Atayef are especially made during Saint Barbra’s Day. They are filled with Ashta, sprinkled with crushed pistachios and served with a rose-water simple yrup.
- 1½ cups All-purpose Flour
- 2 tsp. Baking Powder
- 2 tb. White Granulated Sugar
- 1½ cups Water Room Temp.
- 2 cups of Whole milk Ricotta cheese
- ¼ cup Nestle Table Cream
- ¼ cup Crushed Pistachios
- Rose Water Simple Syrup For serving
Rose Water Syrup
- 2 cups Granulated Sugar
- 1 cup Water
- 1 tb. Lemon Juice
- 1 tsp. Orange blossom water
- 2 tsp. Rose water
Prep: 30 Minutes
Cook: 10 Minutes
- Begin by placing all the ingredients in a bowl and whisking together.
- Add the water and mix well.
- Set aside to rest for 15 minutes.
- Heat up a non-stick pan medium-low heat.
- Drop 1tbs of batter and spread lightly using the bottom of your spoon.
- The Atayef will begin to bubble, and once there is no more raw batter areas, remove it using a spatula and place it on a light kitchen towel.
- It should cook for 1-2 minutes.
- To prepare the filling, add the ricotta and table cream to a small bowl and mmix together.
- Add a tbs of rose water syrup to the filling to give it a wonderful rose water aroma (optional)
- Once the Atayef have fully cooled, place about 1 tbp of filling on the pancake and pinch the sides together to close it 3/4 of the way.
- Dip the open area into the crushed pistachios.
- Serve with simple syrup or as is.
For the Rose water simple syrup
- Combine the sugar, lemon juice and water in a small saucepan.
- Heat on medium-high heat, whisk until all the sugar has dissolved in water.
- Simmer for 10 minutes
- Add rose water and orange blossom water, then turn off the heat.
- Once the syrup has cooled, pour into a jar and set aside.
Raw pistachios pieces without shell. Sold by weight. Pistachios are great source of Vitamin B-6, potassium, magnesium, iron, Vitamins A and C and calcium, and healthy fats.
Usage: They are very present in Middle Eastern cuisine:
- As a filling in Arabic sweets like maamoul, baklawa, halawa
- In chocolate sweets, biscuits…
- Roasted and sprinkled on top of rice and minced meat
- In your cereal or oat breakfast mix
- In smoothies
- in Armenian desserts like Khoshaf
Ingredients: Distilled orange blossom flowers
• White Coffee: Pour a splash into a cup of boiling water & add some honey for a cozy hot drink
• Desserts: Use in Arabic desserts or cakes for a nice added flavor
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