Biscuits from the Middle East

These biscuits came all the way from a place on the shores of the Persian Gulf. Three different kinds of pastry stuffed with date paste – home made by my boyfriend’s mum and sister. They were scrumptious! My favourite were the ones sprinkled with sesame seeds.  

The tastiness and novelty (at least for me) of them made me look up some recipes online. http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/Articles/Unique-Cooking-Tools-641/mamoul.aspx
There are special moulds to give the biscuits their embellished shape.

Check youtube for some videos:
(scroll to about 1’20” to see the amazing technique!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhKpZ0O_bn8&feature=related

Looks like a lot of work! Perhaps I will hold off a little with making these…

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2 Responses to “Biscuits from the Middle East”

  1. tappi Says:

    yummoza!

  2. Date finger biscuits « Anna Drops Says:

    […] the post about Middle Eastern biscuits? A memory of that, plus a cupboard full of dates, pushed me to try my talents with date fingers. […]

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