Muakacha (Fillo Delights)
Muakacha (moo-ah-ka-cha) is an Arabic word, meaning “wrinkled.” It is also the name of this Middle Eastern dessert. With ingredients like fillo dough, butter, and custard, how can you go wrong? What more could you possibly want? Nuts, perhaps? Not to worry, nuts make their appearance towards the end of this recipe!
I was not familiar with this recipe until my sister, Beni, told me all about it during my last visit to Chicago. She was introduced to the recipe by one of her friends, now I get to introduce it to you!
We spent many hours in her kitchen trying to make this recipe flawless. We took a hit for the team, and each gained a few pounds in the process… you’re welcome! It took about five batches until we acheived what we were looking for, but it was all worth it!
I made a pan of muakacha and decided to send some to work with Scott. I didn’t want to gain another five pounds keeping it all for myself. Scott emailed me later in the day. The title of the email was “Delights.” In the email, he shared that a co-worker wanted to know what this stuff was called, and wanted the recipe. I told him that his friend needed to subscribe to my blog to get that info. 🙂
I also shared a few pieces with my friend, Cindy, this morning. She posted a picture of them on Facebook to thank me. Guess what she called them? “Delights!” I hope you enjoy these “Fillo Delights” as much as they did!