Ghraybeh, A Childhood Favorite


Ghraybeh, A Childhood Favorite

Ghraybeh is one of those desserts that as soon as I see it, smell it immediately transports me to a sacred memory that I hold dear to my heart.

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It takes me all the way back to when I was 10 years old, visiting my grandma in Syria with my parents & lil sis & bro. We would drive from the Damascus airport all the way up the mountain to an area called Bloudan where we had our family home where a long staircase would lead you up to a fruitful garden with interesting statues including that lion which seemed so much bigger back then!

We would run up to greet the family and as we settle down immediately that delicious sweet black tea is served as a big box of Ghraybeh is passed around. Every bite of that Ghraybeh would immediately melt in your mouth, simply heaven on earth.

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It’s nearing a decade since I last visited Bloudan, but that memory still stays as crisp and as clear as ever, feels like I’ve never left at all. Now it’s time to prepare a hot pot of black tea & bake a batch of Ghraybeh, and I’m transported once again.

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Ghraybeh is a melt-in-you-mouth shortbread cookie topped with either almonds or pistachio. Making a big batch lasts for weeks! Store it in an air-tight container & away from sunlight & you're good to go.
Hallelujah-GF-cake
Course Dessert
Cuisine Arabic
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine Arabic
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
cookies
Ingredients
Hallelujah-GF-cake
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 190C.
  2. Cream the butter till light & fluffy.
  3. Add sugar in stages & continue to whisk.
  4. Add flour, rose water & orange blossom and whisk well.
  5. Take ½ Tbsp of Ghraybeh mix in the palm of your hands and shape it into a ball.
  6. Using the until of your thumb, lightly press down on the dough ball.
  7. Add a pistachio in each indentation.
  8. Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes, avoid getting color.
  9. Bake, let cool for 10 minutes & then serve.
Recipe Notes

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Many more dessert recipes right here!

Have you checked out my YouTube channel yet?

It's packed with delicious video recipes, simple kitchen tips & tricks along with some snippets of m travels

Much love,

Najoud

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