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A brief history of sfenj

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Sfenj

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The basics

A type of doughnut often covered in powdered sugar or soaked in honey. Sfenj means “sponge” in Arabic. Crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside.

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Maghreb area of North Africa (Morocco, Mauritania, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya)

The intel

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