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Swiss meringue buttercream

  swiss meringue buttercream is one of my favorite. silky, light ..and spreads beautifully over cakes, delicate & not too sweet. this recipe adopted from Stella Parks the genius behind brave tart cookbook. once you try this recipe you will never look for another one and it’s a keeper read the instructions carefully   (2/3 cup 170g)egg whites from 5 to 6 large eggs (about 1 2/3 cups; 310g) granulated…

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Olive oil Chocolate hazelnut spread

I’ve made my first homemade chocolate hazelnut spread two years ago. the recipe was adapted from living healthy with chocolate. I was blown away by the taste by then, I stopped making it.  because the spread was so good and my pants would suffer. 2 weeks ago I went to eataly store and the cashier offered me a sample of chocolate hazelnut with olive oil spread and I didn’t expect…

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ras el hanout recpie

This is the best ras el hanout so far from my dear morrocan friend  duniya ..if you can’t  find ras el hanout in your close market, you’ll be satisfied by this recipe. Ingredients: 1 tbsp ginger crushed 1 tbsp coriander, crushed 2 teaspoon chili powder 2 teaspoon red pepper 2 tsp ground cumin 2 small ground cinnamon 2 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 teaspoons turmeric grinded 1½ teaspoon nutmeg grinded…

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Pie dough

255g flour 170g butter (chilled,cubed) 1 tablespoon of sugar Pinch of salt Iced water Place the flour,butter,sugar,salt in a bowl Cut the butter in the flour using a pastry cutter or your fingers, to chickpeas size. Add 3-4 tablespoons of iced water and mix. Press the dough into flat disc,cover with plastic bag, place in refrigerator for 30 minutes to 3 days, or freeze up to 3 weeks.…

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Mango lassi with saffron & kewra water

  This recpie we make it every Ramadan … my mom use it to freeze mangoes so we could make smoothies out of them, when ramadan used to be in winter 20 years ago. heres my take on this smoothie our Indian neighbors used to Bri g us mango lassi for iftar and my mom adopt the idea and we made our version out of it. 300g frozen mangoes 400g…