Lazakiat is spectacular dessert composed of many layers of paper-thin crepes, seasoned with turmeric, ginger, anise and black sesame with a creamy sauce made from sesame halva, and garnished with fried walnut pieces.

Lazakiat is a traditional food in Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.

It is a popular food and it's very old, Syrians always cook it in parties and feasts. It is the main breakfast for farmers, especially before they go to their lands.


1 kg flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon anise

Pinch turmeric

Blossom water

Water as needed to knead

2 teaspoons yeast

How to prepare his sauce:

1 liter milk

1/2 kg halva


1-Mix all ingredients well and leave to ferment well then bake on a gridle and flip on both sides.

2- The sauce: In a saucepan, whisk milk and halva while continuously stiring over low heat then turn off before boiling.

3- Put over each layer a little bit of ghee and sprinkle it with a little sugar, then spread it on all layers and pour the sauce made of milk and halva.

4- Sprinkle walnut or any kind of nuts on the surface. Serve it hot.


Hamsa Zughib