013 – Briwat
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- 1 roll of Fillo dough (or pastilla dough if you can find it)
- 2 cups of walnuts
- 2 Tbsp of sugar
- 1 Tbsp of cinnamon
- 2 1/2 Tbsp of butter
- 1 Tbsp of orange blossom
- Melted buttter
- Egg yolk
- Sesame seeds
- Steps to make the walnut filling:
1- Drizzle oil on a cooking pan and roast the walnuts for 2 minutes to enhance their flavor.
2- Grind very finely the walnuts. You might have to do this process 2-3 times until you get a very smooth consistency.
3- Continue grinding the walnut with the sugar and cinnamon.
4- Add the melted butter and blossom water to the walnuts paste.
- Steps to roll the Briwat:
1- Because Fillo dough is a very delicate dough, take 2 leafs of Fillo dough (one on top of the other).
2- Generously brush the top Fillo leaf with melted butter.
3- Cut the Fillo in 4 long strips.
4- Put the filling in the left tip of the stip then cover the filling with the right tip to make a triangle. (see Briwat video)
5- Keep moving the Fillo dough strip left and right to make a triangle.
6- Brush the last tip of the Fillo with egg yolk and close the Briwat.
Note: Don’t worry if the Briwat are not perfect, once they are fried, all the imperfections will disappear 🙂
- Steps to cook the Briwat:
1- In hot oil, fry the Briwat for few minutes until golden brown.
2- Drain the Briwat from the oil, and dip them in warm honey.
3- Drain the Briwat from the honey and sprinkle them with sesame seeds.
4- Serve cold with Moroccan tea!