Gazelle ankle

Original name : Kaab ghzal

Where Street food, Homemade
When Snack food
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"Kaab Ghzal" means gazelle's ankle. The name of this pastry refers to its form (In France, this pastry is called gazelle horns).
An almond paste, flavored with orange flower water, is coated with a thin dough, thin til transparency.
To accompany the tea, or served to guests at weddings, "Kaab Ghzal" is a classic of Moroccan cuisine.

Although simple, this dish hides its complexity under basic presentation tunes. While fine paste and delicate cooking (necessary to keep the softness of the almond paste) are operations that requires a lot of techniques.

Like the other Moroccan pastries, "Kaab Ghzal" can be conserved long time, away from heat and moisture.
About this dish
In the local culture - For special occasions
Special occasion - Wedding
- Party for the newborn
- Feast of the end of Ramadan (Eid al Fitr)
How to eat it - By hand
Caloric valueHigh
Temperature - Room temperature
Allergy - Contains gluten (wheat)
- Contains nuts (example: Almond)
Difficulty of preparationVery difficult
How to cook - Bake
Cooked - Raw - Cooked
  • Salt
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter
  • Almond
  • Gum Arabic (Optional)
  • Orange blossom Water
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