Recipe Description

M'hanncha (The Snake) is a lovely dessert that can be served hot or cold. It is a traditional Moroccan dish.


  • 150g chopped almonds
  • 75g granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons orange flower water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 sheets phyllo|filo pastry
  • butter
  • Ground cinnamon
  • powdered sugar|icing sugar


Put the Granulated sugar|Sugar, butter, orange flower water, almonds and cinnamon in a blender until the mixture is smooth.

Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and place each lengthways down the side of one piece of phyllo|filo pastry. Roll the pastry around the mixture. The finished thing should resemble a Sausage shape.

Coil it into a kind of snail's shell then set aside and cover with a damp tea towel. Repeat this with all 8 pieces.

Heat the butter in a large pan and then fry the pastries until they are browned on both sides.

Sprinkle the pastries with cinnamon and powdered sugar|icing sugar and serve. They can be left to cool if you wish to eat them cold.
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