Bahrain Luqaimat Recipe


● 2 cups all-purpose flour
● 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
● 1/4 tsp salt
● 1/4 tsp saffron threads (crushed)
● 3/4 cup warm water
● 1/4 cup sugar
● 1/4 cup ghee (clarified butter)
● 1/4 cup date syrup or honey
● Sesame seeds, for coating


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, yeast, salt, and crushed saffron. Stir to
  2. Slowly add the warm water and mix until a dough forms.
  3. Knead the dough for about 10 minutes, until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  4. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover with a damp cloth, and let it rise in a warm
    place for about 1 hour, or until doubled in size.
  5. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  6. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, ghee, and date syrup or honey. Cook over low
    heat until the sugar is dissolved.
  7. Once the dough has risen, roll it into small balls about the size of a golf ball.
  8. Dip each ball of dough in the sugar mixture, then roll it in sesame seeds.
  9. Place the balls of dough on a greased baking sheet and press them down slightly.
  10. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
  11. Remove from the oven and serve warm.

Enjoy your Bahrain Luqaimat!


-You can also deep fry the dough balls if you prefer.
-You can add some spices like cardamom or cinnamon to the dough for extra flavor.
-If you want to add some sweetness you can also add some powdered sugar after you finish
baking it.

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