Chocolate and almond Maamoul

By Samar Maatouk
01 Apr,2021


250 g soft butter

1 kilogram of semolina

1/2 cup of sugar

1 teaspoon instant yeast

1 tablespoon mahlab

3 tablespoons of orange blossom water

3 tablespoons of rose water


The filling

300 g of chopped chocolate

500 g chopped almonds

1 cup of sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla


How to prepare

Mix semolina with butter, then add sugar, mahlab, yeast, blossom water and rose water.

Mix the mixture by hand until it is homogeneous. Set aside for 2 hours.

Put the ingredients for the filling in a bowl in the microwave for two minutes, until the chocolate melts completely. Set aside to cool.

Divide the dough into small circles, then roll each one by hand and fill it with the chocolate mixture before closing it and place it in a special mold to form the maamoul.

Arrange baking paper in a tray and place in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

It can be served hot.