Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Mshabbak

Mshabbak is an Arabic dessert and it is enjoyed by kids.

A soft plastic bottle with a small hole in the tip is used. A ketchup or mustard bottle may be used. Syrup may be divided into 2 or 3 parts and desired food coloring may be added to each.

Ingredients:
  • 3 cups warm water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. yeast
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • sprinkle of salt
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • oil for deep frying
  • sugar syrup
  • food coloring
Preparation:

1
Make sugar syrup and set aside. Place water in large mixing bowl. Stir in sugar and dissolve. Add yeast and leave to rise for 5 minutes.

2 Using an eggbeater on low speed, gradually beat in flour, salt, and cornstarch. Beat until smooth (approximately 3 minutes). Cover and leave to rise for 30-40 minutes. Fill plastic bottle with batter. Heat oil in heavy skillet for deep frying. Squeeze batter into oil, forming a round ring 2-3 inches in diameter, and filling the inside of the ring with the batter, forming a lacey rosette. 4-5 rosettes may be made at a time.

3 Fry until golden brown turning once.

4 Remove from oil with a slotted spoon and drop into cool syrup. Remove and place on platter.

Variation: Food coloring is not necessary, but is usually used in the syrup.

3 comments:

  1. that was an awesome recipe

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  2. dude, they took that from india

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  3. Opposite, actually. It's common knowledge, even in India, that "jalebi" was introduced to India by the Arabs.

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