How To: Make Qatayef Middle Eastern pancakes

Make Qatayef Middle Eastern pancakes

Qatayef is a traditional Arabic sweet that is served during the month of Muslim fasting, Ramadan. It is very similar to pancakes but it is filled with all kinds of treats. Two fillings are shown in this video but you may get creative and use fillings of your own.

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This is great, but you should have put the exact measurements... otherwise its useless to me.
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Salaam autumn , I have listed the recipe for you . :)

•**To Make the Pancakes**
•1/2 teaspoon instant active dry yeast
•1 teaspoon granulated sugar
•1 1/4 cups warm water (110 degrees F)
•1 1/2 cups all purpose flour (wheat flour can also be used)
•1/8 teaspoon salt
•**For the Filling**
•1 cup walnuts, chopped
•2 tablespoons sugar
•1 tablespoon orange blossom water (optional)
•**For the Syrup**
•2 cups granulated sugar
•1 3/4 cups light corn syrup
•1/4 cup orange blossom or rose water
•1/3 cup warm water
Preparation:
Dissolve yeast and sugar in water inside the measuring cup for 10 minutes, or until proofs (become frothy). If your yeast does not proof, it means the yeast is bad or the water was not warm enough or too hot. Remember that yeast is a live organism and needs the proper environment to work properly!

In a separate bowl, combine flour and salt. Add the proofed yeast and sugar water mixture. Combine well, cover, and allow to sit in a warm area for 30-45 minutes.

While pancake mix is proofing, prepare filling. In a small bowl, mix walnuts with sugar. Add orange blossom water if desired. Cover and set aside.

This is now a good time to prepare the syrup. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, water, and corn syrup. Bring to a boil, add orange blossom or rose water. Stir well to prevent sticking. Reduce heat to low and allow to sit until ready to use.

Preheat griddle or frying pan to medium high heat. Using a ladle, make a five inch pancake with the batter. Once the batter begins to bubble on top, remove pancake from griddle and set aside. Do not flip, you are only cooking one side. Repeat with remaining batter.

Preheat 1 inch of oil in a frying pan to medium high heat. While oil is heating, take one 1 tablespoon of nut filling and place it on top of the uncooked side of the pancake. Fold the pancake in half, to make a half moon shape and seal edges by pressing together. Repeat with remaining pancakes and filling.

Fry on each side until a light golden brown color (about 15-30 second each side). Drain on a towel

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