Arabic Sweets are a delicacy, and some of them are extremely special that they are eaten only once a year!
During the holy month of Ramadan, Arabic sweets are an essential part of the evening in every house.
Layali Libnan, Kishk El Fuara, Um Ali, Baklawa, and most importantly, Qatayef!
These are pancake like things that are filled with either cheese or nuts and are fried in oil, or grilled in the oven, then they are dropped in cold sugar syrup for a final touch.
I want to thank Abeer for sending her momís recipe, which I guarantee that you will like.
1 cup of flour
1 cup of semolina Ďsameedí
2 and 1/4 cups of warm water
1 teaspoon of instant baking yeast
Mix all the ingredients in the blender.
Leave it to rest for 10 minutes.
Prepare a pancake pan, and heat it till it is really hot, and start pouring the mixture on the hot pan just like pancakes, but in smaller sizes, and don't flip it on the other side!
Just leave it till itís done. You will know that when the upper side is full of holes!
The prepare it the way you want; fill it with cheese or walnuts and cinnamon.
What makes Qatayef special is that the edges of it stick together and close on the filling, and thus they become in the shape of half a circle.
Heat oil in a frying pan, and deep fry them well, or just coat them with butter and shove them into a heated oven until they are golden.
When they are done and out of the oven, just throw them into a pre-prepared sugar syrup and take them out quickly, or they will become soggy!
And Bon Appetite!