One of the most well-known traditional Tunisian recipes are the briks. There are many varieties of the briks depending on the pastry or the stuffing. I suggest “Brik Danouni”; beef-stuffed turnovers, oven-baked or fried, are usually presented as starters or appetizers.


Brik Danouni

The Dough
The Stuffing
Brik Danouni
  • Mix well the semolina, the flour and salt with the melted butter.
  • Add warm water progressively and knead for 5 minutes.
  • When the dough becomes smooth, cover and leave to rest for 30 minutes.
  • In the meanwhile, cook the ground beef with the chopped onions with a table spoon of vegetable oil then add the rest of the stuffing ingredients and keep aside.
  • Roll out the dough and form circles.
  • Garnish the circles with the stuffing and fold the edges.
  • Place the briks on a parchment paper and brush with vegetable oil.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 190°C for 30 minutes.
  • Fried Brik Danouni in this link

Brik Danouni