Braj or Bradj: Algerian semolina Sweets with Dates

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 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). 

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  bradj aux dattes

  Ingredients:
 
- 1 kg of medium semolina 


- 200g  of butter


- Salt


- Water


- Orange blossom water

  

- Cinnamon


- Dates paste or elgherss 
   

   
Method:


 
- 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 ???

   

 

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Comment on this post

mimi 03/16/2011 18:12


chouffi dabri rassek il faut que tu m'envois hhahahahah j'adore l'ebradje et pour le moment g pas du tt le temps pour les préparer grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.
bessahtkoum