Delicious pastries of the Middle East
It's always nice to end a meal on a sweet note.
Why not change things up and try out some delicious traditional
Middle Eastern pastries? They'll add a spark of excitement to
the table and are a great way to explore new tastes and
sensations that will delight your palate.
Middle Eastern food is becoming increasingly popular, but the
region's desserts are still much less well known than its savoury
dishes. Everyone is familiar with baklava, of course, but there are
so many other pastries that are just as scrumptious and deserve our
attention. Luckily, Marché Adonis has all kinds of Middle Eastern
desserts in stock, so you don't have to go searching far and wide
to give them a try!
We've got a number of pre made desserts to help you perfectly cap
off a gathering with friends or family. Feast your eyes on the well
pasty counter at your local Adonis to discover one or more
delights that will have your guests raving!
How could we not mention baklava, the traditional dessert of
the Ottoman empire and the national pastry of Greece, Turkey and
the Maghreb? There are a dozen different kinds: you can get baklava
with pistachios, walnuts, cashews, you name it! With that much
variety, you're sure to find at least one version you love. Marché
Adonis even made a baklava specially designed for people with
diabetes, so you've got no excuses not to give them a try!
These Lebanese pancakes are stuffed with walnuts or ashta (a
cream similar to ricotta) and served with syrup. You can eat them
plain or fried, whichever you prefer.
These mouth watering cookies are stuffed with dates and
coated in chopped pistachios or sesame seeds.
Bird's nests, made from angel hair wound in the shape of a nest,
are especially popular in Syria. Once formed, the middle of the
pastry is filled with pistachios and the whole thing drizzled in
orange blossom syrup.
This rich, sweet dessert has a number of national varieties
with different fillings, but the most popular version is made with
angel hair and cheese. Add some simple syrup, top with nuts and
voilà ! Knefeh is eaten hot, straight out of the oven, in a bread
Znoud el sit
The name of these phyllo pastry rolls translates to "the arms of a
woman." Typically, these nibblies are stuffed with cream and fruit
and dipped in orange blossom and/or rose water syrup. They're
finished off with a sprinkling of crushed pistachios.
Want to try your hand at pastry making? Although our ready to eat
desserts are pretty tempting, you can also whip up these delicious
treats in your own kitchen. Just take a look at the desserts
in the recipe section .of our website and visit your local Adonis,
where you'll find all the ingredients you need to make your own Knefeh
or tasty Maamoul