Balah el Sham (Egyptian Choux Pastry)
Made with sugar, flour, lime, and vanilla and deep-fried, this crispy Egyptian dessert, called balah el sham, is a delightful finger food.
Combine 1 cup water and 1 cup sugar in a saucepan over high heat.
Bring to a boil; stir until sugar dissolves.
Reduce heat to medium; add lime juice.
Simmer until flavors combine about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Stir 1 teaspoon vanilla extract into the syrup; let cool.
Stir 2 cups water 1 cup sugar vegetable oil and salt together in a pot over medium-high heat; bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to medium.
Add flour; stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until batter forms into a ball.
Cook until batter is shiny about 1 minute.
Transfer to a bowl; allow to cool about 5 minutes.