Warbat in Old City (Jerusalem).

Warbat (Arabic: وربات) is a Levantine sweet pastry similar to baklava

Warbat consists of layers of phyllo dough filled with a semolina based custard,[1][2] though it is sometimes also filled with pistachios, walnuts, almonds,[3] or sweet cheese.[4] The dessert is topped with a sweet syrup made from sugar, water, and a hint of lemon brought to a boil and then left to cool and thicken.[5]

When served with cream it is called warbat bi-qishteh or warbat be gishta. Warbat is often served during Ramadan.[6] In Lebanon, as well as in Homs and Hama, the dessert is known as shabiyaat.

See also


  1. ^ Faye, Yakir Levy \ (2012-07-26). "An 'iftar' feast - FoodIndex - Jerusalem Post". Jpost.com. Retrieved 2016-03-17.
  2. ^ Madison Magazine. Consumer Publications, Limited. 1999.
  3. ^ "The Sweets Story: When Syrians Come to Cairo". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2016-03-17.
  4. ^ JOYCE SMITHThe Kansas City Star (2014-11-04). "Sultan's Bakery opens on 39th Street | The Kansas City Star". Kansascity.com. Retrieved 2016-03-17.
  5. ^ Warbat
  6. ^ Christa Salamandra (10 December 2004). A New Old Damascus: Authenticity and Distinction in Urban Syria. Indiana University Press. pp. 97–. ISBN 0-253-11041-6.