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30 May 2007 @ 06:04 pm
Moroccan Sweet Couscous Dessert  
6 servings

5 cups couscous
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
Sugar to taste {optional}
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
3/4 cup olive oil
Prunes, dates, raisins, sultanas, almonds, pistachios... for garnish or mix in
Honey to drizzle {optional}

Cover raw couscous with cold water and drain immediately. Stir with a fork and let it rest for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with peanut oil mixed with 6 tablespoons water, along with salt and cinnamon. Mix well using your hands until liquid has been absorbed. Place couscous in the top of a coucousier/
steamer, place over boiling water. Steam for 30 minutes, remove. Return to a bowl and mix in half the olive oil using your hands. Allow to cool, then sprinkle with 3/4 cup of water. Mix well and set aside until all the water has been absorbed. Return to couscousier & steam for another 15 minutes. Return to bowl, add half the remaining oil and mix well. Steam again for another 30 minutes. Return to the bowl and mix in the rest of the oil. Arrange coucous in a cone shape on a large serving platter. Decorate with the garnishes, drizzle with honey {optional} and serve while still hot. Source: "Taste of Morocco" by Robert Carrier

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