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This is my dads favorite sweet!

Top Review by UmmBinat

My mutabbak were huge and if I had made them as written they would have been gigantic and thin.. I folded the corners in a second time to make a bit smaller squares, buttering before I did so (they still came out as big pastries) It must be mentioned that you should press down on the completed pastry square's edges otherwise, as a couple of mine did, the pastry popped open in the oven and was not pretty anymore. I used butter, unrendered, your wonderful recipe#322374, akkawi cheese in half the amount which I desalted first by soaking and changing the water often and left in water in the refrigerator over night, plus the rest of the ingredients. I may make this again with my modifications. Made for *** RAMADAN RECIPE TAG - 2011 ***

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cut phyllo dough into an even square. Place square on the table and sprinkle with butter, and place the extra pieces of dough in center to reinforce the center.
  2. Fold corners of square dough to the center forming a smaller square.
  3. Mix the cheese, sugar, orange blossom water and place the cheese in the center folding the corners to the center for desired size.
  4. Turn back corners so cheese will show.
  5. Place pieces in greased trays and brush tops with butter. Bake at 375 degrees in a preheated oven for 30-40 minutes, or until light gold.
  6. Remove from oven and pour cold attar, about 2 tbsp, on each. Garnish with chopped pistachios and enjoy!

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