Although we can buy Almond Briouats at a bakery, we rarely do. These popular Moroccan pastries are best made at home with quality ingredients. Almonds are blanched, peeled and fried, then ground to a paste with sugar, cinnamon, orange flower water and butter. The fragrant filling is enclosed in warqa pastry dough, fried and then soaked in honey for extra flavor and sweetness.
My photo tutorial shows How to Make Almond Briouats following my sister-in-law's recipe in the traditional manner. You'll need to set aside a morning or afternoon to complete this cooking project, but I can assure you the effort is worth it. The almond briouats will store well at room temperature for a month, or in the freezer for much longer.
Photo © Christine Benlafquih
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