Algerian Dessert – Griwech

Algerian Dessert - Griwech

Algerian Dessert – Griwech

Griwech, a delightful Algerian pastry, is deeply rooted in the culinary traditions of North Africa. Originating from Algeria, Griwech is a sweet treat that showcases the rich influences of Berber, Arab, and French culinary styles.
Known for its intricate and twisted shape, Griwech is often associated with festive occasions, family celebrations, and religious holidays. This pastry reflects the commitment to craftsmanship and the use of aromatic ingredients that define Algerian sweets.
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Algerian
Servings 4 People
Calories 300 kcal


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Sesame seeds for coating
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  • Preparing the Dough
  • Mix Dry Ingredients:
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, and granulated sugar.
  • Add Wet Ingredients:
  • Pour in melted butter, vegetable oil, orange juice, vinegar, and vanilla extract.
  • Knead the dough until smooth and elastic.
  • Rest the Dough:
  • Cover the dough and let it rest for at least 30 minutes.
  • Shaping Griwech
  • Divide the Dough:
  • Divide the dough into smaller portions.
  • Shape Strips:
  • Roll each portion into a thin strip.
  • Create the Twisted Pattern:
  • Twist and loop the strips to form the distinctive Griwech shape.
  • Cooking Steps
  • Heat Oil:
  • In a deep pan, heat vegetable oil for frying.
  • Fry Griwech:
  • Fry the shaped Griwech until golden brown on both sides.
  • Coat with Sesame Seeds:
  • While still warm, coat the Griwech with sesame seeds, ensuring they adhere.
  • Optional Syrup:
  • Dip Griwech in a simple sugar syrup for added sweetness (optional).
  • Serve at Room Temperature:
  • Allow Griwech to cool and serve at room temperature.
Keyword Algerian Cuisine, Algerian Food, Algerian Recipes, Griwech

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