Traditional sweet in arabic gulf area especially in Ramadan.
Elqaimat mean in English (small bites).
Everyone in my family makes Elqaimat , but with a difference in taste and shape.
My mother and I make it the same way, we form it into medium ball.
and my sister "meedo" make it like my aunt into large ball,
but my grandmother make it like a disk shape.
2 cups white flour.
1/2 teaspoon sugar.
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder.
1/2 teaspoon baking powder.
1 Tablespoon low-fat dry milk.
1 Tablespoon yeast.
1 1/2 cups warm water.
Pinch of ground cardamom
Pinch of saffron.
*Flavor options:you can use coconut extract instead of vanilla extract,or ground cinnamon instead of cardamom.
1)Mix all ingredients in a bowel ,cover let it rise for 1 hour up to 4 hours.
2)Deep fry it in hot oil using tablespoon to drop the dough,or by your hand, until browned ,drain on absorbent paper.
3)drizzle with date molasses and sprinkle with coconut.