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Briouats (Pastry)


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Ingredients

1 lb Blanched almonds
1 tsp Ground cinnamon
1 cup Sugar
2 tbl Orange blossom water*
2 tbl Melted butter
1 lb Fillo sheets, each 12x17 inches
1 cup Vegetable oil
1 cup Honey, warmed
2 tbl Sesame seeds, toasted


Prepare the Almond Filling:


In a food processor, chop the almonds to a coarse consistency, then add the cinnamon, sugar, orange blossom water (can be found in Middle Eastern stores), and melted butter and process to combine the filling.


To Shape the Triangles:


Take several fillo sheets and divide them in half lengthwise and crosswise so that you have sheets that are 6 inches wide by 8- 1/2 inches long.


Fold them lengthwise so that you have fillo strips 3 inches wide. This is the size that will be filled and folded into triangles.


Take 1 heaping teaspoon of the filling and put it on the lower left hand side of the fillo. Fold it over to the right to make a triangle. Then fold it over to the left and to the right again until you have folded the entire sheet into a triangle.


Seal the packages with beaten egg or a light mixture of flour and water.


Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over moderate/low heat and brown the pastries for about 2 minutes.


Plunge them into the honey and leave them for 10 minutes, turning them over once. Remove and sprinkle with sesame seeds.


Set aside to cool and dry.


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