I would like to know if there is anyway to make mamool without adding so much fat. Looks really delicious,can I ask you how to make honey filled Maamoul please??? Do you think Eid will be Friday or Thursday? I’m in Florida and I don’t have a Middle Eastern grocers by me. Hello I do hope that you’ll enjoy the recipes that you try, I ate so much of this dough I felt like a blown up balloon ! Stuff the balls with the filling and pinch the edges together to form a ball again. . I tried to make these delightful cookies yesterday but I messed up my dough. Adding the syrup will insure that your filling is smooth and remains soft even after baking, As for the the outside, if you make semolina only maamoul it will be slightly crumbly no matter what you do. You mentioned a while back that you were working on the molds. Where will you go for the Eid prayer? The coarse semolina is one. Reblogged this on CBRfoodie and commented: For a first time, I think they turned out great except they tast a bit dry although your hands are oily if you hold them, I’m guessing the butter/oil amount is enough. Kol 3am w enti bkher w saha w salama, 3id sa3eed, hugs to you. On the workshop is fine , I appreciate the speedy response:) thank you. The extra liquid tends to make maamoul dry and slightly hard 1.Milk (or milk powder) is a way of enhancing the dough to: I want to order me some ma’amoul moulds and get cracking – especially as I have 1.5kg series but soft and delicious dates in my baking cupboard next to the semolina . Sadly you need the powdered milk for the texture. I have three wooden molds like yours and I’ve never known exactly what they were for. Lebanese cuisine, a very rich and varied cuisine, has the distinction of often featuring recipes that are simple to make yet full of flavor. I love collecting all the different shapes and designs, Sorry Sawsan, I should’ve asked from where I can buy the mold with the Islamic motifs. ️ Mix of: Arabic Assorted Sweets, Mamoul with Dates, Walnut and Pistachio. Hello Colleen I will be sharing two maamoul recipes today. Ma'amoul means filled in Arabic. Thank you for this blog . If you lose a large piece and apply it to the mould loosely it will not shrink, […] the house with the kids. Ma'amoul (Arabic: معمول‎ [mɑʕmuːl] (listen), also spelled m'aamoul, m'amul, m'aamul) is a filled semolina cookie found in Arab regions made with dates, nuts such as pistachios or walnuts and occasionally almonds, or figs. Thank you, No don’t add anything just continue with the steps. The effects of the long days of fasting and nights of worship are evident on everyone you meet, yet people are smiling. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to create. You can try my other maamoul recipes that do not used powdered milk if you like, […] the recipe that I’m going to use to make them for Eid al Adha, which is in mid October, is this one  from Sawsan at Chef in […], Finally – an clear guide for how to mimic my mom’s recipes! 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I just did the first step, but I accidently sifted the flour and the semolina together and added the melted butter and oil. JAK, Salam Omar Just for a dough that comes together and is homogenous. One says ”Semolina#1” and second ”Semolina #2” how can I know which one to take? Add it to the semolina mix and add the orange blossom and rosewater. I went to the store last time and they carry 2 types of semolina (wheat). Salam Sawsan,my second time making maamoul,we love it!! Hi! Make decorative impression using moulds, else simply flatten the balls slightly and lay on baking tray lined with parchment. The cookies are DIVINE! :D. I love ma’amoul Sawsan – yours look, unsurprisingly, 100x better than my poor attempts. PS. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1 . Thanks Sawsan for the lovely recipe. Thank youso much for taking the time to leave this sweet comment, […] Rub the butter and oil into the semolina until they are completely absorbed by it. Thanks so much for another peek into your life and religion, Sawsan. i love it but my family not that much , so i need something in between …. I still have problems with the dough cracking while baking, but the flavour is so nice. Rub the butter and oil into the semolina until they are completely absorbed by it. I also mixed my inside ingredients to include pistachios, walnuts and dates combined and it was wonderful! Ma’amoul does require some advance planning and the dough preparation is made on the eve so […]. Thank you so much for this kind comment. The ghee and the butter, do you measure them before melting them and then melt them? Delicious.. just love Maamoul ~ i have made some too do visit my place when time permits Lovely post and explanation. In concept it should work but to be honest, I have not tried it myself. sorry, not sure, but it feels right! Traditionally, they are made using special wooden Maamoul … I’d make some of these soon, except my wife polished off the huge box of dates we had in the house… grr! ( Log Out /  Really glad you enjoyed the maamoul I cannot thank you enough for this recipe. Press Esc to cancel. Thanx again …, Salam Maysa And it worked out so fine, thanks to your good explanations! Arabic maamoul cookies with orangey date filling. You can usually find these in middle eastern or Lebanese stores if you have any of these around Some semolina maamoul purists (yes, the debate is that bad) will say that any semolina maamoul recipe should not have any trace of flour. Try to roll it again if it is still crumbly add the remaining 1/4 cup of oil and knead very gently, You can use ground dates that are sold as a paste or you can use regular dates that you pit and knead with some butter or olive oil. Before I get to the recipe I wanted to thank Kyna the wonderfully talented lady behind my cookie mold for sending me two wonderful bread presses. […] irresistible melt in your mouth cake like cookie. I just bought one of those maamoul molds at a Middle Eastern store and I was going to figure out a recipe for them…I didn’t even know what they were! and how long do they last? do you keep them in the fridge, Yes I do bake them, the instructions on the temperature and the duration are detailed in the post. Maamoul is a cookie like nut-filled pastry. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. It’s early, but Eid Mubarak to you! I live in New York and would be very helpful if you know where I can get them. The these molds are actually my mum’s, she gave them to me. Maybe I should start one myself I think the most frequent question I get is where to get the moulds, You can find that info in my conversions page. My advice for hard fillings, use a food processor to grind the nuts, add the ghee or butter and rosewater and instead of the sugar use sugar syrup. You are most welcome.. Though these shortbread pastries are available year-round in Lebanon, they are prepared in extra-large quantities during holidays like Easter, Christmas, and Good Friday. https://chefindisguise.com/2014/09/27/maamoul-date-stuffed-cookies/ You need fine semolina for this recipe to get the best texture But oh my, the spoons and mold are just fabulous as well and your idea of custom designing them is even more wonderful. Great work ! Ramadan Mubarak I think we’ll all enjoy them. Middle Eastern Sweets View products. Looking forward to your reply! Where can i find mahleb in the USA? Mix gently, you take a lump of dough and then crumble it between your fingers and then repeat. The only thing I altered in your recipe was instead of the oil, as I didn’t have any, I used extra ghee. Enhance browning of the crust due to the potential carmelization of the milk sugars.Lactose, which is a milk sugar, is not metabolized by yeast (used as food) but it contributes to coloration, 2. I am thrilled that my tutorial helped and that the maamoul turned out so well, Love the plastic maamoul mold , can you please let me know where you purchased it from ? Really want to try it again. Your help is really appreciated Thank you! Just wondering if you ever tried using avocado oil instead of olive oil? Ma'amoul are usually made a few days before Christmas, Easter, or Eid, then stored to be served with Arabic coffee and chocolate to guests who come during the holiday. Plastic in the mould is a great idea. Kyna can custom design cookie molds to your liking. Hi Sawsan, I love your pictures! I do have one question. Since one of the ingredients is yeast can you replace it with sourdough starter? Maamoul can be filled with either dates, walnuts or pistachios. The maamoul will still be amazing without it. Wow! I stumbled onto your post quite by accident, but I’m so glad that I did! Eid Mubarak to you and your little angel, This is awesome! You can find mahleb in Turkish or Lebanese stores if you have any of those around I bet the actual cookies are amazing! These cookies are so good, too. (معمول‎‎, Mamoul, Mamool, Maamoul) Ma'amoul is an ancient cookie filled with fruits and nuts such as dates, walnuts, and pistachios. See the rest of the directions at https://chefindisguise.com/2013/08/07/semolina-maamoul-stuffed-cookies-with-dates-and-nuts/ […], I found a very old mold in a scrapyard today in Amman … now I found this wonderful reading with the receipt … Thanks for your generosity. The molds are lovely and contain such lovely detail. Add flavor to the maamoul Either one of these will prevent maamoul from sticking to the mould, Yes I’ve been using a little flour before stamping them out it helps. I know it sounds a bit odd to add sourdough to maamoul cookies, but I thought in order to reduce phytic acid maybe adding sourdough and resting for 8 hours might do the job, anyway, I am going to give it a try with a small batch and let you know what happens. Dissolve the yeast in the water with the sugar and wait for it to foam and bubble. As we near the end of Ramadan, the buzz of Eid fills the air. Can you tell me if I can omit milk powder for the melt in your mouth mamoul. I find that it gives the maamoul better texture. I am sorry the maamoul did not turn out well. ( Log Out /  So would you please suggest some alternative /substitute for these two ingredients. Fresh and Natural Ingredients. Make the result softer (due to the milk fat acting as a tenderizer by interfering with gluten production) Do you know where I can purchase these molds and the pincher? As for the maamoul being crunchy, it is usually due to one of three things. OMG, how I love this moulds, but it is so hard to find them to buy. My 10 year old daughter and I made them for a Girl Scout badge she’s working on and we learned so much about baking AND Eid! It would be hard to replace them, they are there to enhance flavor but the maamoul will still taste great without them. Waw Sawsan, I found a treasure by chance!. The first maamoul cookie is also one without milk because I received many requests for a maamoul recipe with no milk. For this, nut-filled ma'amoul balls are stacked in a pyramid and served with a white cream called Naatiffe made from egg whites, sugar syrup and soapwort (Saponaria officinalis). I will definitely try this but i am in so much in love with your large plastic ma’amoul mould with so many designs. I am fascinated by using semolina instead of flour. They will absorb oil from the maamoul as you use them and they will turn into a deeper richer color. Can you tell me a little more about it. Jzk for sharing your amazing recipe and Eid Mubarak . Naturally, being Middle Eastern, I have had my fair share of trying different maamoul recipes at friends and familes houses during eid, but none of the ones i have ever tried have ever tasted like these. What type of yeast do you use? I was able to find mastic on amazon. With the link on the National Public Radio story this week, everyone will be making these! Learn how your comment data is processed. I love Maamoul and can say from experience that your tip about lining the mould with plastic is brilliant! Is there a site where I can buy this? No, you don’t need more water. is it ok or i did something wrong. I bake maamoul on the middle rack of a preheated oven (230 C) till the edges are golden brown (5-12 minutes) and then place them under the broiler till the tops are golden brown (2-5 minutes), Take the cookies out of the oven and allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 10- 15 minutes then move them to a cooling rack because they are prone to crumble if you move them when they are still hot, My maamoul is crumbly, it falls apart when you try to hold a cookie. Maamoul cookies are known as the Arabic cookies with dates. Wonderful post again Sawsan! The ingredients and preparation may be elementary, but shaping maamoul … Oh my, what beautiful beautiful moulds and maamouls and such a comprehensive tutorial. Thank YOU Maureen for sharing this journey with me. Markets are full of people buying new cloths, decorations and sweets. Thanks for sharing! Thank you my friend. They are all molds. Love this highly detailed instruction from “Chef In Disguise” about making maamoul – a classic middle-eastern cake, usually filled with dates. So many of you have asked me about the maamoul moulds and where you can buy them. The semolina will resemble wet sand. To answer your questions I have found that the addition of a little flour improves the texture of the maamoul, semolina alone results in a cookie that is very crumbly. Hello Jasmine today I made them with the same recipe. Call Us : +971 50 985 4911 or Visit us at BeeSweet Dubai Mirdif, BeeSweet RAK for More Amazing Theme Cakes and Arabic Sweets I got mine here. Stuff with desired filling so it comes 3/4 of the way up and close carefully, rolling smooth. 4 products. You hear the familiar sound of the wooden maamoul molds being banged time after time. Along with other middle … The second recipe is for maamoul that melts in your mouth, buttery and rich. Is there a reason why? I made my first attempt at this today and thankfully found your post. Reblogged this on Ghost River Studios Blog. Regards from Pakistan, So sorry for the delay. For tomorrow should I add more flour? Looking forward to the day you release a cookbook Sawsan . Today lets see How to make an Ancient Arabic Date Filled Cookies. I have tried a couple of recipes with it and didn’t really like the result. Yay! I love those bread moulds too. Happy Eid Sawsan and thank you for the post, when I tried the recipe the one with milk, too bad it doesn’t come good at all, even though the taste is very yummy , first issue it keeps swallowing even after I shaped it so all the shape erased totally like I am doing a flat ball ( I used the same amount of yeast and I let it rest good and it become puffy and fluffy before shape it). Enclosed is my email. They can either be decorated by hand or be made in special wooden moulds. Mamoul is in progress:). My husband and I made these this weekend, the no milk version. I love sweets, but these bars are definitely on the top list of […] If your dates are on the dry side, soak them with some hot water for 30 minutes then drain them, Orange blossom water, cardamom and cinnamon are added for flavor and are entirely optional, Taste the filling and adjust the sweetness and spices according to your taste, just remember that there is not sugar in the crust so the filling has to be on the extra sweet side, You can replace half of the sugar with 1/4 cup of simple syrup. Mmm, my favourite cookies and it seems like I have an advantage to the rest of the poor saps who have no ma’amoul mould thanks to a certain someone! shall I mix it next time with course one or just using the course one not the extra coarse?? As for the dates, you take the pits out then add the ghee or butter or oil (you should melt the ghee or butter, the heat will help soften the dates)and spices and knead them, the way you knead dough, do you know a recipe for a cookie named nankhatai? please advice me, Happy Eid Deena Which recipe did you use? Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Your recipe is a little different from mine, but will try your’s insha’allah. Thank you for sharing the recipe for these awesome maamoul cookies. your ma3moul looks amazing .thank you dear Sawsan. I never knew that maamoul is made for Ramadan. I know nothing about Eid but the traditions and food seems amazing. I made three kilos today for the upcoming eid!! It was my first ever attempt at making maamoul. Hello,I’m going to try your recipe today,so i mixed the semolina with gee and butter yesterday but it looks too wet,should i put some more semolina? This recipe makes roughly 50 to 60 maamouls, Zehra, I just purchased mahlab from World Spice Merchants. Nastar cookies (Indonesian pineapple tarts) – Chef in disguise, Maamoul: Middle Eastern Holiday Cookies – Baker Without Borders, Maamoul: An Ancient Cookie That Ushers In Easter And Eid In The Middle East, ‘Refugee Cookies’: How a Syrian Woman and Her Family Turned Hardship Into a ‘Sweet, Sweet’ Business - Leggings Are Pants, The mystery of the moulds and an eid recipe round up – Chef in disguise, Karuna Riazi - Kindle Curiosity ... a podcast for curious souls. It showed up on Pinterest. When I set out to go fond all the ingredients I saw semolina in a bag which looked to me to be pretty fine though I’m not really sure what it was supposed to look like. Over baking or the fat in the recipe being too little or you over kneaded the dough.I use fine semolina, it is not like flour, it is a little coarser that that, you can still feel the grains. Thank you so much for posting the recipes on the ma’amoul. I love these cookies. The cookies are also good baked if you want to add heat to them… , We say Sahtain in Arabic which means a wish for health and more enjoyment . There are those who love flour maamoul and those who swear by semolina maamoul. But I have some questions. A Syrian friend was with us and he said that my Yemenite haroset tasted like the filling in his mother’s Ma’amoul, so I told him I would learn how to make the cookies, using that for the filling. I have been experimenting and trying out different recipes and just made the melt in your mouth buttery version. For Sawsan, “the secret to a great maamoul is a good recipe, with a delicate balance between the ingredients to get a cookie than melts in your mouth yet holds […]. Hello! Zayneb, Oh and I forgot to say Happy Eid! Try looking in places that sell chocolate tempering supplies You need a fat that is solid at room temperature. the no milk one or the melt in your mouth one? Do you believe in coincidences? Can I substitute the milk powder for liquid milk? Tahini with Kofta. Hello Gigi, which ingredients do you need to replace? I have really enjoyed reading your stories about Ramadan Sawsan. You probably used coarse semolina, that is what caused them to be grainy, Middle eastern stores, Turkish stores and on ebay, […] and nuts alternating in a beautiful pattern and heavenly combination of flavor.It is sort of mamoul meets harissa/basbousa meets knafeh and oh my if there was one dessert that is the best of those […], Dear Sawsan, do I keep it in the fridge overnight before processing or on the worktop is fine? The month when Muslims fast for 30 days from sunrise to sunset. I have a few questions which I was hoping you could help answer: 1. Mar 28, 2020 - Explore Susu Zak's board "Maamoul recipe" on Pinterest. 3. I’m not using molds but just forming them by hand. I should love to purchase a set of 3 ma’amoul moulds if your friend can post to Australia You can find milk powder in indian stores and middle eastern ones if you have any near by I was wondering if you have a maamoul recipe using only flour without semolina. Hello Rebecca And I’m looking forward to buying those moulds when they are available , Yes, we say Happy Eid, thank you kindly Tanya Great post! I for one like both. I can recall the glee of our Berber Mountain Guide, Hassan telling us of the upcoming celebrations! I think their main distribution center is in Montana, but they also have a retail store in Seattle. If you tell me where you live I may be able to help you with finding the molds, Hello, I live in Birmingham UK can you tell me where you get your moulds? If you have any more questions, please let me know, Assalamu alaikum! Love those cookie molds! Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Good students , ha? and do you feel strong taste of the Orange blossom water in this ma3mol ? These are fabulous cookies, Sawsan. Hello Zehra Fast Shipping & Delivery. I did some more research on maamoul and found there was significant differences in recipes ranging from yeast based doughs to those leavened with baking powder. Begin typing your search above and press return to search. You can wither sprinkle the mould with flour before stamping each maamoul piece or you can use a small square of cling film to cover the mould. thanks for sharing n guiding. So sorry for the delay Mona They are traditional at religious holidays in the Levantine region. When I first started cooking and baking I had a very hard time with recipes that were unclear or assumed that I am supposed to know things by default. I would be very interested in buying the mold and trying these! If you use this recipe, you must soak the semolina or else it will be hard and crunchy. 0,5 dl oil (neutral-tasting, such as rapeseed or canola) 1 dl icing sugar. I love the slight nuttiness that olive oil adds and so have not tried to replace it. These buttery semolina cookies are usually stuffed with dates but you can use fig jam, walnuts, almonds or pistachios as well. Maamoul’s paste is prepared from semolina (aka “smeed” in Arabic) which is the coarse, purified wheat middling of durum wheat. No need for more flour or sugar. Have a wonderful Eid and please wish your family the same. Could substitute some of ingredients? And it was worth it! This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. :)) and can you also take me to the place where I can buy a beautiful box just like that!! Hey Sawsan, I was just wondering if I could replace the ghee for 400 grams of butter? On some recipes I saw that they decorated the cookies with a jagged pincher, making a lacy-like design. light taste will be perfect ! This is sometimes referred to as maamoul mad (mad means stretched out in Arabic). The children sure do get excited with the new clothes and the gifts. I hope you have had a beautiful month. If you are tight on time, use this recipe instead Maamoul bakes really quickly, don’t walk away from the oven while the cookies are baking they can go from white to black in a couple of minutes. Please let me know when the moulds will be available! Apparently they’ve never been used before. My friends and I have dinner parties where we cook food from another country, and this month we’re cooking recipes popular in Syria. I hope this helps, Sawson, this post is amazing. All three kinds :-). Thanks for the fab recipe Only problem is i cant find molds and there are no Arabic shops around us:( please can you give me the link to a website that sells them online???? HAPPY EID.. Sawsan – the molds and the cookies are both gorgeous. Thank you so much , You are too kind. Constanze. I love the moulds and how the cookies look like professionally made ones – perfect. Maamoul Mad Bil Ashta! I have never had maamoul and now I feel sorry for myself for this lack! Here is the recipe for the popular Arabic specialty served mostly in the Eids; Maamoul. They may be in the shape of balls, domed or flattened cookies. I will have to try out your suggestions for sure. Where can I buy the molds they are so beautiful. Maamoul is usually made a few days before Eid, then stored to be served with Arabic coffee and chocolate to the guests who come during the holiday. I love coming to visit your site as every time I learn so much but one small problem I always go away so hungry and now I am craving something with a date filling. Thanks in advance. You walk into the house and you're immediately enchanted by the smell coming from the kitchen, you close your eyes and take it in:Gentle spices, orange blossom water, mastic.the scent of maamoul cookies baking! كل عام وانت بخير يا سوسن وينعاد عليك وعلى عيلتك بكل الخير يا رب I have not tried it myself but I think that you probably can but do keep in mind that ghee is pure fat while butter is around 80% fat and that may make your dough react differently during shaping and baking You can totally make this recipe without the mahlab and mastik. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. that exactly what i was thinking about in today Arab gulf countries celebrate eid-ul-Fitr on 08 of Aug and this recipes its suitable for the break fast after the prayer namaz of eiden… Ma’amouls-Middle Eastern Filled Cookies but we will eat in Asia Thanks for this recipe.. Do use it she has been baking traditional mamool cookies since she 12! 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