August 2, 2011

Iftar

So today was the first day of Ramadan, alhamdulillah. It was ok, we had suhoor and I didn't feel hungry or thirsty until maybe the last half hour when the food was ready and waiting. There's something about fasting that gives you a sense of gratitude, mashaAllah. Fasting also makes you want to make dinner really good.  Here's what I made: Salad, (Salwa & Safiyah made it actually.) Rice with almonds, hazelnuts, and sultana raisins, roasted cauliflower and chicken panee.
































For dessert I made chocolate mousse. It was my first try and I was so worried it wouldn't set, but alhamdulillah it came out great.


8 comments:

  1. Looks yummy :) It's really nice that your kids help you to make the iftar, I can't wait to do that with Nora when she grows up :)

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  2. Happy Ramadan! That looks yummy. I have never made mousse before. Can you share the recipe?

    Hugs!

    Anisah

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  3. Amalia, It does help, last night they cut the tips off the green beans for today's iftar and they're good at rolling dough into balls for cookies :)

    Anisah, Happy Ramadan to you too!, I used this recipe...easier than all the ones with egg yolks and tempering etc...

    Chocolate Mousse-

    Ingredients

    1 envelope unflavored gelatin
    2 tablespoons cold water
    1/4 cup boiling water
    1 cup sugar
    1/2 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
    2 cups (1 pt.)cold whipping cream
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    Sweetened whipped cream
    HEATH BITS' O BRICKLE Toffee Bits or HERSHEY'S MINI KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates

    Directions

    1 Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in small bowl; let stand 2 minutes to soften. Add boiling water; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved and mixture is clear. Cool slightly.

    2 Mix sugar and cocoa in large bowl; add whipping cream and vanilla. Beat on medium speed, scraping bottom of bowl occasionally, until mixture is stiff. Pour in gelatin mixture; beat until well blended.

    3 Spoon into dessert dishes. Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving. Garnish with sweetened whipped cream, topped with toffee bits or chocolate pieces. 8 servings.

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  4. I just topped it with chocolate shavings!

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  5. Ramadhan kareem dearest Mona! Everything looks so good! I would love to make the mousse but I have never worked with whipping cream. Is it any difficult?

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  6. Hajar, Ramadan Kareem! :)Whipping cream is not hard if you have an electric mixer, stand or hand held..otherwise I think it would be hard to whip.

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  7. Ramadan Mubarak ya Mona! You're first iftar dinner looks delish! And what a great family time to share together.

    Thanks for posting the mousse recipe. I will try it this month, inshaAllah.

    I love sharing ideas for iftar dinners. So please, keep 'em coming :-)

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  8. TarukandZizosMama, Thanks, I keep forgetting to take pics!

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