Hola! I’ve been chaotically busy this month, so i kind of slacked on writing a new blog post…
So many exciting things have been happening with Mrs.Clueless and I am so very thankful for everyone’s constant love and support! Not only has my knowledge in the kitchen improved, but I get to meet amazing people everyday that share the same passion that i have.
So, to get to the point here. WHO DOES NOT LOVE DOUGHNUTS?
Well, me. I hate fried doughnuts, they always make me feel sick to my stomach. Also, I failed at making fried doughnuts once because i have no patience whatsoever. So i decided to venture into making baked ones.
I can’t describe how good they taste, and how light and fluffy they are!
Thanksgiving is in a couple of days and lets be real, we don’t really celebrate it in Lebanon, like at all. Which is sad because who would miss a chance at a homemade Turkey? Like, why wait till its Christmas?!
This year, since I oddly enough turned into Mrs.Clueless, someone that would rather spend 3/4 of her day in the kitchen than do anything else, I decided to throw a Friendsgiving dinner a week before the actual holiday so that I can share with you some of my favourite Thanksgiving recipes.
I have to admit, the idea was thrilling at first but as the day got closer and the turkey was between my hands i panicked. Not because i never had cooked a bird thats bigger than my pet dog, but because i had SO MANY other dishes to make that accompany the Turkey.
Thanks to the extensive researching, I managed to pull it off quite well! So proud of myself *happy dance*.
Below i will be listing the turkey recipe that I made. I took the steps from various online platforms and added my own touch, as well as my apple pie and salad recipe.
When planning a Thanksgiving dinner, do NOT miss out on including a pecan pie.
I’ve had many pecan pies before but i had never actually made one of my own. And since this year i’ve been doing a lot of “first timers”, why not!
After researching a few recipes online, and figuring out who sells corn syrup in Beirut, i finally decided to try out Sally’s Baking Addiction’s Recipe. It really is such a simple recipe and tastes just like the one I used to have.
The crust of this pie is another story. Made with butter and shortening, this crust is buttery, flakey, and has the exact texture you would imagine a pecan pie to have.
My first tart, ever!! I was at the grocery store where I buy all my vegetables and fruits and was really intrigued by the imported zucchinis. One was yellow and the other green. So, of course, being a hoarder, i decided to buy one of each.
Came back home and googled some recipes. Found this recipe for a delicious, and I really mean DELICIOUS, restaurant quality, tart.
After spending the last few days experimenting with fondant, colours, and ugly cakes, i had the urge to make something simple, rustic, and just plain DELICIOUS. I have these amazing peaches which give off an intense aroma every time the fridge is opened so i decided to make a peachy dessert!
I got the chance to takeover The Feed Feed‘s Snapchat yesterday and i have to say it was a BLAST! I wanted to take the opportunity to introduce some Lebanese culture into my takeover so i set up an outdoor kitchen in our family home in the Lebanese countryside and used lebanese pottery to put all my ingredients in, some arabic music in the background, and i made HUMMUS.
Well, i didn’t just make hummus, i made beetroot hummus and Zaatar bread sticks to go with it!
Will share with you the recipe for both Hummus and Breadsticks! Continue Reading