Ataif / Atayif Bil Ishta -- Arab Pancakes Filled With Cream.

Recipe by Um Safia
READY IN: 3hrs 5mins




  • To make the filling:.
  • Mix corn flour gradually with milk and sugar then bring it to boil in a medium sized, heavy bottomed pan.
  • Stir continually until the mixture thickens, add the remaining ingredients & remove from heat. Spoon mixture into a bowl & refrigerate until cold.
  • To make the dough:.
  • Mix all the ingredients and allow to sit for 30-40 minutes.
  • Ladle approximately 2 tablespoons of the mixture at a time onto a lightly greased, hot frying pan / skillet & cook until full of bubbles - only cook ONE side.
  • After cooking all of the pancakes, let them cool a little.
  • To assemble, gently fold in half & pinch the bottom half edge together - so that you have an opening to place the cream but the rest is sealed.
  • Using a piping bag, fill each pancake with the cooled cream (ishta), before dipping the open ends in the chopped pistachios.