Monday, August 29, 2011

Eid Mubarak

The holy month of Ramadan is over and the Eid holiday begins.

Remember the Arabic sweet, qatayef, I posted about before? Traditionally it is stuffed with cream or nuts, fried and served with a simple rosewater syrup. I have made mine two ways: filled with cream and served with a lemon syrup.

And then I filled some with chopped pecans and cinnamon sugar and baked them in the oven.

Once they cooled, I sprinkled them with powdered sugar. I don't fry anything anymore, so my family actually prefers them this way.

Eid Al Fitr is the festival of fast-breaking which is celebrated for three days after the month of Ramadan is completed.

It is a time to give in charity to those in need, and celebrate with family and friends the completion of a month of blessings and joy.

Wishing you a beautiful day and a great week ahead. Tammy

21 comments:

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

Oh, we are very much informed about this as we've lived and worked for years in Indonesia, the largest Muslim country in the world. It is quite an important holiday and we often had problems with not having enough workers as they travel to visit with their families...
Enjoy your special time off!

Love to you,

Mariette

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

How wonderful that you can now celebrate with family and friends and partake of great food.
The sweet qatayef look delicious.

Wishing you a happy new week
Hugs
Carolyn

A Vintage Chic said...

I loved this, Tammy! I've always enjoyed learning the customs of other cultures...and the qatayef look so delicious! Might have to get the recipe from you!

Hope you're having a wonderful day, dear friend!

Julie

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi Tammy,
Oh, the sweets look so good. A great way to end a fast!

Wishing you a good week,
Sharon

Serena said...

A delicious treat to break the fast. Are they similar to pancakes in texture?

Pearlin J said...

after seeing this before on your blog, I got some of those pancakes and filled them with cream and hone and served one evening.My kids and hubby loved it.I also avoid frying as much as I can.Eid Mubarak to you too.Happy Holidays :)

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

This looks like a perfect way to break a fast. (that makes me think breakfast for the rest of us) Your family is blessed to have such a wonderful cook, Tammy. Food is a glue that holds families together. blessings ~ tanna

Debi Y. said...

Mmmmmm - they look delicious. Enjoy your week. :)

Linda said...

Looks delish as always.
I was just curious how Christians live over there. Do they just go about their days irregardless of these festivals? Sorry for my ignorance, but I was just thinking from my perspective since the only holidays I celebrate are ones of my own faith. It would be neat to partake in some different foods of the traditions though. :)

Hope you have a wonderful week,
Linda

Becky~ said...

Looks yummy,happy monday!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

You always make the yummiest looking things. :)

Wishing you cool breezes and lots of time to crochet, too. :)

Rizzi said...

WELL MY FRIEND HURRICANE IRENE IS GONE, AND OUR WEATHER IS JUST GORGEOUS, EVERYTHING IS SO CLEAN, WE HAD NO DAMAGE, AND DIDN'T LOSE ANY ELECTRIC.
TEMPS ARE 60/70'S. AND BREEZY, FOR HOW LONG I DON'T KNOW.
YOUR QUTAYEF LOOK DELICIOUS, I THINK IT IS GREAT TRYING NEW FOOD FROM OTHER HOLIDAYS. WE ARE CATHOLIC, BUT WHEN THE JEWISH HOLIDAYS COME AROUND WE WILL MAKE DIFFERENT FOODS AND SOUPS, AND OTHER HOLIDAYS TOO. HAVE A GREAT WEEK TAMMY. RIZZI

~~Carol~~ said...

Those look SO yummy, and the perfect way to break a fast! Hope you have a great week!

glor said...

What a way to end the fast ... these look soooo good! You are always making such delectable delights! Have a lovely day ... blessings.

Gwendolyn said...

I know you will always find a way to make the food you eat healthy. Only a few more days now til your trip?

val said...

love that quote! have a terrific week yourself!

A Cottage Muse said...

Much happiness to you this week too Tammy!

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

I still am in awe of you for baking in the heat! The "syrups" sound amazin, as does the qatayef. Hope your week is lovely..

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Hmm, I "write" like I'm from the South..I mean to say "amazing"..the whole word :-)

~*~Patty S said...

Lovely reading this post...you make my mouth water too :)
oxo

Sussie said...

Happy Eid week to you!
It looks yummie and I really enjoy reading about the different traditions all over the world. I have a suprise for you on my page ;)
Peace and blessings!

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