Buttery Semolina Nests



Preparation info

  • Makes about

    8 or 16 pieces

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Gaza Kitchen: A Palestinian Culinary Journey

The Gaza Kitchen

By Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt

Published 2021

  • About

Gazan confectioner Fayeq Saqallah invented this now classic but difficult to find pastry, made in the springtime with the best quality butter. It should be eaten with one’s hands: They say Saqallah would have it no other way and scolded customers who ate his bsees with a fork and knife. He also insisted the dough be patted out by hand, never with a rolling pin. You may cheat on this; Mr. Saq