Qatayef is one of the most common sweets in the holy month of Ramadan.


Qtayef is a traditional and popular dessert that expresses the customs and traditions of the holy month of Ramadan; as we find Qatayef in every home during the days of Ramadan, as it is not desirable to stay up late without the presence of this special Ramadan dish. This dessert is distinguished by its delicious and distinctive smell, and its wonderful taste and likable by all people:
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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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