Moroccan Ramadan recipes : Almond sellou

Sellou or sfouf is a nutty, delicious confection of ground almonds and sesame — flavored with anise and cinnamon. It’s traditionally served during Ramadan, celebrations to mark the birth of a baby, weddings, and other special occasions

What you will need :

200 grams of flour

125 grams of roasted almonds

100 grams of sesame seed

125 grams of honey

75 grams of powdered sugar

1 ½ teaspoon of anise powder

2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder

a pinch of salt

¼ teaspoon of ground mastic gum

113 grams of butter (1 stick)

Secret Ingredient 1: 125 grams of roasted peanuts

Secret Ingredient 2: ½ teaspoon of cardamom powder


Start by frying the blanched almonds in vegetable oil, then roasting the flour and sesame seeds in a skillet on medium-low heat.

Use a food processor to mix both the roasted peanuts and almonds together

Mix the dry ingredients together (flour, sugar , spices, sesame seeds, almonds, and peanuts);

Add the melted butter and honey, mix well using both hands.

Serve and decorate with powdered sugar and roasted almonds.

Take a spoon and enjoy this amazing treat!

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