Maamoul with soft dates

  • Preparation
    160 Minutes
  • Cooking
    20 Minutes
  • Serving
    18 People
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Maamoul or doughnut cakes or Eid cakes is a type of popular dessert popular in the Arab region, especially in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Iraq, and Egypt. They are usually filled with dates or nuts such as walnuts, pistachios, or lokum. It is one of the most important manifestations of celebration and joy associated with Eid al-Fitr, and it is usually prepared during the last days of Ramadan. In some countries, such as Saudi Arabia, Maamoul is prepared on Eid al-Adha.


Adjust Servings

7 Big Cup Flour

1.5 Big Cup Ghee

100 g Butter

1 Small Spoon Mahaleb

0.5 Small Spoon Mastic

400 g Condensed Milk

0.25 Big Cup Rosewater

1 kg Date paste

2 Big Spoon Ghee

2 Big Spoon Corn oil

1 Small Spoon Cinnamon

1 Small Spoon Cardamom


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Step 1

15 Minutes Sift the flour, then add the ghee, butter, mahlab and mastic, using the stirring paddle, stir the ingredients until you get a very soft paste.
Add the milk and blossom water, keep stirring to homogenize the ingredients, do not stir too much.

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Step 2

120 Minutes Put the dough in a bowl, cover it well, leave the dough on the kitchen table for two hours if it is cold, or put it in the fridge

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Step 3

25 Minutes Stuffing:
mix dates with ghee, oil, cinnamon and cardamom
Take a small amount of dough, stuff it with dates, shape it with a maamoul mold

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Step 4

20 Minutes Preheat oven 180, bake the maamoul for 15 minutes until golden