Egyptian Zainab fingers – sawabe-zainab

 Zainab’s fingers (sawabe-zainab)  are one of the most famous Arabic sweets and the most widespread.

 

There is almost no lover of Arabic food who does not know it.

Zainab’s fingers are flour with semolina in the form of fingers that are crunchy on the outside and very soft on the inside and placed in sugar syrup.

The main ingredient for Zainab fingers in flour and semolina.

 

Middle Easterners eat Zainab’s fingers on many occasions, the most important of which is Eid al-Fitr, as well as popular celebrations
Zainab’s fingers are considered one of the oldest sweets that were mastered by the Arabs in the old days and then spread around the world and many and many lovers of oriental sweets innovated in it

 

INGREDIENTS

  

  1. 1 kg syrup- of sugar
  2. ½ liter syrup-water
  3. 1 tablespoon syrup-lemon juice
  4. 1 syrup- saffron (optional)
  5. 2.5 cups Dough- flour (313 grams)
  6. Half cup Dough- melted ghee or oil or ghee on oil (100 grams)
  7. Half cup Dough- melted ghee or oil or ghee on oil (100 grams)
  8. 1 tablespoon Dough- sugar (10 grams)
  9. ¼ teaspoon Dough- salt (2 grams)
  10. ½ teaspoon Dough- yeast (3 grams)
  11. 1 &1/4 cups Dough – water for kneading (¼ Liter)

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

  1. Syrup Preparation : In a medium saucepan, put sugar from half a liter of water
  2. Syrup Preparation: Add some saffron (small amount)
  3. Syrup Preparation: When the syrup mixture begins to boil, add lemon juice
  4. Syrup Preparation: Leave the syrup mixture to cool completely for at least 3 or 4 hours
  5. Dough Preparation: In a medium-sized bowl, add the flour and semolina
  6. Dough Preparation :Add yeast, salt and sugar
  7. Dough Preparation : Mix all ingredients together
  8. Dough Preparation :Heat the ghee over a medium heat, then add it to the ingredients
  9. Dough Preparation :Mix the mixture a little using a silicone spoon, then mix the mixture well with your hand
  10. Dough Preparation : Note: you must make sure that the ingredient are fully companied
  11. Dough Preparation :Add water and continue kneading – note that you do not need to knead a lot, just until the ingredients are mixed (about a minute and a half)
  12. Dough Preparation :Cover the dough to rest for 10 minutes
  13. Dough Preparation : Cut the dough into fingers about 10 grams
  14. Dough Preparation :Take each finger and roll it into a hollow roll using the grater
  15. Dough Preparation :Once you have finished the quantity, you must fry it directly in hot oil
  16. Dough Preparation :After placing Zainab’s fingers in the hot oil for two minutes, put the frying pan on a medium heat
  17. Dough Preparation : Note-Do not leave Zainab’s fingers after rolling them so that they do not ferment and lose their texture when frying (fry them directly)
  18. Dough Preparation : Tip: You can know that the dough is of the right consistency when it floats on the surface of the oil
  19. When Zainab’s fingers reach a golden color, take them out of the pan and put them in a plastic strainer until they rest.
  20. Soak Zainab’s fingers in the syrup for 15 minutes until all the syrup is absorbed

 

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Step by Step guide

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Egyptian Zainab fingers recipe- sawabe-zainab

Kaly
there are To ways make Zainab's fingers, the Arabic method, and the Egyptian method.
The Arabic method relies on semolina more than flour.
As for the Egyptian method, it relies on flour more than semolina.
And here I will share with you the Egyptian recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4
Calories 497 kcal

Equipment

  • Frying pan
  • food strainer
  • big bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 1 kg syrup- of sugar
  • ½ liter syrup-water
  • 1 tablespoon syrup-lemon juice
  • 1 syrup- saffron (optional)
  • 2.5 cups Dough- flour (313 grams)
  • Half cup Dough- melted ghee or oil or ghee on oil (100 grams)
  • Half cup Dough- melted ghee or oil or ghee on oil (100 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon Dough- sugar (10 grams)
  • ¼ teaspoon Dough- salt (2 grams)
  • ½ teaspoon Dough- yeast (3 grams)
  • 1 &1/4 cups Dough - water for kneading (¼ Liter)

Instructions
 

  • Syrup Preparation : In a medium saucepan, put sugar from half a liter of water
  • Syrup Preparation: Add some saffron (small amount)
  • Syrup Preparation: When the syrup mixture begins to boil, add lemon juice
  • Syrup Preparation: Leave the syrup mixture to cool completely for at least 3 or 4 hours
  • Dough Preparation: In a medium-sized bowl, add the flour and semolina
  • Dough Preparation :Add yeast, salt and sugar
  • Dough Preparation : Mix all ingredients together
  • Dough Preparation :Heat the ghee over a medium heat, then add it to the ingredients
  • Dough Preparation :Mix the mixture a little using a silicone spoon, then mix the mixture well with your hand
  • Dough Preparation : Note: you must make sure that the ingredient are fully companied
  • Dough Preparation :Add water and continue kneading - note that you do not need to knead a lot, just until the ingredients are mixed (about a minute and a half)
  • Dough Preparation :Cover the dough to rest for 10 minutes
  • Dough Preparation : Cut the dough into fingers about 10 grams
  • Dough Preparation :Take each finger and roll it into a hollow roll using the grater
  • Dough Preparation :Once you have finished the quantity, you must fry it directly in hot oil
  • Dough Preparation :After placing Zainab's fingers in the hot oil for two minutes, put the frying pan on a medium heat
  • Dough Preparation : Note-Do not leave Zainab's fingers after rolling them so that they do not ferment and lose their texture when frying (fry them directly)
  • Dough Preparation : Tip: You can know that the dough is of the right consistency when it floats on the surface of the oil
  • When Zainab's fingers reach a golden color, take them out of the pan and put them in a plastic strainer until they rest.
  • Soak Zainab's fingers in the syrup for 15 minutes until all the syrup is absorbed
Keyword Egyptian Zainab fingers recipe, sawabe-zainab

 

Resouce : Sawabe’ Zainab (Zainab’s Fingers) Recipe “Eastern Dessert”

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