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CuisineEgyptian Recipes, Lebanese Recipes, Syrian Recipes
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Servings2 people


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup fine semolina flour
  • 1/2 tbsp instant yeast
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 tbsps mixed nuts, crushed finely
  • 1/4 tbsp green cardamom seeds

--For Filling :

  • Regular white cheese unsalted
  • Walnuts mixed with a little sugar, Cinnamon powder

--For Syrup :

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice,
  • 2 tbsps rosewater (optional),
  • 2 tbsps orange blossom water (optional).


--Syrup preparation :

  • Place all the syrup ingredients in a saucepan. Stir well and let it simmer for 5-10 minutes over medium high heat until the syrup thickens to some extent.

--Filling :

  • Now place each pancake on a baking tray and place 1-2 tablespoon of cheese and walnuts in the center.
  • Fold the pancake in half and seal the edges with the help of your thumb and index finger.
  • Bake in an oven at 200 C (400 F) for 5-7 minutes or fry it in oil (medium high heat for 5 minutes) or remain it as it is, in all forms it is delicious.
  • Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon powder on each qatayef.
  • Serve qatayef with syrup.
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