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Trying to keep afloat in Gaza

Flour, vanilla, corn starch and water and fried then dipped in syrup...

Awameh is a popular Middle Eastern dessert loved by all. It is very easy to make and its ingredients are staples in every pantry and shop. It is made from flour, vanilla, corn starch and water and is fried then dipped in syrup.

Gazans especially make and buy this dessert in the winter, during the coldest days of the year. Its sweetness and warmth give them energy and comfort in the cold, as it is high in calories.

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However, fewer people are buying awameh this year due to the difficult living conditions and are focusing only on buying essentials.

The word “awameh” translates to “to float” or a lifebuoy and this is due to the fact that when fried, the dough puffs up and floats on the surface of the oil.

Learn how to make awameh for yourself by following MEMO’s easy recipe.

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