Shaabiyat is a Middle Eastern dessert that is similar to baklava. It is made with layers of phyllo dough that are brushed with melted butter and then filled with a mixture of sweetened ground nuts, such as pistachios or walnuts. The phyllo is then rolled up and cut into bite-sized pieces before being baked in the oven until golden brown and crispy.
Once the shaabiyat is finished baking, it is drizzled with a sweet syrup made with sugar, water, and sometimes a touch of lemon juice or rose water. This syrup helps to keep the dessert moist and adds a delicious sweetness to each bite.
Shaabiyat is typically served as a dessert or sweet snack, and it’s a popular treat during Ramadan and other Middle Eastern holidays. It can be enjoyed on its own or served alongside a cup of strong Arabic coffee or hot tea.