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The main dish served at the Meimuna, the festifal that signify the end of Passover is the Mufletta, a light variation of the French crepe and served with sweets like honey, jams and butter. INGREDIENTS: 4 cups flour 1 1/2 cups warm water Pinch of salt Vegetable oil, as needed PREPARATION: Place flour and salt in bowl. Mix, adding a little extra water if dough seems too dry until a light and elastic dough is formed. The dough should be a texture a little bit softer than dough for bread. Divide dough into small balls, cover with dish towel, and let stand 1/2 an hour on a flat and oiled surface. Now roll dough into thin circles. Spread small amount of oil in frying pan and fry mufletta on both sides over a medium heat like you'd do with a crepe. Do the same with therest of the muflettas. Serve warm with butter and honey.
Ma'amoul is a Moroccan cookie like, nut filled pastry. It can be filled with a variety of nuts, but is best made with walnuts, pistachios, or almonds. This recipe is not only easy, but delicious! It is served all year long but especially at the Maimuna celebrations. The final preparation request rolling them in powdered sugar that makes them look great but needs licking your fingers after… This recipe is not only easy, but delicious! INGREDIENTS: Pastry; 1/8 pound margarine softened 3 cups semolina 3 cups flour 1 cup tap water 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon rose water extract 2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar 1/4 cup chopped nuts. Taste will be varied according to the nut type you choose: pistachios, walnuts, or almonds Powdered sugar for dusting When using unsalted butter add just a tiny bit salt to the mixture. Filling: 2-1/2 pounds dates, ground 1 cup ground nuts Taste will be varied according to the nut type you choose: pistachios, walnuts, or almonds 1/8 pound margarine PREPARATION: Preheat oven to 350F degrees. In a medium bowl beat the margarine with the sugar and slowly add in flour and semolina mixture Stir in water, allspice, and rose water. Roll dough into 12 pieces. Mix all ingredients of the filling. Flatten each slice of dough and place a spoonful of filling than close the cookie kike a bundle. Bake at 350F on ungreased cookie sheet for 25 to 30 minutes. They shouldn't be too golden. Sprinkle with lots of powdered sugar while still warm.
Marzipan, being made of sugar and almonds can be prepared during Passover. Some of the marzipan past can be colored to create variations. The marzipan is than formed to small delicious sweets like marzipan fruits and vegetables, walnut or hazelnut cookies and many more. Just remember you eat with your eyes before actually eating. INGREDIENTS: You may either buy ready made marzipan or start from scratch at home. In this case you'll need: 1/4 pound ground blanched almonds 1/4 pound powdered sugar 1 egg white 1/4 tsp. salt PREPARATION: Preparing the marzipan at home is easy: Sift the icing sugar in a bowl with the ground almonds. Add the remaining ingredients and mix to make a stiff paste. Knead until smooth. Marzipan can be softened by adding small amounts of syrup to it, if too soft add additional powdered sugar to it.
Everyone will enjoy the delicate blend of flavors of stuffed dates. Dates are as sweet as candy. The marzipan and almonds will add interest to it. INGREDIENTS: You'll need Pitted whole dates Marzipan Walnuts or other nuts cut in halves Food coloring PREPARATION: Cut a lengthwise slit down the center of each date but not through Sprinkle food coloring over marzipan, if desired; gently knead 4 to 5 times or until color is incorporated into marzipan. Divide marzipan mixture evenly among dates; stuff into slits. Add half a walnut, a bleached almond, or a whole hazelnut on top for decoration.