While filming the Jordan episodes, and walking through Al Balad (down town Amman), we passed by a stall on which Karabeej Halab were being made, freshly prepared, fried and drenched in sugar syrup (the only way you should have them)! Once made, they are then placed on a tray placed over an old wooden trolley, which will go around selling these sticks of sweet, gooey goodness. I had not had these in ages and had to have some. So we stopped and had a few and what a treat! I had forgotten the amazing splash of sugar syrup that explodes in the mouth as soon as you bite into the stick, and had forgotten that gooey texture of the fried dough which while slightly crunchy on the outside is absolutely soft on the inside thanks to the sugar syrup bath it goes through, straight after frying! I could not believe I am not making these myself and serving them for dessert when I am hosting!! These are heavenly, and while not an everyday kind of dessert, had every once in awhile they are an absolute treat.
So without too much talk, as non is necessary in this case, here is the recipe and I really recommend that you try making these and serving them to your friends, occasionally. They will love this dessert and what better than reviving old traditions to warm your guests hearts?!