Saturday, July 19, 2014

Semolina Dessert


For the cookie

  • 1 cup of semolina
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 2-3 cups of all purpose flour
  • 2 eggs 
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter (8 oz)
  • vanilla extract
  • baking powder

For the syrup

  • 5 cups of water
  • 4 cups of sugar
  • 1/2 lemon juice


To prepare the syrup take a large pot; add sugar and water and put it on medium heat. When it boils add lemon juice and boil 5 more minutes. We need the syrup lukewarm, so make sure you have enough time to wait before you prepare the cookie.

To prepare the cookie take a large bowl put sugar, butter, semolina and 1 egg. Separate egg yolk and white, and add white to the mixture. You will need the yolk later. If you do not know how to separate, you can find instructions here: Separate egg yolk and white

Knead them until they mix well.

Then add flour, baking powder and vanilla extract. Knead again. Add flour to the mixture slowly until it does not stick to your hands.

Make small round pieces and lay them over on a glass baking pan. Put some distance between them.
Press the cookies with the back of a fork to make strips. 

Then apply egg yolk on top of each cookie. This part is optional, you can bake them without applying any eggs. 

Preheat oven to 350 F and bake them about 30-40 minutes. After taking from the oven pour the lukewarm syrup on it immediately.