Mafroukeh, also known as Pistachio Truffles, is a popular Middle Eastern dessert made with ground pistachios, semolina, sugar, and butter. It is a sweet and nutty dessert that is typically served during special occasions or holidays.
To make Mafroukeh, ground pistachios are mixed with semolina and sugar, then combined with melted butter to create a dough-like consistency. The mixture is then rolled into small balls or shaped into small cones, and sometimes decorated with additional pistachio pieces.
Mafroukeh can be served as is or sometimes it is dipped in a syrup made from sugar, water, and lemon juice to add additional sweetness and flavor. The result is a rich and flavorful dessert that is both crunchy and soft, with a distinctive pistachio flavor that is enjoyed by many.
Mafroukeh is a traditional dessert in many Middle Eastern countries, including Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan. It is often served during Ramadan and other special occasions, such as weddings or birthdays. It is also popular in other countries and can be found in specialty Middle Eastern bakeries or made at home.