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Treacle Rings

  • Qaghaq Ta L-Ghasel

  • Ingredients

  • For the Filling:

  • 600g. treacle
    150g. sugar
    75g. jam
    zest of lemon, orange and tangerine

  • For the Pastry:

  • 600g flour
    2 egg yolks
    750ml water
    50g. very finely chopped candied peel
    250g semolina
    pinch of ground cloves
    50g margarine


    Put all the filling ingredients (except the semolina) into a saucepan and bring to the boil.
    After boiling thicken with semolina, adding only a little at a time.
    Continue cooking tor a few seconds and leave to cool. Rub the margarine into the flour, and bind with the yolks and a little water.
    Leave the pastry to set for two hours before using. Roll out the pastry into long strips of 8cm by 15cm .
    Put some filling in the middle, the whole length of the pastry. fold the pastry. now bring the two ends of the pastry together to form a ring. sprinkle a baking sheet with semolina,
    put the rings on the sheet and bake in a moderate oven for 25 minutes.
    Before cooking, take a sharp knife and lash the pastry in different places.