Middle Eastern Adventures: Ma'amoul

Middle Eastern Adventures: Ma'amoul

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Join Chef Sandra Makary on a Middle Eastern Adventure and discover recipes from all around the region. With her knowledge and expert tips, this masterclass will give you confidence in making Middle Eastern food. In this episode of her masterclass Chef Sandra makes traditional Ma'amoul. Ma'amoul is an ancient Arab filled pastry or cookie, made with dates, nuts and sometimes even almonds. This is often served as a dessert. About Chef Sandra Makary: As the Egyptians say, ‘The baking smell in the house brings all the blessings along.’ Sandra Makary studied Pharmacy and then Nutrition, but found the most happiness and passion in the kitchen. Using her medical background along with the cooking techniques she studied at different culinary schools around the world (mainly le Cordon Blue and Monappetit Academy in Egypt) she began to develop healthy recipes, which one can happily enjoy without gaining the extra pounds. Makary conducts cooking workshops at different Culinary Schools in Egypt and loves to share her recipes- in her Masterclass, that’s exactly what she’ll be doing!



  • 1 cup ghee
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups semolina flour (can be substituted with all purpose flour)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup pistachio or walnuts
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp honey (optional)

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