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Mafroukeh is great combination between semolina and sugar with a special presentation with all ground nuts. Here is a Lebanese dessert, easy, quick to prepare, and excellent for a crowd.

Ingredients -
  • 4 cups of Fark Al Knefeh (very difficult to make at home, available at Lebanese grocery stores)
  • 1 cup samneh
  • 2 cups powder sugar
  • 1/4 cup pealed and fried almond
  • 1/4 cup pealed and fried pistachio
  • 1/4 cup pealed and fried pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup sugar syrup
  • 2 tbsp. rose water
  • 1 tbsp. orange blossom water

Preparation - Mafroukeh:

Mix "Fark Al Knefeh" with the samneh over low heat until the mix turns yellow, then turn the heat up to medium until it gets brown.

2 Add the sugar powder, and continue to stir for 10 minutes.

3 Now add the sugar syrup, rose water and orange blossom water. Leave on medium heat for 5 minutes or until the mix turns dark brown.

4 To serve, put in plate, cover with kashta and the fried nuts.


  1. hey there i tried this recipe twice now and both times the result was rock hard what am i doing wrong thanks for ur help

    1. I hope that the following notes will help:

      1. Use butter instead of samneh.
      2. You should stir well in the first 3 steps, it's important.
      3. After step 3 set aside to cool.
      4. To serve, spread the mafroukeh dough in a serving plate, spread the kashta stuffing over it and sprinkle with the fried nuts.

      Note: You can buy Kashta from middle eastern stores or you can prepare it at home as follows:

      Ingredients of kashta:

      2 cups powdered milk
      2 tablespoons corn flour
      2 tablespoons sugar
      1 tablespoon orange blossom water

      Preparation of kashta:

      1. Dissolve the powdered milk in water, and heat 2.5 cups of dissolved milk in a pot.

      2. Stir the corn flour and sugar into the rest of the dissolved milk and add them to the pot over heat.

      3. Stir the mixture over heat continuously. When it thickens, add orange blossom water and move the stuffing aside.

      Wishing you the best.

    2. Here is another version of mafroukeh, may be you like to try: Pistachio Mafruka with Cream

      Best Regards


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