Chocolate Qatayef

Chocolate Qatayef

Prep. 15 mins
Cooking 5 mins
Serving 4
Middle Eastern

INGREDIENTS Measurements


3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup warm milk
1 teaspoon active yeast
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cocoa
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup water
vegetable oil, for brushing


Chocolate syrup + clotted cream (Qeshta)
chocolate chips, coarsely chopped pistachios/ raisins/ chopped dates for


Chocolate Syrup, for serving



  • - In a small bowl or cup, dissolve yeast and sugar in milk and leave for 5 minutes, or until foamy.
  • - In a large bowl, mix flour and baking powder. Stir in yeast mixture. Gradually stir in water until combined.
  • - Add cocoa to half the Qatayef dough to have chocolate flavored Qatayef.
  • - Cover with a kitchen towel and let rise in a warm place for 45 minutes, or until foamy.
  • - Heat a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat. Brush with vegetable oil. Using a small ladle, spoon 1-tablespoon batter onto the skillet for each pancake.
  • - Cook pancakes on one side only for about 3 minutes, or until bubbly and dry on tops and light golden on the bottoms.
  • - Adjust heat as necessary to cook pancakes evenly. Repeat to cook remaining pancakes.
  • - Place a pancake, uncooked side up, on a work surface. Fold pancake in half and pinch ⅔ of the outer edge closed, forming a cone.
  • - Fill each cone with a generous tablespoon of clotted cream chocolate mixture and arrange on a serving plate.
  • - Garnish with chocolate chips. pistachios, raisins, dates, Repeat to shape and stuff the remaining Qatayef.
  • - Drizzle the Qatayef with chocolate Syrup before serving.

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