Lebanese Shaaybeyaat, also known as Shaabiyat, is a delicious pastry made with phyllo dough, filled with creamy sweet custard, and drenched in sweet syrup. It is a popular dessert in Lebanon and other Middle Eastern countries.
To make shaaybeyaat, the phyllo dough is cut into rectangles and then layered with a mixture of milk, cream, cornstarch, and sugar. The pastry is then baked until golden brown and crispy on the outside, while the inside remains soft and creamy. Finally, a sweet syrup made with sugar, water, and lemon juice is poured over the pastry, soaking into the layers and adding a sweet and tangy flavor.
Shaaybeyaat can be served warm or cold and is often garnished with pistachios or other nuts. It is a perfect dessert for special occasions and gatherings, as it is easy to prepare and can be made in advance.