Qatayef: Ramadan Pancakes
Damascus Bakery is now selling qatayef for Ramadan. The pancakes are somewhat similar to blintzes... if they had also been fried and soaked in a syrup perfumed with orange blossoms. I managed to stop by right as the pancakes came out of the fryer and picked up a cheese-filled one. The crunchy edges, the pillowy centers and the still warm and creamy cheese made for the perfect bite. Have yet to try the walnut filled qatayef.
This is a seasonal specialty and only available until Eid.