Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hazelnut Maamoul – Ma’amoul fourré aux noisettes (Ramadan special)

   Wishing all  my Muslim friends & readers a Happy Eid-Al-Fitr  . 

Hazelnut Maamoul – Maamoul fourré aux noisettes
Adapted from Recettes By Hanane

Ingredients :
300g flour
100g ground almond
100g powdered sugar
180g softened butter
2 egg yolks
3 to 4 Tbsp milk

For the filling :
150g ground hazelnut
50g icing sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp orange blossom water


1)      Preheat oven to 180°C . Combine, flour, almond, sugar  & yolks in a large bowl .  Cut the butter in with your fingers till crumbly .  Gradually add in 3 Tbsp of milk till forms a soft dough .  Place in the refrigerator . 

2)      For the filling : Combine ground hazelnut, icing sugar & cinnamon . Gradually add in orange blossom water till form a soft paste . Roll into 18g balls each . 

3)      On a lightly floured working top roll the dough into 30g ball each .  Press the ball into disk & add the filling in the center & seal the dough by gathering the edges .  Stamp or using a zester to shape them . Place them on greased pan & bake for 20 min . 


  1. Hi Kit,

    You are so clever to use zester to make these beautiful designs of these melt-in-mouth hazelnut-almond pastries... They look very delightful!

    Btw, I need to ask if you are interested in hosting LTU. I didn't see your email at all and didn't see your comment on your blog regarding this... Really hope to hear from you regarding this. Cheers!


  2. Hi Kit
    What a beautiful and special cookies; something that I have never come across before. And every piece needs a little effort of stamping some pattern to beautify it. Just lovely and I guess it is time for me to bookmark it too!

  3. I am loving these little different tea time treats.

  4. Hi Kit, are you doing a special ramadan posting there days? I've neither heard & tried these cookies/shortbread before! So you were using the lemon zester to make the pattern, very clever!

  5. Kit, these cookies sure look yummy! And hey, I like the patterns you created using you zester. Very creative :)

  6. These cookies will be good for CNY. I love the pattern on the cookie, so cute!

  7. i think you did a very nice work on the patterns by using your zester! so it works..yay!! LOL!

  8. These look amazing. They are beautiful and sound so yummy!!

  9. Hi Kit, can I come over for Eid-Al-Fitr celebration? You have some really interesting and delicious looking cookies which are new to me :)

  10. Hi Kit, wow... that's a very lovely and cute cookies. Love the design, look very nice. Very interesting recipes and look addictive too. I like your pastry mat, the design look very nice.

    Hugs to you and best regards.

  11. Sounds like every kind of Middle Eastern cookies uses orange blossom water. These look so pretty, and you're so creative to use your lemon zester to make the pattern.

  12. I love anything that has nuts. Wish I can taste these. Send a full jar over Kit!

  13. These hazelnut maamoul look fantastic ! The pattern is so pretty , using the zester really works :D And what a pretty zester as well lol

  14. this looks really good, Kit :)

  15. These are so cute! And I just bought hazelnuts, I should make this!!

  16. Beautiful cookies and made to such perfection. Well done!

  17. You are such a talented baker, Kit. Your cookies look delicate and inviting. Your rendition is lovely, too.

    Thank you so much for sharing, Kit. I'm going to save this recipe. You have inspired me to give them a try:)

  18. Hi Kit,
    This is something new to me, never heard of this cookies! And glad that I know of it now! The filling sounds good and melt in the mouth cookies is already a winner to me!
    You are so clever to use the zester to make a beautiful pattern on your cookies! :)

  19. These are so pretty, I love the colours.

  20. Hello Kit, these look so amazing and sound so delicious. I will have to get my children to make them, they are much better at baking than I am !

  21. Kit, these little cookies look delightful! I love the filling. Sounds and looks delicious.

  22. I also love the design on these cookies, so pretty! Definitely love to make this for CNY. :)