Pistachio Ma'amoul
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Pistachio and Honey Ma'amoul

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Cookies
Author: Amanda McInerney of www.lambsearsandhoney.com


  • 290 gms plain flour
  • 60 gms rice flour
  • 165 gms butter
  • 75 mls cold water
  • 75 gms caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp dry yeast
  • 160 gms pistachios roughly chopped
  • 2 Tbsp date syrup
  • 1 Tbsp rose water
  • Extra whole pistachios for decoration


  • Preheat oven to 220C (425F).
  • Place flours and butter in a food processor and whizz until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Combine water, sugar and yeast in a separate bowl. Add the flour/butter mixture and combine with your hands. The dough will be quite loose, but that's okay, it will firm up.
  • Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  • Combine the nuts, date syrup and rosewater in a small bowl. Mix well.
  • Divide the dough into four, dust benchtop with a little flour and roll each quarter piece of dough into a cylinder about 2-3cm in diameter.
  • Slice the dough into discs, drop a small amount of the sticky, nut filling into the centre of each disc and pull up the sides to form a ball, then flatten each one slightly.
  • Decorate with a whole pistachio nut.
  • Bake in oven for 3-5 minutes, removing when golden in colour.