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Fazuelos, fijuelas or deblas are traditional Jewish pastries. They are the Sephardic equivalent to the Ashkenazi hamantashen. They represent "Haman's ears" and are usually eaten for Purim, although some families eat them at the end of Yom Kippur.
Specifically, a fazuelo is a fried thin dough made of flour and a large number of eggs. Turkish Jews add brandy to the dough and Moroccan Jews eat them with cinnamon and syrup. They are similar to Andalusian Pestiños, but the latter are eaten with honey.
- ^ Claudia Roden, (2006), The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand and Vilna to the Present Day, Pinguin Books