People of all ages enjoy eating this sweets, as it is still one of the most prominent Damascene heritage food which maintained its popularity.
In old Damascus’s neighborhoods, there is the house of Khalil Abd al-Rahim, a 36 -years-old, who is a professional sweets maker of al-Naem bread offering it in a modern, attractive way while maintaining its inherited components.
Al-Naem bread is one of famous popular Ramadan desserts dating back to nearly 200 years, in which people of Damascus are keen to have it on Ramadan Iftar tables, ” Abd al-Rahim said.
Al- Naem is a mixture of flour and water and oil . This sweets is placed in the boiling oil to become crispy loaves to be decorated with date and grapes molasses, and tahini.
The price of small soft loaf of al-Naem costs SYP1,300 while the big loaf costs SYP 2,500.
Haybah Sleman/Shaza Qriema