Coil of puff almond

Original name : Mhancha

Where Homemade
When Lunch, Snack food, Dinner
Taste Sweet
Price $ $ $ $ $
Lunch, Snack food, Dinner
$ $ $ $ $
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Starter, dessert and pastry, « Mhancha » (translation : snake-like) is a dish of the special days.
It is a spiral layered pastry with almond paste.
It is also popular in other countries of the Maghreb (Algeria and Tunisia). Because of its spiral shape and method of making it some specialists think that the origin of "Mhancha" is from the Ottomans.

This cake looks very similar in the composition to « #Briwate# » almonds. However, the shape and the cooking method are differents. The "Mhancha" is baked while « #Briwate# » are fried.
The topping of honey, classically associated with almond and pastry sheets is optional in this dish.
About this dish
In the local culture - For special occasions
Special occasion - Wedding
SpicySlightly spicy
How to eat it - By hand
Caloric valueVery High
Temperature - Room temperature
Vegetarian , Vegan
Allergy - Contains gluten (wheat)
- Contains nuts (example: Almond)
Difficulty of preparationVery difficult
How to cook - Bake
Cooked - Raw - Cooked
  • Pastry sheets
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter (Optional)
  • Almond
  • Gum Arabic
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