Lahooh bel Loaz (Almond Pancakes)


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon yeast
  • 1 cup milk
  • Water
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons corn oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 cups almonds, roasted and ground


  1. Put the flour in a bowl, add the milk, eggs, baking powder, yeast and water; mix together to form a batter; set aside to rise.
  2. Grease a frying pan with a little oil, pour into the pan half a ladle of batter. Spread the batter quickly into a thin pancake and fry over medium heat until the top bubbles, then turn over and brown the other side.
  3. Repeat using all batter.
  4. Mix the confectioners' sugar, cardamom and almonds together. Stuff each pancake with the mixture; roll into finger shapes, and arrange on a serving dish; sprinkle with some ground almonds.

Serves 10 to 12.

Source: Saudi Arabia Magazine (an official publication of the Information Office of the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia), Winter 1997