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Does anyone know where I could get a recipe for karabich? Any books or people in the know? These are small Armenian cookies, spherical or shaped like cupolas, that seem to be made with eggs and are dipped in a type of cream made with rose water. I had karabich a few days ago at an Armenian picnic in White Plains, NY. Thanks!

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  1. I'll take a look tonight when I get home for this....are you sure about the spelling?

    1. I took a look and could not find Karabich. Could it possibly be Gurabias, which is a very rich sugar cookie with a nut filling?

      1. Hello again! The spelling for karabich is correct as far as I know (although it may also be 'karabish"). Karabich are distinctly different from gurabia in that the former do not have the buttery taste of gurabia. Karabich are made to be dipped in a thick ekmek-like cream made with rose water.

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        1. re: Martin Peck

          I'll take a look this weekend at my sisters books. She has some Lebanese and Syrian cookbooks it might be in.

        2. Karabich are not exclusively Armenian; I know there is a Lebanese version as well. Armenian version made with semolina flour and whiskey according to one reference I saw, but no recipe. Lebanese version has a marshmallow cream-like filling and is served with crushed pistachios.

          1. KARABICH KARABIJ THEY ARE ALL THE SAME, LEBANESE MAKE IT WITH FARINA AND SEMOLINA BUTTER A BIT OF SUGAR AND YEAST AND WATER AND ORANGE BLOSSOM AND ROSE WATER AND YOU CAN HAVE THE WHOLE NUTS OR GROUND NUTS INSIDE AS FILLING AND THE PUFFED MARSHMALLOW IS A GOOD REPLACEMENT FOR DIPPING SOME ALSO MIX ORANGE BLOSSOM IN THE PUFF TO RESEMBLE THE NATEFF THAT IS THE ORIGINAL SAUCE USED IT IS THE COMBINATION OF SUGAR SYRUP AND BOIS DE PALMA WHICH ARE TWIGS SOAKED IN WATER AND REDUCED BY BOILING AND MIXED WITH SUGAR SYRUP TO ACHIEVE FOAMY MARCHMALLOW TYPE SAUCE. IF YOU NEED THE RECIPPE E-MAIL ME. I AM SURE THESE ARE MADE AND SOLD BY SHATILA OR CHATILA FOODS IN DEERBORN MICHIGAN , THEY SHIP IT FED EX. HENRY

            1. Are you stil interested in a recipe for Karabich?
              Our recipe for Karabich is my Armenian grandmother's version (she was from Aleppo, Syria). The Karabich is traditionally dipped into Natef (made from egg whites and sugar).
              Please let me know if you still require this recipe and I can advise you.

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              1. re: staranise

                Hi there, I would really appreciate if you could give me the recipe for Karabich as I have been looking for it everywhere and no luck...??