How to make it

  • Stir together semolina, baking powder, 2 cups of sugar, and chopped almonds until evenly blended.
  • Stir in yogurt, vegetable oil, and rose water until a soft dough forms.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap, and allow to rest at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Press the dough into a 9x9 inch square baking dish, and smooth the top.
  • Score the top of the dough to create 25 squares, then top each square with an almond half.
  • Bake in preheated oven until the top has puffed and turned golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  • The harisseh is done when the top is golden, and the center has firmed.
  • When done, remove from the oven, and allow to cool in the pan for 20 minutes.
  • While the harisseh is cooling, pour water and 2 cups of sugar into a saucepan.
  • Bring to a simmer, and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in 1 teaspoon of rose water, and lemon juice, then remove from the heat.
  • To serve, cut the warm harisseh into 25 squares, and place onto a large serving platter; pour the rose water syrup over, making sure all of the pieces are moist.

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  • kidaria 8 years ago
    Sounds wonderful!
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  • peetabear 8 years ago
    love Middle Eastern Desserts... thank you for sharing this recipe..five forks
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    " It was excellent "
    mrsc543 ate it and said...
    Thanks, Midgelet. I love the different and interesting recipes you post!
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    " It was excellent "
    minitindel ate it and said...
    it sounds really good thanks midge
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