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5 from 2 votes

Znoud el sit

A Lebanese dessert that is creamy and delicious.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Lebanese, Middle East
Servings: 6
Calories: 331.1kcal
Author: Amira


  • 1/3 a packet of phyllo dough.
  • 1/4 cup butter for brushing.
  • Simple syrup for drizzling.

For the Ashta

  • 1 Tablespoon semolina.
  • 1.5 Tablespoon cornstarch.
  • 1 cup milk.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoon Mascarpone cheese.
  • 1/2 cup of diced toast or any white buns- without the crust.


  • Ground nuts for garnishing.

For the Syrup:

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar.
  • 1/4 cup water.
  • 1 Tablespoon honey.
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice.
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon rose water or rangeblossom water or vanilla extract.


  • In a bowl combine semolina, cornstarch and 1/4 cup of the milk and stir very well.
  • On medium heat, combine the rest of the milk and the cornstarch mixture, keep stirring until thick and bubbly.
  • Add the Mascarpone cheese and stir well until combined, then add the bread, stirring well and let it cool down.
  • Cut a third to half of the phyllo dough roll, depending on the desired size of the rolls you want.
  • Return the rest of the roll to the package and refrigerate. Unroll the part that you've cut, take a sheet and brush with butter.
  • Take about 2 teaspoons of the mixture, put it on one end of the brushed phyllo sheet and roll.
  • Repeat until you are done with the whole thing.
  • Bake in a 350F preheated oven until top is golden brown, will take approximately 20 minutes.
  • When done, drizzle with cooled simple syrup while hot.
  • Sprinkle top with ground pistachios.


Freezing instructions:
Freeze stuffed fingers before baking separated on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper for 3 hours until firm then transfer to a plastic bag. No need to thaw before baking just give them extra time in the oven.
Please check the nutrition disclaimer policy.
Vitamins are in percentage value. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Calories: 331.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 47.1g | Protein: 4.8g | Saturated Fat: 6.6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.5g | Cholesterol: 29.4mg | Sodium: 262.4mg | Potassium: 87mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 12.1IU | Calcium: 10.7mg