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President Date Maamoul


• Semolina - 2 cups (1 cup fine semolina + 1 cup coarse semolina)
• Sugar - 1 tbsp
• President Unsalted Butter, melted - 125g
• Dates, deseeded - 500g
• Mahlab powder - ½ tsp
• Milk powder - 1 tbsp
• Yeast - ½ tsp
• Rose water - 1 tbsp
• Icing sugar, for garnishing


  1. In a large bowl, mix the coarse semolina with fine semolina and sugar.
  2. Pour the melted President Unsalted Butter over the semolina mixture. Stir the mixture thoroughly until the butter is absorbed completely.
  3. Cover the bowl and let the dough rest for 6-7 hours.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  5. Add the mahlab and milk powder. Dissolve the yeast in one tablespoon of warm water and then add it to the dough.
  6. Knead the dough well. Add the rose water gradually, kneading the dough continuously until it is not sticky.
  7. For the filling, crush and press the dates well with your hands until it forms a paste. Roll the date paste into small balls and set aside.
  8. Take a small piece of dough and make a hole in the center for the filling. Put a date ball inside and close the dough into a ball.
  9. Press it gently inside the wooden maamoul mould so that it takes the shape of the mould. Flip the mould and tap it to release the maamoul piece.
  10. Grease a large oven tray with President Unsalted Butter.
  11. Place the maamoul pieces in the tray. Bake them in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until golden. Remove from the oven and let them cool.
  12. Sprinkle icing sugar on top.

Please note:
• Tsp = Teaspoon and Tbsp = Tablespoon
• 1 cup = 240 ml or 240 g (approx.)

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