Walnut Filling

Hashu ’l-Joz

Preparation info
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Delights from the Garden of Eden

By Nawal Nasrallah

Published 2019

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Traditionally, walnuts are used for filling these cookies/biscuits, but other nuts may be substituted. Toasting the nuts before grinding them will help bring out their aroma.


  • 2 cups (8 oz/225 g) shelled walnuts (or almonds or pistachios)


  • Put all the ingredients, except rose water, in a blender or food processor and grind coarsely. The sugar will prevent nuts from getting pasty. Turn into a bowl and sprinkle the mixture with rose water. Stir with a fork to allow particles to somewhat stick together. Shape as instructed in ‘Shaping Kleicha’ opposite.