Bamieh, Persian deep fried dough

Bamieh is a popular dessert in Iranian cuisine, especially for Iftar in the month of Ramadan . This sweet is found in the cuisine of many countries such a Turkey, Greece, Armenia, Spain, Portugal, Arabian countries, Albaina and Egypt with different names such as: bamieh , tulumba, churros, datli.

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Bamieh is made from dough, then deep fried and finally soaked in the syrup.

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Ingredients for dough

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 25 g butter
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt

 

Ingredients for syrup

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup rose water
  • 1 tbsp saffron water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp liquid glucose

 

Instructions

Syrup for this dessert should be prepared first and leave it cool down. In a pot bring to a boil water. Add sugar and lime/lemon juice. Once sugar dissolved, add rose water, liquid glucose and saffron water. Simmer for 15 minutes.

Mix flour with baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a bowl add water, butter and 2tbsp of prepared syrup. Bring it to a boil and add flour. In this step should mix flour with boiled water very fast, keep stirring until you make a soft dough, and then remove from the heat and leave it to cool down.

Once the dough is cool, spoon the dough into a piping bag. Heat the oil in a deep pot. Squeeze circle of dough into the hot oil. Fry doughnut until golden brown. Transfer fried bamieh on a kitchen paper towel and then dipped them in the prepared syrup for 3 minutes.

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