Shekerbura - Sweet nut pies

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Shekerbura (şəkərbura) are a popular Azerbaijani sweet pastry, filled with ground almonds, hazelnuts or walnuts.
Shekerbura, shor gogal and bakhlava are all eaten in Baku at the Novruz spring holiday. According to one tradition, the slightly crescent shaped shekerbura represent the moon while the round, yellow gogal is the sun. As with gogal and bakhlava, the process of making shekerbura is time consuming and, traditionally, the women of the family get together before Novruz to make shekerbura. Although shekerbura are traditionally a delicacy for holidays and special occasions, nowadays they are enjoyed all year round as well.

Preparation time: 60-90 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Serves: 6-8



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