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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Briwat with Walnut Filling

The dough: 
1 roll of Fillo dough (or pastilla dough if you can find it) 

Ingredients for the filling: 
2 cups of walnuts 
2 Tbsp of sugar 
1 Tbsp of cinnamon 
2 1/2 Tbsp of butter 
1 Tbsp of orange blossom 

Ingredients to roll the Briwat: 
Melted buttter 
Egg yolk 

Ingredients to decorate the Briwat: 
Honey 
Sesame seeds 

Steps to make the walnut filling: 
1- Drizzle oil on a cooking pan and roast the walnuts for 2 minutes to enhance their flavor. 
2- Grind very finely the walnuts. You might have to do this process 2-3 times until you get a very smooth consistency. 
3- Continue grinding the walnut with the sugar and cinnamon. 
4- Add the melted butter and blossom water to the walnuts paste. 

Steps to roll the Briwat: 
1- Because Fillo dough is a very delicate dough, take 2 leafs of Fillo dough (one on top of the other). 
2- Generously brush the top Fillo leaf with melted butter. 
3- Cut the Fillo in 4 long strips. 
4- Put the filling in the left tip of the stip then cover the filling with the right tip to make a triangle. (see Briwat video) 
5- Keep moving the Fillo dough strip left and right to make a triangle. 
6- Brush the last tip of the Fillo with egg yolk and close the Briwat. 
Note: Don't worry if the Briwat are not perfect, once they are fried, all the imperfections will disappear :-) 

Steps to cook the Briwat: 
1- In hot oil, fry the Briwat for few minutes until golden brown. 
2- Drain the Briwat from the oil, and dip them in warm honey. 
3- Drain the Briwat from the honey and sprinkle them with sesame seeds. 
4- Serve cold

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