Sephardic Recipes With A Modern Twist

Sephardic Spice Girls

Sarinas Greibe

Sarinas Greibe

Sarinas Greibe

1lb sweet butter, clarified
Equal volume of vegetable oil
(Measure the butter in a cup after you clarify it and then match the amount)
5 to 6 cups flour
1 ½ cup sugar (baker’s is best)
1 ½ cup powdered sugar
A couple of drops of rose water (optional)

  • Melt the butter in a pot over the stove or in the microwave.
  • Skim off all of the white grainy part of the butter to leave it completely clarified.
  • Add the same amount of oil to a big bowl and combine.
  • Slowly add both sugars, mixing to incorporate them completely. (Make sure that there are no lumps of sugar or butter in the batter.)
  • Add flour a little at a time until you can form a soft ball (about 5 or 6 cups)
  • Add a couple of drops of rose water (optional)
  • Form balls the size of a walnut and place on a tray then press the center of the cookie with a clean, unused pencil eraser to make a hole.
  • Bake at 350 degrees until slightly gold on the bottom edges.

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