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Best Banana Bread Recipe Ever! – CookingWithAlia – Episode 138

Best Banana Bread Recipe Ever! – CookingWithAlia – Episode 138

To print the written recipe, click: http://cookingwithalia.com/index.php?option=com_zoo&task=item&item_id=134&Itemid=110 You often find yourself with overripe bananas and wonder "what should I do with them?". Well, I have an idea for you - we're going to make banana bread! But we are not making any banana bread, because today I am going to share with you my secret recipe of the banana bread with roasted almonds and dulce de leche. It's the best banana bread ever!

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Welcome to Cooking With Alia

Welcome to Cooking With Alia

Click to view my website and written recipes: http://www.cookingwithalia.com/ Hi this is Alia and I am from Morocco Morocco is known for its beautiful North African landscape, wonderful people, and amazing cuisine! For me, Moroccan cuisine is much more than history and technique. It holds the flavors of my childhood and the aromas of my heritage. I want to share with you all the delicious recipes of my past and the wonders of Moroccan food. I hope that you will enjoy it as much as I do!

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Tajine of Beef and Cardoon (Kharchouf) Recipe – CookingWithAlia – Episode 137

Tajine of Beef and Cardoon (Kharchouf) Recipe – CookingWithAlia – Episode 137

To print the written recipe, click: http://cookingwithalia.com/index.php?option=com_zoo&task=item&item_id=133&Itemid=110 In English it is called 'Cardoon', in French 'Cardon, in Italian 'Cardone', and in Moroccan 'Kharchouf', I am talking about a very popular vegetable in Morocco and the Mediterranean region, that is not so well-known in the U.S. Cardoon looks like a giant Celery but it tastes very different. It has a deep earthy flavor that goes well with meat. This is the season of Cardoon, and I was able to find it in my local supermarket Wegmans - I encourage you to look for it in your local farmers market or supermarket. Today, I am going to show you how to cook it the Moroccan way in a tajine of beef with Cardoon. Enjoy!

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How to Make Moroccan Ramadan Recipes

How to Make Moroccan Ramadan Recipes

Watch more How to Celebrate Ramadan videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/436909-How-to-Make-Popular-Ramadan-Recipes Celebrate Ramadan Moroccan style with a traditional soup and bread menu. Step 1: Make harira Make harira. Heat the chickpeas, tomatoes, onion, 1/3 cup finely chopped cilantro, 1/3 cup finely chopped parsley, celery, lentils, butter, 3 teaspoons of salt, 1 teaspoon ginger powder, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and 8 1/2 cups of water over medium heat for 45 minutes. Step 2: Add the tomato paste Add the tomato paste. Then slowly add 1/3 cup flour that has been diluted with just enough water to cover the flour while you stir the soup. Add the vermicelli and heat for another 10 minutes, then enjoy! Step 3: Make Moroccan bread Make Moroccan bread. Start by putting 7/8 cups water, the bread flour, semolina flour, 1 teaspoon anise seed, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, 1/2 teaspoon white sugar, and yeast in a bread machine set to the dough setting and start the machine. Step 4: Punch dough Remove the dough from the machine when it is done and punch it down. Then divide it into two halves and form it into balls. Flatten the balls down to a 3/4-inch thickness and place them on a floured baking sheet. Then put them in the refrigerator, covered, for 30 minutes. Tip You can sprinkle the loaves with sesame seeds before baking them. Step 5: Bake Brush the two halves with olive oil and prick them all over with a fork. Then place them in an oven preheated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 20 to 25 minutes. When the loaves are golden brown, they are ready to be devoured. Did You Know? The entire country of Morocco is only slightly larger than the American state of California.

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Chocolate-Peanut Easter Eggs Recipe – Moroccan Style! – CookingWithAlia – Episode 136

Chocolate-Peanut Easter Eggs Recipe – Moroccan Style! – CookingWithAlia – Episode 136

To print the recipe, please click: http://cookingwithalia.com/index.php?option=com_zoo&task=item&item_id=132&Itemid=110 In Morocco, there are many cookies and sweets made of dried fruits, almonds, walnuts, and peanuts! Today we are going to make a very easy Moroccan sweet with roasted peanuts, candied fruits, and coverd with chocolate. To make a bit healthier, I am replacing the candied fruits with dried fruits; and in the spirit of cultural exchange, since Easter is a big holiday in the U.S., instead of shaping the sweets into squares or circles, we are going to shape them into Easter eggs!

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