Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Walnut Coconut cake Review/ Crunchy cake recipe

I promised last time that I would give reviews on the walnut coconut cake. It was very easy and more importantly very tasty. You can find it on the blog arabicbites.blogspot.com

I also made another cake and now I am kicking myself for not taking a picture of but if was very cute and not to mention yummy.

The recipe for this cake was givin to me by a very dear friend almost a sister. She is always the brave one who will try new cake recipes that I shy away from to avoid big disasters and panic attacks ( which I usually have making anything new).

Its a great cake even for baking rookies.

3 layer crunch cake

Cake part.
5 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup flour

Bake at 350 for 20-25 mins. In a well greased 10' round cake pan.

Middle crunch layer
5 egg whites
1 cup powdered sugar or regular sugar.

Blend very well until white and foamy. About 5-7 mins.

Bake at 220 for 2-3 hours until very crunchy. Bake in a 10' pan lined with parchment paper.

Cut the cake it half to have two layers.


1 8oz package of cream cheese
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 stick of unsalted butter
1 cup of heavy cream

blend well with a blender. I stuck the cream in the fridge for about 10-15 mins so it won't be so runny when you are frosting it.

On the bottom layer of the cake add cream be generous because the cream goes along way. Then add the crunch layer and cream. Finally add the top layer and frost the whole cake well leaving no bald spots. I made this cake for a baby shower recently and I found at Michaels very cute baby pink pearl sprinkles and edible glitter.
I packed the sprinkles on heavy around the outside and sprinkled them generously on the top with the edible sparkles in pearly white ( kinda resembled snow).

This cake it a crowd pleaser and is easy when you don't have many ingredients but it will definitely impress.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Arabic Bites

I found the most amazing site. Arabicbites.blogspot.com. I found some really amazing recipes and it would seem selfish of me to keep it to myself.

Check it out it's amazing.

http://arabicbites.blogspot.com/ just it case.... lol

I am making the Walnut coconut cake this weekend for a baby shower I will let you know how it goes.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Long Gone.......

So sorry to keep you waiting so long, but I it definitely took some adjusting to life back in the States. Tajikistan was very different for sure. For the record you don't know how blessed you are until you travel to a place that for most people they are just surviving. Like I said before I left for my journey, I am pregnant and that may hinder my taste buds from trying something new. I know my pregnancies all to well, I was sick like a dog and barely touch food there. I pretty much at something equivalent to top ramen the whole time. LOL what an adventure huh? I also got to see Istanbul Turkey, very up close and personal puking in alleys because of the fish smell from the sea. Traveling abroad in your first trimester is not recommended, take it from me.

One thing I got to appreciate there was the textiles omg if you love fabrics at amazing prices Tajikistan is your place. I was in heaven at the market. I had to buy a extra suitcase to fit all things I acquired over there home. If anyone love the Ikat pattern you have a million choices there for that pattern at fab prices.

For all you that are not familiar here is an example of Ikat pattern on a french sofa.

I am due November 24 to have this baby so forgive me if I disappear again for a while. Lots of new changes and challenges to face with a two year old and a new one.
I will be back though with great new recipes and culture talk.