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Sweet cake with orange juice

Ingredients:
– 3 whole eggs
– About 2/3 cup sugar
– 4/5 cup vegetable (corn) oil
– 1 cup all purpose flour
– About 1/2 gm vanilla powder
– About 1 gm baking powder
– Juice of 1 orange

Method:
– In a suitable pot add the sugar, oil and eggs together and mix well.
– Add the vanilla to the mixture, and mix again.
– Add the flour and the baking powder to the contents in the pot and mix well. Use an electric mixer to have a good mixing, if possible.
– Add the orange juice, and mix again very well.
– Pour the contents into the oven vessel after covering its floor gently with few drops of vegetable oil.
– Preheat the oven to 180 C, and then put vessel with the raw cake into the oven. Watch carefully until the cake is nicely cooked and smells good.
This time we had 3 eggs (more than we did in the first try) and only one cup of flour (compared to 2 cups we had before), you will notice the cake this time is much lighter: a semi-sponge cake! Good appetite 🙂


 

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Rice with milk (dessert)

Rice with milk. Sweet or a regular meal? It depends on your choice. This recipe is quite flexible and it can – according to my opinion – give you a wide range of healthy and tricky tastes for your all purpose food and as a light dessert too.


Rice with milk is one of the typical Egyptian sweet dishes that can be served at home and in restaurants as well. It is made of rice, milk and sugar. The dish is usually ornamented with grated coconuts and dried grapes.

Ingredients for 7-8 servings
1- 2/3 medium cup (250 ml) rice
2- 1.5 cups milk (375 ml) milk
3- 1/2 cup of sugar (or according to the sweetness you prefer)
4- 2-3 large spoonful starch
5- 0.5 – 1 vanilla powder (optional)
6- grated coconuts
7- dried grapes


Steps
1- put the rice in a reasonably large cooking pot. Wash the rice several times with water until the water is largely clear.
2- cook the rice with much water in the pot until it becomes soft enough but take care it should be quite wet not dry.
3- pour the milk onto the rice and stir for a few minutes, and if necessary you can add a cup or two of water to the mixture in the pot.
4- put the pot on a gentle flame while adding the starch to the rice and the milk. Mix gently for 3-5 minutes. Then, raise the flame to medium level.
5- add the vanilla powder (optional).
6- the rice will cook again and the mixture will be more thick because of the starch.
7- let the food boil for a couple of minutes (don’t make as I did, the rice with milk spelt out of the pot 🙂
8- serve the rice with milk in medium dishes and add some grated coconuts and dried grapes on the top.


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