Prepare Qatayef With Various Fillings

How to make al-Qatayef with homemade cream
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Qatayef is one of the delicious Ramadan desserts. There are many types of fillings known, the most famous of which is the nut filling. Learn about the method of making it with walnuts and the required ingredients.

The taste of qatayef varies greatly depending on the type of filling used, some of us prefer it stuffed with cheese, and some of us prefer it with cream, for example.
How to work Qatayef
The method of making it is many and varied, at the beginning it is necessary to mention how to make the dough, and there are several ways to prepare it.

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The taste of qatayef varies greatly depending on the type of filling used, some of us prefer qatayf stuffed with cheese, and some of us prefer it with cream, for example.

How to make Qatayef

The method of making qatayef is varied, at the beginning it is necessary to mention how to make the dough, and there are several ways to prepare the qatayf dough in order of making it.

The first way to prepare the Qatayf dough

You can prepare the Qatayf dough in simple and easy steps, in a period not exceeding 25 minutes, as follows:

Qatayef dough ingredients

How to prepare

  1. Place the flour in a deep dish, and add to it the rest of the dry ingredients, which include baking powder, semolina, starch and sugar.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients well.
  3. Make a hole in the middle of the mixture, and start adding water and blossom water into it, mixing and stirring constantly.
  4. Make sure the mixture is completely homogeneous and into a soft dough, then leave it aside for an hour to brew.
  5. Cover the plate with a piece of cloth and place a weight over it to prevent air leakage during fermentation, or wrap the plate with a piece of cling film while the ingredients are fermenting.
  6. Remove the lid from the plate after bubbles start to appear on the surface of the dough, and start preparing for the Qatayef grilling process.
  7. Heat a nonstick frying pan and wipe it with a little oil, then start adding the dough to the pan in the form of tablets.
  8. Wait until the tablets begin to ripen, such as the side touching the pan becoming red, and dry bubbles appear on the exposed surface of the Qatayef tablets.
  9. Set the ripe tablets aside while you prepare the filling.
  10. It is worth knowing that the quantity prepared here from Qatayef is sufficient for about 12 people.

The second way to prepare the Qatayef dough

You can also prepare the qatayef dough in a different way, and it will not take you more than 45 minutes, as follows:

Qatayef dough ingredients

How to prepare

  1. First, place the flour in a deep bowl, as mentioned in the first method, and add all the other dry ingredients to it and mix well.
  2. Begin by adding liquid ingredients, such as water, to the mixture and mix well continuously.
  3. Let the ingredients mix well, then let it brew for about 30 minutes.
  4. Roll the dough into tablets in a hot, non-stick frying pan without oil.
  5. Lift the discs from the pan as soon as they are done and place them on a cold tray.
  6. Leave the tablets to cool down, and start preparing the filling.
  7. This method in this quantity may suffice for about 10-15 people.

How to make Qatayef with cheese

Qatayef with cheese

If you are one of the people who prefer it with cheese, here’s how to make it:

Qatayef with cheese ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix cheese with a little sugar and cinnamon.
  2. Start by filling the qatayef tablets with cheese and close the tablets well.
  3. Roast the qatayef patties on a tray, then brush them with a little oil or butter.
  4. After removing the oven, pour a little cold syrup on the hot tablets.

How to make al-Qatayef with walnuts

If you are one of the people who prefer qatayef with walnuts, here’s how to make katayef with walnuts:

Qatayef filled with walnuts Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Mix the walnuts, sugar and cinnamon in a deep bowl, and rub the ingredients well.
  2. Start by distributing the nuts over the qatayef disks and closing them well.
  3. Arrange the stuffed qatayef discs in a tray, then brush them with butter or olive oil.
  4. Insert the qatif into the oven until the tablets are completely cooked.
  5. Take the ripe tablets out of the oven and pour a little cold syrup on them.

Nutritionist’s notes

Katayef is one of the favorite sweets for many, especially during the holy month of Ramadan, but it is high in sugars and calories, especially if it is fried.
By grilling katayef and reducing the amount of sugar and added sugar, the amount of fat and calories will be reduced for those who wish to lose or maintain weight.
It is one of the nuts rich in omega and essential for the health of the body and the brain, but eating a large number of nuts or nuts can lead to difficult digestion and obesity
Do not eat a lot of it, as it is rich in calories.
Eating katayef in a healthier way, it is advisable to skip the step of pouring the syrup and use the baking method instead of frying.

Tips for healthy Katayef

In order for the qatayef to be healthy and contain fewer calories, try to follow the following tips and instructions when using the qatayef method:

Leave the person the freedom to choose how much syrup to add to the qatayef tablet, and do not pour the cold syrup on all of the tablets.
Try to use a non-stick frying pan while grilling the katayef dough, so that you do not have to add butter or oil.
Roast the katayef patties, as it is best to completely avoid frying them in oil.
Know that the less sugar the katayef stuffing is, the better.
Try to make the filling ingredients homemade as much as possible, for example prepare the katayef cream yourself instead of using the ready-made cream, and so on.
Try to reduce the size of the Qatayef tablets when making them, to reduce the portion a person may take.

Prepare Qatayef With Various Fillings

Difficulty: Intermediate

Ingredients

Ingredients for the sugar syrup:

Cream ingredients:

How to prepare

To prepare the qatayef with cream, you must follow the following steps:

  1. Prepare the cream by heating the milk on a low heat and adding all of the flower water, vanilla and sugar to it, and when the ingredients reach a boil, gradually add to the mixture a cup of starch that you dissolved in a little water, and continue stirring well until the ingredients become cohesive and condense, then turn off the heat.
  2. Fill about a tablespoon of cold cream in each qatayef, and close it well.
  3. Grill or serve qatayef discs without grilling, with a little bit of syrup.
  4. Prepare the syrup by dissolving its ingredients well together over a stove with stirring, then let it cool down after it reaches a boil.
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