leche cake. Anyway, i love to make this dessert because it is easy and delicious and it takes only few minutes. If you are vegan, just use almond milk or coconut milk instead of milk.

Prep Time: 50 mins
Chill time: 2 hours
Serve: 6 persons


1 Cup medium grains semolina
3 and half cups milk
2 Tablespoon sugar
1 Teaspoon rose water or vanilla extract

For Topping Cream:
3 slices toast bread
1 cup milk
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon sugar

Sugar syrup(or use Honey instead) :
2 cups sugar
1 and 1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 Teaspoon rose water 

1 cup pistachio or any other favorite nuts

The way:
- In a medium heat stir semolina, milk and sugar. Stir constantly until thicken, then add rose water or vanilla extract.
- In a pyrex dish pour the semolina mixture and let it cool.
- For topping cream: cut the bread into dices. In a saucepan add milk, cream, sugar and cornstarch. Stir to simmer on a medium heat, then add the bread dices. Keep stir, use hand blender to smooth the pudding. Remove from heat and pour into the semolina layer.
- Cover with plastic wrap and chill for 2 to 4 hours.
- To prepare sugar syrup, on a high heat boil sugar with water and lemon juice until thiken, add the rose water and remove from heat.
- Decorate with pistachio, and serve with sugar syrup or honey.


Thursday, 3 October 2019

Well this autumn season we have a little bit cold so i decide to enjoy myself with a cup of hot chocolate. I made a hot chocolate sometimes with adding a stick of cinnamon or with a pinch of instant coffee, with adding these ingredients it just reinforce the taste of chocolate by adding a magical chocolate taste. My hot chocolate way is perfect for kids and all family members you can decorate with a whipped cream or with mini marshmallow, but i prefer to decorate with a unsweetened cocoa powder.

Prep time: 5 mins
Yield: 2


60g Dark chocolate
2 cups milk
2 Tablespoon sugar
1 stick cinnamon (optional)

For decoration:
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder.

The way:

- In a saucepan place chocolate, melt on a medium heat. Add milk gradually and keep stir until the chocolate incorporate with milk.
- Bring hot chocolate to a simmer.
- In a serving cups pour the hot chocolate.
- Decorate with dusting unsweetened cocoa powder.


Tuesday, 1 October 2019

I love homemade baking especially at the morning when you start your day with a bread baking smell at your kitchen with thyme and garlic, just try it and you'll be so happy with these lovely mixed smell. Focaccia bread is so delicious and easy to make don't be afraid to be generous with olive oil the more you add olive oil the more you'll have a mushy bread.

Focaccia Bread

Prep time: 20 mins
Baking time: 25 mins
Yield: 3


For dough:
4 cups all purpose flour (500 grams)
1 tablespoon salt
1 tablespoon yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
2 tablespoons olive oil
1  1/4 cup warm water


5 cherry tomatoes 
1 tablespoon green thyme
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 clove garlic

The way:

- In a large bowl, place all the dough ingredients and knead until the dough elastic soft , form the dough as a ball, grease with olive oil then cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a kitchen towel.
-Allow dough to rest in a warm place for 50-60 minutes.
- Dust the table with flour, then spread the dough as an oval shape, about 4 cm high thick.
- Move the dough to a tray covered with parchment paper or paint with olive oil.
- Make a small holes in the loaf with your fingers.
- Cover the dough to rest for another 40 minutes.
- Crushed the garlic then pour above 2 tbsp of olive oil, cut the tomatoes into two parts.
- After 40 minutes, into loaf press with you fingers the previous shape.
- Grease the surface with garlic oil mixture, you can add more(the more olive oil the more mushy bread) then sprinkle thyme and trample tomatoes into the loaf.
- Bake in preheated oven 220°C for 20 - 25 mins.

Monday, 30 September 2019

Feeling excited for halloween?

 Today i have an easy ways to decorate your cupcakes with simple and scary funny ways, for your party or for your kids. i made a chocolate cupcakes and dipped it with chocolate ganache to ease the decoration. I made a spider net cupcake, devil cupcake, owl cupcake and grave cupcake. My children love it and enjoy it very much i always love to decorate food for them and they were so happy to ate the chocolate scary cupcakes. I have this month a busy days to prepare my girls for halloween and to make them feel happy with this day, anyway i hope you'll enjoy the cupcakes as we did :)

Halloween Cupcakes

Prep time: 40 mins
Baking time: 25 mins
Yield: 12 cupcakes


For cupcakes:
100g butter (room temperature)
3/4 cup sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup milk
1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp baking powder

For chocolate ganache:

120g dark chocolate
1/4 cup hot cream

For Halloween decoration:

Oreo cookies
Candy as M&Ms or skittles
30g White chocolate
Black fondant
Red fondant


- Preheat oven at 180°C and prepare the cupcake mold by placing the muffin liner.
- In a bowl mix butter with sugar until combine, add eggs one at a time with vanilla extract mix until smooth.
- Sift the dry ingredients, then add it to the mixture into two phases with the milk.
- Mix all together until you have a smooth cake mixture.
- Fill three quarter of muffin liner with the cake mixture.
- Bake at 180°C for 25 minutes. When out of oven let it cool on wire rack for 40 minutes before decorate it.
- For the chocolate ganache: Cut dark chocolate into small pieces and placing it in a larg bowl then pour the hot cream on it, let it set for one minute then stir until chocolate melted.
- Dip the cupcake into the ganache then decorate it(watch the following video for full tutorial).

Happy Halloween & Enjoy!

Sunday, 29 September 2019

Perfect easy prepared caramel dessert cups with a creamy tasty flavour. I am a big fan with caramel, i love caramel sauce with my desserts, caramel pudding, and caramel ice cream. If you a big fan and love the caramel taste then this dessert will be wonderful for your next time dessert. Everytime i made these lovely cups my kids jumped happily and sometimes they helped me to decorate it with fruits or chocolate sauce,but this time i prefer to decorate with simple chocolate flakes and i think the finally looking great. I'm sure you'll fall in love with these cups as soon as you make them.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Chill time: 2 hours
Yield: 3 


1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup cream 
1 and 1/2 cup milk 
2 and 1/2 tablespoon corn starch
Pinch of salt

for decoration:
Chocolate flakes 

The way:

- In a sauce pan caramelize the sugar on medium heat, let the sugar caramelize without stirring, otherwise you will get a sugar lumps.
- On your caramel add the butter and stir with a whisk beater until dissolved.
- Heat cream, then add it to caramel gradually and keep stirring.
- Add cornstarch to the milk, stir with a spoon to combine ( never add cornstarch to a hot liquid to avoid a lumpy mixture)
- Add milk to caramel sauce and keep stir until thickened.
- Let it boils then remove from heat.
- Pour caramel dessert into your serving cups.
- Cool at room temperature, then cover the surface with plastic wrap.
 chill 2 hours before serve it.
- Decorate with chocolate flakes or fruits.


Saturday, 28 September 2019

Now this is what almost of us looking for, a 5 minutes prepared lamb chops with a simple garlic soy sauce recipe. You can make it as a delicious family dinner and all your family will love it. I use with my recipe a dark soy sauce you can make it with simple soy sauce available by hands, and with any type of vinegar as apple cider vinegar or grape vinegar. And with the lamb broth take the juicy liquid left on the grilled tray and you'll have a great sauce.

Grilled Lamb chops 


700g Lamb chops
2 tablespoon dark soy sauce
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon meat spices (optional)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

For sauce:
4 cloves of garlic
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 cup lamb broth
( the juicy liquid remain in oven tray from the grilled lamb chops)

The way:

- Preheat oven at 220° C.
- In a large bowl place the lamb chops and season with all the mentioned ingredients, mix well.
- Place on an oven tray a wire rack, to separate the meat and gravy when it cooked. 
- Row the lamb chops on the wire rack.
- Grilled on a preheated oven at 220° C for 25 minutes.
- Finely chopped the cloves of garlic.
- In a skillet place olive oil and then add finely chopped garlic, saute a little bit then add the soy sauce and lamb broth (take from the juicy liquid remain in oven tray from the grilled lamb chops).
- Cook to thick for 2 minutes.
- Serve lamb chops with garlic soy sauce.