016 – Traditional Ghriba

Aug 16, 2008 | Desserts

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Ingredients :

2 cups of flour
1/2 cup of powdered sugar
1 stick of butter (8 Tbsp)
1/4 cup of oil
2 tablespoon of sesame seeds
1 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
Pinch of salt

Directions :

1- Roast the sesame seeds on low heat for 2-3 minutes stirring consistently until they become golden brown.
2- Melt the butter.
3- Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, and sesame seeds.
4- Add the butter and the oil. Work the dough for 10-15 minutes until you get a grainy texture.


Cover the dough and let it rest for 2-3 hours.

Final steps:

1- re-work the dough for couple of minutes.
7- Make small balls with the dough (if you find it difficult add some oil) and put them on your pan covered with a parchment paper.
3- Preheat your oven at 375 degrees. Bake the Ghriba for 15 minutes or until it takes a light golden color.


These cookies taste amazing with Moroccan tea.

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