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date sweet sambousek

Date Sweet Sambousek Recipe

Arabic Desserts

  • 37Mins
  • Medium
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  • Preparation time: 00:30
  • Cooking time: 00:07
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For the dough:

  • 1.75 cups of Plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon of Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt
  • 0.5 teaspoon of ground mahlab
  • 0.5 cup of butter
  • 0.5 cup of Water

For the stuffing:

  • 1 tin of NESTLÉ Cream
  • 1 cup of date paste
  • 0.75 teaspoon of ground cardamom
  • 1 tablespoon of Rose water
  • 1.5 cups of sugar syrup
  • 2 cups of oil for deep frying
  1. Place flour in a deep bowl, add sugar, salt, Mahlab and mix well. Add butter then rub the butter with your fingertips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.

  2. Gradually add little quantities of water and mix thoroughly until a dough forms. Cover with kitchen cloth and set aside for 1 hour.

  3. To prepare the stuffing combine NESTLÉ Cream, date paste, cardamom powder and rosewater. Mix all the ingredients well.

  4. Roll the dough into a round 3 millimeters thick pastry. Using a medium size cup, cut the dough into round pieces. Place 1 full teaspoon of the date mixture in the center of each piece and seal the edges by twisting them.

  5. Deep-fry the date sambousek in 180°C preheated oil for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully remove the date sambousek from the oil and immediately dip them in the syrup. Serve cold.

Per Portion of 300g
Energy (kcal) 754
Protein (g) 7.3
Carbohydrates(g) of which Sugar 112
Fat (g) of which saturates (g) 33
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