What is a Briouat?

They are Moroccan pastries and are number 21 of our Bake Off challenges. We decided to make these with our leftover filo/phyllo pastry from our strudel bake a couple of weeks ago. We we going to make a spanakopita, but changed our minds because we had a pile of lovely veggies ready to be used up. This recipe is based on the Jamie Oliver recipe for Ratatouille-style Briouats in “Food Escapes”. 

We chopped up an onion, a zucchini, a red pepper, 2 cloves garlic, half a dozen cherry tomatoes and a small eggplant/aubergine. Add some olive oil and 1 tsp ras el hanout. We didn’t have that so we used about 1/2 tsp Harissa, some cinnamon and oregano. Bake at 160C/325F for 30-40 minutes. 

Let the vegetables cool! Lay 2 sheets of filo on top of each other. Put half the veggies along one side of the pastry leaving a gap at each end. Roll up like a cigar, folding the ends in as you go. Repeat with more pastry and the rest of the vegetables. Bake at 180C/375F for 15-20 minutes or slightly brown and crispy. Top with chopped parsley. Serve hot with yogurt ( or sour cream) and Harissa. 

We really enjoyed these spicy pastries and would make them again. We learned from our previous experience that the pastry needed a bit of moisture before using or it would crack. This time it behaved beautifully. 

Ten more recipes to go!

Happy baking!

Cheryl and Becky 

About chebandbecky

I was born in Birmingham, England and emigrated to Canada in 1988. Becky is my daughter who was injured in a car accident. We are working towards her independence.
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8 Responses to What is a Briouat?

  1. What a great idea and great colours too.

  2. These look marvelous! I will keep the recipe I love that you two bake on!

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