Lebanese Doughnuts Awwamaat With Sugar Syrup Recipe

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Lebanese Doughnuts Awwamaat With Sugar Syrup
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  • 8 cups pastry flour
  • 1 qt. laban- use jimrug's recipe yogurt-laban.html >homemade yogurt laban
  • 1/2 tsp. soda
  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil
  • sugar syrup or qater or 'atr
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp. ma'ez zahr (orange blossom essence)
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. ma'el ward (rose water)


  1. Doughnuts:
  2. Sift flour and mix with laban and soda. Knead well together.
  3. Heat olive oil until almost smoking. Drop dough by the teaspoonful into hot oil.
  4. Fry only a few at a time. They quickly rise to the surface, brown, and are ready to be skimmed out of the fat.
  5. Drain on absorbent paper. When all the 'awwamaat are fried, dip a few at a time in thin sugar syrup (qater, see recipe below). Serve the doughnuts hot or cold.
  6. Sugar Syrup or Qater or 'Atr:
  7. Dissolve sugar in water and boil rapidly.
  8. Remove foam which rises to top.
  9. Add orange blossom water and lemon juice and continue boiling until syrup resembles thin honey.
  10. Add rose water last to preserve its essence.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 1453.93 Kcal (6087 kJ)
Calories from fat 674.11 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 74.9g 115%
Cholesterol 0.07mg 0%
Sodium 32.22mg 1%
Potassium 280.58mg 6%
Total Carbs 192.25g 64%
Sugars 108.96g 436%
Dietary Fiber 3.17g 13%
Protein 6.34g 13%
Vitamin C 0.3mg 1%
Calcium 69.9mg 7%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 301.69 Kcal (1263 kJ)
Calories from fat 139.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.54g 115%
Cholesterol 0.02mg 0%
Sodium 6.69mg 1%
Potassium 58.22mg 6%
Total Carbs 39.89g 64%
Sugars 22.61g 436%
Dietary Fiber 0.66g 13%
Protein 1.32g 13%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 14.5mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 34.7
  • 40

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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