September 27th, 2015
This post is about sweets I prepared for Eid Al-Adha.
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Above: Baklawa Bel-Jouz
Baklawa Bel-Jouz is Baklava filled with walnuts.
Ma’amoul are small shortbread pastries filled with dates, pistachios, or walnuts. They are prepared using special wooden molds. See the picture of molds here.
The dough is prepared from flour, smid farkha (semolina flour), butter, powdered milk, confectioner sugar, orange blossom water, and rose water.
Above: Ma’amoul Bet-Tamer
Ma’amoul Bet-Tamer means Ma’amoul filled with date paste, the filling is date paste mixed with some butter. Ma’amoul Bet-Tamer is always prepared in this shape and it is served without dusting with confectioner sugar. See the picture of the mold used to make this shape here (the molds shown in the picture are two sizes, small and large, I used the small one).
Above: Ma’amoul Bel-Burtuqal
Ma’amoul Bel-Burtuqal means Ma’amoul filled with orange paste, the filling is prepared at home. Ma’amoul Bel-Burtuqal is prepared in this shape and it is served without dusting with confectioner sugar. See the picture of the mold used to make this shape here.
Above: Cinnamon Sablé
Dough is flavored with cinnamon, and the filling is apricot jam.
Above: Almond Sablé
Dough is flavored with almond extract, and the filling is raspberry jam.
Above: Bellighat Bel-Kawkaw
Bellighat Bel-Kawkaw is Moroccan pastries. The dough is prepared from flour and crème fraîche. The filling is toasted peanuts “with skin”, confectioner sugar, and orange blossom water, processed together in a food processor.
Above: Bellighat Bet-Tamer
The dough is prepared from flour and crème fraîche. The filling is date paste.
Above: Bousou La-Tmssou
Above: Ka’ek Al-Eid
Ka’ek Al-Eid is a specialty of Aleppo. It is salty cookies seasoned with (mahlab, anise, fennel, and cumin). The dough is mixed with sesame seeds and nigella seeds.
Above: Sohan Asali
Sohan Asali is Persian honey saffron brittle. It is prepared from honey, sugar, saffron, almond or other nuts and cooking oil.
Above: The box of Sohan Asali
I bought Sohan Asali from the brand Kermani Gaz .(Note: this is not a advertisement, they don’t know me or my blog).
Above: Lindor Chocolate