Monday, August 13, 2012

An Infidel's Indulgence

These curious crepes are a Moroccan treat known as "Beghrir".  They are enjoyed in a variety of ways, two of which I highly recommend -- either slathered in a butter & honey sauce or stuffed w/ a light cream custard and deep fried.  The butter & honey method is something you can accomplish at home, but you'll have to buy the deep fried version from a vendor on Steinway.

These seasonal sweets are only available during Ramadan, which ends on or around August 19th. For Muslims, Ramadan is a time of spiritual reflection & improvement demonstrated by fasting from dawn until sunset.  For the rest of us, it's a chance to taste a unique confection that lands somewhere between a zeppole and baklava.

These are the sweet cheese variety -- they also sell date & walnut.

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