Libyan cuisine: Abambar (Tripolitanian Almond Cookies)

Libyan cuisine: Abambar (Tripolitanian Almond Cookies)

April 21, 2021 - 16:52
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Written By: LibyaMohammed

Abambar is a very delicious famous desserts in Libya, especially in Tripoli, it is famous for its presence at special events and occasions like weddings or graduation celebrations. It is easy to prepare at home and has several methods. We chose one for you to try it in your kitchen.


Two cups of peeled ground almonds 

A cup of powdered sugar

Two eggs  

A spoonful of almond essence 


In a bowl, mix together the ground almonds and sugar. Beat the egg whites at medium speed in a mixer, and add the almond mixture and almond essence to the eggs. Beat again at medium speed for half a minute to get a soft dough. Preheat the oven and start shape into balls. Put an almond into the center of each ball for garnish. Bake for 15 minutes, until the balls flatten down.