Monday, July 28, 2008

Baid Alqata or Salouq

Recipe by:zainab & meedo

This recipe for bbd #12 - small breads hosted by My Diverse Kitchen.



1 1/2 cups white flour.
1 teaspoon baking powder.
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom.
1/4 cup sugar.
2 Tablespoons oil.
1/8 + 1/4 cup low fat milk.
1 Tablespoon water.

Walnut Filling:


1/3 cup walnuts, chopped.
2 Tablespoons sugar.
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom.
1/2 Tablespoon rose water.
Pinch of saffron.

Date & Walnut Filling:


Date (about 5-6) seeded, chopped.
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped.
2 Tablespoons sugar.
1/8 teaspoon ground cardamom.
1/2 Tablespoon rose water.
Pinch of saffron.

1)place all ingredients in the bowl of mixer ,knead about 3 minutes .


2)Cover and let rise for 5 minutes.

3)Divide dough into 24 pieces; fill 12 pieces using 1/2 -1 Tablespoon of Walnut Filling & the rest 12 pieces with Date & Walnut Filling ,shape each piece into a ball.


4) Use this tool to Pinch the top to create the traditional shape of "Baid Alqata or Salouq".



5)Place on a baking sheet.

6)Bake at 350 F for 20 minutes, then place under the broiler until golden brown about 1-2 minutes.

Dust with sugar & Serve with arabic gulf coffee or Cardamom tea.




Dori said...

You ladies make the most delicious looking desserts! I wish I could taste one, and I really have to try making one soon! They are so irresistible!

maimoona said...

looks delicious and rich.Sweet lovers like me will have to give it a try after seeing its yummy ingredients; walnut and dates!

Anonymous said...

Wow - that walnut date filling looks amazing! I will have to try it. I have a surprise for you on my blog - stop by when you have a chance!

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

These are absolutely delicious sweet breads.
Being Indian, I also love anything with cardamom.
Thanks for participating in BBD.

Chef Jeena said...

Zainab and Meedo, these are fabulous! I will try these for sure when I have the time, will let you know how they turn out. :-)

Anonymous said...

How exquisitely made. They look absolutely wonderful!

Anonymous said...

This looks wonderful. I love cardamom, and these look like they would be a very welcome addition to any table!

Orchidea said...

This bread looks just delicious! I am so looking forward to try the recipe.

Cynthia said...

A lovely cup of tea with a couple of these would be just fine!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely mouthwatering. Once again stunning food and stunning photography, keep up the good work!!

PS You have an award waiting on my blog.

Unknown said...

those sweet rolls look very yummy to try.

Unknown said...

wow they looks somouth watering filling was so intresting

Anonymous said...

You bake so many interesting breads. I've been a fan since finding your posts on The Fresh Loaf.

Anonymous said...

they look absolutely delicious and healthy too. Is just 5 minutes rising time enough at any weather? no doubling the dough?

Anonymous said...

Oh understand... it has no yeast... will try and let you know. Thanks!

Rajani said...

hello there my first time on your blog! noticed you over at Aparna's. I love your blog, I love arabic food - though being a vegetarian my choices are limited. but again thanks for giving me such a great opportunity to discover a wonderful cuisine people know so little of. I am definitely going to try my hands at quite a few. I am a new blogger myself, pls. drop in by my blog sometime!

Shreya said...

Beautiful dessert. I love dates, walnuts are so healthy!

Anonymous said...

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pickyeater said...

I love using dates in baked goods and so this is something I am going to try soon. This recipe reminds me of ma'amoul. Can I make the dough with semm butter?

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Arabic Bites said...

Thank you all for your nice comments.

You can use butter but you will end up with ma'amoul not the gulf Baid Alqata.

zainab :)

umelbanat said...

masha Allah these look so tasty...& your pics make it look so easy to make...
I'm glad I found your blog just in time for Ramadan....

Arabic Bites said...

umelbanat أم البنات,
Thank you so much for your nice comment,glad to see some one Arabic here ;)

zainab :)

Dershana said...

Hi, First time at your blog. Love this extremely yummy looking and healthy recipe. Will definitely try. And greetings of the holy month to you both & family.

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Arabic Bites said...

Thank you for stopping by & for greetings, please come again :)

Rob said...

I hope you'll forgive my ignorance, but is this the same as mahmoul?

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A great dessert! refined and delicious!



Anonymous said...

i don't want to bother you but would you by chance have a recipe for basbousa? My hubby loves it and i don't know anyone that knows how to make it good (unless of course you count Shatila.. but their version is too sweet for my taste) i knew only 1 woman (syrian) that could make it very good (better than shatila in my opinion) but she moved away and i have lost contact with her. Inshallah you will post soon..

Thanks so much for all your posts, have tried a few recipes and they turned out far better than i had expected however i was not able to make them look as good as you do.

kathy gori said...

oh my! it all looks so yummy..i must try these.

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