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Bur Kiliyoow

This perfect afternoon snack was adapted from Barlin Ali's wonderful book Somali Cuisine.




1 c. warm water
3 Tbsps. flour
1 1/2 Tbsps. yeast (I used fast acting yeast and it was ok.)

2 c. flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 c. oil or melted butter
3 Tbsps. warm water
salt to taste
oil for frying

1. In a bowl, mix the warm water with the yeast and 3 Tbsp. flour; cover and set aside in a warm area.
2. Combine all the ingredients including the yeast mixture and knead to form a smooth
dough; cover and let rise until doubled in size.
3. Cut into balls of about 3 inches in diameter.
4. Roll out until eat ball is about 1/4 inch thick.
5. Cut into 3 equal pieces.
6. Fry until golden.

12 comments:

  1. asalaam alaikum sister, after mixing the ingrediants before kneading what should the dough consistency be like? because after i combined the ingrediants it was really stinky and wet. I had to add alot of flour to the board in order to knead it into forming a dough.Please can you give tips and more details in making this because Ive made a few recipes of burr from various sites like somali recipes blog and somali food blog etc but still the bread doesnt seem to come out as ive eaten it at my inlaws,at my inlaws its so bouncy ,soft and delicious.also can i have some tips in cooking it,should the oil be very hot? if so the bread goes dark very fast and im worried it wont be cooked inside. I want a nice golden colour not too dark but also im affraid if i put the oil not hot enough the bread will taste like oil.how can i make my burr really soft.

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  2. asalaam alaikum sister, after mixing the ingrediants before kneading what should the dough consistency be like? because after i combined the ingrediants it was really stinky and wet. I had to add alot of flour to the board in order to knead it into forming a dough.Please can you give tips and more details in making this because Ive made a few recipes of burr from various sites like somali recipes blog and somali food blog etc but still the bread doesnt seem to come out as ive eaten it at my inlaws,at my inlaws its so bouncy ,soft and delicious.also can i have some tips in cooking it,should the oil be very hot? if so the bread goes dark very fast and im worried it wont be cooked inside. I want a nice golden colour not too dark but also im affraid if i put the oil not hot enough the bread will taste like oil.how can i make my burr really soft.

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  3. I will make it tomorrow Insha'Allah and see what I can do.

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  4. asalaam alaikum sister, I wrote the comment above about the bur.I made it yesterday and mashaAllah it turned out so lovely alhamdulilah.The taste was great and the texture was nice and soft and spongy like i was searching for.When I put the ingrediants together though I was worried because it was like a thick porrige and like I said when it came time to kneading it I had to add alot of flour on the board to make it into a soft dough.Im extremely pleased with the result though sister JazakAllah khair! I also made your tuna sambousa filling and the potatoe and clinto filling,after making both I remembered my husband likes meat in everything so i decided to add them together, wow was really nice combonation mashaAllah.I also made your quaker oats soup yesterday and boiled some camel and added that to it,was also very nice mashaAllah, usually the family make it but the one they make has more of a chicken flavor instead of a tomatoe taste and they always add either lamb or chicken.Also made your beef and potatoe sauce dish yesterday added capsicum to it just for some extra color was nice also alhamdulilah,it reminded me of a mexican dish for some reason lol.I just love your site and learning more every day.JazakAllah khair

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  5. Just finished making the bur, added some food colour powder to it because ive seen the dough is sometimes yellow at the inlaws.Hope it turns out as great as yesterday inshaAllah.

    umm hamza (uae)

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  6. I made these yesterday as well and they were yummy. I didn't use the last 3 Tbsps. of water. It was still very wet. I was actually able to use my hand mixer. After it sat for a couple of hours, I poured it onto a floured board and carefully added some flour on it to just make it not so moist.

    I also made sure my knife or pizza cutter was floured so as not to stick to the dough.

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  7. food coloring eh! sounds great. the kids would love that as well.

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  8. hi tammy whats better to use 1/4 cup of oil or 1/4 cup of butter. is it just plain flour you use?

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  9. as salaamu alaykum sister, been looking for this recipe for a very long time and alhamdlilah i've finally found it. just wanted to know what kind of oil do you use to make the burr? or which oil is the best to use???

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  10. I use regular oil (vegetable, canola, or sunflower)

    I also use plain flour.

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  11. asalaam alaikum sister, i made this for iftar and it turned out really nice and soft inside,the dough was to much for just me and my husband so i devided it, half to make the burr and the rest i used to make sweet filled donuts.I took small peice of the dough mixture, flattened it out to a small circle shape then put either a 1/2 tsp of cream cheese or nutatella in the middle and closed the edges with my fingers then rolled into a ball shape,when finishing all balls i fried them and drizzled them with sugar syrup i had left over, it was great masdhaAllah.the next day i made just the sweet donuts using the burr recipe to take to my somali in laws for iftar,everyone loved them and was asking how i made them,the donuts diasppeared as soon as they came out.they were just so simple to make and taste great,you should try inshaAllah,i highly recommend it.:)

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  12. mashallah sister your kids are gorjeous and so are u!
    your bloog ruules, i could learn a lot from you inshallah. Hence why i followed you x
    Check out my blog too sis when you get a chance.

    http://myloop2.wordpress.com/

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