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Tasty Delicious Samsa By 196 Flavors

Tasty Delicious Samsa By 196 Flavors

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Samsa is a very popular Tunisian pastry, just as popular as other famous North African pastries like debla, makroud, yoyo, griwech, zlabia, or harisset el louz.

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Tasty Delicious Samsa By 196 Flavors
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time2 hrs 30 minsCook Time45 minsTotal Time3 hrs 15 mins

Samsas are almond-based North African pastries that are very popular during the festivities of Ramadan. Their particularity is their crispy exterior and the honey syrup with a wonderful taste of orange blossom water. The recipe presented here is the Tunisian version, the almond samsa with brick sheet dough.

 3 cups almonds , blanched
 1 cup icing sugar
 2 tbsp sugar
 4 tbsp orange blossom water(or geranium water, according to taste)
 1 pinch ground clove
 4 tbsp butter .melted
 20 sheets brick dough
 Vegetable oil (for frying)
For the syrup
 5 ½ cups sugar
 Juice of a lemon
 2 tbsp orange blossom water(or geranium water, same as the filling)
For the decor
 ½ cup white sesame seeds toasted(or finely crushed toasted pistachios)
Equipment

Samsas are often prepared for Eid el-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, which is celebrated on the first day of the month of Chawwal.

Ingredients

 3 cups almonds , blanched
 1 cup icing sugar
 2 tbsp sugar
 4 tbsp orange blossom water(or geranium water, according to taste)
 1 pinch ground clove
 4 tbsp butter .melted
 20 sheets brick dough
 Vegetable oil (for frying)
For the syrup
 5 ½ cups sugar
 Juice of a lemon
 2 tbsp orange blossom water(or geranium water, same as the filling)
For the decor
 ½ cup white sesame seeds toasted(or finely crushed toasted pistachios)
Equipment
Tasty Delicious Samsa By 196 Flavors

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