Almond milkshakes are very popular in Morocco, particularly in Ramadan. A tiny bit of orange flower water gives this almond shake its classic taste. I like it best served icy cold.
This delicious, fresh fruit salad is actually more like a homemade fruit cocktail – once sliced or cubed, the fruit is combined with orange juice, sugar and orange flower water and left to macerate while it chills.
Orange flower water and cinnamon are used to flavor the almond paste filling in this traditional stuffed date recipe. Serve them during Ramadan or as part of a special occasion spread of sweets.
This special occasion cookie is popular throughout North Africa. This version features a date paste filling enclosed in semolina dough. The cookies are fried then dipped in honey.
Chicken Bastilla is Morocco's famous chicken pie. A light, crispy pastry shell conceals savory saffron chicken, spicy omelet stuffing, and crunchy topping of fried almonds sweetened and flavored with orange flower water.
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Almond paste scented with orange flower water and cinnamon is enclosed in a delicate pastry, molded into a crescent, and then baked until barely golden.
Herbel is a sweetened, porridge-like soup which is popular for breakfast. Wheat berries are cooked until tender in salted water and then simmered a second time with milk, butter and sugar. Orange flower water is traditionally added to taste.