Fullah is also known as fried cheese. Fullah is a Saudi dessert served with coffee and taste like a doughnut. I suggest you not place your stove over medium heat so the fullah is not done quickly on the outside yet not finished on the inside. For people not living in the Middle East you can easily find an Arabic version of Kraft cream cheese at your local Arabic store. The outcome will look like fried biscuits.

2 cups Arabic cream cheese (I use Kraft)
3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon yeast
3 tablespoons milk, warm
2 teaspoons cardamom, ground
Pinch of salt
Pinch of sugar
1 egg, beaten

Sugar syrup click here for the recipe

1. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, cardamom, salt and sugar, mix well. Add cream cheese, butter, egg, yeast and warm milk; quickly mix to form dough. If dough is sticky, add more flour a little at a time to get a nice nonstick consistency. Place dough into bowl cover with towel and place in a warm spot allow to rise an hour.

2. In a sauté pan on medium heat add 1-inch sunflower oil, allow oil to warm up then reduce to low-medium. Roll dough with a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface, dough should be 1 cm thick. Place pieces into oil; allow cooking on each side until golden. Dough will puff up in size.

3. Drain fullah on paper towel. In a small bowl add sugar syrup, place fullah 1-2 at a time into bowl and allow soaking. Arrange in prepared plate and serve.

Yields: 2 dozen

5 Responses to Fullah

  • Marhaba Noor

    this is a simple and delicious looking dessert. can you fry them in a deep fryer???
    I like to try it using the regular cream cheese which I have lots in my fridge….
    very interesting… thanks very much for sharing.

  • So many people have been asking me what is the difference between Arabic and the regular cream cheese. Well, the regular cream cheese taste a lot better and more full of flavor (to me anyway). An Arabic cream cheese is much more smooth like a cake frosting, a bit more salty and not a sharp cheese taste. But go ahead and use it :), it will be just as good I am sure…

  • Wow!
    It looks so delicious
    Thank for sharing

  • Oh wow looks delsih…..

    Rooh Afza is the product name…..You can check it here…..

  • this loks yumy and it’s so easy

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