Sfinge Recipe: Delicious Moroccan Fluffy Donuts

Fatima O.

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Looking for a delicious new donut recipe to try? Why not give Sfinge a go?

Sfinge (or Sfenj) is the Moroccan version of donuts. It’s a popular street food made by and sold by street vendors. For some reason, Sfinge is a men’s specialty in Morocco. Women don’t usually deal with the Sfinge-making business.

When you go shopping for these delicious crispy donuts, the vendor will usually pack them using a palm tree string

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Street vendor preparing Sfinge

They are light, fluffy, and unlike the classic donuts we know, Sfinge is very oily. Sfinge is generally served plain with a cup of Moroccan mint tea for breakfast or as an evening snack.

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The traditional Moroccan Sfinge is rarely dusted with powdered sugar or cinnamon, like many recipes, but you can definitely do so if you want to.

If you’re feeling adventurous and would like to try making Sfinge at home, check out the recipe below.

Sfinge can be perfect for a weekend baking project!


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About Fatima O.

Fatima, born and raised along the foothills of the Atlas mountains, in the heartland of the indigenous Amazigh peoples. She loves Moroccan tea and travel. Now, she travels and writes about the beauty of her homeland.

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