Ktefa recipe is a Moroccan dessert or vegan Moroccan dessert sometimes called “milk Bastilla.” Rounds of crispy Zarqa pastry are layered into a stack with sweetened fried almonds and a custard sauce scented with orange flower water. Ktefa may also be prepared with a milk sauce thickened with corn starch or rice flour rather than egg yolks, but I much prefer the richer custard.
Fresh seasonal fruit, particularly berries, may be added between each layer or served over the top as a garnish. The war is fried before assembly; the pastry dough can be buttered and baked instead.
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- Preparation Time: 50 minutes
- Cooking Time: 50m
- Assembly: 20m
- Total time: 2h
- Servings: 6
- Difficulty: medium
Ktefa Recipe Ingredients
- 1 cup (250g) fine semolina flour
- 3 egg yolks
- 1 cup (250g) flour
- 1 tsp (4g) baking powder
- 2 cups (480ml) milk
- 1 1/3 cups (300g) sugar
- 8 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly, divided
- 1 tbsp orange flower water or almond extract, plus more for garnish if you like it.
Ktefa Recipe Method of Ktefa recipe
Step 1: Whisk egg yolks, sugar, and orange flower water in a medium bowl until very thick and pale.
Step 2: Add milk to a small saucepan, bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, and cook, stirring constantly in the same direction, until slightly thick and frothy.
Step 3: Stir one-third of the milk mixture into the egg yolk mixture to temper them. Gradually add milk mixture to yolk mixture and whisk until smooth.
Step4: Beat in the remaining milk mixture and 2 tbsp of melted butter.
Step 5: Sift flour and baking powder into a bowl and make a well in the center of the flour. Pour the egg mixture into the center. Add enough remaining butter to make a thick, smooth mixture that holds its shape when squeezed with your hand. Fold once or twice to combine.
Step 6: Divide dough into 30 balls (about 1 1/2 cups/150g each). Roll each into about 1/4″ (5mm) thick.
Step 7: Heat oil in a large, heavy skillet to 360-375F (177-190C) until shimmering hot. Fry 1/3 of Warqa at a time until golden, then turn once and fry the other side. Do not over-fry or they will become soggy. Drain on paper towels and repeat with remaining Warqa, keeping unused dough covered and chilled in the refrigerator or freezer.
Step 8: Arrange Warqa in a circle on a large plate lined with a kitchen towel. Press a ball of dough against the sides of the plate to create a thin, flat base for the Ktefa, and place another flat plate over top.
Step 9: Cover and chill dough until ready to assemble. You may also assemble Ktefa in advance, wrap it with plastic wrap and keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
Step 10: Remove Ktefa from the refrigerator or freezer and brush off excess flour from each. Preheat the oven to 350F (176C).
Step 11: Place 1 Warqa on a cake or pizza pan and brush it with about 1 tbsp of the reserved butter, immediately followed by another Warqa. Repeat with the remaining 3 Warqa, with 1/2 tsp of reserved butter brushed onto each. Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown.
Step 12: Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes. Unmold Ktefa on the serving platter.
Nutrition Facts of Ktefa recipe
- Calories: 719mg
- Total Fat: 49.2g
- Saturated Fat: 17.5g
- Cholesterol: 62mg
- Sodium: 472mg
- Potassium: 275mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 41.3g
- Dietary Fiber: 1.1g
Best 10 Nutritional benefits of the Ktefa recipe
1- Ktefa Recipe is a Good source of protein, vitamin B12, and Manganese.
2- Ktefa Recipe is a Good source of Riboflavin, Thiamine, and Magnesium.
3- Ktefa Recipe is a Good source of Iron, Manganese, Phosphorus, and Zinc
4- Ktefa Recipe is high in antioxidants to prevent cancer and heart disease.
5- Ktefa recipe contains calcium to help maintain healthy bones.
6- Ktefa recipe contains vitamin B3 to help regulate cholesterol levels.
7- Ktefa recipe contains Iron to help prevent anemia, low red blood cells, and fatigue.
8- Ktefa Recipe is high in Fiber and improves the digestion system.
9- Ktefa Recipe is high in Vitamin B1, which helps fuel the body, maintain nervous system health, and aid brain function.
10- Ktefa recipe contains Vitamin A, which keeps eyes and skin healthy and also aids in bone growth.
This is a very tasty dessert, one of my favorite desserts, a traditional Moroccan dessert that is made all over Morocco and has now become popular in other countries like France.
Ktefa Recipe is called “milk Bastilla” and it is usually prepared with a milk sauce thickened with corn starch or rice flour rather than egg yolks. Made of layers of crispy pastry and sweetened almonds it is served cold, sometimes with fresh seasonal fruit on top.