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I was looking for a recipe to enter into a contest and came across Awwamaat. They were simple with no flavor other than sugar so I added some herbs and lemon and used whole wheat in the dough for a bit of a healthier version.


  • Awwamaat:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups warm (110'F) water
  • 2 teaspoons yeast
  • 5 cups oil
  • Lavender Mint Syrup
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons dried lavender
  • 12 sprigs of mint


  • Lavender Mint Syrup:
  • Combine water, sugar, lavender and mint in a saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil. Stir, reduce heat and continue stirring until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Remove from heat. If you want a mild mint flavor, carefully remove the mint at this time. For a stronger mint flavor, allow mint to steep in the syrup longer. Allow mixture to steep for about 30 minutes.
  • Strain lavender blossoms from the syrup and allow syrup to cool
  • Cover and continue cooling in the fridge.
  • Awwamaat:
  • Dissolve the yeast in the warm (110'F) water and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, sift together the flours, sugar and salt.
  • Add the yeast water a bit at a time and mix well. Continue mixing until the batter is very smooth.
  • Cover the bowl and allow to rest until the dough has doubled in size, about 3 or 4 hours.
  • When dough has doubled in size, heat the oil in a heavy duty saucepan.
  • Beat the batter to release all the bubbles.
  • Working in batches, with a teaspoon to scoop up some dough, careful slide a "ball" of dough into the hot oil. It will quickly sink to the bottom, then return to the top.
  • Allow the dough to brown, flip with a slotted spoon and continue to brown.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon, allowing the excess oil to drip off and place ball in chilled syrup.
  • Coat the balls with the syrup and remove to a separate plate.
  • Serve immediately

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