1 cup milk 1 cup oil 1 tablespoons baking powder 3 eggs 2 cups sugar 3 cups baking flour 1 tablespoon black seeds 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
Mix all ingredients together, spray oil your cooking dish (flat rectangular/round oven dish) place the mixture in your cooking dish. Making sure it’s all even. Add 1-2 tablespoons of milk on top so it covers the top. Sprinkle poppy seeds and Black seeds. Preheat oven 350C and place it for 30-40 minutes until it’s nice and golden. Leave it to cool down, cut them into smaller portions and decorate them in your serving dish.
Ramadan Kareem! Ramadan month is here and we all tend to make the most out of this month with spiritual growth, prayer, as well as a reflection to our soul, body and mind. For the past couple of years, I have managed to make the ifter easy and healthy for myself and my family. It does sound impossible to stay away from fatty and fried foods after a long day but it feels really good once you put in those real nutritions inside you + slowly you will notice that your body will function better. Many of you showed interest in the cooking session with me and this year I took time to bring some ease for you in terms of sharing some cooking recipes. I will be sharing more recipes and cooking sessions on my Instagram account, so make sure to follow me along there.
First thing first, juicing fresh fruits and veggies during Ramadan has become a ritual for me. It’s easy to make yet you get that energy you need for your body to run for the entire month. I also found most of the time I wasn’t getting enough of my veggies + fruits because I would feel full after eating my full meal in the iftari and I wasn’t feeling good to go to sleep full stomach. At the same time it’s important to take some nice warm water going into your system and if you break your fast with some infused warm water it’s a perfect way to break your fast. Up next I try to make something healthy like soup – any kind of soup that I would be able to make (I will share some of my favourite ones). And by this meal, I already feel full and I have everything I needed to take for my body. Usually, it’s better to take a rest by finishing up your prayers or getting time to get some family time. For me, it takes around 30 – 40 minutes and then I get in a full meal.
There are few steps and a little control that you need to implement in your routine and it gets easy every single day. I have learned if I get the mean meal first then I wouldn’t be able to get in all my veggies and fruits afterwords. I have some recipes ready for you that I will share followed this post + a full video on my Instagram IG for you. And of course, the entire month doesn’t look like this I do induce some pleasures foods from time to time before covid it was iftar gatherings. Usually, I used to host iftar dinners at my place which seems impossible at this time for all that’s going on. But I tried to make the first day of Ramadan joyful by setting up a nice table for all of us especially Yousuf who’s fasting for the first time.
I hope this month will bring you all joy, health and prosperity. For me its a time that I want to connect to my soul and my creator. Plus each year I try to become a better version of my self my avoiding a habit for the rest of the year.
Valentine’s Days looked like many different previous years. But when it is cold outside and nowhere to go then there is nothing better than baking, right? I decided to have Valentine’s Day Sugar Dipped Creamrolls day where we can all stay home, bake and kids will get a nice time to dip them in sugar. At the same time since things are virtual, we decided to make one more patch and share them with our loved ones this Valentin’s Day!
Recipe and tips below!
Ingredient List: 2 Packs Puff Butter 1 Pack (1L) Whipping Cream 35% 1 Cup Sugar Food Coloring Coloured Sugars Custom wooden rolls about 2 cm diameter wide and your oven tray long (you can custom them at Homedepot)
Instructions for rolls:
cut the butter puff pastry around 1.5 inches apart (make sure the puff pastry is at room temperature).
spread oil on the wood sticks so they won’t stick to the pastry (you can also wrap the wood sticks with foil that way the sticks won’t get burned out through the cooking process.
wrap the puff pastry around the wooden stick diagonally half on top of each other but make your rounds not too tight so they come out easily once it’s cooked.
pre-heat the oven at 350, place the wooden stick inside the oven (place a foil under the rolls in the oven to keep the oil drip from the puffs) for about 15 minutes or so until it’s lightly golden (don’t overcook them, they’ll get too flat and flakey).
Instructions for whippet cream:
beat your 35% whipping cream till it gets a thicker texture.
add one cup of sugar and beat for 2 more minutes.
you can skip this step if you want it white but you can add some food colouring, I wanted to bring the Valentine’s Day vibe so I used pink.
once the rolls are cooled fill them with the cream and serve them. I dipped them in pink sugar to make it more fun but it’s totally up to you.
You can keep the rolls in the fridge with the cream for 2 weeks but I preferer to keep the rolls themselves in the fridge as long as 4 months in a ziplock and can always make the cream fresh and serve any time.
I do have a short reel on my Instagram to make it the process easy.