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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Moroccan Orange Flower Water Ghoriba Cookies

Moroccan Orange Flower Water Ghoriba Cookies
Moroccan Cookies Recipe

A common snack with mint tea is Moroccan orange flower water ghoriba or cookie.




Orange blossoms

Ilma Zhar or orange flower water is a clear strong, distillation of fresh bitter-orange blossoms. In Morocco, orange blossom water is called Ilma Zhar, a phrase in Arabic meaning flower water. A common snack with mint tea is Moroccan orange flower water ghoriba or cookie.


Moroccan Orange Flower Water Ghoriba Cookies


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Moroccan Orange Flower Water Ghoriba Cookies Baked goods for sale in Morocco
Ghoriba are baked in Morocco and the ingredients vary depending on the type of cookie you are making. This Moroccan version uses ground almond flour and orange flower water.

Moroccan Orange Flower Water Ghoriba Cookies

Serves 10
African food

Ingredients
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
Moroccan Cookies
Moroccan Cookies
1 cup almond flour
1 large egg
2 tablespoons of butter
¼ cup of water or enough for light kneading
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons honey
1 teaspoon orange flower water

Directions
Sift all the dry ingredients together, rub in butter with the tips of the fingers. Add the required amount of water then the egg. Add the remaining ingredients. Turn out on slightly floured board, roll or pat out the desired thickness, place close together in pan and bake 375 degrees 10-12 minutes.

Ilma Zhar or orange flower water is a clear strong, distillation of fresh bitter-orange blossoms. In Morocco, orange blossom water is called Ilma Zhar, a phrase in Arabic meaning flower water.
Did you know?
Ilma Zhar or orange flower water is a clear strong, distillation of fresh bitter-orange blossoms. In Morocco, orange blossom water is called Ilma Zhar, a phrase in Arabic meaning flower water.

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