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    Arabic Pretzels (Baqsam)

    Arabic Pretzels (Baqsam). Photo by Abeer0873

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    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    1 hr 20 mins

    50 mins

    30 mins

    Abeer0873's Note:

    Very well known Pretzels in Arabic countries. We call it Baqsam .. it's a dry biscuit with sesame, nice as a snack with afternoon tea.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Dissolve yeast in warm water + sugar.
    2. 2
      Mix the dry ingredients, milk powder + flour + (aniseed or the cumin).
    3. 3
      Mix all together and knead for 10 minutes.
    4. 4
      Cover and let rise until double for around 30 minutes.
    5. 5
      Punch down.
    6. 6
      Roll the dough into rectangle 10 x 20 cm and cut into 3 cm strings.
    7. 7
      Fold the string and role gently with hand in sesame, shape it the way you like or leave as sticks.
    8. 8
      Place on greased cookie sheet, cover and allow to rise for 10 minutes.
    9. 9
      Bake at 400°F for 20 minutes. Reduce to 120°F for another 10 minutes to let it dry if desired.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 14, 2006

      55

      My grandmother has been making these every since I was little, and she still does till today. I know she adds some olive oil in there some where!

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    Nutritional Facts for Arabic Pretzels (Baqsam)

    Serving Size: 1 (32 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 36

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 85.8
     
    Calories from Fat 21
    25%
    Total Fat 2.4 g
    3%
    Saturated Fat 0.4 g
    2%
    Cholesterol 0.8 mg
    0%
    Sodium 4.6 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 13.6 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    4%
    Sugars 1.7 g
    7%
    Protein 2.6 g
    5%

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