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[Karabeej]:
Submitted by: Chef Sugar | Date Added: 4 Jul 2010
Listed in: Lebanese Desserts

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added by: Madame Fahimeh 
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Ingredients

• Prepare dough as in No. 407
• 10 oz. root of soapwort
• 2 1/5 lbs. sugar for syrup
• 10 oz. honey, mixed with syrup
• 1 1/2 oz. rose water, for syrup
• 17 oz. boiling water, for syrup
• 1 oz. lemon juice, for syrup
• 14 oz. fine sugar for stuffing
• 1 lb. fine sugar for stuffing
• 1 1/2 oz. rose and orange flower water
• 2 1/2 pts. water to soak root of soapwort.
Preparation

• Peel roots of soapwort, pound and wash well.
• Soak in cold water for 12 hours at least.
• Boil it in the same water in which it soaked until there is left about 1/2 pt. of liquid.
• Put it through a strained.
• Put strained liquid in a deep pot on low heat and heat with a wire beater until foam appears.
• Add to it the syrup mixed with honey little by little, beating all the time until mixture becomes very thick.
• Pour into another container and let it cool.
• Cut dough and form into round patties and stuff them with finely cut almonds mixed with sugar and rose and orange water.
• Make them look like a kibbi mold or have an oval shape, or have both shape represented.
• Bake the same as Patties and Cakes Stuffed with dates, but oven should be hot.
• Serve this cold and serve with it the syrup mixed with root of soapwort, but have syrup in a separate container.
Additional Notes
Its a good idea to have multiple pans going at one time to make the cook ... otherwise the 2 hours could turn into a half a day. :)