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Cheese Stuffed Pastries (Cigars & Briwat) / بريوات بجبن الماعز – CookingWithAlia – Episode 436

La Maison Arabe (http://www.lamaisonarabe.com/) Dada Series showcase staple Moroccan recipes that are part of La Maison Arabe cooking school menu and now, that you can easily make at home! Try these wonderful goat cheese Moroccan pastries... to die for!!! WRITTEN RECIPE: http://goo.gl/VvjbX7 INGREDIENTS: Filling 200 grams (7 oz.) goat cheese ¼ onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 tablespoon finely chopped flat-leaf parsley Salt and pepper, to taste Other Sheets of warka pastry (replace with phyllo dough or spring roll wrappers) 1 large egg yolk Vegetable oil for frying RECIPE: 1- In a large bowl, combine all the filling ingredients: goat cheese, onion, crushed garlic, chopped parsley, salt, and pepper. Mix well with a fork until smooth. 2- Shape the pastries as follows. Also see illustrations. Forming Cigars a- On a flat work surface, cut the warka (or phyllo) sheets into squares. b- Take a sheet and place about a tablespoon of the filling onto the edge closest to you, leaving about 0.5 cm (1/4-inch) border along the sides. c- Fold in the warka edge over the filling. d- Fold in the left and right sides of the warka towards the center. d- Roll up the edge tightly, as if you were rolling a carpet. e- Brush the tip with a little bit of egg yolk to secure the cigar. Forming Triangles (Briwat) a- On a flat work surface, cut the warka (or phyllo) sheets into long strips about 5 cm (2-inch) wide. b- Take a strip and place about a tablespoon of the filling onto the edge closest to you. c- Fold the bottom left corner (closest to you) of the warka over the filling, aligning it with the right edge of the strip to create a triangle. d- Now flip the bottom right corner upwards and alight with the left edge of the strip. Continue folding this way, left and right, while maintaining the triangular shape, until you reach the end of the warka strip. e- Brush the tip with a little bit of egg yolk to secure the triangle. 3- Fry in a hot oil bath until cigars or triangles are golden brown then pat with paper towel to remove excess oil. Or lightly brush with melted butter (or olive oil) and bake in a preheated oven to 180 C / 350 F for about 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. 4- Serve immediately when still hot and crispy.

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Carrot and Golden Raisin Salad / سلطة الجزر و الزبيب – CookingWithAlia – Episode 435

La Maison Arabe (http://www.lamaisonarabe.com/) Dada Series showcase staple Moroccan recipes that are part of La Maison Arabe cooking school menu and now, that you can easily make at home! Let's start with this savory and sweet carrot salad that will make you rethink how to use carrots! WRITTEN RECIPE: http://goo.gl/CBMgPW INGREDIENTS: 4 medium-sized carrots 1/4 cup golden raisins 2 tablespoons white granulated sugar ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon vanilla sugar (optional) 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice A pinch of salt Boiling water RECIPE: 1- Peel the carrots, trim off the top, cut in half lengthwise, and remove the hard core. Slice each half in two, then cut into 0.5 cm (1/4-inch) dice. 2- Place the carrots in a saucepan and cover with boiling water. Add a pinch of salt, cover the saucepan, and cook on medium heat until the carrots are crisp-tender. 3- Add the golden raisins, sugar, ground cinnamon, and vanilla sugar (optional). Continue cooking uncovered, for around 15 minutes, or until the water has completely evaporated and the carrots are soaking in a syrupy sauce. 4- Finally, mix in the vegetable oil and lemon juice. 5- Place the carrot salad in a bowl, cover, and chill in the refrigerator. Serve cool.

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Preparing a Beautiful Cake / طريقة تحضير كيكة رائعة – CookingWithAlia – Episode 434

Let's close the Cake Decorating Series with this beautiful carrot cake! So far we have learned all the elements to make it! Carrot Cake, Cream Cheese Frosting, Butter Cream, and Piping Techniques. All in the Cake Decorating Series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZpEix2HAZef_VvkPsKuMpBfeA-qKaL0J

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