Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Half Moon Dessert

Have you ever tried these lovely stuffed fried pancakes or half moon recipe? it's like churros in spain or the fair food dessert.
It's a famous dessert served on Ramadan and feasts, stuffed with nuts or with cream and pistachio. I filled it with 2 differents filling almonds with coconut and cream with pistachio. My dough is easy no ferment dough, just blend the ingredients and made the pancakes, then stuffed and fry it. i also dipped it in a sugar syrup which gave a delicious taste dessert. This recipe has different names in middle east, Atayef, half moon desserts, Qatayef and stuffed fried pancakes. I called it half moon Atayef dessert :) 

Half moon desserts

Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 30 mins
Yield: 15 pieces

1 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup semolina
1/4 cup milk
1 and 1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon yeast
2 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt

For filling:
1/2 cup crushed almond
2 tablespoon grated coconut
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup thick cream
1/4 cup crushed pistachio

For sugar syrup:
2 cups sugar
1 and 1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon rose water 

The way:

- In blender, place the liquid ingredients then the dry ingredients, to ensure nothing stick on the bottom. Blend all together until you have a liquid dough as the crepe dough.
- In a hot skillet on medium heat pour about 1/4 cup of the dough as a pancake. Wait until the top of pancake dry and the bottom getting blond. Repeat.
- To make the syrup, place sugar and water in a saucepan. Cook on high heat and when it boiled reduce heat to medium. Add lemon juice and stir until the syrup thicken. Then add rose water and remove from heat.
- Mix almond with coconut, sugar and ground cinnamon. 
- Fill the pancakes with the filling, or fill with cream and pistachio. Close the pancakes firmly.
- Fry in a hot oil for 10 second on each side. Get rid of extra oil, then dip in a sugar syrup.
- Serve it cool.

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