Egyptian Recipe - Lkmt Alkady

Egyptian's Sweet Dishes

Lkmt Alkady - Zalabia (To serve 4 people)

What exactly is Lkmt Alkady (Zalabia)?

Lkmt Alkady is an Egyptian dessert dish for feasts and everyday. Do not use it when you are doing a school project on Egypt. It tastes better to eat it as soon as you cook it. Good luck.

Lkmt Alkady has two sets of Ingredients, one for the syrup and one for the dough.

Dough Ingredients

Use the same measuring cup.

1 cup flour
3/4 cup water
4 cups oil
1/16 teaspoonful of salt
1 piece (or powder is better) of yeast. Use: Fleischmann's RapidRise - Highly Active Yeast. Net WT 1/4 oz (7G).

Syrup Ingredients

2 cups of sugar
2 cups of water
1 teaspoonful of lemon juice
2 teaspoonful of vanilla


1) Preparation of Syrup

Add sugar to water, stir on mild -heat stove until dissolved.
Add lemon juice and cook until it boils.
. Use minimum heat until it gets viscous and thick (about 30 minutes).
Allow it to cool to room temperature.
Add vanilla.
. Do not put it in the Refrigerator.

2) Preparation of Lkmt Alkady - Zalabia

1. Mix the yeast in the 2/3 cup of water. Add flour and mix will until it becomes dough.
2. Leave the dough in a warm area for about 2 hours.
3. Cover it with a cloth until the dough expands.
4. Cut the dough with a small scoop or a teaspoon.
5. Heat the oil and fry the scooped dough until light brown.
6. Put the hot cooked dough imediatly in the cold syrup, mix well for a minute.
7. Cover it with aluminum foil.
8. It tastes better if you eat it before it gets cold.

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