Vikhroli Cucina

Give Eid a Moroccan touch with delicious walnut briouats

12 June 2018 , 0 comments / 0 likes
Who hasn’t craved for plum cake during Christmas or gorged on one (or more) modaks during Ganesh Chaturthi? Every festival has certain dishes associated with it. This Eid, impress your guests with a unique dessert that is filled with crunchy walnuts and zingy, fresh oranges. Try these sweet briouats at home and make the festive month more auspicious


California Walnuts 200g
Sugar 70g
Cinnamon 1tbsp
Organic orange zest 1
Liquid honey 20g
Water 100ml
Orange flower water 2tbsp
Filo pastry sheets 16
Melted butter 50g


Blitz the California Walnuts in a mixer. Toss it with sugar, cinnamon and orange zest and set aside.

Prepare the syrup by mixing honey and water in a pot and bring it to a boil. Let the mixture simmer for two minutes, remove from the heat and allow it to cool. Add the orange flower water once the syrup is room temperature.

Preheat your oven to 300°F/150°C (gas: level 1, convection: 130°C). Meanwhile, stack the filo pastry sheets together and brush the upper side of each sheet with molten butter. Place two tablespoons of the walnut filling along the narrow side of the pastry sheet, leaving 2-3 cm space in between. Roll up the pastry sheets and fold the ends to prevent the filling from running out. Repeat this step for each pastry roll. Place the rolls on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and brush with the remaining butter. Bake for nearly 25 minutes until they are golden brown in colour. Pour the syrup on it and serve hot.

Savour the sweetness of every briouat by sharing with friends and family!

Which sweet is likely to be found in your kitchen all-year-round? Let readers with a sweet tooth know by posting a comment below.