Snayniyeh recipe

Snooniyeh – Snayniyeh

Another Syrian Dessert, Snooniyeh!

Food has always been an integral part of our Levantine culture and everyday life. And when it comes to desserts, the Syrian are very special to such an extent that every occasion has its own exceptional dessert. Caraway to celebrate the birth of a child, Atayef for Ramadan,  Maamoul for Eid, Muhallabieh for marriage, and Snayniyeh to celebrate the baby’s first tooth!

Each name hides a little story behind. Snayniyeh is derived from “snan”, which means teeth in Arabic, and is usually prepared to celebrate the appearance of a child’s first tooth. A sure phenomenal event for each mom!

In Syria, mothers prepare a special wheat dish at the sign of her baby’s first tooth. She invites family, friends, and neighbors to attend, who they never fail to arrive and wish the baby a healthy happy life. They sing songs – there are some special songs for this occasion, called “Tahleleh” Lullabies- and dance around the baby, since he’s the center of the party. They encourage young kids to eat this tasty pudding instead of eating candies. Little girls dress short white dresses to indicate the whiteness of the baby’s tooth. The baby wears white clothes in the hope of having a happy white luck.

The mother prepares a wonderful table set with all kind of sweets and savory food, and Snayniyeh would be the main star! It is served in bowls, or sometimes in jars so that the gifts from cousins are put inside the jar when they finish eating it. And the walls behind the table are decorated with the baby’s photos and balloons.

What a well decorated and beautiful party!

Well, at first you may think there’s nothing to rejoice about. After all, there can be a bit of pain for your child when his/her teeth start breaking through. And as a parent, you’ll have to endure bouts of inconsolable crying on your baby’s part. Despite such concerns, a first tooth can still be a cause for celebration!

The celebration of the emergence of baby’s tooth through preparing this outstanding dessert is due to the expression and desire of the parents to emphasize that the child began to grow up, and gradually he’ll be able to rely on himself. Since at this time, he can start eating solid food, and it’s said that Snayniyeh improves the appearance of the child’s teeth, as it helps the mother regain the lost strength, better sleep, reduce stress, & improve the blood circulation. Besides this pudding is so easy to prepare and available in each house, since most of the families used to grow wheat throughout the year.

There’s an old habit for grandmas in the countryside, they throw the wheat for chickens and birds, believing that the more the chickens and birds eat from it, the greater good and blessings it brings back.

It’s such an important milestone, that every mother will be looking forward to sharing with her baby when he grows older.

Ingredients:
– 200 g peeled wheat
– 2 Liter Water
– 1 Tbsp Rosewater or orange blossom water
– Sugar

For garnish:
– Desiccated coconut
– Ground Pistachio
– Raisins
– Walnuts
– Healthy nuts

Snayniyeh

 Directions:
1. Wash the peeled wheat, then cover it with 2-liter water, and let it soak for a whole day.
After 24 Hours
2. Wash the wheat after washing thoroughly using a sieve
3. Place the wheat in a large saucepan, add plenty of water.
* the water should cover to the height of one finger width (about 1/2 inch) above the surface of the wheat.
4. Cover it with the lid, and let it simmer over low heat until it becomes tender. That takes around 1-2 hours, it depends on the type of wheat.
5. Add the orange blossom water, and leave it for another more just 5 minutes.
6.  Serve the ready wheat in the bowls with a little of their broth, then garnish with sugar and nuts.

Enjoy!

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Snooniyeh – Snayniyeh

Ein anderer Syrischer Dessert, Snooniyeh!

Essen war immer ein Wesentlicher Bestandteil unserer Levantinen Kultur und des täglichen lebens. Und wenn es um Dessert geht, die Syrer sind sehr speziell, dass jede Anlass seinen eigenen außergewöhnlichen Süßspeise hat. Caraway um die Geburt eines Kind zu feiern, Atayef für Ramdan, Maamoul für Fest, Muhallabieh für die Ehe, und Snayniyeh um den ersten Zahn des Babys zu feiern!

Jeder Name verbirgt eine kleine Geschichte hinter. Snayniyeh ist abgeleitet von “snan”, und das bedeutet Zähne auf arabisch, und es ist gewöhnlicher bereitet, um das Aussehen des ersten Zahnes eines Kindes zu feiern.

In Syrien bereiten Mütter einen spezielles Weizenteller vor, auf das Zeichen des ersten Zahns ihres Babys. Sie lädt Familie, Freunden und Nachbarn ein, wem sie kommen, um dem Baby ein gesundes glückliches Leben zu wünschen. Sie singen Lieder – es gibt einige spezielle Lieder für diesen Anlass, heißt Lullabies – und um das Baby herumtanzen, da er das Zentrun des Party ist. Sie ermutigen junge Kinder, diesen leckeren Pudding statt Süßigkeiten zu essen. Kleine Mädchen ziehen sich kurze weiße Kleider an, um die Weiße des Zahnss des Babys anzuzeigen. Das Baby trägt Weiße Kleidung, in der Hoffnung auf ein glückliches weißes Glück zu haben.

Die Mutter bereitet einen wunderbaren Tisch mit allen Arten von Süßigkeiten und herzhaften Speisen vor, und Snayniyeh ist der Hauptstern! Es wird in Schüsseln oder manchmal in Gläser serviert, so dass die Geschenke von Verwandten in der Gläser gestellt werden, wenn sie es zu Ende essen. Und die Wände hinter dem Tisch werden mit den Fotos des Babys und mit Balloons dekoriert.

Was für eine gut dekorierte und schöne Party!

Nun, zuerst könnte man denken, dass es nichts gibt, über das man sich zufrieden kann. Schließlich, kann es für Ihr Kind etwas Schmerz geben, wenn seine Zähne durchbrechen. Und als Elternteil müsst Ihr Anfälle von untröstlichem Weinen auf dem Baby Teil ertragen. Trotz solcher Bedenken kann der erste Zahn immer noch ein Grund zum Feiern sein!

Die Feier der Auftauchung von Zahn des Babys durch das Vorbereiten dieses hervorragenden Desserts ist aufgrund des Aufdrucks und Wunsches der Eltern zu betonen, dass das Kind anfing zu wachsen und er sich allmählich auf sich selbst verlassen kann.

Da er zu dieser Zeit feste Nahrung zu essen anfangen kann, und es wird gesagt, dass Snayniyeh das Aussehen der Zähne des Kindes verbessert. Es hilft auch der Mutter die verlorene Kraft zu gewinnen, besser zu schlafen, Stress abzubauen, & die Durchblutung zu verbessern. Außerdem ist dieser Pudding sehr einfach zuzubereiten, und in jedem levantinen Haus erhältlich.

Es gibt eine alte Gewohnheit für Großmütter aud dem Land, sie füttern Hühner und Vögel vom Weizen, glaubend, dass je mehr die Hühner & Vögel davon essen, das größere Gut und Segnungen, die es zurückbringt.

Es ist so ein wichtiger Milenstein, dass jede Mutter sich darauf freut, mit ihrem Baby zu teilen, wenn er älter wird.

Zutaten:
– 200 g geschälter Weizen
– 2 Liter Wasser
– 1 TL Rosen oder Orangenblütenwasser
– Zucker ( nach Geschmack)

Zum Garnieren:
– Kokosraspeln
– Gemahlene Pistazien
– Rosinen
– Walnüsse
– Gesunde Nüsse

Snayniyeh

Zubereitung:
1. Die geschälten Weizen waschen, dann mit 2 Liter Wasser bedecken, und ein ganzer Tag einweichen lassen.
Nach 24 Stunden
2. Die Weizen nach dem einweichen gründlich in einem Sieb abwaschen.
3. Die Weizen in einen großen Kochtopf geben, und mit ausreichend Wasser bedecken.
* Das Wasser sollte einen Fingerbreit überdrecken.
4. Den Deckel auflegen und bei geringer Hitze köcheln lassen, bis sie weich sind. Das dauert etwa 1-2 Stunden, das hängt davon der Weizenart ab.
5. Das Orangenblütenwasser hinzufügen, und sie nur 5 Min. lassen.
6. Die Weizen in den Schüsseln mit etwas ihre Brühe servieren, und mit Zucker & Nüssen garnieren.

Genießen!

Viel Spaß beim Nachmachen!

Eure Lana ❤

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73 comments on “Snooniyeh – Snayniyeh

    • Indeed! That’s true, I totally agree, that it’s sometimes sad that the baby is growing up so fast!! enjoying every moment of the baby’s life is something every mother wants to do! But with these celebrations, no one will miss any of his growing progress! 😀

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  1. Nice post, I didn’t know this type of dessert before. Its also fascinating the celebration for child’s first teeth – I totally like that. Because small or big milestone in a child’s life is something a mother would always want to rejoice about.

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    • Indeed! It really is a lovely memory to have it’s own special party with an extraordinary dessert.
      Nothing beats knowing about the traditional food through the historical narrative.
      Thank you so much for your beautiful comment. Have a nice day. Lana 🙂

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  2. I love that Snayniyeh represents the sign of your babies first tooth and that a celebration is created to find positivity in the milestone. It looks like a delicious dessert and it was so interesting to learn more about Syrian cultural customs!

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    • Indeed! This is a very special dessert in my land. It’s delicious, vegan and super healthy for both the mother and the child. I’m glad to be able to spread info about my culture and my land that we are losing now. Thanks for reading and for your beautiful comment 🙂

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  3. What a lovely tradition! I love reading about traditions from other countries. This dessert is something that I still didn’t, but would love to try. Great post!👍🏻

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  4. I just love the Syrian culture where every part of life is a celebration. Even down to getting their first tooth. What this dish reminds me of a bit is my mom’s rice pudding. She makes it with brown rice, adds a splash of rose water, and my father tops it with pistachios. x

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    • Indeed! I love the Syrian culture and traditions the most! Yes, a lot has told me, this dessert reminds them of the rice pudding their mothers used to make for them, and I think this is what food made for, I mean- not just to feed our hunger- but also to bring us happy memories, and share these memories with our families, friends and all over the globe.

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  5. I think it’s wonderful that you keep tradition alive with this meal. It fascinates me to learn how different cultures have certain foods for certain events. If the opportunity arises, I really hope I can one day try this!

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  6. It is interesting to read how different cultures develop celebrations and food around different passages of life. Celebrations like these really bond family and friends together in a positive way.

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    • Indeed! Thant’s true, in every family the grandmother always make sure that the tradition is still alive, and she always bring family members together with these extraordinary occasions and food parties. God bless family 🙂

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    • I’m so glad to hear this, your comment really made up my day! Reading about the Syrian food & traditions will definitely take you to a new level, that you haven’t experienced before! It’s fascinating!
      Hope you have a great day, Lana 🙂

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    • It really is a very old traditional Arabic -or to be more specific- Levantine dessert. It’s so tasty and everyone loves it. Give it a try, you’ll definitely love it. & let me know how it turned out for you once you try it.
      Best wishes, Lana 🙂

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    • you are most welcome. I’m so glad to be able to spread info about my land’s culture and cuisine. This dessert is so tasty and super easy to prepare. You’ll definitely love it. Let me know how it turned out for you once you try it.
      Best wishes for you and your wife 🙂

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