Today’s recipe is one I really really love!
This is the recipe of Halawet il Jiben حلاوة الجبن, an Arabic dessert made out of cheese, which is essentially savoury. The cheese, therefore, is sweetened by elongated soaking in fresh water, then mixed with semolina to turn it into a dough. This dough is very soft in texture, pillowy if I may use the expression, and really a pleasure to bite into. It is then filled with the soft, creamy fresh Ashta قشطة (Arabic style clotted cream) and rolled to seal the filling. As with all amazing Arabic sweets, this one is drenched with sugar syrup and hence absolutely amazingly sweet.
The rolls can be made in the size you desire (larger ones or small dainty ones depending how you want to serve the dessert). Also the rolls can be open on the sides or tucked in as a spring roll. Really you decide how you want them to look.