Maamoul (Arabian Date Filled Cookies)By baidooneMaamoul is a delicious traditional Middle Eastern cookie that is typically made on religious holidays such as Eid, Easter or Christmas. Ma'amoul are usually made a few days before the holiday then stored to be served with Arabic coffee and chocolate to guests who come during the holiday.Semolina Turmeric Cake (Sfoof)By baidooneSfoof is a Lebanese dessert that is not overly sweet. It is pleasing to the American palate due to it's lack of rose water and orange blossom essence, found in most Middle Eastern desserts.Halawet El JibnBy baidooneHalawet el-jibn (Arabic: حلاوة الجبن) 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.
Qatayef with cheese and walnutsBy baidooneQatayef, Katayef, or Ataif (Arabic: قطايف) is an Arab dessert commonly served during the month of Ramadan. The dough could be filled with nuts, cheese, or Ashta (kind of Arabic cream). This sweet requires quite some time to prepare but it is worth it.Baklava with walnuts, almonds and hazelnutsBy baidooneBaklava (Arabic: بقلاوة) is a rich, sweet dessert pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey. It is characteristic of the cuisines of the Levant and the broader Middle East, along with Greece, the South Caucasus, Balkans, Maghreb, and Central Asia.Milk and Bread Pudding (Aish el Saraya)By baidooneAish el Saraya is an Egyptian and Levantine dessert, consisting of syrup-soaked breadcrumbs topped with clotted cream and pistachios. It contains neither eggs nor butter. It is popular in Lebanon and the Arab world.KunafaBy baidooneKunafa/Knafeh is an Arabic sweet made of very fine vermicelli-like phyllo pastry. It is sometimes known as shredded phyllo. It combines a layer of shredded phyllo with a creamy cheese filling and then another layer of shredded phyllo. It is flavored with a simple syrup of rose water and orange water. It is served as a dessert.