Bitter Orange and Walnut Bars



Preparation info

  • Makes about

    24 pieces

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

  • About

The name of this pastry means “grated.” It can be made with any jam, although traditionally imrabba khushkhash—a homemade bitter orange marmalade— is used.


  • 3 cups (380 grams) all-purpose flour
  • teaspoon baking powder


Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C).

Whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt). To this, add the butter, olive oil, rosewater, zest, and eggs. Knead together until they are well combined. The resulting dough should not be sticky. If the dough app