Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Apple and banana crumble

Apples and bananas were starting to go old, so the dessert that came to mind to use up these fruits was an apple and banana crumble.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Marshmallow cupcakes

Who doesn't love marshmallows? Please come forward!!! When I saw marshmallow cupcakes, I just had to give this recipe a try!

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Vanilla cream cupcakes

After being gifted a load of baking and cupcake books/equipment this eid, I could not help but try out this simply appealing cupcake recipe. One reason I thought I would give it a go is the ingredients are standard, something you probably will already have at home. Another reason I decided to make these is to try out my new piping set (first time I ever pipe!!)

Thursday, 25 October 2012

Pistachio & walnut maamoul

So Eid is upon us all, may you and your families have a wonderful Eid, full of happiness and blessings from Allah. 

One of the known arabic sweets made for Eid is maamoul. I was a bit reluctant to give these a go as they are known to be quite difficult and time consuming...but what is Eid + a food blog without Nosaiba challenging herself to make something special :)

So here is my first ever attempt to make maamoul on my own. I hope you enjoy your Eid, alongside your special Eid sweets, whatever they may be, and most importantly enjoy this recipe (and hopefully making it too) :D

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Fruit plait

As you are all well aware, I am no fabulous baker, but I do enjoy the process. This recipe is something I used to make when I was at high school, and it would turn out lovely! So I dug out the recipe (not literally), and here's my 'grown up' attempt at this amazing dessert, no pressure on me to ensure it turns out good!!

Friday, 19 October 2012

Carrot cake

I just loveeeee carrot cake, so was really looking forward to sharing this recipe with all of you. The measurements for the cake recipe are in cups, instead of grams. If you don't have the standard measuring cup, use your tea/coffee mug instead :)

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Pear, cardamom & sultana cake

I personally love pears, especially in cake, they go all soft and oh so yummy. :) So this recipe really caught my attention and I thought I would give it a go to see how it turns here it is! :)

Monday, 15 October 2012

Banana, date & walnut loaf

If you like banana's, dates and walnuts, then you're going to love this recipe! Simple ingredients, easy steps...only thing you might not have is the loaf tin! (I personally thought I had one...but ended up buying one especially for this recipe! Dedication I tell you!) :)

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Thank you :)

I want to take this opportunity, seeing as this blog has now hit 1000 views, to say alhamdulilah, and a big thank you to everyone who has viewed this blog, commented, tried out the recipes, shared the blog with others and been a form of encouragement :)

So long as good comes from this blog, inshAllah it will continue.

Please let me know if you have any requests for food you have always loved/wanted to try (but bare in mind I am no chef, so keep the skill to 'Nosaiba level') :)

Thank you all once again,

Nosaiba :)

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

Chocolate & vanilla cake

Out of mere fun (yes I find baking fun), I thought I would try out this recipe for a chocolate and vanilla cake. It actually was more simple than I thought it would be, and it tastes delicious!

Lahme bi ajeen (meat in pastry) - bitesize

This appetiser can be called different names, some may call it lahme bi ajeen, others would call it sfeeha...but I have stuck to lahme bi ajeen only because my grandma (may Allah rest her soul) used to make it specifically for us, and thats what she called them. 

Sunday, 7 October 2012


I know it seems I pick the most random recipes to try out, but these looked good, and the recipe appeared (at the time) straight forward. The only thing required in this recipe is PATIENCE :) as you will have to bake the cake and leave no getting tempted to taste it or forget that you were supposed to make lamingtons and instead eat it in the morning with a cup of tea! :)

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Chicken Pulao

After a request to try this out, I went on the hunt to find a recipe that is clear...and in in english!! Recipe was found, but a few on the ingredients I had never heard of, so I added what I could and chicken pulao became Nosaiba style (probably very unauthentic!) 

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Thai green chicken curry

This was made as a pair, for a cook off competition with friends. Alhamdulilah it turned out successful, so I thought I would share it for anyone interested in giving it a go :) 

Raspberry & coconut friands

Never heard of friands until today! But I sure am glad I gave them a go, because they taste...well, I will leave the final verdict up to you! But let me put it this way, if they weren't so amazing I wouldn't have put them up for you to try :)