November 26, 2012 Tunis Tunisia Africa

Bambaloni at Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia

Bambaloni (Tunisian Beignet), or if you want you can refer to it as the Tunisian donut, is a crusty circle that a soft and tender from the inside. It is sweet yet a bit salty. The combination is balanced in taste. But the main problem, I thought, is that each is filled with frying oil which reduces the original sweet taste the Bambalonis have.

Passing by Sidi Bou Said and not tasting the Bambaloni?! Impossible! It is cheap and easy to eat especially that it's prepared freshly in a minute live in front of you by experts. Or should I say by artisans who have flexible hands in rolling as they have been doing so for the past couple of decades.

Bambaloni are fried sweet donut-like cake served with sugar. The main ingredients are flour, brown sugar, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda, milk and butter. It is baked in an oven for ten minutes until it changes its color into golden brown. Bambaloni is very easy to prepare and it doesn’t require more than twenty minutes. The icing is prepared in a bowl from sugar, vanilla and milk. The consistency is used for brushing the Bambaloni. It is served as dessert and also eaten with milk or tea.


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