What Is Halawet El Jeben, The Arabic Dessert Loved By Many? Recipe Inside!

Halawet El Jeben

Cheesy and sweet dessert that will surely make you want some more! 

semolina, water, sugar, mozzarella cheese, shredded,  rose water, orange blossom water Chopped pistachios for garnish. 

1. Ingredients

In a saucepan, combine the semolina and water over medium heat. Stir continuously until the mixture thickens and pulls away from the sides of the pan, forming a smooth dough-like consistency. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Prepare the Semolina Dough

In another saucepan, combine the sugar with 1 cup of water and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 5-7 minutes until the sugar has dissolved and the syrup has thickened slightly. Remove from heat and stir in the rose water and orange blossom water. Set aside to cool.

Prepare the Sugar Syrup

Once the semolina dough has cooled, divide it into small portions and flatten each portion into thin circles. Place a small amount of shredded mozzarella cheese in the center of each circle and fold the dough over the cheese, shaping it into small rolls.

Assemble the Halawet El Jeben

Arrange the Halawet El Jeben rolls on a serving platter and drizzle with the prepared sugar syrup. Garnish with chopped pistachios for added flavor and visual appeal. Serve chilled and savor the indulgent taste of this exquisite Arabic dessert.

Serve and Enjoy

Enjoy as a special treat during festive occasions or as a comforting dessert after a hearty meal.

6. Accompaniments

This delightful treat is a staple in Middle Eastern cuisine and is cherished by many for its unique combination

Sweet Cheese Roll

Try this recipe at home and experience the irresistible allure of Halawet El Jeben for yourself!