Znoud El Sit is a popular Middle Eastern dessert made with phyllo pastry, stuffed with sweetened clotted cream and topped with a sweet syrup. The name of the dessert means “arms of the lady” in Arabic, which is a reference to the long, thin shape of the pastry. The pastry is usually deep-fried until crispy, and then dipped in a sugar syrup flavored with rose water or orange blossom water.
The filling is made by mixing clotted cream, sugar, and sometimes nuts such as pistachios or walnuts. Znoud El Sit is often served during festive occasions such as weddings and holidays, and it is a beloved dessert in many parts of the Middle East.