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Zaatar Calories & Nutrition Values

Zaatar Calories & Nutrition Values

Zaatar or Zaktar was originated in Middle East. Depending on the size of Zaatar bread (zaatar manakeesh) may weigh about 85g. Each zaatar or zakhtar bread has about 377 calories (162 calories from fat). Each zaatar contains 7.1g protein. It is not a significant source of vitamins but it is high in iron. Zaatar has no cholesterol. It is also very low in sugar. Each Zaatar bread contains 18.0g total fat (2.6g saturated fat), 293mg sodium, 116mg potassium and 47.7g total carbohydrates.

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Shirmal Bread

Shirmal Bread

3 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour 1/4 Tsp Saffron 1 Tsp Yeast 1 Tbsp Sugar 2 Tbsp Sugar 2 Eggs (Yolk) 1/2 Cup Milk 1 Tsp Salt 1 Tsp Ginger Powder 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil Sesame Seeds PREPARATIONS: 1- Heat the milk to 105 to 115 F (40 to 46 C). DIRECTIONS: 1- Combine yeast, 1 tbsp sugar with 1/2 cup of warm water. Stir until well mixed and allow it to rest for few minutes. 2- In another bowl, Whisk 2 tbsp sugar and an egg yolk. 3- Add milk to the mixture and continue whisking. 4- Add salt, ginger powder, and vegetable oil. Stir well. 5- Add the mixture to the yeast bowl and stir thoroughly. 6- Mix the flour in gradually. 7- Knead for 7 minutes. 8- Cover the bowl with a lid or plastic wrap and allow to rise for about an hour. 9- Take a fistful of the batter and flatten to a oval shape, and place them on a well floured bakeware. 10- Brush the shirmals surface with an egg yolk. 11- Sprinkle shirmals with sesame seeds. 12- Preheat oven to 350 F (176 C), and bake shirmals for 35 to 40.

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     "Saffron Ice Cream"

  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tbsp Cream (Whip Cream)
  • 1/4 Tsp Saffron (Zafran)
  • 1/2 Liter Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Rose Water
  • 1 Tsp Salep
  • Pistachios

1- Soak 1/4 tsp saffron for 20 minutes.
2- boiling water.


1- Pour 2 tbsp cream into a plate, spread the cream across the plate evenly and put it in freezer for 2-3 hours.
2- Boil the milk and pour it into a bowl.
3- Add the saffron and rose water to the bowl and stir.
4- MIx the sugar and the salep in a separate bowl then add it to the milk bowl gradually while stirring.
5a - Place the bowl in a large ice-filled bowl and keep stirring for half an hour. fill with more ice if needed. Put the bowl in refrigerator for half an hour and repeat the above step until it becomes creamy or resembles ice cream.
5b- Pour the mixture into a ice cream making machine and churn for 20 minutes or until resembles ice cream.
6- put the ice cream in a container and freeze it for at least 3 hours before serving.
7- Smash the frozen cream (Step 1).
8- Sprinkle the ice cream with pistachios and frozen cream when served.

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