Gaymer Wa Dibis (Iraq)

Gaymer Wa Dibis (Iraq)

(6 servings)    Printable Version
  • 1 white baguette bread with sesame seeds
  • 1 pot of clotted cream (like our small butter tubs)
  • 1 bottle of date syrup
Warm up the oven to 250 degrees. Heat the baguette for a few minutes but don't let it get crispy.

Create a serving try with the syrup in a serving bowl and clotted cream in a separate bowl.

Rip the warm bread into a couple of pieces and place on tray. Serve immediately.

To eat, tear off bite-sized pieces from the baguette and dip into the cream and then into the date syrup.


Find date syrup at most specialty food stores or see this recipe.

About This Recipe:

In Iraq, gaymer is very creamy white cream made from buffalo milk. It is very hard to find outside of that region. Clotted cream makes a fine replacement. Popular in England, clotted cream has thick clotted texture achieved by by heating the cream of high-fat breed cows to about 190 degrees F and allowing it to cool slowly.

A traditional Iraqi breakfast (or anytime) meal consisting of quality bread, cream and date syrup.

Mr Breakfast would like to thank AnaLola for this recipe.

Comments About This Recipe
What do you think of Gaymer Wa Dibis (Iraq)?
From Abu Liam

I had this in Iraq with naan (flatbread), date syrup, tahini and cheddar cheese. Excellent breakfast.

Comment submitted: 1/16/2014 (#17257)

Official Member: Team BreakfastFrom won_sib (Team Breakfast Member)

You can make your own clotted cream by whipping heavy cream (until you get stiff peaks) and then beating in 1/3 cup sour cream and 1 Tablespoon of confectioners' sugar.

Comment submitted: 9/12/2013 (#16464)

From Ola

The nearest product is sold in Turkish shops in London. The brand is called Kaymak and on it is written "Ishta".

Comment submitted: 3/16/2011 (#12305)

From wikki

In Iraq I had it with a flat bread rather than using a baguette, and with honey rather than date syrup. It's lovely. This recipe is a worthy substitute using Western ingredients.

Comment submitted: 9/11/2008 (#6434)

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