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Type Dessert
Place of origin Azerbaijan
Cookbook: Shekerbura  Media: Shekerbura

Shekerbura (Azerbaijani: şəkərbura), is an Azerbaijani dessert.[1][2] It is a sweet pastry, filled with ground almonds, hazelnuts, or walnuts, and sugar. The dough is made of wheat flour, butter, milk, egg yolks, cream and yeast. The filling also often includes cardamom.

The ancient name for this crescent-shaped pastry is sheker burek, a Turkic word meaning ‘sweet patty’. In Azerbaijan, it usually involves teamwork of relatives, friends and neighbors who congregate at someone’s home to make this Nowruz delight. The pattern on the dough is produced using traditional tweezers called maggash.

Shekerbura, shor gogal, and pakhlava are all eaten in Baku at the Novruz spring holiday.[3]

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