Walnut Ghriba

Walnut Ghriba Recipe

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About Walnut Ghriba Recipe:

Walnut Ghriba is a variant of the Moroccan Ghriba (Ghriyba or Ghoriba). Ghriba is a delicious round shortbread cookie that has a very crunchy texture and is made with several ingredients, which create an uncommon flavour to Moroccan cuisine. In the Moroccan language (Darija), ‘ghriba’ means ‘mysterious’, and it was introduced to Moroccan cuisine by a group of Andaloussi who had settled in Spain before migrating to Morocco many years ago. Traditionally, these cookies are served with Moroccan mint tea or Arabic coffee. The Walnut Ghriba is famous for its cracked and chewy surface. The cookie is filled with exciting flavours of Apricot jam, ground cinnamon, butter, Arabic gum and raw walnuts. It looks like a crinkle cookie but is much chewier and softer. The texture and the flavours melt in the mouth softly like bread. This dish is gluten-free and high in Omega because of the walnuts. Its nutty, sweet and cinnamony flavours provide a feast to the taste buds like nothing else.

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  • 30 mins
  • 10 Ingredients
Ingredients
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Ingredients for Walnut Ghriba Recipe

  • 15.50 ounce raw walnuts
  • As required A few pebbles of Arabic gum
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 pinch Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Apricot jam
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon butter melted
  • As required Powdered Sugar For Rolling
Nutrition
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Vitamins & Minerals
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  • Iron
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B1
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  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Phosphorus
  • Selenium
  • Zinc

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment

Directions

How to Make Walnut Ghriba Recipe

STEP 01

In a grinder, grind the walnuts until you get a fine mixture.

STEP 02

To prepare the arabic gum, use a mortar and pestle set to crush the gum with a bit of sugar until it becomes like a powder.

STEP 03

In a large bowl, place the walnut powder, the mastic gum powder, the granulated white sugar, the baking powder, a pinch of salt, ground cinnamon, the apricot jam, and the egg yolks. Mix them thoroughly using your hands until all the ingredients are well incorporated.

STEP 04

Add the melted butter to the mixture and continue mixing.

STEP 05

Rolling the cookies roll the dough into small balls the size of a walnut.

STEP 06

Once you shape the cookie ball, dip them in the egg whites, then in the powdered sugar until it’s completely coated with powdered sugar. Add the ball to a baking pan lined with parchment paper. Give a little press to the cookies balls to flatten them a bit.

STEP 07

Continue steps 2 and 3 until you finish the cookie dough. Make sure to space the cookies on the baking sheet as they are going to expand when baking.

STEP 01

Preheat your oven to 350f / (180 c) degrees.

STEP 09

Baking the cookies bake the cookies for around 12-15 minutes (depending on the oven).

STEP 10

The cookies will still be soft when you remove them from the oven, but they are not ‘runny’, the cookies will chewy as they cool down, then gently remove them from the baking pan and roll them in a fresh batch of powdered sugar until totally coated.

STEP 11

Let the cookies completely cool down before serving!

STEP 12

Note you can keep the cookies in an airtight container, in the fridge, for up to 1 month.

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