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Almond Pancakes

(Lahooh Bel Loaz)

4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon yeast
1 cup milk
2 eggs
1 cup confectioner's sugar
3 tablespoons corn oil
1 tablespoon ground cardamom
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups almonds, roasted and ground

Put the flour in a bowl, add the milk, eggs, baking powder, yeast and water; mix together to form a batter; set aside to rise. Grease a frying pan with a little oil, pour into the pan half a ladle of batter. Spread the batter quickly into a thin pancake and fry over medium heat until the top bubbles, then turn over and brown the other side. Repeat using all batter. Mix the sugar, cardamom and almonds together. Stuff each pancake with the mixture; roll into finger shapes, and arrange on a serving dish; sprinkle with some ground almonds. Serves 10-12 persons.

Recipe from "Saudi Arabia Magazine" (an official publication of the Information Office of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia), Winter 1997

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