Ataif Bil Ashta

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Total Time:
2 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Difficulty: Medium

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  • For the pancake:
  • 2 cups - flour
  • 1.5 cups - warm water
  • 1 cup - milk
  • 3/4 tsp - dried yeast
  • 1 tsp - salt
  • 2 tsp - sugar
  • For the ashta:
  • 1 cup - milk
  • 1 tbsp - sugar
  • 2 tsp - corn flour mixed in 1 tbsp of milk
  • 1 tbsp - ricotta cheese
  • 1 tsp - rose water
  • For the topping
  • 2 tbsp - finely chopped pistachios

How to Make Ataif Bil Ashta

  • First prepare the ashta. Mix all the ingredients in a pan, heat it in a medium to low heat.
  • Keep stirring without burning at the bottom of the pan.
  • The mixture will turn thick after some time, now add the rose water and take it off from heat and allow it to cool completely.
  • Now for the pancake, mix all the pancake ingredients together in a bowl without any lumps. Cover the bowl with a cling film and let it rest for 1 hour or doubled in size.
  • Once the mixture is raised, heat a non-stick pan, pour ladle full of batter in the pan and cook it in medium to low heat. Do not turn the pancakes.
  • When you can see all holes on the top, and looks dry on the top, take it off from the pan and repeat with the remaining mixture.
  • Now fold the pancakes into half, then press the sides and seal the edges till halfway. Now it looks like a pocket in the middle.
  • Fill the ashta in a piping bag and pipe it into the pancake pockets. Finally dip it in the crushed pistachios and drizzle with syrup or honey.
  • Serve this with some Arabic tea.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Taste of Pearl City