A traditional Halloween treat in Lebanon, the Katayefs. They can be enjoyed in many varieties. In fact, they are tiny waffles, filled with either a mixture of crushed walnuts, sugar, orange blossom and rose waters, or heavy cream (Koshta) and rose jam. In both cases however, they should be topped with the Katr (see recipe), or syrup. To prepare the Katayefs, use same recipe as for pancakes, but place a smaller quantity while cooking it. There is also an easier alternative, the ready-to-mix packs.
Put 4 tablespoons Cortas Rose Water in a glass of cold water. Stir in one tablespoon sugar and add ice cubes.
Katr or Sugar Syrup
Place 1 cup sugar, two cups water, 2 teaspoons Cortas Rose Water, two teaspoons Cortas Orange Blossom water in a medium pan. Stir over low heat until sugar dissolves. Add a dash of Cortas Lemon Juice substitute to prevent the sugar from crystallizing. Simmer for about 5 minutes. The Katr should be served cold.
Katr can be used in place of Maple Syrup over pancakes, with some crushed macadamia nuts