|Qamarreddine, Apricot paste|
The Egyptian note in this cake
|This is how it looks like|
The beauty of people power burst onto the streets of
I have been following the unfolding events in
When the relieving news of the president’s removal from power finally happed, I was so happy and so were a lot of my friends here in
Egyptian people, at least the ones I befriended over my time in
I wanted to call it Liberation square at first but my husband convinced me to call it
1 cup sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 cup plain yoghurt
3 cups flour
Zest of 1 orange
1 tbsp baking powder
4 tbsp crème fraîche
1 cup almonds flakes (lightly toasted in a frying pan for 5 mn)
½ sheet Kamareddine (dried apricot paste) alternatively use Apricot jam
100g Cooking chocolate
1. Separate the eggs whites from the egg yolks. Mix the eggs whites with ½ cup of sugar and whisk (using an electrical hand whisk) until it makes soft peaks.
2. In another bowl, whisk eggs, the rest of the sugar, oil, zest of orange until mixture is like a mouse. Add flour and baking powder and mix until smooth and all blended.
3. Add 3 tbsp of egg whites mouse to the 2nd mixture and mix thoroughly
4. Slowly add spoonfuls of white eggs mouse and try to blend it carefully to keep the mixture light and airy
5. Cook in a preheated oven in a buttered and floured square baking tin for about ½ hour until golden brown (insert a knife to check that it is cooked). Leave to cool down
Meanwhile prepare the filling and the icing:
6. Mix 2 cups of boiling water and add a quarter of the Kamareddine sheet and 1 cup of sugar. Boil for another 5 minutes until the sheet is softer, then blend it to have a kind of pouring sauce.
7. Take 3 tbsp of this sauce, add 3 tbsp of crème fraiche and enough icing sugar to make an icing (a tick liquid)
8. Add another ½ cup of cold water to the rest of the sauce and reserve.
Assembling and decorating
9. When cake has cooled, divide it into two slices, pour the sauce on the bottom half, cover with the second half and cover with the icing,
10. Take handful of almond flakes and put on the sides of the cake. Decorate with melted chocolate and any leftover sauce
|i made double the quantity, than cut out a square to go with the theme|
anyway, I do not have a square baking tin (yet!!!)
|can you some bit of apricot in the icings?|
This is a selection of my favourite egyption revolution's slogans I call it:
People with a sweet personality
شعب دمه زي العسل
|You will leave, you will leave|
so that can have a hair cut
My wife is about to have a baby
and the baby doesn't want to see you
|I miss my mymmy, my hands are hurting me|
Amou (uncle), leave, Please!!
|The egyptian carpenters league are asking Mubarak:|
'What kind of glue does he use?'
|We are saying it with all languages:|
Mubarak, get out
|Leave before the oxygen is finished|
|Okey, you stay and we leave|
|The people and the army|