Qatayef

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Qatayef
قطايف عصافيري2.jpg
Type Dumpling
Main ingredients unsalted cheese, or a mixture of hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, pistachios, raisins, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon
Cookbook:Qatayef  Qatayef

Qatayef (قطايف) is an Arab dessert commonly served during the month of Ramadan, a sort of sweet dumpling filled with cream or nuts.

Origin[edit]

Katayef is of Fatimid origin.[1] Katayef was traditionally prepared by street vendors as well as households in the Levant and Egypt. It is usually prepared using Akkawi cheese as a filling.[2][3]

Preparation[edit]

Katayef is the general name of the dessert as a whole, but more specifically, the batter. The result of the batter being poured onto a round hot plate appears similar to pancakes, except only one side is cooked, then folded. The pastry is filled with either unsalted cheese or a mixture of any of hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, pistachios, raisins, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and cinnamon. It is then deep-fried or, less commonly, baked and served with a hot syrup or sometimes honey.[4][5]

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