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This mouth-watering dessert is an authentic Egyptian treat. It can be made savory and still will be delicious.

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Recipe Summary

cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
prep:
15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Make a syrup by stirring the water, sugar, and lemon juice together in a saucepan over medium heat until thick; set aside to cool.

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  • Make a filling by combining the ricotta cheese and cornstarch in a small bowl; set aside.

  • Make the dough by mixing together the flour and the yeast. Stir the water into the flour mixture 1 cup at a time, whisking to remove any lumps, until the mixture reaches a pourable consistency; allow to rest 1 hour.

  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Ladle 2 to 3 ounces of batter at a time into the center of the skillet into a round shape. Each katayef shell is finished when the top is dry and the bottom is slightly browned.

  • Fill each shell with an equal portion of the cheese mixture. Fold one end of the shell over the cheese mixture and seal into a semi-circle shape by pinching along the edges.

  • Heat the frying oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Fry the katayef in the oil until crispy and lightly browned; immerse in the syrup to coat; serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

356 calories; protein 7.8g; carbohydrates 57.1g; fat 10.9g; cholesterol 8.8mg; sodium 40.9mg. Full Nutrition
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