We already feel the spring with these beautiful sweets or semolina lozenges filled with dates. These cakes are also called Mbarja or mtakba in Algiers (but without dates).
- 1 kg of medium semolina
- 200g of butter
- Orange blossom water
- Dates paste or elgherss
- Knead the date paste with a little oil, cinnamon and a little orange flower, until the dough becomes smooth and malleable.
- In a bowl, combine semolina, salt, melted butter, and mix very well, then add the orange blossom water.
Mix everything together and divide dough into two equal parts.
Flatten a ball of dough, then cover with the dates paste (which should be approximately 1 cm thick) and cover with the second ball of dough.
- Cut diamond and decorate (Optional..)
- Heat a non stick pan.
- Cook both sides until it is golden brown.
And here's a little video: how to prepare these cakes ???