Friday, July 6, 2012

Pistachio Maamoul Recipe

Muslims observe fasting every Ramadhan which coincides with non-specific month for English calendar. These cookies or desserts are commonly seen in arab tables. Warning  this recipe is not mine. I just save them for my future coming ramadhania recipes :) For people who are interested, pliz visit this link :

  • For the dough:
  • 9 cups semolina or 1500 g
  • 1½ cups butter or 300 g, melted
  • 1½ cups ghee or 300 g, melted
  • 1 cup caster sugar or 200 g
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground mahlab
  • 1 teaspoon yeast
  • ¾ cup rose water or 190 ml
  • ¼ cup blossom water or 60 ml
For the filling:
  • 3½ cups pistachio nuts or 500 g
  • 1 tablespoon blossom water
  • 2 tablespoons rose water
  • 1 tin NESTLÉ® Sweetened Condensed Milk or 397 g
  • ½ cup caster sugar or 100 g
  • In a bowl, combine semolina, butter, ghee, sugar, nutmeg, mahlab, and yeast. Mix the ingredients well then cover and set aside for at least 4 hours.
  • Pin an electric mixer, blend the pistachio until they are completely crushed. Remove and place in a bowl.
  • Mix blossom water, rose water and NESTLÉ® Sweetened Condensed Milk until all ingredients are well combined. Cover and place in fridge for 1 hour.
  • Add rose water and blossom water to the dried mixture, knead by hands until the dough starts to hold together or forms a paste. If necessary, add a small amount of rose water.
  • Remove a small piece of dough and flatten it with your hands and place a teaspoonful of the filling. Close carefully to form a ball.
  • Press the stuffed dough into a wooden maamoul mold to form a pattern on the upper side of the dough.
  • Tap out onto an cookie sheet that is not greased and bake in a 185c for 15-20 minutes or until lightly colored but not browned

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