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Despite its simplicity and lack of ingredients, Al-Barazek remained one of the most famous Arabic sweets, especially one of the best Syrian dishes, perhaps because its name is strange, distinctive and incomprehensible, or perhaps because one of its most important ingredients is Arabic ghee, which is used in making most Arabic sweets.
Ingredients and Method


  • 250 grams of butter
  • 1½ cup fine sugar
  • 3½ cups of flour
  • 1 tablespoon of yeast
  • 1 cup liquid milk
  • 250 grams of sesame
  • 1 tablespoon of butter
  • ½ cup crushed pistachio
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon rose water


  1. To prepare the syrup: Boil water and sugar in a saucepan and leave it on medium heat until it thickens slightly
  2. Add lemon juice and rose water
  3. Leave it aside until it cools down
  4. To make the dough: Mix the butter and sugar in a bowl until smooth
  5. Add the flour, yeast and milk, and mix the mixture until obtaining a cohesive dough
  6. Leave the dough to rest for 15 minutes
  7. Meanwhile, mix the sesame, melted butter and syrup, and place the mixture on a flat plate.
  8. Divide the dough into small balls, then roll them out into round cakes
  9. Put the pistachios on a flat plate
  10. Dip each cake on one side in the plate containing the sesame mixture and on the other side in the pistachio plate
  11. Put the cookies on a tray and put them in the oven for 10 minutes
  12. Leave the barazek to cool before serving it
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