Kadeh Lebanese Assyrians Style and Date Jam Recipe
Assyrians from around the world have a tradition to make kadeh for Easter and Christmas. See recipe below. Kadeh, however differ from country to country. These are Lebanese style kadeh, made of sweet buttery yeast dough.
NOTE: everyone does kadeh differently. Amount of eggs, sugar, butter varies. More eggs gives you denser dough and cake-like taste, more butter makes it crumblier. Make it first and then adjust the recipe according to your taste.
5 lbs (2.2 kg) flour - sift into a big bowl, then add 2 cups of warm milk 2-3 eggs 1.5-2 cups of sugar 1/2 packet of dry yeast 7 sticks (1stick=113 g) unsalted butter (melted, but not hot) 1 teaspoon cardamom 1.5 teaspoon nutmeg 1.5 teaspoon salt
Mix well and leave in a warm place (cover it with towels) for a few hours or overnight. In the morning knead the dough again and leave while you prepare stuffing:
1. Date paste: buy in ethnic stores, it is ready, just make sure it does not contain pits 2. Walnut or pistachio paste - ground nuts mix with a little sugar and 2-3 tablespoons of orange flower syrup 3. Mortokha Form different shape cookies - with or without stuffing, glaze with bitten egg and bake at 350F (175 C) until light golden brown
--------------------------- Date Jam Recipe:
Popular Jordanian Recipes: Date Jam
Type Vegetarian Level Easy Prep Time 30 Minutes Total Time 30 Minutes Yield 15 Servings Tools You Will Need: 1 thick bottomed pot 1 tbsp measuring spoon 1 cup Ingredients: 1½ cups water 2 cups white sugar 2 cups chopped dates 10 whole cloves ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts ¼ cup finely blanched almonds 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice Link To This Recipe
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Directions: 1. Boil water in pan.
2. Add the sugar and the cloves. Stir continuously until the water comes to a boil a second time.
3. Add the dates and turn the heat to low.
4. Stir continuously until the dates form a paste (usually takes 10 minutes).
5. Add the nuts and lemon juice and cook for 4 minutes on low heat.
6. Remove from heat and let cool.
7. Store in glass jars and refrigerate. (Note: if you plan to preserve the jam, follow proper canning procedures.) Best Served With: Pita Bread