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Category: PALESTINE/Deserts
Rating: 4.33
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Mutabak - Zalatimo Sweets

White cheese *
Powdered sugar

The dough is normal dough used for baking bread, but it is hand rolled - not machine rolled [the secret of Zalatimo Mutabak], then cut into circles approximately the size of a pita, and a small amount of cheese* is added.
The Mutabak is folded into a square and baked for brown. After baking the Mutabak is cut into four squares, covered in Syrup** and powdered sugar is sprinkled on top.
His son Hani, who is being trained to follow in his father's trade, said that the Mutabak should be served hot - because when it cools its only a cold, sweet cheese sandwich.
* The cheese is normal white curd cheese, which starts out being salty, and is soaked in water to draw out the salt. The water may have to be changed four or five times to make the cheese sweet enough.
** The Syrup is equal parts of water and sugar mixed together and boiled until it thicknes
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