5 Middle Eastern Desserts To Make At Home This V-Day For Your ‘SO’

by Anupriya Mishra

There is nothing better than spending Valentine’s Day with your special one for those who are in a relationship. If you want to do something special for your beloved but are confused about how to put a smile on their face, then this article has been written up just for you. We definitely suggest whipping up something sweet (and traditional) for your beloved partner to show them your appreciation. So, dear readers, we have enlisted 5 Middle Eastern desserts that you can make at home this Valentine’s Day for your bae. Because why not?

5 Middle Eastern Desserts To Make At Home This Valentine’s Day

1. Qatayef

Qatayef is an Arabian dessert that enjoys a massive fan following. While it is typically enjoyed during the month of Ramadan, who said you can’t relish it otherwise? This supple folded pancake is a pretty cool pick to show your partner that they are special. The recipe video on the YouTube channel Yummy is simple to follow. Additionally, it uses ingredients that can easily be found and every Middle Eastern household.

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2. Knafeh

Knafeh is a pillowy and traditional Middle Eastern dessert that is whipped up using spun pastry, kataifi, which is soaked in a sweet sugar-based syrup called attar, and layered with cheese. While other ingredients may differ from region to region, they can include anything from clotted cream to pistachios and nuts. The crunchy exterior and the gooey interiors make this heavenly sweet a great pick f for this romantic day. The recipe for Vermicelli Kunafa by Cooking With Benazir is quite easy to follow. However, you must ensure that you have all the necessary ingredients for the recipe before you dive into the making process.

3. Sahlab

The next recipe on this list is for Sahlab, which is often called Middle Eastern Sweet Milk Pudding. Making this liquidy delight is simple and, since it is served warm, it is perfect for chilly evenings. The recipe for this thick drink on Middle Eats is pretty straightforward, and it showcases the Egyptian way of making this beverage. As the recipe uses ingredients that can be found at your nearest grocery store, we’re sure your partner will appreciate this delightful treat after a long day!

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4. Basbousa

Generally, people tend to buy cakes or muffins for Valentine’s Day. And the perfect Middle Eastern counterpart for this dessert is Basbousa. This tempting treat is basically a semolina cake. Boasting the fluffy texture of a traditional cake with the flavours of the Middle East, Food Fusion’s method of whipping this dessert is certainly worth checking out. While there are a bunch of ingredients that go into whisking up this recipe, the end result is worth all the effort.

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5. Turkish Delight

The final recipe on this list of decadent desserts ends with the famed Turkish Delight. The easy-to-follow recipe by Shazia’s Recipe makes cooking this dessert at home a simple affair. However, you must note that even though it uses just a handful of ingredients, you must constantly be alert while cooking this one. It’s advisable to continuously stir and fold the thickening concoction to ensure it retains its jiggly texture. 

So, these were a few tempting treats that you can make at home this Valentine’s Day. Go ahead and treat your bae with some drool-worthy Middle Eastern desserts

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