013 – Briwat

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Honey
  • Sesame seeds

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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 🙂
  3. 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!