What you need:

  • 300 g of peeled almonds
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 5 table spoons of fine semolina
  • 300 g iced sugar
  • 1 ½ cup rose water
  • butter
  • cloves


  1. Mix almonds with two spoons of sugar and smash them.
  2. You can use already smashed almonds.
  3. Add the rest of the sugar, the semolina and 6 table spoons of rose water.
  4. Mix the combination until dough is soft. If it is too hard add one or two table spoons of rose water.
  5. Take small quantities of dough (in the size of a walnut) and mould them in a pear shape.
  6. On the top of each "pear" put a clove.
  7. Place them in a buttered baking pan and bake them for 20 minutes under medium heat.
  8. When cold enough put them in rose water and then cover them with icing sugar.
  9. Wait few minutes and then cover them again with icing sugar.