Thursday, September 16, 2021

1586. Apricot Jam Roast Chicken

If I had added soy sauce to the apricot jam, this would be a Chinese/Asian dish. However, only nutmeg was added, hence the dish is European. The caramelization on the chicken from the sugar in the jam is just amazing.

Sunday, September 12, 2021

1585. Everyday Marble Cake

To be honest, I was not going to put this cake on MCW, but someone special asked me to, so here it is. I'm not sure if you've noticed, but I have an unbeatable basic cake recipe that I keep re-purposing for different flavors. There is the orange cake (by and far the most loved), then there is the cardamom. A toffee cinnamon is coming up soon, and then here is this marble cake frosted with nutella. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Best Of MCW 1101-1200

The intermittent compilation of culinary wonders you may have missed and definitely want to try is back. This is part 12, covering the best of posts 1101 to 1200, made over and over, time and time again. 

Monday, September 6, 2021

1583. Kid's Jam Cookies

These cookies are basically Linzer cookies stuffed with whatever jam you prefer. The dough is simple enough to work with kids and it is very rewarding to them to eat what they made. 

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

1582. Vineleaf Haloomi and Preserved Lime Parcels

I am embracing vineleaf-everything life as of late. Cheese and vineleaves tuned out to be a pretty epic combination. Feta-chilli was a great one. Now this haloomi-preserved lime is all that, too. Grilled in a searingly-hot griddle pan, the grill marks are to be coveted here. 

Sunday, August 29, 2021

1581. Sourdough Pasta

I think I have discussed my sourdough misadventures on the blog before? Long story short, I have admitted defeat in making a decent sourdough bread loaf. However, my sourdough starter is a wonderous ingredient that makes the most amazing crackers. I make the starter, just to make the crackers with its "discard". This is another super duper quick recipe that is enriched with the sourdough starter. Made in 5 minutes, and cooked in 2 minutes, this is a pasta you cannot pass (ta).

Thursday, August 26, 2021

1580. Instant Peach Sorbet

It is a wonderous event when you learn this life hack of making instant one ingredient sorbet with practically any fruit. Today, we've made peach sorbet, made form overly ripe peaches sliced and frozen right at home. A hack to the hack? Buy frozen fruit! 

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

1579. Chicken Burgers

Chicken burgers are far from a revelation, and are quite regularly the second choice to beef burgers. These chicken burgers will have you making them for the specific reason they they are chicken. They are that good. 

Sunday, August 22, 2021

1578. Rutab Date Smoothie

As mentioned in the last post during our visit to the Heenat Salma farm for their date harvest festival event, we requested the recipe for the delicious date smoothies presented during the afternoon tea and Chef Mark kindly gave us a private cooking demonstration. 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

1577. Heenat Salma Farm Visit

We took a few hours to visit Heenat Salma farm for their date harvest event, and it was a wonderful experience. Due to the intense heat this time of year in Qatar, the event commences at 4pm, where we are invited for a date-filled afternoon tea.