Pastelitos de hoja
Pastelitos de hoja
CourseAppetizer, dinner
Place of originCurrently: France, Israel, Sephardic Jewish diaspora; Originally: Jewish community of Al-Andalus, Morocco
Created bySephardic Jews[1]
Main ingredientsLaminated dough/phyllo, margarine, or argan or olive oil, or cooking oil, ground beef, kosher salt, onions, garlic, turmeric, nutmeg, spices

Pastelitos de hoja is a Sephardic Jewish pastry originating in the Jewish community that formerly existed in Tetouan, Morocco.[2]


Pastelitos de hoja consist of a pastry made from a dough made from eggs, flour, salt, baking soda, margarine (in order to be pareve in accordance with kashrut). This dough is then rolled out and filled with a filling made from ground beef, onions, parsley, bay leaves and spices such as turmeric, ground nutmeg. It is then brushed with an egg wash and baked.[3][4]


  1. ^ Marks, Rabbi Gil. The Encyclopedia of Jewish Food.
  2. ^ "Pastelitos de hoja". Recetas Judias (en Espanol). 5 December 2014. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Pastelitos (en Francais)". Je Cuisine Donc Je Suis. 24 May 2016. Retrieved 6 January 2020.
  4. ^ "Pastelitos de hoja". ESefarad. 25 November 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2020.