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Halawet el jibn is a delectable Arabic dessert which means 'sweetness of cheese'. It is made of cheese pastry dough rolled and stuffed with clotted cream, topped with smashed pistachios or any dry nuts and doused in flavored sugar syrup.The cheesy pastry dough is made from cheese,fine semolina and cooked in a lightly sweetened sugar syrup and flavored with rose water. Traditionally Akkawi cheese is used for cheese pastry dough and eshta cream for filling. Since these are not easily available worldwide, it can be substituted by mozzarella cheese in pastry dough and masacarpone cheese for filling, as used in this recipe.I have also substitued rose water with saffron flavoring essence as I love saffron and it was available in my kitchen pantry. You should try this because once you taste these delightful, divine cheesy bites, you will know so this is what heaven tastes like. Inspiration is from blogs such as cleobuttera.com and dedemed.com .