Znoud El Sit: Simplified Version of the Classic Pastry

The Halal Planet - Znoud El Sit: Simplified Version of the Classic Pastry
The Halal Planet - Znoud El Sit: Simplified Version of the Classic Pastry

Want to try the famous Middle Eastern phyllo rolls, Znoud El Sit, but lack the time or experience? Desperate for their flaky layers and sweet filling? With its quick preparation and use of easily found ingredients, this "cheat's" version makes it possible for you to savor this delectable dessert more quickly.

These pastries are available in any confectionery in Lebanon, particularly during Ramadan, where they can be enjoyed as a post-iftar delicacy. Znoud El Sit are an excellent dessert to make ahead of time because they may be enjoyed cold or at room temperature.


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon orange blossom water or rosewater (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped nuts (pistachios, almonds, walnuts, etc.)
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • Sesame seeds for sprinkling (optional)

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  • Preheat the oven to 200°C, or 400°F. Put parchment paper on one side of a baking sheet.
  • Put the sugar, orange blossom water (or rosewater, if preferred), and ricotta cheese in a bowl. Mix until creamy and smooth.
  • On a lightly floured surface, unfold the puff pastry sheet that has thawed. Quarter it into four equal pieces.
  • Evenly distribute the ricotta filling into each square, distributing it in the middle of each.
  • Fold each square into a roll so that the filling is encased in a rectangular shape.
  • Lightly brush the beaten egg yolk over the top of each roll.
  • The rolls should be baked for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they are puffy and golden brown, on the baking sheet that has been prepared.
  • Top with sesame seeds or pistachio.
  • Enjoy warm after allowing to cool somewhat before serving.
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FAQ's about Znoud El Sit

1.What does the word Znoud mean?

Znoud translates to "upper arm," and in joking reference to the creamy upper arms of chubby ladies, these delectable delicacies are termed Znoud el Sit, or ladies' upper arms.

2.Country Of Origin?

Lebnon And Syria are cited as the origin places of this dessert.

Nutritional Value

  • Calories: 432kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 57.9g
  • Protein: 4.6g
  • Fat: 19.9g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.2g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.7g
  • Cholesterol: 33mg
  • Sodium: 224mg
  • Potassium: 129.7mg
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Sugar: 35g


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