Um Khalid’s Traditional Maftool

Preparation info

  • Makes

    2½ pounds

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

  • About


  • 2 pounds (about 1 kilogram) white flour
  • ½ pound (250


Mix the flour and a pinch of salt on a large tray. Add cold water bit by bit, massaging the flour with your hands until a rough, dry dough is formed.

Place a sieve (a kurbala is dedicated to this specific purpose, but any wide based sieve should do) over a clean dry tray and put a handful of