Mitabaq is Palestinian cinnamon rolls, filled with walnuts and cinnamon, and dipped in a thick qatr. Traditionally mitabaq is made with a soft dough. Our recipe is a crunchy Mitabaq made with Filo dough. Although a lot of the desserts in Palestine are made with qatr, each one of them has a unique, defined taste. Continue reading
Knafeh is a dessert made from shredded pastry dough, filled with sweet cheese, and topped with pistachios and qatr. Nablus is renowned for its knafeh, and the best knafeh is called knafeh Nabulsieh. You find knafeh all over Palestine, and when you receive an invitation to someone’s home for knafeh, you know it is a celebration! We carry on this tradition here and have knafeh to celebrate life events and accomplishments.
We wanted to post our first dessert today. The sunshine inspired us to have something sweet, and this is a very simple recipe, great for a Friday night! This is is also the first dessert that Rania learned to make. Basbousa (also called hareesa) is a baked dessert made of farina, topped with slivered almonds, and drizzled with a simple syrup called qatr.