Fattet Qamar Ad-Din

July 31st, 2018

Qamar Ad-Din is dried apricot paste, the origin of Qamar Ad-Din is Syria. Qamar Ad-Din is used with various recipes such as Sharab Qamar Ad-Din, Fattet Qamar Ad-Din, Mhlabiyeh (Qamar Ad-din Pudding) and Nqou’eiyeh (Qamar Ad-Din cooked with rice).

Fattet Qamar Ad-Din is Sharab Qamar Ad-Din eaten with crispy flat bread, a specialty of Hama and Aleppo. In Aleppo, it is named Mariset Qamar Ad-Din. It is an easy recipe, a simple dish, yet delicious. Eaten in summer as breakfast, lunch or snack.

Let’s Make Fattet Qamar Ad-Din:

Crispy bread (should be prepared in advance)

Fattet Qamar Ad-Din is eaten with crispy flat bread pieces.

1. Prepare a baking sheet.

2. Put a loaf of Arabic flat bread on it. Keep it uncovered at room temperature until crispy, it took 24 hours.

11. After 24 hours, torn the loaf into pieces.

12. Put in a bowl and set aside.

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Follow these steps for equal shape of  bread pieces:

13. Prepare a baking tray.

14 to 21. Use scissors and cut Arabic flat bread into squares then lay the squares on the tray. Keep it uncovered at room temperature until crispy, it took 24 hours.

After 24 hours

22, 23.Put in a bowl and set aside.

24.The traditional shape of bread pieces is the first one (picture 11 – 12).

25. When not in use,  store bread pieces in a bag in the refrigerator. Can be used for any recipe.

Qamar Ad-Din

26, 27, 28, 29. Bring sheet dried apricot paste, and measure 250 g of it

30, 31, 32, 33. Cut the sheet into pieces.

34, 35. Put 3 tablespoons sugar in a jug.

35, 37. Add 350 ml water to sugar, and stir to dissolve.

38, 39, 40, 41. Add dried apricot pieces to the mixture of water and sugar, and keep it in the refrigerator for 24 hours to soak.

42, 43, 44, 45. After 24 hours, pour the mixture into the blender, and run the blender few times.

46, 47, 48, 49. Add 100 ml water and 50 g ice cubes to the drink, and run the blender few times until all dried apricot pieces dissolve.

50, 51. Place a stainless steel mesh strainer over your bowl and pour the drink through the strainer.

52 53. Use a spoon and press against the strainer to extract as much pure drink as possible.

54. Discard the pulp.

55, 56, 57, 58, 59. Pour the drink into serving bowl.

60, 61, 62, 63, 64, 65. Top with dried Arabic flat bread pieces.

66, 67, 68, 69. When eating, mix the bread pieces with Qamar Ad-Din drink to soak them and eat.

70. Serve Fattet Qamar Ad-Din chilled accompanied by jebneh.

Fattet Qamar Ad-Din

From: Family Recipe/ Servings: 3 People
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1 loaf (100 g) Arabic flat bread

250 g sheet of dried apricot paste

3 tbsp sugar

450 ml water

50 g ice cubes

Crispy bread (should be prepared in advance)

Fattet Qamar Ad-Din is eaten with crispy flat bread pieces.

Prepare a baking tray.

Put a loaf of Arabic flat bread on it. Keep it uncovered at room temperature until crispy, it took 24 hours.

After 24 hours, torn the loaf into pieces.

Put in a bowl and set aside.

Follow these steps for equal shape of  bread pieces:

Prepare a baking tray.

Use scissors and cut Arabic flat bread into squares then lay the squares on the tray. Keep it uncovered at room temperature for until crispy, it took 24 hours.

After 24 hours, put in a bowl and set aside.

The traditional shape of bread pieces is the first one (picture 11 – 12).

When not in use, store bread pieces in a bag in the refrigerator. Can be used for any recipe.

Qamar Ad-Din

Bring sheet of dried apricot paste, and measure 250 g of it

Cut the sheet into pieces.

Put 3 tablespoons sugar in a jug.

Add 350 ml water to sugar, and stir to dissolve.

Add dried apricot pieces to the mixture of water and sugar, and keep it in the refrigerator for 24 hours to soak.

After 24 hours, pour the mixture into the blender, and run the blender few times.

Add 100 ml water and 50 g ice cubes to the drink, and run the blender few times until all dried apricot pieces dissolve.

Place a stainless steel mesh strainer over your bowl and pour the drink through the strainer.

Use a spoon and press against the strainer to extract as much pure drink as possible.

Discard the pulp.

Pour the drink into serving bowl.

Top with crispy Arabic flat bread pieces.

When eating, mix the bread pieces with Qamar Ad-Din drink to soak them and eat.

Serve Fattet Qamar Ad-Din chilled accompanied by jebneh.

Notes and Tips

Prepare the bread ahead.

Click here and here for larger photos for the sheet of dried apricot paste.

In Aleppo, orange blossom water is added to the dish.

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