February 15, 2015

Nutella & Banana Pastries

Over the weekend I was browsing through Pinterest and stumbled upon some pastries with nutella and bananas. They looked really delicious, so I decided to give it a go and I must say, they're just as good as they look!

The ingredients are simple. All you need is puff pastry (the ones I used were pre made,) nutella and bananas. 

Start off by cutting the pastry in half and spread nutella on one side, so the other side that we'll be flipping over is empty. After that you add some banana slices.

Fold the empty side over to cover the nutella and bananas. Make a lock by taking a fork and press it down on both sides. Take a knife and make two cuts to make sure that they bake from within as well. Finish off by brushing some egg on top. Leave in the oven for 5-10 min. The oven should be preheated to 275 C or 527 F.

They look so delicious! Editing this post made me crave for more. Good thing we have some leftovers.

Lots of love,
Kitchen Carmen

January 23, 2015

Date Cake With Caramel Sauce

Coming from a Middle Eastern culture dates are really important (and delicious.) It's used in many dishes, but it's also good as a simple snack. 

About a year ago I discovered a date cake recipe - and it's delicious! The cake is really moist and the caramel sauce together with the dates make it a perfect combo.

July 3, 2014

Ramadan Day 4 - Grilled Shrimps & Chickpea Salad (Fattah)

It's been a while since I've made grilled shrimps and it certainly is a favorite here at home, therefore I found it most appropriate to make them today - with a side chickpea salad.

July 2, 2014

Ramadan Day 2+3 - Homemade Bread, Pizza & Oreo Cupcakes

For day 2+3 we ate some leftovers, but I also added some homemade bread, pizza and a delicious and simple dessert. The homemade bread is a must in my family and I make it every Ramadan - it's really good!

I've already posted how to make the dough for the pizza here. You can add whatever topping you like, I've used pepperoni, tomatoes, olives, oregano and Havarti cheese.

June 30, 2014

Ramadan Day One - Kebab, Fatoosh & Lentil Soup

I've been working on a Ramadan project - hoping to post ideas every day (Inshallah,) as it would be great for those who end up having absolutely no idea on what to cook.

For the first day I like to start out simple, therefore I decided to serve kebab, fatoosh and lentil soup for my family. Lentil soup is something that I serve almost every day, since it's really good to break the long fast with a soup.

May 26, 2014


Baklava is a must in many Middle Eastern families and it sure is delicious. Usually it is bought from the bakery, but it tastes even better homemade! This time, I cheated a little bit and bought the puff pastry pre-made.

September 16, 2013

Mama's Special Marble Cake

I've been making this cake for almost 20 years and I like to say that it's my specialty. I learned this recipe from my mother - and it is marvelous.


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