This is a quick and delicious dessert. I saw it years ago at a pot luck gathering with a variety of sisters from the Arab World. An Omani sister brought this dish and I loved its presentation and taste. It was delicious. We couldn’t manage to agree on a time that worked for both of us so I could see her make it, so I just eyeballed it and it worked. Remember to say the magic word “Bismillah” before you start. You will need:
1) half a packet for shredded fillo dough
2) 1 box of Philadelphia Cream Cheese
3) 1 stick of butter [melted]
4) Sugar syrup [make by boiling 1 cup of sugar in 2 cups of water until it is reduced to a cup and a quarter. When done, add a few drops of lemon, and 1 tsp of orange blossom water]
Alright, now take a few strands of the fillo dough. Place a tsp of cream cheese in the middle and roll the fill dough around it . Continue until you have these fuzzy-caterpillar-like-rolls. Arrange them on a baking tray. Melt the butter and spoon onto each roll. Bake in a preheated 400 Fahrenheit degree oven for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Pour syrup on each and enjoy warm.