Delicious desserts from the Middle East

Rosewater and orange blossom water are the heroes of many Middle Eastern treats, adding a distinctive and delicious flavour that sings of exoticism. Here, we've gathered our best desserts that make the most of these wonderful waters, from Turkish delight and stunning rose-infused figs to Lebanese konafa and orange blossom semolina cake. There's also recipes for traditional sweets like halva, charosets and Jewish rugelach as well as our modern twists using classic Middle Eastern flavours. So try something different for dessert and get baking!
February 28, 1975


Rugelach, while they can be eaten throughout the year, are a Hanukkah tradition. The dough is usually made with cream cheese, and the fillings can include fruits, nuts, jams and chocolate. Sprinkle the dough lightly with ground cinnamon for extra spice. Note
By Women's Weekly Food
orange blossom delight
May 31, 1975

Orange blossom delight

You will need to watch the sugar syrup carefully while it simmers for 5 minutes. It may be necessary to lift the pan from the heat several times to help maintain the correct temperature. For perfect results, use an accurate candy thermometer. Note
By Women's Weekly Food

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