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Almond Sesame Pastries

Posted by [email protected] on June 11, 2011 at 5:07 PM Comments comments (0)



Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice orange-flower water
  • 1 1/2 cups blanched almonds, lightly toasted and ground
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon,if liked
  • about 4 oz filo pastry
  • olive oil, for brushing
  • lightly toasted sesame seeds for spr...
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Maamool with walnuts

Posted by [email protected] on June 11, 2011 at 4:43 PM Comments comments (5)


Ingredients:

  • 2 cups smeed (semolina)
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 1/2 cups samneh (or other shortening)
  • 1 tsp. ma'ez zahr (orange blossom essence)
  • 1 tsp. rose water
  • 3/4 cup fine sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup crushed walnuts

Preparation:

Make dough of smeed, samneh and boiling water. Knead well together. Cover tightly and leave ov...

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Maamoul with dates

Posted by [email protected] on June 11, 2011 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 # semolina
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 # pound butterboiling water
  • 2 # fresh dates, pitted and pureed

Preparation:

Combine the semolina and the sugar in a large bowl, mix thoroughly. Melt 1# pound of the butter and let it come to a boil . Gradually add the butter to the semolina mixture. Knead well. Set aside in a se...

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Katayef

Posted by [email protected] on June 11, 2011 at 10:02 AM Comments comments (0)



Katayef is the traditional sweet that is made during the Holy month of Ramadan. It's well known in all Arab Countries. It is really simple to make, and as long as they are pinched closed, they should come out great!!

 

Ingredients:

  • 6 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of yeast (ferment)
  • 6 cups of milk3 cups of fresh Kushta cream
  • 3 cups of home ma...
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kaak el warka

Posted by [email protected] on June 11, 2011 at 5:22 AM Comments comments (0)

ingredients

  • 250 g of flour
  • 125 g of butter
  • 10 ounces of rose water
  • 240 g of almond powder
  • 60 g of icing sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt

Preparation


Prepare butter by cooking over low heat for about 5 min.

Clarify it by removing milk to get...

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Semolina Cake (Basbousa)

Posted by [email protected] on June 9, 2011 at 11:09 AM Comments comments (0)

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup superfine sugar
  • 2 small eggs
  • 2 cups fine yellow semolina
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • Blanched split almonds
  • Syrup (recipe follows)

Preparation

 

 

Cream the butter and the sugar and then beat in the eggs. Stir in a 1...

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baklava

Posted by [email protected] on June 9, 2011 at 10:37 AM Comments comments (0)

ingredients

  • Medium Syrup (recipe follows)
  • 4 cups finely chopped walnuts (about 1-1/4 lbs.)
  • 1 Tbs. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 40 filo pastry sheets (about 2 lbs.)
  • 1-1/2 cups unsalted butter, clarified, or margarine, melted

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