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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Baked Cashew Qatayef

Dear Blog Buddies,Warm Diwali Wishes to All.May it bring U the Best in Life with Bright and Blessed Days ahead.With warm wishes and prayers - Christy Gerald.Celebrate Diwali with this list of Sweets and Snacks.Happy and Tasty Diwali Wishes to All.

Qatayef is an Arab dessert ,sometimes called 'Arabic pancakes' and luks-like Arabian Somas or Khatif, served during the month of Ramadan,a sort of sweet dumpling filled with sweet cheese or cream or sugar added nuts and then fried or baked.Qatayef is the name of the batter not refers the dessert.The batter is poured into a round hot plate appears like pancakes and then folded. The pastry is filled with either one of the mixture of  hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, pistachios,Cashews and raisins with powdered sugar,grated coconut, vanilla extract and cinnamon. It is then deep-fried or baked and served with honey or Corn Syrup.This recipe states U the preparation of Baked Qatayef filled with Cashewnuts.Enjoy Festivie celebrations with home-made snacks and Desserts.BonAppetit!.

Baked Cashew Qatayef
For the Pancakes:
    1 cup refined flour
    1/2 cup luke warm water
    1 tsp suar
    a pinch of salt
    1/4 tsp instant active yeast
    a pinch of salt
1.Dissolve yeast and sugar in water in a small bowl for 10 minutes.
2.In a separate bowl, combine the refined flour and salt.
3.Add the proofed or dissolved yeast and sugar water mixture.Knead well,cover and keep it in a warm area for 30 minutes.
4.Spread it like 4 inch size small puri.Fill in the cashewnuts stuffing and seal the ends.Apply little oil on the sides.
5.Preheat the oven to 360 F and bake it for 15 - 18 mins till the sides turn light brown.
Prepare the Filling:
30gms cashewnuts - pounded
50 gms sugar
3 tbsp grated coconut
a pinch of cinnamon or cardamom powder
1.Combine cashews and sugar well and then add with grated coconut with cinnnamon or cardamom powder.Mix it well.This cashewnuts filling is ready to be used.
For the Syrup:
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    3/4 cup light corn syrup
    20 ml orange blossom or rose water
    1/4 cup warm water
    1.In a medium saucepan,Dissolve sugar in water and corn syrup.
    2. Bring to a boil, add orange blossom or rose water.
    3. Stir it often to prevent it from  sticking.Stir continuously until it boils and thickens and the sugar is totally dissolved.
    4.Reduce heat and allow to settle till it is ready to use.

Submitting this post to Radhika's  Diwali Special Sweets Event.
 100 Day Global Food Festival hosted by Sizzling Tastebuds.

and and 'Bake Fest' Event hosted by Vardhini's Zesty Palette
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Unknown said...

Looks Amazing!!!

A Very happy Diwali to you & your family!!!


Suja Manoj said...

This is new to me,looks fabulous..thanks for sharing..
Happy Diwali to you and your family!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking dessert

Julie said...

looks delicious n new to me!!
Happy Diwali to you n your loved ones!!

Sangeetha M said...

this is new to me but sounds yummy...thank you so much for the wishes...wishing you the same :)

Santosh Bangar said...

amazing dish
May the divine light of diwali
spread into your Life
peace, prosperity, happiness
and good health.
happy diwalizing dish

Sumee said...

Looks interesting.!! Happy Diwali to you too.. :o)

divya said...

Wow...looks yummy and delicious...

Poornima Nair said...

Thank you for your lovely comment. Wish you a very Happy Diwali...this looks like a fabulous to me

Pretty Zesty said...

happy Diwali! This sounds great.


Wish You Happy Diwali to all,I hope every one will enjoy these dishes on festival day.

Radhika said...

This is very new to me. Thanks for sharing. Happy Diwali wishes to u and ur family.

Anzz said...

The sweet looks lovely. Happy Diwali Christy..!

Saru Singhal said...

Very interesting and delicious recipe..

Vardhini said...

This is a completely new dish and looks interesting. Thx for linking it to the event.

Event: Bake Fest
Event: Dish it Out - Soy and Tomatoes