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Fanoos Ramadan"Ramadan Lantern"

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Fanoos Ramadan"Ramadan Lantern"

Fanoos Ramadan or Ramadan's Lamp or lantern is one of the Egyptian traditions however it is known in many other Islamic countries now. The tradition started in the year 358 AH (Hijri) on the 15th of Ramadan when the Fatimi leader El Mo'ez Le Deen Allah enered Egypt, and the Egyptians recieved him with lamps and torches. And since then the Fanoos has been known as one of the main symbols of Ramadan and most of the people own it and light it in Ramadan, especially children. There has been also varios songs related to Ramadan talking about the Fanoos and the Mesaharaty - some one who wakes people up at night in order to eat before fasting. The tradition fanoos contained a candle in it, while today's ones have different shapes and using battries and LED's instead of candles

During the competition , that i told you about it, i tried to make " fanoos" from " la pate morte" or the dead dough,i really do not like the idea of decorative stuff using eatable ingredients, so i made a small one, i do not like to consume a lot of flour and oil , just to decorate non eatable and decorative dish because some people die from hunger, anyway, here you are the pics of my fanoos,

In this picture, i put a real candle, the necklace also from the pate morte" actually it is not a necklace", muslims use it in praying and mention allah"I saw it also in the hands of christian nans, they use  it too, i saw it when i was in my christian nans school " la mere de dieu".

but i do not know its name in english " what a shame!!!"

I use my fanoos to decorate our dinning  room table during the whole month.

anyway , did you like my fanoos???

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RFMonaco

Muslim Prayer Beads are called(tasbih, or misbaha)

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chahira daoud

Thanks a lot , but that is the arabic word what about the english??

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Marni

I think you are looking for the word "rosary"

Marni

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chahira daoud

Thank you Marni.

Thank you RFmonaco.

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Mini Oven

I think you need to turn the blue color down and the red or flesh color up.  I had that trouble with mine so I had my son fix it.  The kids are so much better with the electronic gizmos. :)

Mini O

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chahira daoud

Thank you mini O , i told my husband , he is an electronics engineer so he knows better,he promised me to adjust it.

I am waiting!!!!!!

Thanks for your advice.

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mcs

Thanks for showing us more of your  wonderful baking skills and also for teaching me about your culture.  Great job.

-Mark

http://thebackhomebakery.com

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chahira daoud

oh Mark , you can not imagine how you make me happy , your words really give me a push , encourage me to share more and more recipes.Especially from such an accomplished baker like you.

you know , i could not watch your videos on my p.c , the net speed were too slow. last week when i was in my sister home , i watched the videos on her p.c, it was awsome and very helpfull, when i went back home , i told to my husband that he has to find me a solution for the net and he did , i replayed your videos again, my husband was watching you , you encouraged him to start sharing with us this wonderful hobby.

Next day , i was baking some cookies and bicuits, he helped me a lot especially in watching the oven " because you know cookies are soo sensitive", he became a professional in using the oven.

Thank you soooo much dear Mark.

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mcs

I'm glad that you found the videos very useful and my words encouraging.  That's great that your husband is helping with the ovens.  Of course that's a very important part of baking (and the last chance with any recipe!) and I think it's often overlooked.  Just like every dough is different than the last, ovens too are very particular and each has its own temperament.
Happy baking!

-Mark

http://thebackhomebakery.com