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Monday, 19 December 2016

Amman, Jordan (8) Sweet treats


As well as the delicious savoury foods available in Amman there are plenty of tasty desserts to get your teeth into as well.


 
For example, Kanafeh.  This is a traditional Middle Eastern dessert which is soft white cheese with semolina dough.  This pastry is heated in semneh (salted butter).



When its cooked, its turned out and soaked in sugar syrup and orange blossom water.

Before being topped with crushed pistachio nuts.

Its a very popular dessert with lots of brightly lit and busy shops around the city.  The mixture of crunchy and creamy as well as salty and sweetness is a confusing but not unpleasant food experience!  
 

I had kanafeh at Nafeeseh Sweets where you can easily watch the huge trays of the dessert being prepared with the regular banging of the server's knives as he dishes up the treat.

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I also bought a box of baklava from this place to take home with me.  I fell in love with this sugary pastry treat in Turkey (read some of my blogs here and here) and couldn't resist stocking up!

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