Fried Atayef (Pancakes stuffed with Walnuts) These loaded stuffed pancakes are …

Fried Atayef (Pancakes stuffed with Walnuts)✨

These loaded stuffed pancakes are filled with walnuts, deep fried to a crisp and coated with a fragrant simple syrup. They freeze well and come in handy when you’re craving something sweet.

For the pancake batter:
•2 cups flour
•2 1/4 cups lukewarm water
•1 tsp yeast
•1/2 tsp baking powder
•1 tbsp sugar
•pinch of salt

For the filling:
•1 1/2 cups raw unsalted walnuts, chopped
•1/4 cup golden raisins (optional)
•2 tbsp sugar
•1 tsp ground cinnamon
•1/2 tsp nutmeg
•1 tsp orange blossom water

For the syrup:
•2 cups sugar
•1 cup water
•1 tbsp lemon juice
•1 tsp orange blossom water
•1/2 tsp rose water
Mix sugar, water & lemon juice in saucepan on med/high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Add orange blossom & rose water and boil for an additional 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow syrup to cool down completely before using. Store syrup at room temperature.

✨In a bowl add all the pancake ingredients listed and whisk together until well combined. Cover with a towel and let the mixture sit for 15-20 minutes.
✨In a separate bowl add the filling ingredients and mix until all combined and set aside.
✨Heat a non-stick pan on medium heat. Using a measuring cup so they are all the same size, scoop and pour 1/4 cup of batter and cook until the bottom is a light golden colour and the batter is no longer wet (do not flip them). Transfer the pancakes to a towel and cover them so they don’t dry out. Repeat until all of the batter is finished.
✨With the bubbly side facing up, fill each pancake with 1 tbsp of the filling. Fold the pancake in half and pinch with your fingertips to seal.
✨On med-low heat, fry the stuffed atayef for a few minutes on each side until they are golden brown. Remove and soak them in the simple syrup for a few seconds or simply drizzle them with the syrup. Enjoy!

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