Thursday, August 21, 2014

Chocolate Fondant baked in the microwave




Hello guys! Today I am going to introduce you to a very exciting recipe because I am sure that it is one you love all and it is super easy because we’re using the microwave to bake! And it does actually work—with no mess, promise!
However, the thing that you have to keep in mind is that the cooking time in the microwave varies depending on the microwave and the size of the recipient you’re using, (it could be a ramekin so you would need around 1:30 and it could be a mug so you’re adding more of the cake batter and I expect the baking time to be around 2:30). Look, the best thing you can do is cook for this minimum required time and check the fondant with a toothpick  and decide whether you want to leave it in the microwave for more, (but I feel that it will be more than enough).
5 minutes at most, that’s all it takes to make this chocolate fondant (No need to use an electric mixer for this quantity)! To try any time during the day!

Makes 4 cakes or 2 mugs

Ingredients:
100g baking chocolate
100g butter
2 eggs + 1 tsp vinegar + one pinch of salt
½ cup or 100g sugar
3 tbsp flour

Cookware and Cutlery:
A bowl
A microwave
Recipient to serve and bake the fondant

Preparation:

1- Melt the chocolate with the butter in the microwave for about 1minute.
2- Whisk together in a bowl the eggs, the vinegar, and the salt. Add the sugar and mix well.
3- Combine the two mixtures and mix well until it becomes homogeneous.
4- Add the flour at once and mix well.
5- Serve the batter in small ramekins or mugs
6- Put in microwave for about 2 minutes depending on the size of your recipient.
7- Serve hot with an ice cream scoop or whipped cream and strawberries!









Sunday, August 17, 2014

14th of August in Faraya



The exhibitions at both Faqra and Faraya are closing tonight so this is your last chance today to have a look there! I am going up again now to have lunch with my family there at People in Faqra Club—all the other places were fully booked, except Igloo, but we had lunch there on Friday (I’ll tell you about it soon).
Thusday 14th of August was really a beautiful day, my friends and I hung out at the exhibition of Jardin du Mzar in Faraya and I ate the best Kechek Mankouchi on Saj ever at “Saj'na”. When I saw they were also there the other night, just like the previous year, I  came up to them and praised them warmly—they were glad. I bought a few rings from the many stands of accessories there was. And I also took interest on a lot of smart products I have never heard about before.
We went back to Faqra Club around 5 to 6pm to attend the beautiful mass for the occasion, which was held in the huge garden right in front the church. After that, we were invited to a big dinner in Nour’s house, where the dinner was stations of drinks, mini mankouchi as appetizers, hotdog, beef and chicken Shawarma, Crepes, and Halewet el Jeben. The night followed in the ski slopes of Faraya Mzar, where a Decadence party was held and curated by Mix Fm radio—at 3am barely any people had left the place yet. We concluded our night with an early breakfast “chez Rodolfe” in Faraya village to satisfy our late night cravings, just like the night before.
I was wearing a Flower fringed Kimono and black cropped top from Topshop, shorts from Rag & Bone, Prada denim loafers, and Chloe Paraty bag (that never leaves me anymore, in fact).



My Kecheck Mankouchi in the making





The first teenage relating TV serie on Lebanese TV into a clutch. The name of the show translates to "Beautiful and liar" in English.

My favorite juicing station on Sodeco in Jardin du Mzar!


Honey tasting of "Miel du chardon". It was a delight.

Very smart strip to hold you bag and avoid it from falling when driving.


Cheeky.


Avant-gardiste outfits for kids.


Kinamania, link here.
Fell in love with these Spanish-inspired, real leather, and fancy embroidered shoes


Spanish heritage embroidery.
I bought the gold-plated spiral ring, (and I made it looser).


My love for accessories was revived by Auraheadpieces.








The crowd in the mass.