Sep 26, 2008


Luqaimat is a traditional Saudi dessert. You can find this sweet doughnut served during the month of Ramadan, on Eid or to special guest. It tastes especially nice with tea or coffee. If you do not live in the Middle East where sugar syrup is readily available for you to purchase then it is quite easy to make at home or you can even opt to use honey also a adoring taste.

2-1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon yeast
2-2 1/4 cups warm milk
3 tablespoons yogurt
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon salt
Sunflower oil for frying

Simple Syrup:
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water

1. In a large mixing bowl add flour, yeast, salt and cornstarch. Add yeast and warm milk, mix well about 1 minute, add yogurt.

2. Mixture should be of not watery and not too thick. You will want the consistency of a pancake batter. Leave to rise in a warm place covered for 1/2 an hour.

3. Heat oil, when hot drop batter in by teaspoonfuls and cook until just golden brown. You do not want oil to hot. To make balls easily use two oiled spoons and drop into oil.

4. Place finished balls onto a paper towel to drain. Drench is simple syrup or honey.

Simple Syrup:

1. In a 2-quart saucepan mix, water and sugar together bring to a full boil then reduce heat to low. Heat without stirring (so that it will stay clear) until it reaches the point that when it cools on the spoon, it is of a thick sticky consistency.

7 fabulous comments:

Jenny said...

Unbelievable Noor. Can you believe some people? I would never treat others that way. And of all places, Mcdonalds!! As if there aren't a zillion kids there anyway! Sorry you went through that. I have a bad taste in my mouth from Mcdonalds too! said...

He was probably looking at stock reports and watching his money go down the drain. What a weirdo! Why would you expect a quiet lunch in a McDonald's unless he was fooled by that whole McCafe' marketing ploy.

Nazarina A said...

Yep! If he was such a snottie-nosed you-know-what, why did not go to a Starbucks instead. One is bound to find lots of children at McDonalds. He was most probably unbearable as a child and maybe that is what his parents did to him. Like they say, children are like sponges, they pick up everything and unfortunately, this dude cannot seem to let go of bad habits!
Now onto a more beautiful dish, your lugaimat, sure sounds and looks delicious!

meeso said...

Wow, some people are very strange... I can't imagine what they are thinking or where they get their nerve... You certainly can't control a baby from making noise, and why should you in McDonald's of all places... boy o' boy! The Lugaimat looks delicious, sounds like something I would love!

Leah said...

I can't believe people sometimes. How rude of that man :(

Piera said...

Wow...people can be so rude! This recipe looks great...I'm going to try it soon and let you know how it comes out. Great blog!

Noor said...

Woo, you all got that right. You know I am scared to ever go there I have heard THREE horror stories about it all in one week.

I have to admit though I love their coffee, woo thank goodness for drive-thru's..

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