I am a huge fan of Syrian desserts. Their tastes are always very distinguishing and delectable. As you’ve come here, I believe that you also love them as much as I am. Therefore, I want to share with you the most classic so that you can make them on your own.
A fascinating thing about these recipes is that the instructions are pretty simple, and the ingredients are also easy to find. On top of that, you can enjoy the heavenly tasty flavor that is typical of Syrian cuisine. I won’t let you wait anymore. Let’s get straight into it!
If you are craving something that has a creamy texture, these Syrian recipes for desserts are what you need. These pudding and ice cream recipes will surely make your day.
Many countries have a rice pudding recipe, and so does Syria. What is special about the Syrian version is that it does not contain eggs at all, so it is perfect for vegetarians. Also, orange blossom or rose water is used to add a wonderful aroma.
The main star of this yummy pudding dessert is, of course, rice. Short-grained rice such as Arborio rice is the best choice. It is cooked with sugar and milk until a creamy consistency is achieved, then topped with chopped pistachios. You can serve it cold or at room temperature.
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There is probably no better Syrian breakfast recipe than Mamounia. It is not a heavy breakfast, but its sweet and rich taste and creamy texture are enough to provide morning energy. Traditionally, it is served with some cheese.
To make Mamounia, you just need semolina powder, ghee, cinnamon, sugar, and nuts. The instruction cannot be easier. Simply stir semolina powder with ghee, sugar and water until creamy. Then top the mixture with cheese and some nuts.
You will get a delicious dish of Mamounia after 10 minutes.
It is always a good idea to enjoy ice cream in summer, right? Despite the terrible summer heat, this crazy-delicious ice cream type from Syria will cool you down right away.
The instructions are not complicated, but you need a special ingredient: mastic gum. It will add a subtle sweet taste to your ice cream, making it stand out. Another essential element is sahlab. It will provide a hint of Middle Eastern flavor.
When you finish making Éma’a, just place it in the freezer and feel free to keep it for weeks. Once you crave it, just top it with chopped pistachios and enjoy the lovely and refreshing flavor!
If you think that you need a spread on the bread or simply something very sweet to enjoy with tea, Syrian pumpkin jam is what you should go for. Normally, Syrian people will make this jam in Fall and store it to consume for the whole year.
Unlike ordinary jam, Syrian pumpkin jam has a distinctive sweetness provided by pumpkin slides and a crunchy texture that is incredibly yummy.
Such a stunning texture is achieved thanks to pickling lime or slaked lime, which contain Calcium Hydroxide, so make sure that you don’t substitute it with anything.
Have you found what Syrian sweets to enjoy at tea time? I highly recommend dry sweets since it is best complemented by tea. Check out these delicate recipes! You will regret it if you don’t try them at least once in your life.
Ghraybeh is a soft and mouth-melting tasty Mediterranean dessert that will please even the pickiest eater. Although it is called “shortbread,” it looks more like cookies with almonds or pistachios in the middle.
This recipe just requires some basic baking ingredients. You need nothing more than butter, flour, sugar, and some nuts. You can add some rose water and orange blossom to add more aroma. I promise that Ghraybeh will be your favorite dessert for teatime.
With this excellent recipe, you only need 3 ingredients to make Ghraybeh.
I bet that you will be stunned when tasting Mshabbak, a Syrian delicacy. It features ring-shaped candy made from the typical ingredients of Syrian cuisine: semolina and rosewater. But this time, yogurt is also used, which adds a subtle sour taste.
Looking at this beautiful dessert, many people think that it is difficult to make. But that is not the case. All you need to do is prepare a creamy mixture of semolina and other baking ingredients, shape it, and deep-fry it. Then make a simple sugar syrup to serve alongside it. Just that easy!
Baklava is a classic Syrian dessert that is incredibly pleasing and delicate. This one is also my favorite Syrian lunch recipe. After meals, it is great to enjoy the sweet, juicy, and nutty phyllo dough.
Besides Syria, this layered pastry is also a famous dessert in Libya, Iran, Turkey, and other Arab countries.
Making this famous dessert is quite a challenging task. You will have to fill the phyllo dough with the filling and cover it with syrup. But the result is stunning. You will get beautiful pastries filled with walnuts and syrup and topped with pistachios.
Baklava may have a complicated look, but making it is easier than you think.
Ekmak is a scrumptious Syrian food that few can resist. It comes in the form of boat-shaped pastry filled with fresh and preserved blackberries and topped with honey. Can you imagine how sweet it is?
The hardest part of the instruction is the shaping stage. Although it looks complicated, it is not difficult at all. This excellent recipe will teach you how to create the soft and fluffy dough and shape it beautifully.
Kunāfah is a very prevalent dessert in many Middle Eastern countries, including Syria. It features cheesy, nutty, and aromatic pastry that is heavenly tasty. Nowadays, it is one of the most common Syrian dinner recipes. It is great to enjoy it after mealtime.
Like other Syrian desserts, Kunāfah is accompanied by pistachios and rose water, providing a beautiful aroma and lovely flavor. If you are a true fan of Syrian dessert, always have these 2 ingredients in your kitchen.
The texture of Kunāfah is also amazing. It has a crispy exterior, while the filling in the middle is rich and delicious melting cheese. Mouth-watering!
Why not make the classic Kunāfah following a famous chef’s direction?
H’risseh is a delightful cake made of semolina flour and topped with walnuts, almonds, pistachios, and cashews. You can serve it with a delicate and aromatic syrup made of rosewater, orange blossom water, and lemon juice.
When you taste H’risseh, every bite is both fluffy and crunchy, sweet and salty. Should you ignore such a flavorful treat? Definitely not. This cake includes all of the essence of Syrian cuisine but is not difficult to make. I am sure that you will be successful with this classic recipe.
Bazarek features crispy dough covered with sesame seeds on one side and pistachio chips on the other. While the outside is crispy, the inside is soft and chewy. Your kid will definitely love it and keep asking for more.
It is just moderately sweet, so even those who don’t have a taste for sweet treats will also be addicted to it.
Apart from sesame seeds and pistachios, you just need more basic baking ingredients such as vanilla, flour, salt, and butter. To add some sweetness, you can serve it with honey syrup.
This Bazarek recipe is everything you need for a delicious tea-time dessert.
Have you decided which recipe to make today? If you want a fulfilling sweet breakfast, go straight for Mamounia or rice pudding. Syrian ice cream is perfect for summer. For a mid-day treat, feel free to choose from the rest.
When you finish making the dessert, post a picture of it here to demonstrate your baking skill. I would be very happy to see it. Also, share this article with anyone who is also a fan of Syrian desserts so that they also have some wonderful recipes to make.
6 servings per container
- Amount Per ServingCalories172
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat
- Saturated Fat 1.6g 8%
- Cholesterol 10mg 4%
- Sodium 69mg 3%
- Potassium 103mg 3%
- Total Carbohydrate
- Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
- Sugars 14g
- Protein 5.5g 11%
* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.