Kletsha by Chef Ali Sayed

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Kletsha by Chef Ali Sayed
Kletsha by Chef Ali Sayed


Prep Time 30 mins
Proofing 20 mins
Course Arabian Sweet Dish


For the dough
  • Flour- 3cup
  • Butter- Half a cup
  • Ghee- Half a cup
  • Cardamom crushed- pinch
  • Salt- A pinch
  • Yeast- 1 teaspoon
  • baking powder- 2tsp
  • warm milk or water- Three quarters of a cup
For the filling
  • Date paste- 500gm
  • Ghee- 1 tsp
  • Cardamom- A Pinch
  • A pinch of ground anise seeds is optional
  • A Pinch of ground fennel seeds is optional
  • A pinch of rose water is optional
  • Sesame seeds to decorate the face optional
  • Egg yolk with a bit cream for egg wash
  1. Put the flour In a bowl add melted ghee and butter, rub it between your hands till is form wet texture, add crushed cardamom, baking powder.
  2. dissolve the yeast in the room temperature milk, then add it to the mixture.
  3. Mix well and prepare like a dough. Cover it and Rest for some time
  4. Mix the date paste with ghee, butter, cardamom powder and some rose water. Mix it well and keep aside
  5. Prepare the balls with dough and dates mix.
  6. Press the dough and keep the dates mix inside. And shape as you like and arrange in a baking try
  7. Mix the egg yolk and cream and brush the kletsha with it, sprinkle with sesame seed optional.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven at 200*c for seven minutes to 10 min
Chef Ali Sayed

Chef Ali Sayed

Chef Ali Sayed is an Internationally renowned chef, with an experience of 3 decades, He is considered as one of the best chefs across Lebanon and UAE. He is a traveler, food-stylist and food photographer. All combined together with a little crisp of fashion and sport enjoyment in his culinary world that competes against the likes of greatest Michelin Star Chefs.

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