Lebanon’s Famous Lebanese Desserts


If you haven’t been to a Lebanese Restaurant lately, you may not know the Famous Lebanese Desserts exist. Perhaps it is because you don’t know what those desserts are. Those popular sweet Lebanese desserts can be found everywhere, but we wanted to share with you the ultimate in delicious desserts in Lebanon. They’re a bit more traditional than your typical Twinkie but still amazing to eat.

Lebanon's Famous Lebanese Desserts
Lebanon’s Famous Lebanese Desserts

Where Famous Lanceo Lebanese Desserts Are Made From

The Famous Lanceo dessert is made from pistachios and dates, soaked in almond milk, and then served on a chocolate platter. It is drizzled with dark chocolate and garnished with toasted almonds. There are many variations of this dessert. But, it is loved by all who know how delicious it is.

There are also some other dishes that are known for their beautiful patterns. The Fattoush has small pieces of cucumber and dates and then deep-fried and topped with pistachios. The Terafina, which translates to grapefruit, is filled with nuts and dates.

When it comes to Lebanon, the Favorite Lebanese Desserts is usually the Lanceo. They are a dessert that is enjoyed by all regardless of their nationality. It may have a North African background, but these desserts are loved by all countries of the world.

Because there are so many different variations of the Famous Lanceo, it’s hard to find the original recipe. There are people who claim to be Lanceo masters, but it is rare that someone has actually lived up to the famed legend. The recipe is often passed down from generation to generation, so the recipe varies from time to time. We cannot speak for the authenticity of the recipe, but we can give you the recipe of one.

The recipe begins with dates. Dates can be purchased at any grocery store or Asian food store. They are not generally found in Lebanese groceries, but they are found in Asian groceries as well. Dates are soaked for hours in the water, to soften them up. You could also soak them in almond milk for the same effect.

Ingredient For The Famous Lanceo

The next ingredient for the Famous Lanceo is pistachios. Pistachios are often used in Middle Eastern soups and sauces. The reason they are used herein Lebanon is that they are used in Lebanese Turkish foods. These foods originated in Turkey, but many elements from Turkey are incorporated into the recipes. And of course, the pistachios are added for texture and flavor.

For the mixture of dates and pistachios, two stalks of an Arabic Marjoram plant are used. This marjoram plant is actually a shrub that has a large flower. The leaves are wrapped in wax paper and dried. After they are dried, they are dipped in almond milk to make them softer.

After the marjoram leaves are soaked in almond milk, the dates are coated in flour and baked in the oven until they turn golden brown. The cake should not be cooked. It is best to let it cool on a platter and eat it hot from the oven. When you bite into the cake, you will immediately taste the fragrance of almonds and spice.

Shirataki Noodles

To make the Famous Lanceo look more like its name, one could use shirataki noodles instead of dates. The noodles are cut into long noodles and then soaked in almond milk for hours. One can also use mung beans, cactus fruits, and pineapples.

The Famous Lanceo can be served with freshly crushed pineapples, lime, and garnished with dates and almonds. Since the Lebanese dish was first served by French cooks, they became the first to try to come up with a new, innovative method of creating this unique dessert.

Lebanon's Famous Lebanese Desserts
Lebanon’s Famous Lebanese Desserts

When the Famous Lanceo first came out in the early 1800s, the recipe was difficult to come by. Eventually, a company was formed in France to bring a new variation of the Lebanese Lanceo to the world.

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