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Almond And Sesame Seed Pies

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Ingredients
  Semolina flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Eggs 3
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Pulverized almonds 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Pulverized sesame seeds 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Honey 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Rose water 2 Teaspoon
  Oil 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (For Deep Frying)
  Icing sugar 2 Tablespoon
Directions

Make dough by thoroughly mixing semolina, eggs, butter, baking powder and vanilla (add a few tablespoons of water if the dough is thick); form into 2" long rolls, about 3/4" in diameter; set aside.
Make filling by mixing almonds, sesame seeds and sugar.
In your palm, flatten each roll to about 1/4" thicknesses; place 1 heaping tea spoon of filling in middle; pinch to close, in the process turning the ends in to form a rectangular pie.
Allow maqruds to rest a few moments while preparing syrup.
Make a syrup by placing honey and water in pot, stirring constantly bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and stir in rose water.
Keep on low heat.
In frying pan, pour oil 3/4" thick; heat.
Then fry pies over medium heat until light brown, turning over once.
Place pies in syrup for at least 2 minutes, remove; allow to cool.
Sprinkle heavily with icing sugar and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Mediterranean
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Fried
Dish: 
Pie
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Interest: 
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes

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