Thursday, August 30, 2012

Skendriettes

So this is oe of the cakes i made for eid .... now i`ll let you in a secret this is the second time i made them

The first time they didnt have the fullness like these one do ... but according to my dh and kids they tasted great

The problem the first time was i added to much egg white to the nut mixture and they to help firm it i kept adding sugar well that was all wrong

so this time around masha`allah i`m so pleased that it worked out ... and even better their my dh favorite type of cake ... so i can see him come home every so often with almonds for making them







The recipe for this was given to me by my neighbour

Nut Mixture

3 bowls of almonds (this works out about 1/2 kilo of almonds) and these were place in machine to powder them down
1 bowl of icing sugar
vanilla/lemon
egg whites .( it will depend on the mixture as to how much you use ... i ended up using a little over two)


Pastry

3 bowls of flour
1 bowl of melted butter/margarine
vanilla/lemon
mazhar


Sirup

2 bowls of water to one bowl of sugar


Now even with the pastry i only did two bowls of flour and a little over half a bowl of butter

Mix the nut mixture together and shape into a sausage  length will depend on you
leave to the side

Mix all the ingredients for pastry and knead well ..... Place on a floured surface and roll out very thin / in the end it should look very see through  then make a rectangle shape with it place the nut mixture in the centre ... pull the pastry from the top and pull over the mixture the roll it slightly till you cover ther rest and allow the pastry to overlap just a little and that should be facing down .... allow to rest for 15 mins ....

then with a floured knife cut the size shape you want and rub some egg yolk on top and placed sliced almonds on top

place in the oven until golden brown

now at this satge your sirup should be ready it should feel stick to the touch and a little heavy

once you take the cakes out of the oven dip them into the warm sirup and place into le kiset  ( for some reason i have lost the word in english )

And thats it

My dh eats them with mint tea ... which is made daily in my home

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Eid Mubarak

Salam Wa Alikum

Eid Mubrak to all .... i know it`s a bit late ..... but between the end of ramadan and now i have been busy ... and even now still fasting the 6 days of shawal

Anyway insha`allah i hope each and everyone of you got the best of both in ramadan and eid and insha`allah what you have achieved in ramadan will continue for you through out the year too



Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A few Days Left

Subhan`allah theirs only and few day left and thats another ramadan finished ... i have to say it went too quick

I hope each and everyone of you have manged to get what you wanted form this blessed month and that it will continue  for you into the next year and it will make you stronger in your deen








Now normally half way through ramadan i get to a stage where i get fed up and dont know what to cook ... but this year masha`allah it only happened today .... and these are the days i love that my dh can cook when he wants and he takes over the kitchen .

so what did he make ..... well the pic says it all

this is a fish dish but can also be done with chicken  and any kind of fish ... i asked dh what fish this was he sai merlin ... but not sure about that

anyway the sauce was made by grating onion and garlic and frying in a little oil on a low heat ... while thats been done take some tomatoes and place in a bleander with some black pepper and salt and thyme and then blend.... add this mixture to the onions and cook f or a few mins then add some peppers that where just cut up and cook all together the sauc shouldnt have much liquid in it by the end

slice up some potatoes and fry them

as for the fish ... pan fry it in a non stick pan with very little oil and once cook take it aside

the rice is basmati  ans cook as you like tit to be cooked

then using a small bowl fill with the rice and pat it down then turn it over

at the side of this lay out some potatoes and place the piece of fish on top and then pour a little sauce over that


and thats it ...enjoy



Thursday, August 2, 2012

Half Way Their

So  masha`allah we have reached the half way mark in ramadan and how are we feeling about it all

well i have to say good masha`allah ...have i managed to reach the goals i set for myself ... not all of them but i`m getting their masha`allah

do i think i can do more........ well i think we always can do more .... we should never settle as we ourselves dont know weither what we have done is enough or not






One thing i can say is that this ramadan i have concentrated more on my salat and feel at ease and so calm while praying as well as learning some new duas 

tomorrow i will have a day to relax as i have made enough food to last the two days so no cooking for me so i will take this time to try to learn some quran

My son whos my eldest goes to the masjid everyday and is about to start his 5th hisbh of the quran and masha`allah i`m so proud of him as well as my girls they also do quran but only once a week as their been thought by a female teacher who can only manage once a week their learning surah al khaf and must have half of it learned as they will be reciting it at the end of the week in a computation


Whoever recites the Qur'an, memorizes it, accepts its halal (lawful things) as halal and haram (forbidden things) as haram (i.e. his beliefs in these matters are correct), Allah, the Exalted, will enter him to Paradise and accept his intercession on behalf of ten such persons of his family upon whom entry into Hell has become incumbent (i.e. Allah will forgive them because of his intercession)."
(Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah, Darimi).


Continue reciting the Qur'an because on the Day of Qiyaamah it will appear as an intercessor for the reciter.
(Muslim).


So i will leave you now and ask allah to forgive each of us for what we may ave done this past year or so and that he will accept our fast and help us to be better muslimah coming out of this holy month than going into it