Wednesday, May 15, 2013


As you might know I am very fond of food! Like I love the stuff too much. My latest discovery and obsession is a round and crispy sugary treat called Zalabia. This little donuts, as I called them before I learned to pronounce the name, are so yummy! They are crunchy, sugary and to be honest if done right they are super moist and soft on the inside.

They are sold all around Egypt and they are very famous in the Gulf Region. They are originally from India and then they were introduced in the Middle East. They used them to hold ice cream. That sounds like a good idea for me to try... anyhow continuing with the history is a very famous dessert and is super easy to make!

I found a recipe for those of you who want to give it a try and do something different. I found this recipe online and to be honest I have not tried it yet but if you search for it, is the same recipe the only difference is the syrup.

If you are in Egypt and want to buy it, try it from Zalabiano is a great place to buy them and they are clean and done right in front of you. Here is a picture of the ones my Habibi brought me last night! Ain't he the best? He just came home and said surprise! Me: OMG! ZALABIA!!!! YUMMY! I think he knows me pretty well. Enjoy the recipe and if you here please try them!

Thank you for reading and following me! Until the next post!

Zalabia recipe :

Sweet Syrup Ingredients:

- 3 cups sugar

- 1 ½ cups water

- Lemon juice

- Vanilla

Zalabia Ingredients:

- 1 cup flour

- 3/4 cup water

- 4 cups oil

- 1/16 tsp salt

- 1 piece (or powder is better) of yeast.

Sweet Syrup Directions:

1- Dissolve the sugar in water in a medium saucepan.

2- Add lemon juice and vanilla then bring to boil.

3- Reduce the heat and let it slowly boil for 8-10 minutes.

4- Remove from heat and put it aside.

Zalabia Directions:

1- Mix the yeast in the 2/3 cup of water.

2- Add flour and mix until it is dough.

3- Cover it and leave the dough in a warm area for about 2 hours.

4- Heat the oil and with a small scoop, take from the dough and fry until it is gold.

5- Add the hot fried Zalabia in the cold syrup.

6- Now it is ready to be served.

Try our Zalabia recipe and have a terrific Zalabia dish from Please feel free to let us know if you have any comments/questions on this Zlabia recipe.



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  1. Hello,

    I like to read your blog. I love all kinds of candy, desserts etc. :) Thank you for the recipe :) I'm waiting for your next post:)

    Greetings from Poland

  2. Hi Ali! Thank you so much for your support! I hope you enjoy the recipe!

  3. Hi. May i know what do you mean by 1 pieace of yeast? Is it one packet?


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