You can add milk very sparingly to get the dough back to a softer consistency if needed. Learn how your comment data is processed. Instead of the molds, they would shape the dough in a long rectangle, fill with the nuts, cut on a diagonal, use a special tool for the design, then bake. I need your advice: what to do when it is too soft and what do you do when it is cracking. I made some with pecans using the shallow date mold so no one confuses them with the walnut one — they taste great. The nuts can also be finely chopped by hand. My family came from Syria. Take a walnut size piece of dough. These biscuits are popular across the Middle East and can be stuffed with a variety of fillings. Making the maamoul. Don’t take them too far or they will become paste. The mahleb is very good in this! See more ideas about Maamoul recipe, Desserts, Dessert recipes. Stay tuned! I would really like to try these cookies. Bake the maamoul in the center of the preheated oven for 12 minutes until they are very light golden yellow. SKU: SAR10020 Category: Maamoul Tag: walnut maamoul. Tammy, how neat. Donât â¦ Stretch the dough a little to get the dough over the nuts to seal. Chill the dough for 30 minutes. Your email address will not be published. Flour the palm of your hand to prevent the dough from sticking, and flatten the dough in your palm to make a small (about 2-inch) round. Repeat with remaining filled balls. I’m so disappointed that I’m going to miss your presentations at Zingerman’s in May. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper. She stuffed hers with chopped dates. Place the pieces on a baking tray. Nice stuff although I am familiar with the most as I am Lebanese living in an Arab country and of course visiting Lebanon few times a year. Hi Eva–thanks so much. My great aunt used the flat backside of the mold to flattened the dough ball but my grandmother rolled hers out. | All herbs are fresh (unless specified) and cups are lightly packed. I am looking forward to my holidays to practice. I just finished making my Sitoo’s recipe. Dissolve yeast in warm water and add to mixture. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. The maamoul is a delicate Lebanese Easter cookie made with semolina and stuffed with dates and nuts. Food preparation by Kirsten Jenkins. It is available from Middle Eastern and Greek grocery stores. I actually baked them again the 2nd day. Repeat this process with the remaining dough and cookies, moving the cookies to the sheet pans. Clarify the butter using this method, or melt the butter over low heat, let it rest in the pot until the solids fall to the bottom, then strain through a fine strainer. So I made two types of filling. Thank you for your wonderful recipes! I didn’t have much luck with the links in your article about the cookies, probably because they are old links. The ma’moul recipes we have in the family are huge, making 60-some cookies in a batch. Proceed the same way with the rest of â¦ Traditionally, they are made using special wooden Maamoul â¦ Using a light touch, press the dough into the mold—it doesn’t take much for the dough to assume the form of the mold. Place about a teaspoon of the walnut filling in the center of the dough, then fold it over like a crescent and seal the edges. Thanks so much, Maureen! Store them in an airtight container, where they will stay nice for at least one week. Thanks so much! Having said that, I’ve never seen any of the ladies I know preparing Ma’moul this way. Mix until just combined, like pie dough. Absolutely Jessica, in an airtight container, well wrapped for the freezer, these will freeze beautifully. Coat the interior of a wooden maâamoul mold with flour, knocking out the excess. This recipe is very much like the one she made and filled with ground dates with a little butter and shaped them like little footballs. I made mine with semolina and flour which turned out pretty good. A treasure. 2. Thank you Maureen Those sound beautiful Elizabeth, thank you for sharing! Since I have not made the cookies before, I had nothing to compare with. SBS acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia. If you need to keep slamming to work out any stress in your life, have at it. Thanks for sharing your recipe, I’m looking forward to making these and hope that I don’t eat them all myself! I guess I need to try to know. Her Mamoul were a farina based dough. I measure the fillng with a plastic coffee scoop that came with a coffee pot. ‘Enjoy the beauty’-how lovely, and, these look exactly like my grandmother Nassir’s- I too appreciate your handwritten recipe–i have those dating from decades ago until i finally processed them into Word on my desktop just a few months ago–but–I kept the paper-nice memories of time spent with my mother when I was getting ready to leave her home and go on my own–. These look more than wonderful. Use 2/3 of a piece to press into the maamoul mold, add the filling and place the remaining 1/3 on top, flattening it to a disk that covers the entire filling. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Let them cool on the baking sheet for at least 15 minutes. Make the filling by processing the nuts until they are nearly-finely ground. Many thanks. Toss lightly with a fork to distribute liquid evenly. This is how we always decorated ka’ik, not with a mold. I would love to try the Scandanavian molded cookies.Your grandmother was smart to bring the recipes!! In a small bowl, combine the nuts with 3 tablespoons of sugar and 1 teaspoon orange blossom water, using your fingers to evenly distribute everything. Maybe when I dust them with icing sugar that will work. Invert and tap gently to remove excess flour. I’m surprised that the finer points of stuffing the heaven-soft ma’moul butter dough, shaping the cookies and then molding them in their special wooden forms held interest for Hilda, for not being a baker. How to Make Walnut Maamoul. i only wish i had some of my great gramma severina’s wooden ones she only brought her recipes & her baking gadgets & a small bag of clothes when she & my great grampa came through ellis island from etne, norway and as always i LOVE your words, your passion, & your photos <3 tammy. The oval is traditionally pistachio, and the flat circle, dates! Great recipe! Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 5 minutes or until smooth. However, I’ve been making these Maa’mul since I was a tyke, helping mom and aunt with them and later, my own. Love orange blossom water and will likely increase it for next batch. I add cinnamon to my walnut mixture. Turn the mold over and slam it against the work surface until the cookie falls out. | All eggs are 55-60 g, unless specified. Ingredients 135 g (1¼ cups) roughly chopped walnuts 1½ tbsp white sugar ½ tsp ground cinnamon 1 tbsp rosewater 1 tbsp orange â¦ Hi Maureen, Divide the pastry mixture into pieces the size of an egg. ma'moul molds at my online shop here. Everyone was surprised that this old lady from Texas could make these. I so enjoy your blog. Would you also share the version with whiskey and orange? Dust maamoul molds well with flour. Walnut Maamoul quantity. Thanks to you, I now know the wooden tool I found in my recently-passed Gram’s kitchen (that I was sure was a strange looking juicer) is actually the mold for my favorite cookies! To make the pastry, sift the flour and mix with the semolina, cardamom and allspice. I made the cookies ….with dates (using cookbook recipe) just last week. Thank you!! Love the recipes! Hello Maureen, Description Additional information Reviews (0) Store Policies Inquiries Description. Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan-forced (convection), reduce the temperature by 20ËC. They still looked a little ‘anemic’, so tried a couple of minutes under the broiler. I will only use “mahlab” instead of vanilla. Round with a flat top means a date stuffed maamoul; Round with a cone shaped top means walnut filled maamoul Gently nestle the stuffed dough, seam-side up (facing you), into the mold cavity. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and there was a point when all of the runs up and down Chicago’s lakeshore just didn’t cut it. Can’t wait to make some using it to honor her memory. It’s possible to roll 2 or 3 at a time. And are made by hand or using special wooden molds to create different shapes - round like a ball, crescent form, shaped as a â¦ Sift in the flour and gently incorporate it into the butter with a wooden spoon. Hi Maureen, Your input will be greatly appreciated. Pulse until the â¦ I have never had these. Really nice recipe, thank you! What’d you do today? It’s a high blood pressure sort of a thing (but mine is low, at least for now; hurray for Mom’s genes), a high-intensity, stress-inclined personality that has its benefits and drawbacks. I agree the oven temperature is too low, and time too short. They are traditional at religious holidays in the Levantine region. My name is Hilda and I am Lebanese but I’m not your Aunt! Oh, not much, just worked. The mold should be well-floured for each cookie so they release, and once you make even one cookie the flour will stick nicely. A lot. Thank you, as always, for your kind kind words! STEP 2 Knead the melted butter into the mixture until it becomes grainy. A few tries will tell you how much to use). My mother always dipped the cookies in a simple syrup, while warm. I couldn’t help thinking about that when I was making my way through her and Sitto’s ma’moul recipes recently. Food styling by Justine Poole. Using a hand-held or stand mixer, beat the butter until it is light, fluffy, and holding peaks like whipped cream, about 6 minutes. Sorry for the links, will keep you posted! Exclusive TV sneak peeks, recipes and competitions, Episode guide | Palisa Anderson's Water Heart Food, Episode guide | Cook like an Italian with Silvia Colloca, The sweet German festive tradition that's happiness on a plate, It's almost fitting that 2020's number one food search term is inedible, The two different types of Hanukkah spreads, Embrace abalone this summer to support local industry. You could at least give us those old family recipes. I love your recipes. Donât skip this step! I love that my mom passed on this tradition. Hi, was wondering if the butter can be replaced with oil or shortening? Thanks Nancy…I’ll keep you posted on this! Thank you for sharing your knowledge. Estimate the amount of dough need to fill maamoul mold and make a ball of dough. We could choose between the orange juice and the shot of whiskey.. Don’t forget to leave the powder sugar off the Ma’moul you stuff with dates! Check them by lifting one with a flat metal spatula after 15 minutes, and then again every minute or so for about 20 minutes, depending on the size of your cookies. If you wish to sprinkle granulated sugar on the walnut or date maamoulâ¦ You’ve become my go-to for recipes! STEPS STEP 1 Mix semolina, flour, milk, sugar, mahleb, salt evenly. What Are Maamoul Cookies? What a great recipe you have from your mother, and I love how everyone baked together! Can’t wait to try them. To fill and mold the cookies, take a piece of dough about the size of a walnut (1 ounce), squeezing and shaping into a rough ball. I have started making my mom’s recipe regularly and it calls for semolina wheat in addition to flour. Your email address will not be published. Thank you for the stress relief tip Photography by Brett Stevens. i, too, love the stained handwritten recipes. Use less and you will get a crunchy maamoul. To make the dough, melt the butter and pour into a food processor with the semolina, flour, yeast, sugar, salt. Best regards. Flatten balls in the palm of your hand and place 2 teaspoons of filling in the centre of each ball. â¦ Tap mould to carefully remove dough and place on oven tray. I will try this week the Fatayer Yikes I hit Send by accident and I wanted to ask: If the small round mold is traditionally has a walnut filling, what are the traditional fillings for the oval shape and the larger, flat circle shape? Hala, thanks so much—there are many traditional recipes for the semolina; my family and some of my old-school cookbooks use flour, which I hope you enjoy trying! Ma’moul cookies are made in three classic shapes; the dome here is typically filled with a walnut-orange blossom mixture. Dust â¦ It brings back so many wonderful childhood memories for me. May 18, 2020 - Explore Eliana Khoury's board "Maamoul recipe" on Pinterest. However, the maamoul recipe is not the easiest. After baking, would pour simple syrup over. Ma’amul decorated by hand are a treasure! Instructions; 1. Add butter, orange-blossom water and rosewater and mix until dough comes together. Great feedback Linda, and this really is more of a shortbread cookie flavor than some ma’mouls (there is a classic semolina flour version as well). To form the ma’moul, I like to press a bit of the dough in to grease the mold, then flour the ma’moul mold generously so that all grooves are coated. Put into a food processor, add â¦ Maamoul is a centuries old middle eastern pastry, usually served at special occasions such as weddings and religious holidays, but could be enjoyed the whole year round. I’ve been roaming around here since yesterday. Love your videos and blog……..as well as cookbook. I’ve been whacking away myself, wondering why I didn’t ma’moul my troubles away long ago. I just finished making two dozen date ones for an iftar function and they were a hit. It’s an Abood hallmark (is that not true, cousins?). I used to kick-box. Required fields are marked *. Although its name is derived from an Arabic word for filled, in southern Turkey it is known as kombe, and as kahk in Egypt, where they stuff these cookies with two additional fillings, Turkish delight, and agameya, a honey and Pulse coarse and fine semolina with sugar and salt in food processor until combined. If the dome of your cookies doesn't seem tall enough, plump them up by nudging the dough around the base of each cookie in a bit. I’m so excited about making ma’moul mold cookies. â¢Â Ground mahleb (sometimes called mahlepi) is an aromatic fruity spice. Lebanese cuisine, a very rich and varied cuisine, has the distinction of often featuring recipes that are simple to make yet full of flavor. Aunt Hilda always said she wasn’t a baker, yet she got after baklawa and ma’moul—beautifully molded, meltaway butter cookies stuffed with nuts or dates—like nobody’s business (not to mention her strawberry-whipped cream cake, one I’d kickbox my way to dip a fork into once again). My Lebanese grandmother did the same thing. You can use a maâamoul mould for this recipe, available from Middle Eastern grocery stores, but it is also possible to shape the biscuits without one. Hope to have them soon at Maureen Abood Market! I press some dough in and take it out to get new molds oily at the start. Oh wow, yes, I’m sure the hand-decorated ones are so lovely. Pinch dough to enclose filling. For those that do not have a cookie mold, my (Lebanese) grandmother made a similar cookie around Christmas every year, except they were called “half moon cookies” to us. The substitution of whiskey and juice of a real orange seems like a perfect combination for a holiday treat. Thank you for this wonderful blog! And kick-boxed…. i LOVE these cookies! | All vegetables are medium size and peeled, unless specified. Seems I had plenty of pent-up punches to get out of me, and better the open air take the hits. (8 oz.) If it’s too soft, add flour again very sparingly as these changes can affect the flavor and texture of the cookies. You can see where the cookie name came from. Dec 8, 2013 - Mamoul, called maamoul, mamool (Lebanese Filled Cookies) are Middle Eastern cookies served typically for special holidays such as Pascha. the rule is you need 450-500 grams fat (butter, ghee and oil) for each kilogram maamoul. Thank you so much for sharing all these delights.. the Lebanese cuisine is just full of deliciousness. The design on the cookie lets you â¦ My sense is that Hilda didn’t mind a bit the quantity, both for the beautifully wrapped trays she used to give along with her baklawi every Christmas, and, now I know, for all of the whacking she could get out of every big batch she made. I’ve got lots of those. Wanted to do a trial run before Easter. I add the flour slowly so that I can be sure I don’t take the dough too far and make it dry. And I loved to brag about it. It kept sticking to the mold Hi Alisha–interesting question. Maamoul is flavoured by Orange â¦ These cookies would be a great addition to that tradition. Both placed the flattened dough over the mold before stuffing with the nut mixture. Line two heavy baking sheets with parchment or Silpats. Yum. Walnut Maamoul with Nutella ... To prepare this delicious recipe, 15g of Nutella® per person is enough to enjoy! The ingredients and preparation may be elementary, but shaping maamoul â¦ Preheat the oven to 180°C. Just tried them with gluten free flour and they are still to die for! Knead dough for 5 minutes or until smooth. Walnut Maamoul $ 21.00. so beautiful, lovely memory evoking treasures. It’s the only way to tell the difference…. The shape of the mold signifies what filling is inside the cookie. Add to cart Ask a Question. Thank you very very much for your words. Those aren’t exactly rookie pastries to master, and the ma’moul in particular takes some doing.