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Egyptian Banana and Nuts Katayef

Pancakes stuffed with banana and nuts in a sugar syrup

Egyptian Banana and Nuts Katayef


1 1/2 cups plain flour
2 cups milk
1/2 tsp dried yeast
pinch of salt
50g butter for frying

Sugar Syrup:
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
2 tblsp lemon juice

4 bananas
100g crushed nuts
50g Saltans


  1. Put ingredients for sugar syrup into a pot and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes and cool.
  2. Mix first four ingredients into a dough, cover and allow to stand for 30 minutes at room temperature. Shape dough into four pancakes of 10 cm diameter and fry on both sides in butter.
  3. To make the stuffing: Peel the bananas and mash with a fork mix in the nuts and saltans.
  4. Place the stuffing mixture on each pancake, fold in half and press the edges together well.
  5. Deep fry at 175c and soak in the cold sugar syrup. Place in a sieve to remove excess sugar syrup.

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