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5:30 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020
Lama Bazzi (TasteGreatFoodie) presents Date and Nut Filled Ma’amoul
For the dough:
2 1/4 cups flour
3 cups + 3 tablespoons fine semolina
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup rose or blossom water
For the filling:
Date filling: 8 oz date paste
Pistachio filling: 1 cup ground pistachio, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, 4 tablespoons rose water
Walnut filling: 1 cup ground walnuts, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, 4 to 5 tablespoons rose water
Lama Bazzi is the founder of TasteGreatFoodie, a page where she shares diverse food recipes that are mostly healthy, and sometimes not! She has a social media presence on known platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube with over 40 thousand followers combined and has an upcoming blog on the way. She started cooking seven years ago when she got married and moved to Florida. Without any prior cooking skills, her mom guided her over the phone and her passion for cooking bloomed. About two years ago, she began sharing her love for simplified recipes and turned it into a business. She has been featured in Voyage Magazine Miami and has collaborated with known brands, such as Morning Star, Starkist, Lactaid, Post, Van Foods, BJ’s Wholesale and Crescent Foods. She is a stay at home mom of two little girls whom she homeschools. Her children are her absolute favorite food critics.
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