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    Easy Qatayef with Nuts Recipe
    Qatayef is a special dessert, commonly served during Ramadan. Sometimes called "arabic pancakes", qatayef is filled with sweet cheese and nuts and then fried.

    Ingredients:

    **To Make the Pancakes**
    1/2 teaspoon instant active dry yeast
    1 teaspoon granulated suagr
    1 1/4 cups warm water (110 degrees F)
    1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (wheat flour can also be used)
    1/8 teaspoon salt

    **For the Filling**
    1 cups walnuts, chopped
    2 tablespoons sugar
    1 tablespoon orange blossom water (optional)


    **For the Syrup**
    2 cups granulated sugar
    1 3/4 cups light corn syrup
    1/4 cup orange blossom or rose water
    1/3 cup warm water

    Preparation:

    Dissolve yeast and sugar in water inside the measuring cup for 10 minutes, or until proofs (become frothy). If your yeast does not proof, it means the yeast is bad or the water was not warm enough or too hot. Remember that yeast is a live organism and needs the proper environment to work properly!

    In a separate bowl, combine flour and salt. Add the proofed yeast and sugar water mixture. Combine well, cover, and allow to sit in a warm area for 30-45 minutes.

    While pancake mix is proofing, prepare filling. In a small bowl, mix walnuts with suagar. Add orange blossom water if desired. Cover and set aside.

    This is now a good time to prepare the syrup. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, water, and corn syrup. Bring to a boil, add orange blossom or rose water. Stir well to prevent sticking. Reduce heat to low and allow to sit until ready to use.

    Preheat griddle or frying pan to medium high heat. Using a ladle, make a five inch pancake with the batter. Once the batter begins to bubble on top, remove pancake from griddle and set aside.Do not flip, you are only cooking one side. Repeat with remaining batter.

    Preheat 1 inch of oil in a frying pan to medium high heat. While oil is heating, take one 1 tablespoon of nut filling and place it on top of the uncooked side of the pancake. Fold the pancake in half, to make a half moon shape and seal edges by pressing together. Repeat with remaining pancakes and filling.
    Fry on each side until a light golden brown color (about 15-30 second each side). Drain on a towel lined plate.

    Drizzle syrup generously over qatayef and serve immediately.
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    thank you nora
    but does anyone in ramadan have the patience to make sweets at home
    they would pass by and buy it easily from any sweets shop

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    We make "Kanafeh" at home.
    and we love it!

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    The sweet side of Eid Maya Khourchid and Louisa Ajami, NOW Staff , September 20, 2009

    Eid Mubarak!

    It is Eid al-Fitr, or Festival of the Feast, and Muslims across the world are marking the end of Ramadan, the one-month period of fasting, by indulging in three days of eating, praying, and visiting family and friends.

    Eid al-Fitr, or just Eid for short, is on a different day every year and is marked by the appearance of the first new moon after the start of Ramadan. After a religious authority a sheikh or ayatollah spots the moon and declares Eid, people start preparing for the next three days of celebration.

    For anyone not familiar with the sweeter things eaten during the festivities, NOW Lebanon brings you a guide to the delicious Arabic desserts typically available every Eid al-Fitr.

    Maamoul
    Semolina and ghee-based dough is stuffed with nuts or dates to create maamoul. The most common nuts used are pistachios and walnuts, but cashews and pine nuts can be used as well. Different types of maamoul are created by tweaking the main recipe. Usually the dough will have more semolina than flour, but for karabeej maamoul the dough has more flour than semolina and comes stuffed with pistachios. For a modern twist on the traditional recipes, some bakeries coat maamoul in chocolate.

    Baklawa
    The main component of baklawa is dough made of flour, cornstarch, ghee, sugar and syrup and pressed into thin sheets. Different nut fillings and dough designs are used to create many different varieties. To make kol wa shor baklawa around 12 dough sheets are used to encase pistachio and pine nuts, while for nabolsiah, the dough is shredded and layered sandwich-like around a pistachio filling.

    Knefeh jibin
    Knefeh jibin, or cheese knefeh, is typically eaten at breakfast but is often a Ramadan dessert. The dish is made of a thick layer of mild cheese, covered in a layer of dough that is similar to that used in baklawa. It is heated up until the cheese melts, and then covered in syrup and either eaten on a plate or in between pieces of bread as a sweet sandwich.


    Halawah
    This dessert is one of the Ramadan favorites and is often brought by guests to their Eid host. Cheese and semolina are mixed into dough, which is then rolled out and filled with fresh cream to form spring roll-like parcels. These are covered in ground pistachio and candied flower petals, and eaten with syrup.

    Madlouha
    Madlouha is a multi-layered dessert served in a dish that incorporates all the traditional ingredients: dough, nuts and cream. The bottom layer is made of dough mixed with nuts (pistachios give it a green tint). Fresh cream is layered on top, and then nuts are sprinkled on top of that.

    Asahrih with ashta
    To make asahrih, dough is pressed into pancake-like circles that are pinched at the bottom to make an open cone. These are filled with ashta, fresh cream, and decorated with crushed pistachios and candied flower petals. Asahrih are made all year round, but are particularly popular come Ramadan and Eid.

    Osmalieh with ashta
    Fresh cream, ashta, is a staple in traditional oriental desserts and the central part of osmalieh with ashta. Dough is pulled into spaghetti-like threads pressed into sheets and fried until crispy. Then a thick layer of ashta is spread in between layers of the crunchy dough. Osmalieh can also be made with cheese.
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    I love Mafroukeh as Ramadan sweets and the Keliege is excellent too. There is a type of sweets called in Saida and Beirut 3esmaliyeh and in Tripoli called Basma. It is knefeh with sh3iriyeh and not smeed.
    The Ma3moul bjouz is nice too for the Eid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clear Conscience View Post
    I love Mafroukeh as Ramadan sweets and the Keliege is excellent too. There is a type of sweets called in Saida and Beirut 3esmaliyeh and in Tripoli called Basma. It is knefeh with sh3iriyeh and not smeed.
    The Ma3moul bjouz is nice too for the Eid.
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    to our muslim members or those who know
    best places to eat ramadan sweets in Lebanon?
    YOU CAN KILL A MAN BUT YOU CAN'T KILL AN IDEA. -Medgar Evers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nora View Post
    to our muslim members or those who know
    best places to eat ramadan sweets in Lebanon?
    since ma 7ada jewabne last year ... re7 jarrib 7azze in 2012 hehehe... nchala ten2ouch ma3e lol
    YOU CAN KILL A MAN BUT YOU CAN'T KILL AN IDEA. -Medgar Evers.

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    Hallab - Tripoli
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