Thursday, June 5, 2014

Pizza Roll

Asalamu Alikum

For months my oven hasn't worked and all of a sudden it was working again so the first thing i made was pizza roll ... while doing this i was teaching my daughter my 13 year old how to do this as my 15 year old already knows how to

this is basically the samr as the homemade pizza i make only the sauce is a little different ... all i do is use tomato puree and add spices of my choice and then i thin it out to make it easier to spread it is roll out like normal pizza here is my recipe for that

you can add any topping and then just take the side and roll the dough till it's like a log ... then cut into rounds and place on tray ... i will add cheese on top as well as the cheese that is inside

and then bake for about 15 to 20 mins

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Guest post From Halal Home Cooking ....Pancakes with a twist

As-Salaamu Alaykum

I'm Umm Hamza from Halal Home Cooking today I'm sharing a recipe for a breakfast staple with a twist.

Pancakes are my children's favourite breakfast food. They will gladly eat cereal with milk, creamy porridge and jam/jelly doughnuts but unlike those aforementioned staples that only get half to three quarters eaten because A. they turn soggy B. get's cold and sticky or c. no jam left, pancakes will always be eaten, no excuses.
Once you've honed your basic pancake recipe you are free to experiment with flavour combinations and that's exactly how these chai spiced chocolate and tahini pancakes came about ma sha Allah

I found this chai spiced latte powder whilst searching 'halal' during my on-line grocery shopping. I'm always hoping when hitting that search button new products will pop up and this time it did al hamdu lillah

Please note only Spiced Chai Latte (99% caffeine free) from the drink me chai range has been halal certified.

Not really being familiar with Indian chai but a lover of black tea with milk, this chai latte tastes of earthy cinnamon and creamy coconut. Combine those two flavours that are already known to work so well with chocolate, throw in some tahini you get a taste sensation, all be it a bit different.
My kids enjoyed their pancakes drizzled with butter and a dusting of sugar, whilst I was happy with yet more tahini.

In sha Allah you give these pancakes a go and even if you don't I hope I've inspired you, even just a little to get creative in your Kitchen.
Chai Spiced Chocolate & Tahini Pancakes

Makes approximately 8

US cup measure used

1 cup plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of salt

2 tablespoon sugar

2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa

1 tablespoon chai spiced latte powder or 1 teaspoon cinnamon (1/2 teaspoon cassia) and 1/2 tablespoon shredded coconut.
2 tablespoon light tahini
1 egg
1 cup whole milk

  1. Pre-heat frying pan over medium heat.
  2. Sift all dry ingredients into a large bowl, add wet ingredients and whisk until you no longer see flour, don't worry if it's lumpy.
  3. Using 1/4 cup measure or ice cream scoop, ladle pancakes into greased pan. Cook on first side until the batter solidifies and holes appear all over. Flip and cook for 1 minute more.
  4. Remove pancakes and serve with your favourite toppings.

Cinnamon Sponge with Custard

Asalamu Alikum 

Yay a new post 

In the time i wa away ... i had made a few things and took picture so as to when i had internet again i could blog and post the pics ... then the stupid phone played up and i lost everything so i have had to start off again 

my eldest daughter has become a dab hand in baking and really enjoys it more than i do ... so as she does something for the home i will share with you ... the picture above is a spongecake with cinnamon added and she made homemade custard ... this was her second attempt at making custard and she finally got it and was so happy ... i dont help her inthe kitchen she just gets an idea and goes with it 

recipe for sponge is here with some cinnamon added 
and the custard is made with 

3 cups of milk 
4 egg yolks
3 tbsp of cornstarch
half tsp of salt or none whatever you like 
half cup of sugar /100grams
2tbsp of butter
pinch of vanilla