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Almond and Sesame Seed Pies

  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

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: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 5205 Calories from Fat 2540

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 291 g448.1%

Saturated Fat 131.1 g655.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1118.2 mg372.7%

Sodium 649.3 mg27.1%

Total Carbohydrates 597 g198.9%

Dietary Fiber 25.4 g101.7%

Sugars 330.2 g

Protein 87 g173.5%

Vitamin A 127.2% Vitamin C 2.5%

Calcium 126.4% Iron 144.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Almond And Sesame Seed Pies Recipe