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    Today's interesting find Amardeen Bars (Apricot bars)

    Sat Oct 09, 2010 7:33 pm Groupie
    Gday Have never used amardeen syrup before. I will have to see if I can find it in one of my local cultural stores

    or online icon_smile.gif

    Thought it was interesting enought to share!

    Hope someone here is as excited about it too!


    Leggy Peggy
    Sun Oct 10, 2010 10:32 pm Groupie
    I'm aware of amardeen -- having lived in Syria and Lebanon, but I've never seen it here in Australia.
    I'll check around, though, as I know lots of Lebanese people.
    Leggy Peggy
    Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:16 am Groupie
    Just so everyone knows -- a success story.

    Got to the Middle Eastern shop in Canberra today and bought mickey and I each a 500-gram pack of amardeen -- the dried compressed version was what I could get. The recipe she linked to also calls for 1 teaspoon of mahlab, so I bought us each a pack of that too.
    The shop is like Aladdin's cave and is as full as Fibber McGee's closet. I'll be happy to explore there anytime.
    Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:40 am
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    Interesting recipe mickey, Im anxious to try it out. We always have amardeen in the house, which usually gets turned into a drink. I would love to find alternate uses for this product. Thanks!!
    Tue Nov 09, 2010 8:54 pm Groupie
    Glad I could post this and big thanks to Peggy

    photos pending icon_smile.gif
    Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:57 am Groupie
    Gday Might be a little delayed in making, but never forgotten

    I have been trying to pin down (not literally lol) my Lebanese friend to see when next we will be together to see if these are as he remembers from when he was little a LONG time ago!

    Fingers crossed

    will let you all know as will be making the syrup tomorrow so sits overnight, then will make the final on Friday for hopefully his tasting on Saturday

    yes will take photos! icon_smile.gif


    One step closer to trying another thing too!

    Have added chioux pastry/profiteroles to the list now to do too!


    Here are the two ingredients Leggy Peggy found in her treasure trove

    Has anyone seen these before?

    Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:23 am Groupie
    boiling water has been applied....will be in the fridge overnight....tick tick tick tick
    Leggy Peggy
    Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:35 am Groupie
    Once you find something it seems to pop up everywhere.
    The other day, I found a third place that sells Amardeen.
    Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:39 am Groupie
    lol isnt that always the way (even though I have not located it YET in Adelaide lol)

    is like looking at a particular car on the road...all of a sudden u realise HOW many of them are actually on the road lol


    one step closer


    and had some encouragement from the website owner too! icon_smile.gif
    Leggy Peggy
    Thu Nov 18, 2010 5:47 am Groupie
    mickeydownunder wrote:

    and had some encouragement from the website owner too! icon_smile.gif

    That's so fantastic.
    Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:18 pm Groupie

    DH is licking the dish as we speak true!

    Seriously, would INSPIRE PEOPLE to make this dish too!

    Definately not bad for first attempt, true!

    Crust is so delectable, moist too!

    Started with 500 g apricot paste, boiled water over, left sit

    next day, smooth in blender and strained....

    the apricot curd is DELIGHTFUL and I am doing cartwheels and backflips re the taste and seeing I am not a baker....

    well, this is an accomplishment indeed that I would not have been able to do excpet for Leggy Peggy finding the products to cheer me on in a recipe I want to make and to do!


    ok, while not the best of photos, is still a look

    Determination, patience and Hootspa is what it took

    Hootspa energeic nerve or to be feisty without violence using humor.

    only thing was I thought the curd (while DELICIOUSLY creamy) and held....would have thought it would have been a tad more solid....perhaps more cornstarch, but I will update the website owner and ask her opinion

    This is definately great and making this was my fate

    If you CAN'T FEEL how EXCITED I am today!.....I better bottle some of this for when I REALLY need it OK?

    I thought to also cut and make it round, TRUE!

    And making a secong batch today that can be cut in small wedges with a crust behind too!


    Am not on a sugar rush or high!!!!

    Just with HOW excited I am I could touch the sky!!!

    Leggy Peggy
    Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:34 am Groupie
    Oh, Joanne, it looks fantastic.
    Maybe I'll try making the recipe at Christmas -- I have all the ingredients. icon_smile.gif
    Thanks for all your perseverance.
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