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In Brazil we can try several different sweets. Some we adopted from abroad, others were created right here in our country, but have you ever heard of the sweet Arab Burma?

Burma sweet is a very interesting and super traditional sweet from the Middle East. This candy looks similar to the stuffed straw we know around here, but its taste is unlike anything you've ever tried.

If we go a little deeper with regard to historical issues related to the sweet, we will observe that the name “Burma” was actually the old name of the country that is now called Myanmar, and it was precisely there that this sweet came about. 

The name of the country has changed, but the candy still carries a lot of tradition and history from the old country that bore its name.

After some time this sweet was created, there were some adaptations according to the region in which it was prepared, but its flavor is unparalleled in all its versions.

In Brazil, burma is not so common, but it can be found in Arab families' homes and in Arab restaurants. If you are a fan of Arab culture and you like to try dishes of Arab origin, you will definitely love Burma.

This sweet is delicious, surprising and very easy to make. If you want to see the complete burma recipe, stay with us and follow the recipe right now!


  • 1 kg of ready-made pasta for burma (sold in Arab emporiums) 


  • 1/2 kg skinless almonds, ground 
  • 1/4 kg of chopped walnuts 
  • 1/4 cup (tea) of sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon of orange blossom water 


  • 4 cups (tea) of sugar 
  • juice of 1/4 of a lemon 
  • 1 tablespoon of orange blossom water 


Make the filling by mixing the almonds, walnuts, sugar and orange blossom water well. Then, spread the dough over the marble, spread the filling lengthwise and roll it diagonally, from right to left. Make several rolls this way. Next, grease a round baking dish with butter and arrange the rolls from the center, one next to the other. Coat the rolls with melted butter and bake them in the oven for 1/2 hour, until golden. In the meantime, prepare the syrup by thickening the sugar in 1/2 liter of water, over low heat, adding the lemon when it comes to a boil. Once the syrup has cooled, add the orange blossom water. Finally, when the rolls are baked, drizzle them with the cold syrup and cut them into pieces about 6 cm long. 

Additional information

The traditional burma filling is made with the ingredients we showed you earlier, but you can use your creativity and substitute, or add ingredients to your liking.

You can, for example, replace almonds with peanuts, or another ingredient of your choice. Try preparing this wonderful Burma sweet, you and your family will love it.

Now that you've learned how to make this delicious BURMA, how about also knowing other very tasty and practical recipes that we have here on the blog My Recipes? We have many options for snacks, treats and other delicious delicacies to make your day better.

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