Small Rolls (The Bride’s Fingers) Asabi’ il-‘Aroos

Preparation info
  • Makes about

    80 pieces

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

  • About

This way of rolling the dough yields gracefully thin rolls reminiscent of the original medieval lawzeenaj pastries, made of almond filling wrapped in paper-thin breads and drenched in almond oil and rose water syrup.


  • One 16 oz/450 g package fillo dough, thawed
  • ½ to ¾ cup (<


  • Preheat oven to 350°F/175°C/gas mark 4.
  • On a working surface lay a fillo sheet flat, brushing half of it crosswise with melted butter. Fold in half, crosswise, and brush the top surface. Keep the rest of the dough covered with a dry kitchen cloth, away f