Halawet el Jibn
|Place of origin||Syria|
|Region or state||Levant|
|Serving temperature||Room temperature|
|Main ingredients||Semolina, cheese, sugar, clotted cream, pistachio, rose water|
Halawet el-jibn (Arabic: حلاوة الجبن / Ḥalāwat al-jibn) (cheese confection) is a Levantine Arabic dessert made of a Semolina and cheese dough, filled with cream. Its origin has been given as the city of Hama in Syria, though it is sometimes claimed to be the city of Homs, where it is considered a specialty. It is found in other regions in the Middle East, including Lebanon and Turkey, and other countries around the world.
This dessert is primarily made of a cheese dough (containing Akkawi cheese, mozzarella, or some mix of cheeses), a sugar syrup, and orange blossom water or rose water. It is normally filled with cream (Qoshta, Arabic: قشطة) and decorated with pistachio.
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