Satisfy your sweet tooth with the delectable Moroccan treats, Almond Briouat and Karakaa. If you’ve never tried them before and want to know more, this blog post is all you need. From the ingredients and the preparation process to the different ways to savor it, we’ve covered everything you need to know. And for a detailed video guide, check out https://youtu.be/jov1dugwlnw.
What is Almond Briouat?
Almond briouat is a Moroccan pastry that has been a popular delicacy for many years. It features sweet almond filling wrapped in phyllo dough and fried to obtain a crispy texture. The outcome is a tempting, crunchy treat with a chewy, nutty center. It’s soft from inside and crispy from outside, making it a unique dessert to savor.
One of the best features of almond briouat is its rich, nutty flavor owing to the generous use of almonds as its primary ingredient. You can serve them warm or cold, making them perfect for any occasion, be it a snack, Iftar or packed for a picnic. They pair perfectly with Moroccan mint tea or coffee, adding a sweet and tangy twist to your daily routine. In Morocco, they’re enjoyed during Ramadan as part of the Iftar meal when Muslims break their fasts after sunset. You can get them in bakeries nationwide throughout the year.
https://youtu.be/jov1dugwlnw : How to Make Almond Briouat
Making almond briouat may seem like a daunting task. But it is quite simple. First, prepare the filling by mixing ground almonds, sugar and cinnamon powder in a bowl. After this, cut the phyllo dough into long, narrow strips and brush them with melted butter.
Then place a spoonful of almond mixture in one corner of the phyllo strip, fold it and keep folding it back and forth until you have a neatly sealed triangle. Repeat the process until you pack all the almond mixture in phyllo pockets. Brush the ready-to-bake briouats with butter, and bake them until golden brown at 180C for 20 minutes.
What Goes into Almond Briouat?
The ingredients needed to make this heavenly Moroccan treat are:
- Almonds, either whole or ground
- Sugar, granulated or honey
- Cinnamon powder
- Phyllo dough or Warqa Pastry Sheets
If you want a twist, you can add cardamom, nutmeg or pistachios, and hazelnuts.
https://youtu.be/jov1dugwlnw: How to Eat Almond Briouat
Almond briouat can be eaten in many ways. Traditionally they are served with Moroccan tea as a sweet snack. You can also enjoy them with coffee or on their own as they make excellent quick bites. Sprinkling powdered sugar over the top of the briouats enhances their sweetness and presentation. It’s also common to drizzle honey, syrup, or chocolate over the top of the pastry. The flaky phyllo pastry and rich almond filling will leave you wanting more.
Almond briouat is a Moroccan treat you must try. The combination of almonds and cinnamon powder, wrapped with phyllo dough, makes an irresistible, crispy-on-the-outside, soft and nutty on the inside treat. You can eat it alone or pair it with tea or coffee. You can also add a sprinkle of powdered sugar, drizzle chocolate, honey, or syrup to personalize the taste. So next time you want to try something new and unique, make Almond Briouat and Karakaa. It will be a treat that you won’t forget.