Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Katayef With Cream and Cherry Jam Recipe

Katayef With Cream and Cherry Jam
Katayef With Cream and Cherry Jam

Enjoy the fluffy Arabian pancakes katayef with fresh cream and cherry jam. A healthy treat for Ramadan with our recipe of asafiri katayef with cream and cherry jam>

Preparation Time: 20 minutes approximately
Serves: 8 -10 persons

All you need

1 kg small katayef
3/4 kg ready-made cream
4 tbsps. al alali Cherry Jam
Ground pistachio for garnishing
al alali Arabic Dessert Syrup Orange Blossom Flavor

Directions

  • Place 1 full teaspoon of the cooled ready-made cream on each katayef, close firmly halfway showing the cream from one side. Apply the same method for the rest of the katayef
  • Dip each katayef from the open side in the ground pistachio, garnish with al alali Cherry Jam
  • Place in a large platter and serve with al alali Arabic Dessert Syrup Orange Blossom Flavor
  • Serve and enjoy!
Source: alalali

Eish ElSaraya with Pistachios Recipe

Eish ElSaraya with Pistachios
Eish ElSaraya with Pistachios

A mouth-watering Lebanese dessert that does well after a spicy main course!

Preparation Time: 5 minutes approximately
Cooking Time: 10 minutes approximately
Serves: 5 persons

All you need

1 loaf sliced white bread, grilled
2 cups water
1 cups sugar
1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tsp rose water
350 gm kishta
1 cup milk prepared from al alali Full Cream Milk Powder
1 tbsp al alali Corn Flour
2 tbsps rose water
80 g chopped pistachios

Directions

  • In a food processor, Chop the grilled bread to get coarse small chunks
  • In a rectangular medium size serving plate, spread the crumbs at the bottom
  • To prepare the syrup, dissolve sugar in water, boil for a few minutes, add lemon juice , boil until thick, set aside, add rose water and mix
  • Pour over the crumbs, soak it completely
  • With the back of a fork, press the layer of sweetened crumbs against the bottom of the plate to obtain a more compact layer
  • In a small casserole, mix thoroughly the kishta, the milk prepared from al alali Full Cream Milk Powder and al alali Corn Flour, bring to a boil on medium heat, stirring constantly
  • Cook over low heat until the cream pudding becomes thick . Set aside, add rose water
  • Spread the pudding over the crumbs mixture covering it completely
  • Sprinkle a thick layer of pistachios on top, set aside to cool.
  • Refrigerate for a few hours
  • Serve and enjoy!
Source: alalali

Katayef With Chicken Livers And Red Capsicum Recipe

Katayef With Chicken Livers And Red Capsicum
Katayef With Chicken Livers And Red Capsicum

Qatayef are "Arabic pancakes".It is usually filled with sweet cheese or nuts and then fried or baked. But have you tried it as a side dish with chicken liver? Find our recipe of Katayef with chicken livers and red capsicum!

Preparation Time: 15 minutes approximately
Cooking Time: 30 minutes approximately
Serves: 4-6 persons

All you need

1 kg medium-sized Katayef
1 kg chicken liver washed and cut to slices
2 sweet Capsicum diced
1 onion chopped
2 tbsps. al alali Parsley Flakes
1/2 tsp. al alali Ground White Pepper
Vegetable oil for frying
Salt to taste

Directions

  • In a saucepan, heat vegetable oil, add chopped onion and diced red capsicum, stir until firmly cooked
  • Add chopped chicken livers, salt, al alali Parsley Flakes , al alali Ground White Pepper, mix, cover the pot, simmer until cooked. Set aside to cool
  • Start filling the Katayef with the filling, make sure to close the Katayef properly
  • In a frying pan, deep fry the stuffed Katayef until golden brown
  • Serve with green salad and enjoy!
Cooking Tip: You must use the Katayef on the same day you buy them, so they wont crack during filling

Source: alalali

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Filo Dessert with Cream Recipe

Filo Dessert with Cream
Filo Dessert with Cream

Serve these sweet filo rolls with thick home-made cream for a delicious midweek dessert!

Preparation Time: 60 minutes approximately
Cooking Time: 30 minutes approximately
Serves: 6-10 persons

All you need

For the cream:
4 tbsps. al alali Corn Starch
4 1/2 cups cold milk prepared of al alali Full Cream Milk Powder
1 tsp. rose water

For the phyllo pastry:
4 cups milk prepared of al alali Full Cream Milk Powder
12 sheets Phyllo pastry
Vegetable oil for frying
al alali Arabic Dessert Syrup Cardamom flavor
Finely ground pistachio for garnish
roses jam for garnish

Directions

For the Cream:

  1. Dissolve al alali Corn Flour in one cup of al alali Full Cream Milk
  2. In a saucepan, heat the remaining quantity of milk prepared from al alali Full Cream Milk over medium heat, add rose water
  3. Add flour mixture to the hot milk, stirring continuously until thick. Set aside
  4. Pour the mixture in a rectangle plate, cover plastic foil, refrigerate for 2 hours
  5. Remove the cold cream from the fridge, cut into small squares sized (5 cm)
For the Phyllo dough:
  1. Place the milk prepared of al alali Full Cream Milk Powder in a deep tray
  2. Dip the phyllo sheets in the milk until completely covered, remove and fill with cream slices. Fold and roll the sheet to form an envelope shape. Place in a baking tray. Set aside for 2 minutes to completely absorbed the milk
  3. Press by hand to get rid of the extra milk before frying
  4. In a frying pan, heat oil over medium heat, fry both sides until golden brown
  5. Place the fried pieces on a paper sheet to remove the extra oil. Set aside
  6. Pour al alali Cardamom Arabic Dessert Syrup, garnish with ground pistachio and rose jam
  7. Serve and enjoy!
Source: alalali

Kunafa With Cream - Othamnliya Recipe

Kunafa With Cream - Othamnliya
Kunafa With Cream - Othamnliya

Kunafa is an Arabic dish, prepared for the month of Ramadan. Try our recipe for a tremendous taste of Kunafa With Cream "Othamnliya"!

Preparation Time: 40-60 minutes approximately
Cooking Time: 30 minutes approximately
Serves: 8 persons

All you need

4 cup fresh cream (cooking cream)
6 tbsps. al alali Corn Starch
2 tbsps. al alali Icing Sugar
1 tbsp. rose water

For sugar syrup:
2 1/4 cup al alali Arabic Dessert Syrup
Orange Blossom flavor

For kunafa - othmanliya:
1/2 kg packed kunafa
250 g butter, melted
Ground pistachio for garnish

Directions

The cream

  • Put fresh cream in a saucepan and boil until simmer. Add al alali Icing Sugar, stir continuously until mixture becomes thick, set aside, add rose water and stir, then leave aside
The kunafa:
  • Preheat oven at 190°C (375°F)
  • In a large bowl gently loosen kunafa dough, mix very well with melted butter
  • In a baking pan, grease the sides and bottom with butter
  • Take half of the dough mixed with butter and place in pan. Using both hands, press down the dough until the bottom of the pan is fully covered
  • Pour the cream mixture and spread over evenly, cover with the remaining half of the dough using both hands
  • Bake for 30- 35 minutes, or until the kunafa surface is golden color from both sides. Set aside
  • Pour al alali Arabic Dessert Syrup Orange Blossom Flavor on top evenly
  • Set aside for 10 minutes to cool, garnish with Ground pistachio
  • Serve and enjoy!
Source: alalali

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Arabian Cheese Sambousek Recipe

Arabian Cheese Sambousek
Arabian Cheese Sambousek

If you are craving a delicious, cheesy Arabian delicacy, here is the perfect appetizer for you. Serve at the start of a meal, or serve it as a tea time snack, take your pick!

Preparation Time: 15 minutes approximately
Cooking Time: 40 minutes approximately
Serves: 8-10 persons

All you need

3 cups flour
Oil for frying
2 grated onions
453 grams of ground feta cheese
1 1/2 cups oil
1 tsp of alali Ground Black Pepper
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp bread spices (yeast, fennel, and poppy seed)
Water

Directions

  • In a deep bowl, add flour, bread spices and some oil; mix gently with your fingers
  • Add water and salt to taste, mix until the dough is binding
  • Divide the dough into small pieces, place them on a tray, set aside in a warm place for 1 hour
  • In a frying pan, add onion, oil, salt, cumin, alali Ground Black Pepper and ground feta cheese, cook over low heat. Set aside
  • Roll each piece of dough in circular form of about 1/16 inch thickness. Place one tablespoon of the mixture in the centre of each dough, seal by twisting the edges
  • In a saucepan, heat the oil, deep fry the Sambousek
  • Serve hot and enjoy!
Source: alalali

How to make Musakhan Recipe

Musakhan
Musakhan

Marinated chicken and pine nuts give you a wonderful dish called Musakhan from the Palestinian cuisine. Try our recipe and add life dinner with its rich flavours!

Preparation Time: 15 minutes approximately
Cooking Time: 60 minutes approximately
Serves: 4 persons

All you need

1 chicken, quartered
1 large red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
2 tbsps. olive oil
1 cup chicken stock prepared from al alali Chicken Stock
226 g Arabic bread or 226 grams of pita bread,
1/4 cup pineseeds, toasted (optional)

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to or 200oC (400oF)
  • Mix all marinade ingredients and set aside
  • Marinade chicken pieces. Keep 2 tsps of the marinade mix aside
  • In a large pan, sauté onions with 1 1/2 tbsp of the olive oil, 1/4 cup of chicken stock, al alali ground cinnamon and the remaining marinade for 20 minutes
  • Lightly brush a large oven tray with the remaining oil. Place the bread on the tray. Add the remaining of the chicken stock over the bread
  • Add the onions on top of the bread, followed by the chicken pieces, sprinkle sumac
  • Bake uncovered for 20 minutes uncovered, until tender and the skin is crispy brown. Garnish with pineseeds
  • Serve hot and enjoy!
Source: alalali

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