1. 1 cup butter
  2. 1/2 cup milk
  3. 1 cup all_purpose flour
  4. 2 cup fine semolina flour
  5. 1/5 cup sugar
  6. 2 tablespoons orange blossom water
  7. Icing auger,for serving (optional)
  8. Pistachios filling:-
  9. 2 cups ground pistachios
  10. 3/4 cup auger
  11. 1/4 cup rose water


  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, bring butter & milk to a boil.
    Mix all-purpose flour,semolina flour,& sugar in a large bowl. Power hot milk mixture into flour mixture all at once, beating constantly with a wooden spoon until cool

  2. Using fingertips,rub in orange blossom water until fully incorporated.

  3. Cover with kitchen towel & left set for at least 4 hours (or preferably over night).

  4. Preheat oven to 180 c(359 f)

  5. Knead dough by hand for 5 minutes until soft & pliable.shape dough into walnuts -size balls.

  6. Press thumb into balls to make cups. Fill cups with a generous teaspoon of pistachios filling. Mold dough over filling,pressing seam to seal. Roll into balls. If desired, press balls into decorated molds, tapping them out onto a work surface. Arrange on a baking sheet

  7. Bake on a middle race of oven for 25 minutes, our until golden.

  8. Let cool, then arrange on a serving plate. Sprinkle with icing auger before serving,if desired

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