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Blueberry Sweet Rolls

I saw this recipe and i knew i had to make them pronto….it wasnt as labor intensive as making bread but its still took a bit more effort than making spaghetti But did adapt the recipe a little bit.

on the taste effort scale….

1 = easy/horrible taste

10 = extremely difficult / best food on earth

Easy= 6,

Taste= 8.5 ( not extremely sweet and nice taste of the blueberries)

blueberry rolls

You start out by boiling milk and giving it a water bath

milk bath

after you let the dough rise you roll it, into a rectangle and butter the dough ( 1/2 stick)

dough

Mix blueberries with sugar,flour and cinnamon

blueberry

spread on dough and roll up

dough 33

Pre baking

pre rolls

side view of un baked roll

sliced roll

 

All done!

 

yummmy2

Pizza Pinwheels

up close and personal

Frankly speaking these are awesome, easy to make and your done in one hour! Basically its a dinner version of a cinnabun….with the filling made out of pizza ingredients.

On a Scale from 1 to 10:

1 = easy/horrible taste

10 = extremely difficult / best food on earth

Easy= 3

Taste = 8

The ingredients

pinwheels ingredients


You start by mixing butter into the dough ( with your hands is the best method)

Crumbs

Layer with any toppings you want and roll up ( I just used cheese…maybe ill try adding sausage next time)

pizza pinwheel

Prior Baking

pre pinwheels

Done Baking

baked

Lets Eat!

inside pinwheel

Recipie

  • 2 cups self-raising flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 stick of butter, cut into small pieces
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 jar of tomato paste
  • 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese ( or any kind of cheese you prefer)
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tbs of milk
  • 1/2 tsp of oregano
  • 1/4 garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp of pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Line baking pan with waxed paper or grease pan ( preferably with butter).
  3. Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour until it resembles fine breadcrumbs, Then add 2/3 cup of milk.
  4. Keep adding flour until dough is no longer sticky, then gently knead dough on floured surface until smooth ( about 5 minutes).
  5. Roll dough into rectangle about 2 inches thick and spread with tomato paste.
  6. Sprinkle with oregano,garlic powder and cheese.
  7. Turn the dough so the long end is in front of you and roll up. Slice into 10-12 pieces and place side-by-side on the tray.
  8. Mix together, egg yolk, milk, salt and pepper then brush onto pinwheels and bake for 25 minutes

Makes 9 medium sized Pinwheels

So we got some pepper steak from a Halal meat store in NJ and i decided to try out Chinese styled beef and broccoli.While it was really easy to make, the stir-fry didntĀ  taste like it does in the Chinese restaurants :( . Now don’t get me wrong, it didn’t taste bad…but it wasnt like knock your socks off amazing so Ive decided to give up on making Chinese food at home…..Some things only taste good in restaurants.

On a Scale from 1 to 10:

1 = easy/horrible taste

10 = extremely difficult / best food on earth

Easy: 4

Taste: 5

Recipe


Everything All Set up

stir fry

The Veggies (broccoli,Red Pepper and Green Pepper)

veggie

Ready To eat!

Chineese


Turkish Pide

pide2

I would say my favorite kind of food ( after american food ) is definitely Turkish food. There is this lovely Turkish restaurant near my home that serves great food and they catered a fundraising dinner that i recently attended and their was leftover Eggplant salad (which i brought home). Eggplant salad is usually eaten with fresh baked pide and since I didnt have any pide on hand….I decided to make my own and thus I embarked on a 3 hour experiment into baking pide.

As a side note I have decided to do a rating system for all my future cooking experiments so that fellow cooks know what their getting themselves into.

1 = easy/horrible taste

10 = extremely difficult / best food on earth

Easiness level: 8 ( not because the steps are hard…but because it took 3 hours to make)

Taste: 9 (Pide tastes very similar to fresh bread, although it may look like pita bread, it has more of a bready-texture/taste…if that makes any sense)

Recipe

You start out letting the yeast and sugar sit for a few minutes…and this is what it looks like

start 22

After Kneading

knead

You let it rise…and then you punch the dough down and form the dough into circle rounds

rise2

Dusted with the egg wash

pre bread

After its done baking…this is what it looks like on the inside

inside pide

Ready to Serve!

ready pide

Makes about 6 Large Pide (if you cut them half…it spreads further)

I saw this recipe here and it look so awesomely heavenly that i had to make it…mine isn’t as pretty but its still awesome.

Pre-baking

pre bar

Drizzled with melted chocolate

drizzle

Side view

side view

Bars

bars1

Tomato Bisque Soup

During Ramadan I had this awsome tomato bisque soup at the Pasta factory (formerly Nothing but Noodles) and it inspired me to make my own

it started out looking like this….I was bit worried that it was too “watery” considering this was my first time ever making soup

start

Some diced tomatoes,carrots, onions

cooking

Once I pureed it ….it started looking alot more like soup

pureed

All Done!

donnne

Recipe

Argentinean Panqueques

Last night I had a craving for something sweet….but it was 9pm and so I wanted it to be something I’ve made before and that was relatively easy. I decided on Panqueques and i used this recipe.

Frying the crepes

fry

Slathered with the Dulce De Leche cream and rolled

roll

All Finished!

panqueqes

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