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Awwamat (عوامات): Sweet, delicious and crispy.

October 12, 2009 by  
Filed under Middle Eastern


Summary: عواماتAwwamat sometimes spelled Awamat is a traditional and common Middle Eastern sweet. This awamat recipe or awama is easy to make and so delicious.  Awamat is one of the most popular Middle Eastern sweets; you will find it in every pastry shop, piled up in a tray in big pyramid shape.


  • 4 cups flour
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons dry yeast
  • dash of salt
  • 5 cups oil for frying
  • attar (syrup)


  1. Dissolve the yeast in 2 tablespoons warm water and ¼ teaspoon sugar.
  2. Let it rise. Mix the flour, salt. Add the yeast, water and beat until you get the consistency as pancakes mix.
  3. Set aside for4 hours and let it rise.
  4. Heat the oil on medium fire to high fire.
  5. Dip a tablespoon in water, picking up a small portion of the batter, and dropping them into the hot oil.
  6. Fry until light brown.
  7. Remove and dip in cold Attar.

Cooking time (duration): 60 minutes

Meal type: dessert

Culinary tradition: Middle Eastern

My rating:5.0 stars

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