Morocco’s culture is a mix of Arab, Berber, European and African influences. The country itself is a recipe for a unique experience. While many people associate Moroccan cuisine with the tagine, and they wouldn’t be wrong, there are a variety of other equally exciting dishes including sweet treats. One such treat is the Moroccan doughnut or fritter, which is deep-fried and dusted with sugar. We add a sprinkling of 24-carat edible gold dust to ours.
Recipe by: GOLD Restaurant
Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
T = tablespoon
t = teaspoon
- 50 g butter 100 ml full cream mil
- 100 ml water
- 3 t honey
- 100 g cake flour
- 4 eggs
- 1 L vegetable oil for deep-frying
- 150 g flaked almonds
- Icing sugar to dust
- Place butter, milk, water and honey in a pot on a high heat and bring to the boil.
- Turn the heat to moderate/low and stir vigorously for 5 minutes until stiff dough.
- Set aside to cool slightly.
- Transfer the dough into an electric mixer bowl and on a low setting beat in the eggs one at a time. Shape the dough into walnut size fritters and roll each fritter in the almond flakes.
- In a saucepan, heat the oil over a moderate flame and deep-fry the fritters a few at a time until a light golden brown and beginning to split.
- Remove and drain on paper towel.
- Dust with icing sugar and serve.
Tip: Sparingly wet your hands when making fritters to prevent the dough from sticking to your skin.