Monday, June 1, 2009

Almond Sweet Sambousek Recipe


Sambousek is famous in the middle east as an appetizer dish, but this recipe will show you how to make it as a dessert "Sweet Sambousek with almond", Enjoy!

Preparation time : 30 minutes
Cooking time : 7 minutes

Ingredients

For the dough:
  • 1½ cups plain flour or 210 g
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground mahlab
  • ½ cup butter or 100 g, softened
  • ½ cup water or 125 ml
For the stuffing:
  • 1 tin NESTLÉ® Sweetened Condensed Milk or 397 g
  • 1 tablespoon corn flour
  • 1 cup ground almonds or 100 g
  • ½ cup pine seeds or 50 g, ground
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon rose water
  • 1 cup sugar syrup or 250 ml
  • 2 cups oil for deep frying
Preparation
  • Place flour in a deep bowl, add sugar, salt, Mahlab and mix well. Add butter then rub the butter with your fingertips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Gradually add little quantities of water and mix thoroughly until a dough forms. Cover with kitchen cloth and set aside for 1 hour.
  • To prepare the stuffing, place NESTLÉ® Sweetened Condensed Milk and corn flour in a saucepan. Bring to boil under constant stirring and cook for 3-4 minutes or until the sauce thickens slightly. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Add ground almond, pine seeds, cinnamon powder and rosewater to the mixture. Stir well and set aside to cool.
  • Roll the dough into round 3 millimeters thick pastry. Using a medium size cup, cut round pieces of the dough. Place 1 full teaspoon of the almond mixture in the center of each piece and seal the edges by twisting them.
  • Deep-fry the sweet sambousek in 180°C preheated oil for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown. Carefully remove the almond sambousek from the oil and immediately dip them in the syrup. Serve cold.
Cooking tips : You can bake the sambousek in 190°C preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown then immediately dip them in the syrup.

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