bastilla

Definition

Food

  • Layers of crisp-fried warkha pastry interleaved in the savoury version with pigeon meat, chicken or fish, almonds, spices and lemon-flavoured eggs, or, in the sweet version, with a milky almond sauce to make a kind of pie. Both types are liberally dusted with icing sugar. It was introduced from Portugal by the Moors.
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