146 – Sellou (Sfouf) Recipe – Ramadan Special
- 200 grams of flour
- 125 grams of roasted almonds – you can also buy raw blanched almonds and roast them or fry them your self but I prefer to buy them already roasted to save time
- 100 grams of sesame seeds
- 125 grams of honey
- 75 grams of powdered sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoon of anise powder
- 2 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- a pinch of salt
- ¼ teaspoon of ground mastic gum
- 113 grams of butter (1 stick)
- Secret Ingredient 1: 125 grams of roasted peanuts
- Secret Ingredient 2: ½ teaspoon of cardamom powder
Browning the flour:
1- preheat your oven to 350 degrees F
2- place the flour in a baking pan and spread it evenly
3- cook the flour in the oven for about 30 minutes
4- To avoid smoke in your house, and for the flour to cook evenly and not burn, you need to stir it every 5 minutes until it is done
5- You will notice that the color of the flour will start changing and the flour is done when it has a deep golden brown color
6- Sift the flour – use a spoon to break the flour lumps
7- Let the flour cool down before using it.
Preparing the other ingredients:
1- while the flour is cooking, you can actually start roasting the sesame seeds in a skillet on medium-low heat. Stir frequently so they do not burn.
2- This will take about 20-30 minutes. remove the seeds from the heat when they darken and become fragrant – you can taste them, they should have a nutty flavor.
3- Using a food processor, mix the roasted peanuts and the roasted almonds together.
4- If you prefer sellou to have a fine texture, then mix the nuts until you get a powder. I personally prefer my sellou to be crunchy, so I only half mix the nuts to keep solid parts.
Mixing the dry ingredients:
1- Now that we are ready, we are going to mix all the dry ingredients together (flour, sugar, spices, sesame seeds, almonds, and peanuts).
Note: If you want to give a gift to your friends, you can place some of the sellou mixture in an airtight canister and just tell them to add melted butter and honey to their taste!
2- You can also do this for yourself, as this powder can be preserved for 2-3 months if you place it in an airtight container and in the fridge. Then all you have to do is add honey and melted butter when you want some sellou!
1- add the melted butter and honey.
2- Mix well using both hands until all the butter and honey are incorporated into the powder mixture.
3- Now, if you want to preserve the moist sellou, just put it in an airtight container and place in the fridge for up to 1 month. Just make sure to bring it to room temperature before serving.
4- Serve the sellou in little cups, or shape a dome out of it, cover it with powdered sugar and decorate roasted almonds.
take a spoon and enjoy this amazing treat!