Saturday, September 29, 2012

An Amazing Project

 Salam all i have a friend who is doing an amazing project she is trying to get reverts and those muslim that maybe had problems and then came back to the fold of islam to tell their stories ...at the moment she is doing it on her blog which is called http://onechinesemuslimah.blogspot.com/2012/09/attention-looking-for-reverts-re-guided.html and when she has enough she will start another blog just for this purpose .. insha`allah what she`s doing will help those who are new muslim and /or help those who are lost and trying to find their way back .... please ladies help her to achieve her goal ..... jazak`allah khair

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Croissant Brioche

Masha`allah today i had a really good afternoon ....and it brighten my day as dh is away and i was feeling a little low

Thanks to my friends Being Kate and kazzy and even better than that was the learning of something new to give my kids for their breaks  for school

so what did i learn well Croissant brioche  masha`allah they were wonderful so soft and light and before they were gone cos believe me they didn't last very long i remembered to take a photo it was the last 2 that were left but better than nothing







4 1/2 cups of flour
2 tbsp of yeast
2tbsp of sugar
2 tsp of salt

2 eggs mixed
1/4 a cup of butter (melted)
1 and 1/4 cups of milk (warm) mix both butter and milk together and then temper the eggs to it

1 bar of chocolate dark

then add wet ingredients to dry and mix and knead you may need to add xtra flour till the dough is soft and not sticky

allow to rise for about 45mins then punch out .. half the dough into 2 balls and then roll out into a circle then using a pizza cutter if you have one half the circle and each half circle half and then half again so you should have about 8 triangles form each circle

then each triangle roll it out abit and the to the side place some chopped up chocolate and roll from the wider egde to the shorter one and it looks like a croissant  brush egg wash on top and allw to rise just a little and place in oven

it sgould take about 20 mins to cook

and thats it masha`allah ... give it a try and drop by and let us know

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sweetcorn Fritters

So as you know kids are well and truly back in school and home life has gotten quieter .... in my house this is a change and the biggest change is having the kids come home for their lunch everyday ...as before their were in private school and got fed their

I must admit i like it ... it keeps me on my toes and gives me bak the routine i use to have so it`s all good

For lunch i do like to give them something lite as i do like the idea of them going back to school and feeling heavy and not giving their full attention to the teacher 

So i made these sweetcorn fritters ... these i had last year in my friends house and loved them ... and i had made them a few times and then stopped ...and really forgot about them till just now .... their easy and tasty





1 tin of sweetcorn

small onion diced really small

some parsely

black  pepper and salt

2 eggs

take small spoon fulls and drop in to hot oil and dont press them down

then once cooked eat as you please .... i place mine in some homemade pitta bread with salad and some mayo ... my kids devoured them  even my dh love them

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Another Djuezzes

So yes once again another djuezzes .... one of the thing i love about algeria that one name can mean so many things

So what djuezzes did i make ... well it`s a mince meat balls in a red sauce with carrots and peas ... the carrots are diced and the spices used are black pepper , cumin, salt . and paprika ... i also use carwia  and garlic


then i cut some potatoes in rounds and fried them and that`s it

i was first introduced to this by a friend and in her husband family they would put chilli in it to make it hot ... now masha`allah i love it that way ... but my kids aren't too fond of it 







In my husband family they make something similar but the carrots are cut in circles and they dont but chilli or paprika in it or even carwia ... but when i make it i do  they also dont use garlic but i do .. this is how it looks


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

broiche

Being on a budget mean i have to think of way to feed my kids and now that they go to public school i now have to start to give them something for break time ... i`m not much of a baker and i hold my hand up to that ... so i try to find things that are simple enough and dont cost too much money to make and the kids will like


so broiche is what i thought i would try today .... i have been wanting to try this for a long time and finally i did


i got the recipe form my friend  but what i did is join two of them together  so from this one  and this one and this is what i came up with







so what do you think ?

Friday, September 7, 2012

Back to Planning

So it has come to it ... Back to menu Planning and tightening the purse string a bit  especially with the kids back to school on sunday and they will now be coming home for lunch so i need to be more orgnaised ..

So over the last few day thats what i have been doing i made my menu plan for the week and masha`allah so far so good i have stayed on track

I was told about this dish form my friend Being Kate and masha`allah i could believe ow simple and tasty it was and also how one piece of a chicken breast could be stretched and still everybody have some



so yes it is a pasta dish .... made in a bachemal sauce but without the butter and the chicken is poached in some chicken stock and then shredded

it went down a treat masha`allah so this will be used again ... jazak`allah khair umm z

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Msmem

So now with the kids back to school i have to try to make extra things so as to fill their tums and one of those things is Msmem

now i have made these a few time but always had a little problem with them ... so i started to research them and found a youtube video on them and masha`allah was a difference it is







measurement are totally up to each person

for what i made today ... i used 1 bowl of semolina fine and 1 bowl of flour and salt and mixed with water

but i followed some of the ways of this video


 http://youtu.be/d9yC9Nf1FHs