Month: June 2015

Snickerdoodle Pancakes

Preparation time : 20 mins. | Yields 16 pancakes These Snickerdoodle Pancakes are more like snickerdoodle cookies due to their texture. The ingredients used to make these pancakes are almost the same as used in other pancakes except few of them like cream of tartar and sour cream which enhances the flavor and result in different texture. Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour 3 tbsp sugar 2 tsp cream of tartar ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 2 tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp freshly grated nutmeg 1 cup sour cream 4 tbsp melted butter 1 egg (lightly beaten) ¼ cup...

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Jamaican Fried Dumplings Recipe

Preparation time : 30 mins. | Yields up to 20 This Jamaican Fried Dumplings Recipe is one of famous biscuit style dumplings in Jamaican cuisine. It is prepared with simple ingredients; all the taste and texture develops by the proper kneading of the dough. Ingredients: 14 oz all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 1½ tsp salt 1 stick butter ½ cup cold water Oil for deep frying Procedure: 1. In a mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients including flour, baking powder and salt. 2. Add butter and rub until the mixture turn into grainy mixture. 3. Gradually add cold water...

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Homemade Big Mac Sauce

Preparation time : 10 mins. | Serves 1/2 cup This Homemade Big Mac Sauce recipe is inspired from the famous fast food restaurant McDonald. It is usually used as sandwich filling and dipping sauce for various type of sandwiches. You can also make the same sauce at home by using the following recipe. Ingredients: ¼ tbsp Dijon mustard Pinch of salt 2 tsp caster sugar 1 tbsp white vinegar 2 tbsp olive oil ½ cup mayo 4 tsp sweet pickle relish 1 tbsp onion (finely minced) 1/8 tsp pepper Procedure: 1. In a mixing bowl, combine mustard, salt, caster...

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Blistered Tomatoes

Preparation time : 10 mins. | Serves 4 persons This Blistered Tomatoes recipe is one of a quick and easy recipe made with tomatoes, feta and some seasonings. It is usually prepared with cherry tomatoes like grape or peat tomatoes which are easily available. Ingredients: 3 tbsp vegetable oil 3 cup grape tomatoes (mix of yellow and red) 4 cloves garlic (thinly sliced) 4 oz Greek feta (crumbled) 1 tsp dried oregano Pinch of cayenne Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste 2 tbsp chicken broth Procedure: 1. Heat the oil in a pan over medium-high heat, add tomatoes...

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Date Balls Recipe

Preparation time : 30 mins. | Serves 24-30 balls This Date Balls Recipe is one of an easy date recipe and is best to serve as Ramadan Sweets during Iftar or Suhur meals. As dates are the vital source of energy for Ramadan fasting, therefore, these date balls are also boost your body and make you active throughout the whole fasting month. Ingredients: 1 lb soft dates (seeds removed) 1 pack graham cracker ¼ cup milk powder 1 cup butter 1 cup coconut flakes Pinch of food color (optional) Procedure: 1. Melt butter in a saucepan, add dates and...

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Toasted Almond Cocktail

Preparation time : 10 mins. | Serves 2 glasses This Toasted Almond Cocktail is one of a healthy drink particularly in summer Ramadan when heat is at its peak. It provides energy and instantly boost your body to make you energetic and active. You may also add almond essence to this drink if you like it to be almond rich. Ingredients: 20 almonds (boiled and peeled) 2 cup milk 4 green cardamom 1 tsp sugar ½ cup sugar Procedure: 1. Toast the peeled almonds on a skillet for just 2-3 mins. over medium heat. Don’t let them brown. 2....

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Lahmacun Recipe

Preparation time : 40 mins. (approx.) | Serves 4-6 breads This Lahmacun Recipe is a Turkish style pizza made with ground beef and tomato flavor along with some spices. The topping is done on a flatbread and thus the crust is thin but remains soft. This would be one of a healthy meal for Ramadan food for either Iftar meal or Suhur meal. Ingredients: 1 lb beef mince (leaned) 4 clove garlic (chopped) 1 tsp salt ¼ cup oil 3 tbsp tomato paste 1 tbsp parsley (chopped) ½ tsp crushed black pepper ½ tsp crushed cumin seed ¼ tsp...

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Buffalo Chicken Crescent Ring

Preparation time : 30-40 mins. | Serves 8 persons This Buffalo Chicken Crescent Ring is one of a delicious chicken stuffed bread. The filling is made with buffalo sauce, ranch dressing and cream cheese flavor thus in the end you get a cheesy buffalo flavor chicken sandwich. Ingredients: 8 oz cream cheese (softened) ¼ cup buttermilk ranch dressing mix ½ cup celery (finely diced) ½ cup onions (finely diced) ½ cup Buffalo sauce 12 oz cooked chicken (finely diced) 2 tubes crescent rolls 1 egg white (lightly beaten with 1 tbsp water) Procedure: 1. Combine cream cheese, ranch dressing,...

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Chinese Pepper Steak Recipe

Preparation time : around 50 mins. | Serves 2-4 persons This Chinese Pepper Steak Recipe is one of a healthy beef recipe prepared with lots of colorful peppers. Its taste is bit different from other Chinese beef recipes like beef chili. It is usually served with fried rice or steamed rice. Ingredients: 1 lb beef top round steak (1 inch thick and ¼ inch wide strips) 2 tsp olive oil 1 medium onion (thinly sliced) 4 cloves garlic (minced) 1 inch ginger (minced) 1 cup beef broth ¼ cup light soy sauce ¼ tsp sugar ½ tsp ground pepper 1...

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BBQ Beef Ribs Recipe

Preparation time : 40 mins. + 2-3 hrs. Marinating time | Serves 4-6 persons This BBQ Beef Ribs Recipe is prepared with the flavor of homemade bbq sauce and hence why it is named so. It is prepared in two step: in first step ribs are marinated to make them soft and then bake with the prepared bbq sauce. You may also use grilling method for cooking the ribs to enjoy the complete bbq flavor. Ingredients: 2 lb beef ribs 4 tbsp papaya paste 1 tsp salt 1 tsp black pepper 1 tbsp ginger paste 2 tbsp oil For BBQ...

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