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Matcha babouche

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Moroccan
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 239kcal
Author: Amira
A Moroccan/Japanese inspired dessert.
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  • 1 c toasted sesame seeds.
  • 2 c all purpose flour.
  • 200-250 ml milk - this is from 4/5 to a whole cup.
  • a pinch of salt.
  • 3 Tbs butter- melted.
  • 2 Tbs green tea powder . matcha
  • Honey/ simple syrup for drizzling.
  • Oil for frying.
  • Nuts for filling- traditionally almonds but I've used pistachios.


  • Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl.
  • Add the milk and melted butter and mix until you get a nice soft dough, if you think your dough is hard add milk by a Tbs until it gets to the right consistency.
  • Roll the dough to a 2-3mm - about 1/8-1/10 in-, use a cookie cutter or a cup to cut uniform circles.
  • Pinch the circle from the edges to form a cone like shape.
  • Stuff a pistachio - or an almond- in the middle.
  • On medium-high, heat the oil and deep fry the babouches until golden brown.
  • Take the babouche out of the oil and drizzle with honey or thick simple syrup.
  • Enjoy..


The original recipe of a babouche does not include green tea powder.
In the original recipe you mix the dry ingredients with milk and orange blossom water. I've opted the orange blossom out as I did not wish to interrupt the matcha flavor.
I've tried baking the babouches in the oven but it did not turn out crispy as it should be.


Calories: 239kcal

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