Saturday, 15 March 2008


I want to take up some creative hobbies so i invested in some begginers packs of cross stitch to give me a taste , thing is i still need someone to show me how , i tryed to do on by following the instructions but it just does not look right.
Photobucket They are little projects and i thought they would be easy to follow but i am lost :(

Khubz ad Dar

I made some Algerian bread , my version of this very famous khubz eaten throughout Algeria./ /here it is uncooked rising in the tray Photobucket and here we are finished and ready to consume Photobucket

ok so the recipe is

half bag of plain white flour
1 cup of fine semolina
1 egg
2 table spoons of sugar
pinch of salt
1 cup of milk
Warm water to form dough

mix above well to form dough, leave to rise, oil a tray knock back dough and kneed till elasticy, shape into tray by flatting it with your hand. Score the top in a dimond shape with a knife , brush egg yellow on it , sprinkle with seseme seeeds,ansied seeds and black seeds. Bake on gas mark 5 for 20mins. Remove from tray and leave to cool before cutting.

Mine is a sweet bread as we have it for tea time so i add sugar but i also add grated lemmon rind and more semolina, so it dominates the bread so half a bag of semolina and 1 cup of flour. You can shape it round , i sometimes do 4 small round loaves ,one each for each member of the family, but remember to make it flat, as it rises well and if to high wont cook well inside. Can be kept in air tight container for upto 2-3 days just reaheat it in the oven or micro wave. Enjoy sisters i am glad tyou like it!!

Semolina lemon syrup cake

I did some baking today ,made a cake that turned out rather yummy, the cake tin was too big as in wide so the cake emerged a lot flatter than expected Photobucket

On the London Buses

I went on a 45mins bus ride yesterday and i sat on the top deck !!! good olde London BusesLondon busI wanted to go by bus as i missed to see London and all its glory although it didn't look like glory when i lived here,ever wondered why you apprichate things better when you are away from them ? it was a number 58 i really enjoyed that ride and then a walk through an East London market i saw a lovely pair of shoes well
I didn't buy but now wish i had :( warrant another trip?

Prayers for Peace

Prayers for Peace