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Category Archives: Moroccan Dessert Recipes

Ghriba Recipe. Moroccan Shortbread Cookies. Vegan. All Variations including Gluten-Free

24th of February, 2015

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Ghriba is the delightful Moroccan Cookie we grew up. Ghriba is beyond simple to prepare, in fact I’ve always had a no-fail mnemonic formula for the ridiculously simple ingredients: 4-1-1. Respectively: 4=flour, 1 = vegetable oil (melted butter if you are on a total splurge or don’t mind making your...
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Filed under: Almond Recipes, Cookie Recipes, Dairy-Free Cookie Recipes, Dairy-Free Recipes, Gluten Free Recipes, Gluten-free Cookie Recipes, Gluten-Free Dessert Recipes, Healthy Cookie Recipes, Moroccan Dessert Recipes, Moroccan Pastries Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Pastries Recipes, Sephardi Recipes

My Latest Moroccan Feast: Menu and All Recipes

18th of June, 2014

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As you know I cook up a storm, along every imaginable (of course always healthy) guideline, playing on every imaginable theme. But making an All Moroccan Feast makes me especially happy, not only because it is my personal favorite, but it makes my guests positively swoon with anticipation and delight....
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Moroccan Almond Fillo Pastries Recipe

17th of June, 2014

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There is no Moroccan Dessert display without these fabulous fillo pastries, first cousins of  Baklava. Although I am showcasing the glorious almond in the filling of these Fillo Pastries, You certainly could use the walnut or pistachio filling listed in my Baklava recipe link. I have streamlined this great Moroccan favorite...
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Filed under: Almond Flour Recipes, Almond Paste Recipes, Fillo Recipes, Honey Recipes, Moroccan Dessert Recipes, Moroccan Recipes, Recipes, Sephardi Recipes, Sesame Recipes

Moroccan Almond Cookies Recipe. Ghriba. Vegan.

10th of April, 2012

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These Moroccan Almond Cookies are a  great Moroccan/Sephardi favorite, called ghriba. Traditionally we make them round and top them with a little cinnamon. I am including the Traditional Basic Ghriba recipe here as well, so this Moroccan Almond Cookies variation, although it takes some poetic license, is a welcome change of pace,...
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Moroccan Spicy Nut Truffles Recipe

24th of February, 2012

Moroccan Spicy Nut Truffles

My Moroccan Nut Truffles are for almond and walnut nut lovers only: the famous Pfeffernusse, Sephardi style.  Moroccan to be exact. Their trademark scent is cloves, lots of it. My nut truffles are perfect for Passover too, and gluten-free without even trying. You will love the way the baked nut...
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Moroccan Sweet Vermicelli Recipe. Gluten-Free Friendly

30th of March, 2011

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Moroccan Sweet Vermicelli is comfort food at its best and easiest. And healthiest: In Morocco we grew up on this kind of dessert my mother, an ingenious cook if I ever met one, used to whip  up at the drop of a hat, for children big and small. Do look...
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Date Power Bars Recipe

15th of September, 2010

You will love these date power bars before and after the fast, as they are a real nutritional powerhouse!

Have you ever taken the time to read the ingredient list in some commercial brands of power bars? I am sorry to say they are not the healthy snacks they are cracked up to be. By contrast, just look at this lineup of  ingredients: Why even bother shopping for snacks, if...
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Almond Semolina Cake Recipe. With Gluten-Free Variation

11th of August, 2010

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Almond Semolina Cake is a delightful Sephardi/Moroccan dessert classic made from semolina and almonds, and soaked in a lemon syrup. This improbable ingredient combination results in an incredibly moist and fragrant cake. Olive oil in Cake? It works beautifully in this dessert! For this semolina cake it is important to use...
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Biscotti Recipe. All Variations. Gluten-Free Friendly

3rd of June, 2010

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If there was only one cookie recipe left for me to make, biscotti would be it, hands down, and not only because it is so simple and delicious but because it is so versatile. From the basic dough, you can go in so many exciting directions. You might even consider...
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