Moroccan Guava Almond Phyllo Cake aka Snake cake/ M'hanncha
Moroccan Guava Almond Phyllo Cake aka Snake cake/ M'hanncha
  • prep: 30 min
  • cook: 1 hr
  • total: 1 hr 30 min
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  • Summary

    Traditional Moroccan dessert, Moroccan Guava Almond Phyllo Cake M'hanncha/snake cake is made with filo pastry and almond filling, scented with orange blossom water and cardamom. Here we've used guava paste and cream cheese for that nontraditional modern touch. M'hanncha means coiled snake, name given because of the shape. It is easy to make and the taste is simply divine!

    Ingredients

    • 200g almonds
    • ⅓ cup sugar
    • 1½ Tbsp orange blossom water
    • 3 tbsp guava paste, more if you like the flavor
    • ½ Tsp cardamom
    • 1 Tsp orange zest
    • 1 egg
    • 4 tbsp cream cheese
    • 10-15 filo sheets
    • 3 tbsp cup unsalted butter (melted) to brush over filo sheets
    • 4 tbsp honey
    • pinch saffron
    • 1 tbsp orange blossom water
    • ⅓ cup water

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 12
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 627 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 57 g 88.39%
    • Saturated Fat: 31 g 155.54%
    • Trans Fat: 2 g %
    • Cholesterol: 127 mg 42.32%
    • Sodium: 496 mg 20.66%
    • Calcium: 67 mg 6.65%
    • Potassium: 161 mg 4.6%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 7.72%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 26 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 10.27%
    • Sugar: 10 g
    • Protein: 6 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 4 g
    • Vitamin A 29.48%
    • Vitamin C 0.41%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat11
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs1
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total1 oz-eq

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